Jessica Hardison


Daniel Valder

How will UNC students celebrate LDOC?

It's the last week of classes, which means it's time to finish papers and projects, but most importantly, figuring out what you're doing for LDOC. Staff writer Jessica Hardison asked UNC students, "How do you plan to celebrate the end of classes?"

Sophomore Barbara Ramsdell writes on sheet music in Avery Residence Hall on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Photo courtesy of  Annie Bennett.

Want to be the next Lin-Manuel Miranda? Check out UNC's newest minor.

If you’re interested in creating various sorts of musical or theatrical performance, UNC’s newest creative writing minor concentration may be for you. Starting fall 2018, UNC’s Creative Writing Program will be partnering with the UNC Department of Music and Department of Dramatic Art to offer students a new minor concentration called Musical/Musical Theatre Writing. 

Pablo Gomez is the author of "The Experimental Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic." Courtesy of Pablo Gomez.

Are you smarter than a 17th-century Caribbean person?

People knew more about their bodies in the 17th century than we thought.  As part of the author discussion series presented by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, Pablo Gomez will discuss prevalent themes of 17th-century Caribbean knowledge-making processes in his book, "The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic," at the Bull’s Head Bookshop on April 5 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Toshi Reagon performs during Octavia E. Butler's "Parable of the Sower" US debut at Carolina Performing Arts. Photo by Waleed Shah.

Musician Toshi Reagon will discuss artist uncertainty and perseverance in UNC lecture

Independent artist Toshi Reagon talks what it's like to be a multitasking artist at"I Don’t Know Where I’m Going but I’ll Get There Right On Time," an evening of mixed forms of expression and conversation inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s "Parable of the Sower." The lecture will be held at the CURRENT ArtSpace and Studio this Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Honors Carolina in partnership with Carolina Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Lindsey Averill is a co-creator of "Fattitude," a documentary. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Averill.

'Fattitude' documentary challenges negative cultural trends and promotes body acceptance

Lindsey Averill and Viri Lieberman responded to the negative portrayal of overweight people in media outlets by co-creating “Fattitude,” a documentary calling attention to a nationwide culture of shaming and being prejudiced against fat people. People who plan to see the film hope that it will begin to change the way we view people who are overweight, and that we can therefore begin to see people for who they really are.

Sean Wellington (left) and Justin Brent Johnson (right) star in The Justice Theater Project's production of "Bent." Photo courtesy of Melissa Zeph.

“Bent” performance challenges public knowledge of homosexuals in the Holocaust

Because of the public's exposure to the events of the Holocaust through countless documentaries, Hollywood films and school curricula, there is general knowledge surrounding the persecution of certain demographics of people by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.  However, The Justice Theater Project felt this general knowledge was not enough, which is exactly why it chose to revisit “Bent.”