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Monday March 20th

Kristina Weeks


UNC to offer new honors class focusing on art and social change

In an environment riddled with slashed budgets, new classes can be hard to come by. But the culture/isssues committee — a subset of the Carolina Scholars Program at UNC — is helping to keep honors students’ schedules diverse by allotting part of the honors program budget to create a new course each fall. This fall, with the creation of HNRS 356, “Art and Social Change,” students will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of art and its impact on social change on an interactive scale. The committee created the class in order to demonstrate to students that art often precedes major social changes and revolutions. “It seems that the arts kind of have the freedom to say a lot of things that you can’t say as a politician, or the president of a company,” said junior Amanda Ziesemer, a student on the committee board.

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'Vertigo' to be performed on stage at UNC

The thought of transforming a cinematic masterpiece into a live stage performance is a daunting task, but Lucius Robinson takes it all in stride. A senior in the Department of Communication Studies, Robinson is responsible for taking Alfred Hitchcock’s famous flick “Vertigo” and adapting it to the small stage for the department’s second performance of the year.

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Music after midnight

In the WXYC radio studio on the second floor of the Union annex, freshman Elizabeth Morris’s first night as a DJ has just begun. Photos, posters and stickers line the walls of the station, promoting eclectic bands and boasting snarky phrases. A stuffed figure of Father Christmas is strapped by his arms next to a CD rack, surrendering to the continuous stream of music.

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