Thea^ students captivate with Orwellian classic
BY CONNOR WILSON
Ura! Ura! Urai
You hear this battle cry and look to center stage. A man
in a white scarf stands up begging you to understand the
tyranny you are under. Everyone is nodding, stamping
thdr feet and shouting in agreement. You look at the
pamphlet you were just handed with lyrics to "Beasts
of England." The man tells everyone about the dream
he had and about the song his mother used to sing even
though she only knew the first three words.
He begins to sing and slowly more people join in.
Soon, you are reading off of your pamphlet and realize
you are part of this uprising.
A gunshot rings out, and everyone drops to the floor.
This is "Animal Farm."
"The production we'ie doing follows very closely to
the novel," said Jack Zerbe, professor of theatre studies
and director of study abroad and "Animal Farm." "1
drewj&rom stuff that resonated with me and then hope it
resonates with the audience."
Zerbe hopes to take the classic dystopian and satire
novel to hew heights with tfiis adaptation, continuing
to ask people to think critically about how government
"Animal Fa^" was written originally by George
Orwell, author of "1984" and other works, in a fictional
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College braces for cuts as revenue dwindles
BY VICTOR LOPEZ
In February, the board of trustees will
meet at Guilford College where President
and Professor of Political Science Kent
Chabotar will ask them to approve a
plan that cuts as much as $250,000 from
Guilford's budget of nearly $60 million in
fiscal year 2014-15.
The cuts are based on continuing financial
uncertainty caused by a steady decline in
enrollment and by state-based aid being cut
two years ago.
The budget planners forecasted three
possible scenarios; a better case, a middle
case and a worse case.
In the worse case, the College would have
to find a way to cut $250,000, In the middle
and better cases, Guilford would raise
faculty and staff salaries and fill positions
that were once eliminated.
"In the worse case scenario, $250,000 in
additional budget cuts is recommended,"
said Gregory Bursavich, vice president for
finance. "However, there is no information
available at the present time regarding the
scope or content of such cuts."
If the trustees approve the budget,
Bursavich's office will work with the vice
presidents to prepare the plan for achieving
these budget reductions.
They will select which positions should be
eliminated and what should be suspended
in order to balance the budget.
The key factor in determining the severity
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FEATURES | A LOOK INTOj-TERM 2014 I Page 8
OPINION I POLITICAL SCANDAL ETHICS I Page 10