What "Hamilton" can teach us
The Arts and YOUR Health
Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius. If you don’t know who he is, then you’ve been living under a rock. He’s the Tony-winning creator of Hamilton. And if you don’t know what Hamilton is, that rock is on the moon. Why do I bring him up? Because there are many parallels in Hamilton to the arts community.
When we think of “healthy” we most likely think of exercising, proper food intake and emotional and mental balance. So we activate our parks, build and maintain our trails, bring rental bikes to our city center, promote farm to table ingredients and take yoga classes. All admirable, but as the jazz chanteuse Peggy Lee once sang, “Is that all there is?” The answer is a resounding NO.
Do College Students Value Arts and Humanities?
Remember when you were younger and the thing to do was keeping a diary? It had a lock and a key, and you probably hid it under the mattress or in a closet...
The high school and college students of today are the workforce of tomorrow. They have a personal interest in the shape of the future, and they are directly affected by national conversations about educational value, access, and cost.