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Recess registration guide: Arts courses you can't miss this spring

(11/02/20 5:30pm)

One of the most nerve-wracking things about this semester so far is having a bookbag with almost 50 classes and the possibility of not getting into a single one of them. Despite having the last registration window, I bookbagged for the spring semester with reckless abandon. I couldn’t help scouring the course catalog, A to Z, and picking out every class that seems remotely interesting — especially the vast array of arts offerings. Below are some of our favorite offerings across the arts and humanities for the upcoming spring semester.

Soap, 3D printers and the integrative workshops of Duke's Innovation Co-Lab

(10/26/20 10:05pm)

I walked into the Rubenstein Arts Center just after 2:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 5 and was immediately lost. I meandered through the Ruby, feeling self-conscious of the fact that I was already late and walking in circles, trying to open locked doors, obviously with no idea where I was going. I must have walked past my destination two or three times before finally knocking on the door to the Innovation Co-Lab Studio. Thankfully, I had made it to the right place — just in time to start the soap-making workshop.

How to (safely) celebrate fall in the Triangle this year

(10/13/20 4:55pm)

With limited options for social engagement, Halloween is looking very different this year. Normally, students would be prepping for costume parties or heading over to Franklin Street. My own sparsely decorated dorm room isn’t quite enough to get me in the spooky spirit. Thankfully, the Triangle has a vibrant array of fall festivities of which students can enjoy all month. 

Living Arts Collective's Death Café encourages dialogue around mortality

(09/01/20 9:17pm)

Nine months into a year characterized by a global pandemic, many of us have been thrust uncomfortably close to the idea of death — much closer than six feet. National and global death tallies are repeatedly plastered on our news and social media feeds. Right now, an open chat with strangers about death may be just what we didn’t know we needed.