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Thursday October 28th

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DTH Photo Illustration. Musicians at UNC have moved to virtual learning and virtual ensembles amid the pandemic.

Performance groups dance around rehearsal amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Some student performance groups are set to resume in-person rehearsals this semester, such as Tar Heel Voices, University Bands and Blank Canvas Dance Company. They are all making sure to follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure maximum safety of participants. Each group has a contingency plan in place should the University move to a fully remote format once again, including one that could prevent Blank Canvas from holding a livestreamed showcase.

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DTH Photo Illustration. "Ratatouille: The TikTok the Musical" is “the first crowd-sourced musical,” created during quarantine by TikTok users using the hashtag #ratatouillemusical.

Review: 'Anyone can cook’: TikTok’s 'Ratatouille' musical

"Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical" hit small screens nationwide Jan. 1 after garnering vast popularity from what started as a TikTok trend. The musical’s star-studded cast spans from popular TikTok creators like JJ Neimann (@jjneimann) to high-profile stars like Tituss Burgess, a Broadway and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" alumnus who plays Remy, the “rat of all our dreams.” Almost cartoonish in nature, the musical’s filter-esque effects play into the silly and lighthearted nature of the whole digital affair. 

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Hrishika Muthukrishnan, a senior neuroscience major and editor-in-chief of the new student-run South Asian publication, SAATH HAI SHAKTI, shows off the front cover of the magazine’s first issue on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.

New student-run magazine celebrates diversity in the South Asian community

A new student-run magazine launching Nov. 15, called "SAATH HAI SHAKTI," focuses on mental health and experiences of the South Asian community.  For students who feel the cultural experience they have on campus has been put on pause, the magazine offers a new perspective.  While the magazine emphasizes the unique and diverse cultures of the South Asian community, readers of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds are encouraged to learn more. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAATH HAI SHAKTI’s editors had to prepare for unprecedented methods of collaborative communication.

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