This article was written by Christina Ferrari, a sophomore Creative Writing Major at DePaul University. She serves as an Interfaith Scholar and is an active member of Catholic Campus Ministry.
I admit, I am a Gleek. (Alright, maybe I wasn’t quite as dramatic or annoying in high school and fortunately I never suffered the humiliation of being “slushied”) but like the members of New Directions, I loved performing and found a deep appreciation for the profound power of music.
For those of you who aren’t as acquainted with the show as I am, let me briefly explain. Glee is a TV show that follows a high school glee club, New Directions, and every week they sing and dance to various musical theater ballads, pop songs, and other musical sensations. But the show is about more than awkward teenagers belting their little hearts out, it also deals with teen issues of sexual orientation, teen pregnancy, the desire to fit in, and many other pressures from parents, teachers, and peers. Continue reading