Seth Wright Staff Writer
In high school Paarth Mehta had few opportunities to perform the traditional Indian dance he loves so much. But things have changed. Today Mehta is leading UNC's Tar Heel Raas Indian dance team to a nationwide Indian dance competition in Atlanta.
Learning piano when he was six years old UNC Jazz Band pianist Jake Higgins shared a Kawai grand piano with his mother. Now he's sharing a Steinway with professional jazz pianist Andy Laverne.
Durham resident Trish Christie used to visit Morehead Planetarium when she was a child. And Saturday afternoon she was able to give a similar experience to her daughter listening to evolution campfire stories and digging through fossils with 16-month-old Lila.
Even after a $22-million renovation Morrison Residence Hall remains one of six dormitories on campus containing potentially cancerous materials. The other residence halls with asbestos-containing walls are Hinton James Avery Parker Morrison Ehringhaus and Craige.
One of UNC's largest dormitories has been vandalized to the point that all of its residents could be fined. During the past few weeks Morrison Residence Hall has reported damage to walls and ceilings stolen furniture and destroyed bulletin boards. Community Director Josh Alexander who was unable to comment on the situation because of University policy sent out an e-mail to residents Tuesday warning them that action would be taken if the vandalism continued.
As the lights dimmed and the audience settled down Saturday night in Memorial Hall there was nothing but a microphone and a stool on stage. And for the next three hours" there was nothing but laughter filling the sold-out auditorium. ""Lewis Black and Friends"" part of Carolina Union Activities Board's fifth annual Carolina Comedy Festival, featured Black and other well-known comedians performing in front of the all-student crowd.
An eavesdropping wife-swapping" blackmailing comedy extravaganza will begin to unfold on campus tonight. ""Blackmail"" a play presented by the UNC Playwriting Studio, will debut at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre. The play is the first comedy written by junior Russell Johnson.