STUDENT LIFE


4/12/2018 10:21pm

In a colorful celebration of spring, students gathered at Hooker Fields for the annual Holi Moli event.

Holi Moli rings in the spring with colorful festival

Get ready for the color-filled celebration of spring's arrival at Holi Moli. This Hindu tradition is a must-do on the UNC bucket list. For many at UNC, this celebration goes beyond religous roots and impacts the community. “Here at UNC we call it Holi Moli as a sort of play on words, and we celebrate it to strengthen our campus community’s unity and diversity and to bring everyone together,”  said Holi Moli co-director Rishi Sharma.


4/12/2018 9:48pm

The pressure that student-athletes face can be detrimental to their mental health.

When injury strikes, players lose more than a team

Student-athletes at face extreme pressure on and off the field. When some athletes can't compete anymore, mental health takes a toll and their grades can suffer. Some students who used to be athletes at UNC offer testimonials of their experiences after disaster struck and they found themselves in a position they never thought they would be in.


4/5/2018 11:13pm

First in flight, but not the last: Carolina General Aviation hosts potentially last event

Carolina General Aviation is offering what might be its last flying event at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday at Horace Williams Airport. The airport faces potential shut down as community members have expressed financial concerns. The aviation event aims to provide students with a unique opportunity and the thought that Carolina General Aviation can provide something great to the community.


4/5/2018 10:51pm

UNC APAHM holds panel to discuss barriers and challenges Asian Americans face

The "bamboo ceiling" keeps Asian Americans from reaching leadership positions in their fields of work due to the quiet and passive stereotypes that follow them. "So, who in this country has the perfect set of leadership skills? It’s a system built for a particular group of people, and those perceptions are built into that as well," UNC graduate student Melissa Luong said.


4/5/2018 10:23pm

Greek life educates campus on sexual assault with It's On Us

“What the It’s On Us campaign is encouraging is that sexual violence is everyone’s issue,” said  Shelley Gist Kennedy, the program coordinator for the Carolina Women's Center. “There is no one who gets to opt out because it affects each of us and each of us have a role to play. You each have a role to play in preventing violence. You each have the potential to serve as an ally, as an active bystander, as a supporter to survivors.”


4/5/2018 9:23pm

Students completing honors theses spend several months researching topics that relate to their fields.

Honor theses give students the chance to explore specific interests

UNC offers students the opportunity to complete an honors thesis in their major fields of study. To start working on the project, students must be in the second semester of their junior year or the first semester of their senior year. Out of thousands of students at UNC, only about 350 are willing to spend six credit hours and months of research to complete an honors thesis. 


4/5/2018 7:55am

Moving forward after Arts Everywhere Day, UNC has a long term goal of increasing interest in the arts.

Despite Arts Everywhere initiative, UNC arts staff feels neglected by University

Arts initiatives like Arts Everywhere are creating a public platform for the arts at UNC, integrating them into campus life through new events, performances and installations of public art. But despite this visible appreciation for the arts, there are still signs of internal neglect. Many arts facilities on campus are in disrepair and have been for years. Sabine Gruffat, associate professor of studio art at UNC, pointed out that there’s no public space on campus for contemporary art.


4/4/2018 7:13pm

“It’s like being in a river. It’s flowing so fast and so strong, and you know that you’ll be swept away. But there’s a rock that’s right in the middle of the river, and you’re trying your hardest to hang onto it; but it’s so hard. Your arms and body want nothing more to just let go, but you know that you can’t, or it will be your doom.” – Solomon Stewart
Photo by Nicole Vandiford

Depression at UNC is more common than you think — but help is available

Stories of depression are difficult to tell. The voices of the depressed are often questioned, ignored or dismissed outright. Meanwhile, suicide is the second leading cause of death for Americans age 15 to 34. And universities can be a hotbed for anxiety and mental disorders.