Glee Club in the Service: A Tribute to Our Military on Independence Day

Stuart Streit Featured, Remember

We’re taking a break from our series of posts about our European Tour to bring the focus back to the U.S. in honor of its 239th birthday. Earlier this week, our President, Stuart Streit, got a chance to sit down with rising sophomore Kieran Kelly, a Midshipman in the Navy …

Stuart StreitGlee Club in the Service: A Tribute to Our Military on Independence Day

A Musical Paradise

Nick Barella Newsletter, Travel

“When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?” -Billy Joel, Vienna.   As our bus inched closer and closer to our destination, these lyrics from Billy Joel’s iconic tribute to Austria’s capital sounded again and again in my mind. It was fitting, I suppose. In the song, he paints Vienna as a …

Nick BarellaA Musical Paradise

Budapest: A Tale of Two Cities…

Soren Kyhl Travel

… divided for centuries by the Danube river into Buda (the city of the west) and Pest (the city of the east). As a brother who shared a room for fourteen years of his life, I can only imagine the amount of medieval carnage exchanged between those two cities. Eventually, …

Soren KyhlBudapest: A Tale of Two Cities…

Ljubljana…Where is that, exactly?

Stuart Streit Travel

For those of you reading this who have never heard of Ljubljana or its parent nation, Slovenia, we should probably start off with a few facts about the two: Ljubljana (lyoo-BLYAH-nah) is the capital city of Slovenia. Ljubljana’s population is only a little less than 283,000; meaning it is approximately …

Stuart StreitLjubljana…Where is that, exactly?

An Italian Immersion

Paul Kearney Newsletter, Travel

My first visit to Bologna occurred during the fall semester of my junior year—a semester I spent studying abroad in Rome.  It was a gloomy, overcast Sunday in October, and almost all of the famous Bolognese eateries were closed for the day of rest.  I left the provincial capital of …

Paul KearneyAn Italian Immersion

A Grand Homecoming

Francesco Tassi Travel

It’s our fourth day on tour. Rome seems like that dream that you can’t quite remember—its food, its tourists…not to mention the ageless cobblestoned streets, where our craned necks, strained from basking in art, arches, and a bygone era, found refuge. The hills of Tuscany, which I call home, now …

Francesco TassiA Grand Homecoming

Veni, Vidi, Cecini!

Marc Gazda Travel

‘We came, We Saw, We Sang!’ Where better to begin a tour of Europe than at the beginning? As we met the Tuesday morning sunshine on our bus ride from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport to the hotel, I was greeted with the faces of familiar friends. The buildings, monuments, …

Marc GazdaVeni, Vidi, Cecini!

Becoming Part of the Tradition

Paul Kearney Remember

Glee Club hits you from day one. It certainly did during my first rehearsal as a “rookie” in the group. Upon entering Penote, our practice room inside the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, we were told to grab a folder of music from the rack. As a wide-eyed freshman, I met …

Paul KearneyBecoming Part of the Tradition

The Spain Experience

Joey Copp Travel

By the end of my sophomore year, I had begun to feel like I had figured out the entire Glee Club experience. I had hundreds of rehearsals, four tours, dozens of concerts, and scores of smaller performances under my belt, as well as a bevy of dinners, hay rides, beach …

Joey CoppThe Spain Experience