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The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

The Street Art Movement: Vandalism to Urban Art

It began as vandalism, but now is considered a flourishing art movement. Street art has not always been widely considered a valid form of artistic expression.  Perceptions of the art form have changed dramatically over the last century, garnering respect within the art form.  Instead of solely popping up as visual pollution on the sides […]

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Zombeavers is a Delightfully Awful Movie

Zombeavers is a Delightfully Awful Movie

I’m not typically a horror fan. I scream at everything, am prone to panic attacks, and hate jump scares with a passion. However, as the season grows colder and Halloween draws closer, I can’t help but try and get into the spirit of the holiday. How have I done that, you may ask? By watching […]

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The Death of Originality: High School

The Death of Originality: High School

I’ve written so many essays my thoughts just bleed together. There isn’t a single new formation or structure in them anymore. I miss my pen just hitting paper, the swirl of ink coinciding with the streams of unconscious from my brain. I can’t remember the last time I wrote for the soul of my being, or put it […]

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An Interview with Professor Janaka Lewis

An Interview with Professor Janaka Lewis

Janaka Lewis was born and raised in Georgia and formally educated in North Carolina and the Chicago area. She is a self-proclaimed daughter of the South and southern spaces and loves to both teach and write about mobile women from the mid nineteenth-century through today. Through her teaching, she specializes in early African American narratives and also […]

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An Interview with Alex Rodriguez

An Interview with Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is a transfer student at UNC Charlotte where he is majoring in English with a minor in history. Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, he spent most of his early childhood moving up and down the east coast. In the fourth grade, he moved to Huntersville, North Carolina where he now calls home. On […]

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Shadow Art

Shadow Art

At some point in our childhood, most of us have taken a flashlight or a lamp and tried to make animal shapes on the wall with the shadows of our hands.  There was the dog that was also sometimes a rabbit depending on who was making it and how hard they were willing to fight […]

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Sanskrit’s 2015 Release

Sanskrit’s 2015 Release

On Thursday, March 26, the 2015 edition of Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine will be released.  What better way to celebrate this moment, then with a reception.  In the Student Union Art Gallery from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, stop by and pick up your copy of the magazine fresh off the press. While you are there, you can […]

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Sanskrit’s Message Board

Sanskrit’s Message Board

In the Sanskrit office, to the left of the entrance, there’s a rectangular white board. It has a reflective, silver frame, and attached to the bottom of that frame is a marker tray of the same silver color. The tray usually holds three markers, one blue, one red, and one green, while other markers are underneath […]

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Sanskrit’s Flowers

Sanskrit’s Flowers

  In the Sanskrit office, there’s a vase full of wilted flowers. Josh, the Editor-in-Chief of Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine, says that they’re “drying nicely”. The idea of keeping something around because you like the way they’re slowly succumbing to the pressures of air, time, and biology -dying, essentially- horrified me at first. And sitting here, […]

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