A rainy Monday is only fitting for the Chapel Hill faithful, following this weekend’s heartbreaking loss to NC State in men’s basketball. Here’s the scoop to kick off the week:
- Theo Pinson’s personal-best 22 points against N.C. State men’s basketball on Saturday wasn’t enough to ensure a win. But even though Pinson was less-than-thrilled in postgame interviews, fellow players and Roy Williams sang his praises.
- Feeling under the weather? As this newsroom will attest, you’re not alone. We looked into why the flu shot is less effective this year, and why you should still get one.
- Junior Leo Li has changed his major seven times. He’s far from alone — and according to UNC, a little soul-searching on your major is a good thing.
- ANOTHER three-pointer? N.C. State men’s basketball became red hot from behind the arc to upset the Tar Heels at the Dean Dome. And if their new head coach keeps it up, the Wolfpack has a scary good future.
- Caroline Baldwin’s gone from a “raw prospect” to a six-time record-breaker at Koury Natatorium — and with two home events left in her college career, she managed to snag two first-place finishes against N.C. State on Friday.
- “This year, every player wants to be that person. Everybody’s hungry to get better.” After Hayley Carter’s graduation, the UNC women’s tennis team is 6-0, cementing a season that many had doubted.
- UNC wrestling is 2-0 in the ACC after dominating Pittsburgh on Friday, but will face an opponent that’s undefeated in conference play for their next match.
- Nearly 20 percent of UNC undergraduates are categorized as “Carolina Firsts.” And while first-generation students face unique challenges, the University has many resources in place to help them.
- “The University has always had greater success in securing money to construct new buildings than to maintain and renovate buildings.” Funding building renovations at a public University has always been difficult, and decreased funding for renovations isn't helping.
- Woman crush Wednesday? More like Women in Science Wednesday. Endeavors, a UNC research publication, features an exemplary women researcher each week.