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Wednesday December 8th

Arts & Culture


Christian Boletchek, a senior music major, practices his trombone in a parking deck on Rosemary St. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.

Meet UNC senior Christian Boletchek, the Rosemary Street parking deck trombone player

The sound of the trombone wafting through Rosemary Street belongs to UNC senior Christian Boletchek, who has taken to practicing in the parking garages most nights a week. Boletchek, a bass trombone player who is majoring in music, said he began practicing in the parking garage because of the lack of options of other rehearsal spaces due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. 

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Paapa-Berchie Berko is a UNC senior and artist on the rise. "Berchie" double majors in exercise and sports science and music. His music features a mixing of genres including classical, hip-hop, rap, opera and afro beats. 

'You make your own spaces': Black creatives talk imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome happens when an individual minimizes their own achievements and doubts their skills. People of color are especially vulnerable to imposter syndrome and feel it at higher rates. Producing art while dealing with imposter syndrome can be daunting — these Black creatives share how they are affected by it and how they work to overcome it.

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student watches "Halloweentown." With COVID-19 forcing students to get creative with their Halloween celebrations, many are opting to stay in and watch spooky movies and TV shows.

'Halloweentown' to 'Hocus Pocus': Students revisit their favorite Halloween movies

There’s something special about watching Halloween movies and episodes that guided so many people through their childhoods. From "Hocus Pocus" to "Halloweentown," seasonal movies and TV shows take the audience for a ride through the spooky season with beloved characters on the screen. The wide variety of Halloween films across genres is a positive for the movie marathons to come this season, as some people love the Halloween spirit but cannot fathom the suspense of horror movies. 

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