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With the help of faculty advisor Marlene Heck, Ves Nanov '20 organized a wonderful event to round out the Humanities LLC's inaugural year. Dressed sharply and eating catered barbecue, students came together to celebrate the Humanities LLC community and all its accomplishments during its first year.

Several students performed at the event. Gray Christie '20 offered a rousing improvisation on saxophone that had all eyes and ears focused in on his enchanting melodies. Faydra Richardson '20 shared her beautiful voice in a brief solo piece. Finally, Naman Goyal '20 played an exhilarating song on piano.

After performances and dinner ended, residents of the LLC spent time recounting their year and offering each-other many heartfelt compliments and odes.

Below are some pictures from the event.

 

On Saturday February 25, 2017 at an early, dark 6:30 a.m, twenty residents of the Humanities LLC departed for New York City alongside Faculty Advisor Professor Marlene Heck and UGA Ariel Klein.

After arriving just before noon, residents visited Times Square and ate lunch, basking in the touristy sights of the big city - unlike the small town atmosphere of Hanover to which they had grown accustomed.

In the afternoon, they departed for the Museum of Modern Art, where they spent several hours exploring the museum's vast collection of art. Then, they watched a special showing of the documentary Las Letras (The Letters) directed by professor and social activist Pablo Chavarria Gutierrez.

After dinner, the students went to Broadway to see Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, an electro-opera interpreting part of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace which won two Tony awards since the Humanities LLC saw it in New York. Some reviews of the play from residents:

EJ Abass '20: I loved it so much. By the end, I was crying.

The next morning, the student woke up early to have breakfast in Grenich village before spending some tame wading through the sea of modern art held at the Whitney Museum. After poring through the museum's collection, students had lunch at Chelsea Market, experiencing an eclectic mix of foods ranging from artisan pot pies to authentic gelato.

Around 4 pm, the students departed New York City, leaving behind them a trip and city that would live in their minds for many days to come.

 

Some photos from the trip: