Sign Idol

Hello readers! I hope you had a wonderful Columbus Day weekend!

The highlight of my week so far was Tri-Sigma’s Sign Idol Benefit to support play therapy in Children’s Hospitals. The event is similar to the T.V. show, American Idol, except the contestants are asked to SIGN a song. There is a prize for best translation, best performance, and overall top winner of the night. With two of my friends Shawn and Sam (picture below), we performed a preview from the upcoming spring play, Damn Yankees- “Whatever Lola Wants.” Later, I danced and signed to “Ain’t No Other Man.”

photo (60) I had a BLAST!! The best part was knowing that the audience’s donations will help improve the days of children in hospitals across the United States. I’m looking forward to this weekend when I’ll be attending a leadership workshop called, “Launch.” I’ll fill you in on the event next week. Afterwards, I’m going out with my friend to “California Rollin”, which is one of the best sushi places in town! If you are ever in Rochester and love sushi, I recommend you try “California Rollin!”

Lately, I’ve been writing cards to loved ones of mine. I currently have a best friend who is improving following a coma as a result of West Nile Virus, an aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and my friend from the Transplant Support group who had a tumor removed from his throat. Even though I am far away from home, I often think of them, and although I am busy, I know an act as simple as writing a card could improve their day.

Besides being a close friend’s birthday, 10/23 is Mole Day. From 6:02 am to 6:02 pm the chemists will celebrate 10 to the 23rd power: the number used to measure the number of atoms or molecules in a sample. Happy Birthday Stephen!

About Lauren

Major: Multidisciplinary Studies

Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.

Why I chose RIT: After attending Explore Your Future (EYF), I fell in love with the campus, the accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing students are great, and I love the Rochester-based Wegmans supermarket!

Clubs/Activities: I am the vice president of the Masquers Drama Club, active in theater productions and bowl. I also am the author of Austin’s Gift, and sometimes make appearances related to organ donation.

Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy public speaking, being creative, performing on stage, promoting organ/tissue donation and studying about policies that improve the lives of others.

What I like best about RIT: I love attending RIT hockey games!

Favorite T.V. Show: “Chopped,” and “Masterchef.”

Fun fact about me: I have donated 10 inches of hair to “Locks of Love” twice, most recently to prepare for my role as Charlie in RIT/NTID’s production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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