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Name: Jeremiah McLeod
Want to take home a piece of Girlina? On Monday, Nov. 26, you can snag Maxfield's limited-edition earrings for 30 percent off on her website Girlina.net!
UNC professor Annie Maxfield has the sort of resume that refuses to be condensed.
The PR adjunct professor, who also teaches at Duke, has been a teaching assistant, make-up artist and public relations manager in her lifetime, and now she has another job to add to the list – jewelry designer.
Maxfield launched her jewelry line, Girlina, in mid-September, and it is quickly gathering steam. It is now carried at Vespertine in Carrboro, LabourLove gallery in Durham and online at Etsy.com.
Maxfield said her jewelry is inspired by strong, different-looking women, and she keeps one adage in mind as she designs: “Why should things that are beautiful have to be expensive,” she said. “Things that are beautiful should be accessible to everyone.”
All of the earrings she designs are bold, limited-edition pieces that are lightweight, wearable and best of all accessibly priced for the everyday woman.
Maxfield said jewelry design offers her a creative outlet, and she appreciates that jewelry is something you can never outgrow.
Maxfield’s designs combine wood, fabric and metal, and she said finding just the right pairings is like a “treasure hunt.”
When UNC sophomore Trevor Dougherty told his roommate last year he wanted to be resident DJ at Pulse nightclub by spring semester, he was met with a shake of the head.
“Dude, there’s no way that’s possible,” his roommate said.
Now, Trevor, who DJs under the name Good Ratio, spins at Pulse every weekend from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. And this Thursday at 10 p.m, he is opening for world-renowned DJ Crizzly at Pulse’s biggest foam party ever.
Trevor said he doesn’t blame his freshman roommate for being unconvinced.
To earn people’s respect you have to prove you are capable, he said.
“It’s harder to get people to believe in you when you haven’t (found success) yet,” he said. “But you can’t really argue with results.
“The people I appreciate the most are those I didn’t have to convince that I would be successful.”
Growing up, Trevor’s parents served as his support system.
When he wanted to make the world’s largest peace sign, they were there.
When senior Olivia Hammill flips her tassel to the left on May 13, she will graduate knowing she has left a lasting impact, not only on UNC but on the greater Chapel Hill community.
When Lauren Petersburg’s friends can’t find her, they just assume she’s at dance.
“I’ll just come home and be like, ‘Where is Lauren?’ said Michelle Christopher, Petersburg’s roommate. “A good guess is usually at dance.”
In total, Petersburg, co-founder and president of Carolina Dance Initiative, estimates she spends three hours a day dancing.
“I tell people I am physically addicted to dance,” she said. “I get tight and achy when I don’t dance. I feel like I am starting to get sick.”
But when she dances, all her pains and fears and aches and pains fade away.
“It’s a release from everything that is going on in my life,” she said. “It’s calming and focusing but also a release of emotion. It comes from a very base physical place and then it erupts and flows into something more spiritual.”
When Petersburg is not dancing, she is thinking about it.
Whether she is planning a spring showcase for Carolina Dance Initiative or peddling tap shoes and leotards at Dance Design, a local dance supply store, dance is always on her mind.
She even writes about it, constantly trying understand what is about dance that fuels her.
“I try to figure out what it is about it that is so attractive to me,” she said. “Usually when I am writing about dance it is poetry. It is more image-based and poetic. It’s just a different way of trying to express what it feels like.”
Monday, April 2
Enjoy the benefits of a mindful yoga practice emphasizing relaxation and restoration in the beautiful growing classroom education center. Huge windows look out onto the Garden's Nature Trails and let in ample light. Perfect for gardeners and non-gardeners alike. Bring a yoga mat if you have one; a limited number of mats will be available.
Tuesday, April 3
French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj has created a contemporary ballet reinventing the alluring fairy tale of Snow White. The ballet challenges conventional notions of form and content.
Wednesday, April 4
Bring a bag lunch and enjoy an hour of inspiration and information about art on view in the Ackland's newly opened exhibition "Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper."
Thursday, April 5
You may already know campus celebrity CJ Powell.
He is an admissions and football ambassador, three-time resident adviser, two-time orientation leader and singer in the Achordants.
Powell, a senior at UNC, says that he would have been nowhere near involved at UNC, however, had it not been for his OL’s sneakers at freshman orientation.
“My year they got really cool sneakers,” Powell says sheepishly. “The free stuff was awesome.”
Even though Powell didn’t wind up getting the same shoes when he was an OL, he said the experience was great and opened his eyes to all the opportunities that UNC has to offer.
It also opened the door to a resident adviser position, where Powell discovered his passion for helping other students figure out their own life goals.
“Being an RA was a really cool way to get people plugged in the way I got plugged in (through serving as an OL),” Powell says.
“I think seeing people open their eyes to possibilities and seeing kids push outside the box is great,” he says. “There are so many different things you can do at Carolina beyond business and biology. Showing them that and seeing the lightbulb go off is always a great feeling.”
Name: Chris Moore
Junior Chris Moore says his motto is to, “live life for the stories.”
Whether he is coaching a group of unruly eight year olds to a championship basketball win (he coached basketball for a Carrboro team last winter), or joking that being colorblind is okay because he can still see pastels, Chris always tries to see the sunny side of things.
Chris, a junior reporting major at UNC, also literally lives for the stories: he is an assistant sports editor at The Daily Tar Heel and has been a staff writer since his freshman year. He also writes for other sports publications, including insidelacrosse.com.
In addition to working for the DTH, Chris is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. His favorite memories of UNC are of sunny spring afternoons on his house’s front porch, listening to music and hanging out with his friends.
Whether it is bleach blond, buzzed on the sides or worn long and shaggy, Reid Kutrow’s hair always makes a statement and so does he.
Kutrow, the former president of the Delta Psi chapter of St. Anthony’s Hall at UNC, says his friends would describe him as “crazy, wild and passionate,” and in some ways, his hair is an extension of his disdain for the mundane.
“I think that people take their hair very seriously. I am always shaving it off and dying it. It is an extension of me living off the cuff in a lot of ways,” Kutrow says.
Kutrow says he thinks life is more interesting when you don’t plan everything out, and he likes to take advantage of whatever opportunities he is presented with in the moment.
So when the opportunity arose to study abroad in London through Boston University, he took it.
Kutrow is also working as public relations intern at Solar Management, an artist management agency, this semester in London.
Her Campus sat down with Kutrow to get the scoop on St. Ant’s, high fashion and the music scene in London.
Her Campus: How do you think you will be remembered at UNC?
Reid Kutrow: UNC has changed my thinking about a lot of things. To never stop learning from your environment. I learn better from exploring things on my own. Always ask questions.
Monday, March 12
What: Reflections on 25 Years in UNC-Chapel Hill Athletics
When: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.