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2Pac comes out of hiding, applies to teach criminal justice course at Lewis

Samantha Carlson

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Graphic created by Kayla Chambers. After 20 years of being presumed dead, Tupac Shakur has officially announced his return. On March 21, Shakur posted on his Facebook page explaining that after faking his death in 1996, he had decided it was time to come back to the real world. “I know I have let a lot of my fans down during my time away, but I want to have the opportunity to share my experiences and everything I have learned to younger generations that look up to me,” read Shakur’s post on his Facebook page. Shakur contacted Lewis University’s administration department, asking for the opportunity to teach students. Starting in the fall semester, Shakur’s Introduction to Going Undercover will be a class required for criminal justice majors. “Most people thought I was dead, but I was just walking the streets of Romeoville, and not one person noticed,” said Shakur. “I don’t consider my¬self as being in hiding. Rather, I was undercover, simply at¬tempting to live a normal and private life. Now I would now like to apply what I learned and help people make a future out of it.” The course will teach students how to dress in disguise, fit in with odd groups and talk in accents. “This will be a very interesting course being offered here at Lewis,” said Lewis Administrative Assistant May O’Naise. “We are excited to see the type of engagement that Tupac can create in the classroom setting.” To test out the success of this course, Lewis held a work¬shop with Professor 2Pac on March 27. The workshop was a five-hour long course that consisted of different roleplay scenarios that encouraged students to go undercover in or¬der to solve a case. “I love being in front of a crowd, which is why I got into performing in the first place,” said Shakur. “But this is a different type of crowd, and it feels good to be a part of something that is benefiting the education of the future. I don’t have a criminal justice degree, but I do have a criminal record, so I feel that I can still teach students based off that,” said Shakur. The university is expecting this course to be a big hit. Not just because the professor is a famous rapper, but because it will have a lot of experience and material to offer. This course has limited space, so it is essential that interested students register for it as soon as registration opens.

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