What’s up APC? My name is Ritika, and I am an incoming freshman at Duke University. I’m trained in classical Italian opera, but I sing pretty much anything and everything! Singing is a lot of things to me—an outlet, a hobby, a voice for change—and it’s one of the few things in life I know I’ll never be able to give up. Music has given me a place in the world to share who I am and being able to express myself in a way that is completely unique to me. I love singing because it gives me a way to connect with people, whether it be fellow musicians, theater lovers, or simply those who enjoy the little things. Because that’s what music is, at the end of the day: a little thing that brings immeasurable joy and beauty to life.