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Spot, an agile mobile robot from Boston Dynamics, wows the crowd at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center as part of UNC Science Expo on Saturday, April 9, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Andrew Russell UNC Research.

UNC Science Expo returns to Morehead Planetarium this weekend

As part of the month-long North Carolina Science Festival, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will be hosting its annual UNC Science Expo on April 1. More than 100 booths from over 50 UNC organizations will be set up to encourage participants to engage with scientific concepts through games, demonstrations and other creative means. 

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UNC Student Organization for Undergraduate Literature, S.O.U.L., meets in Greenlaw Hall on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. S.O.U.L.’s theme of the night is poetry. Members gather around in a circle and share their favorite poems and poets.

S.O.U.L. is UNC's not-so-secret book club

The Student Organization for Undergraduate Literature, also known as S.O.U.L. is described as a non-traditional book club at UNC. Students are not expected to read a specific book and discuss it. Instead, each meeting has a specific theme, and the club discusses that topic in small groups.

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Members of the cast from 'Next to Normal' rehearse at Varsity Theatre on Franklin Street on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

'Next to Normal' is up next for Company Carolina and Pauper Players

On Friday, the UNC Pauper Players and Company Carolina will perform their version of “Next to Normal,” a musical about a mother with bipolar disorder and the impact her illness has on her family. Emma Clements, a senior and producer, said the musical was selected last summer and rehearsals have been going on since auditions were held in January. The groups chose "Next to Normal" because of the musical's focus on mental health, she said. “There's a big emphasis in the show that we should take care of ourselves and seek help, but we should also be allowed to embrace our emotions and how we feel and all of those things are also valid,” she said. 

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