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Theses: Boxes no longer required
Laura Mewborn, who coordinates senior thesis projects for the Honors College, said more students are choosing non-traditional projects.
"Senior theses tend to be research papers, but we're seeing more projects like Virginia's," Mewborn says. "Some students don't want to do another project within their major, and we've been encouraging them to think outside of the box."
Making duct tape costumes is definitely outside of the box, says Lisa Martin-Stuart, a theatre professor who specializes in costume design and served as Walker's faculty advisor for the project.
"Virginia manipulated the material so well, doing pleats and ruffles and other details," Martin-Stuart says. "What I learned from her was how you can manipulate the duct tape so many ways. And I never knew there were so many different colors."