Sophmore Faith Jones, Assistant Conductor of Tar Heel Voices, practices her solo at rehearsal for their upcoming competition.

The Tar Heel Voices, UNC’s oldest co-ed a cappella group, are preparing to compete at the quarterfinal level in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella on Saturday at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. This will be the group’s first appearance at the ICCAs in five years. 

UNC senior Samantha Paisley pours coffee at The Meantime Coffee Co., which is located in the Campus Y.

The Meantime Coffee Co. is applying for tax-exempt status

"To those 50 students so far and hopefully many, many more, we are offering an opportunity not only to gain employment on campus, but to gain employment within an organization that you have say in and that you can gain hands-on entrepreneurship and experiential education in," said The Meantime's chairperson and co-founder Lauren Eaves.

UNC student plays Fortnite, online video game, in their dorm on Wednesday, February 14th. 

Fortnite: Battle Royale has spread like the flu, and the gamers of UNC are not immune

Haven't seen your friends in a couple of weeks? They're probably playing Fortnite.  “I think what makes it so addicting is the fast pace of the game, especially toward the end,” UNC junior Lily James said. “It’s really intense, so whether you win or lose, you’re kind of like, ‘I’m ready to go again.’” The newest online video game sensation, Fortnite: Battle Royale, combines “The Hunger Games," Call of Duty and Minecraft in a fast-paced, every-man-for-himself slugfest.  Each game drops 100 players onto an island where they can gather weapons, shields and materials to build forts. The goal? Be the last one standing. 

Kelie Roy is both a mother to Jonah Roy and a full time student at UNC.

She's a single mother recovering from addiction. Soon, she'll be a UNC graduate.

Kelie Roy, 23, will be getting her UNC cap and gown in just three months. But she won’t be the only one wearing a party hat that month — her son will also be celebrating his fourth birthday. Philosophy major Roy was 20 years old when she found out she was pregnant.  Three years prior to her pregnancy, Roy was in high school. She was suspended for possession of drugs and was diagnosed with PTSD from sexual assault.  She switched high schools, hoping to get a fresh start, but then ended up eating lunch in the school bathroom.

Residents board a GoTriangle bus going to downtown Durham. GoTriangle and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC-MPO) are planning on applying for $1 billion of federal funding for a light rail once designs for the project are completed. Photo by Amanda Nappi. 

Light rail funding continues to stay on track

The light rail project in Orange County took a big step forward in late January when Wake County officials helped clear the way for the project to gain state funding. Now, the goal to have reliable, sustainable transportation between Durham and Orange counties seems to be striding closer to reality.