Rupali Srivastava


A Day in the Life: communication studies major Kelly Swanson

Throughout the spring semester, Canvas will profile a student from every artistic academic program at UNC each week — from dramatic art to creative writing to photojournalism.In the fourth installment of the series, staff writer Rupali Srivastava profiled sophomore communications studies major Kelly Swanson.After trading in her philosophy textbooks for camera equipment, sophomore Kelly Swanson found a way to incorporate what she loves — film, production and literature — into her studies at UNC.The communication studies major has a focus in digital media and production and has minors in global cinema and writing for the screen and stage, in an effort to combine technology, film theory and comparative literature.

Q&A with feminist novelist Margaret Randall

Margaret Randall is a novelist, poet, photographer, and social activist born and raised in New York City. Her works have been known to challenge societal norms and express feminist ideas, and even resulted in a deportation order by the United States in 1984, against which she fought and won. Randall was in Chapel Hill this week for a talk and reading Wednesday in Dey Hall and a reading Thursday at Internationalist Books on Franklin Street.

Q&A with MFA student artist Lile Stephens

Lile Stephens discovered he had a knack for art while growing up in a small town in Arkansas. After high school, he completed his bachelors degree in fine arts and masters in studio art at Arkansas State University, and now studies at UNC in the two-year Master of Fine Arts program.