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How 'Hamilton' Is Changing Musical Theater

Since it began previews on Broadway in July 2015, the musical Hamilton has sold 489,357 seats and grossed $75,987,840. With close to 500,000 audience members in one year, Hamilton is retelling the story of a previously overlooked founding father to multiple generations of theatergoers.


We asked students what they thought about a (fake) Facebook dating feature

Recently, Facebook has decided to intervene in painful break ups by introducing its new feature called “WATCH THEM BURN.” With this satirical, not real feature published by the Huffington Post, Facebook promised to create fake news stories, statuses and pictures of an ex's “downgrade."  The posts focus on making an ex look especially bad, and the user look good. It’s the ultimate way of showing who is the loser in the break up. In the spirit of good humor, staff writer Maggie Mouat asked UNC students what they thought about the "new feature."


Bulletin Boards provide RAs an opportunity for creativity

Resident Advisors have to deal with a lot: planning events, helping residents, meeting with advisors and of course, balancing all that with going to class. With so much going on, it’s a wonder how they still have the time to decorate those entertaining bulletin boards every month.


Latest PlayMakers play anything but disgraceful

There are many critical faux pas that often manifest from the interpretive naïveté of the critic. Terms like “impression,” “opinion,” and “feeling” often litter the pantomime of many a subpar “review.” However, and most especially in the context of PlayMakers’ production of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced," it would be a disservice to Mr Akhtar, the cast, and production team to belittle the work with such empty folly.


UNC's Next Top Host: the Auditions

After Jay Putnam left "Good Night with Jay Putnam," UNC TV is left searching for a new late night talk show host. We're chronicling the journey, from beginning to end.