STUDENT LIFE


11/14/2017 9:46pm

PlayMakers' professors balance the art and the classroom

Life is a balancing act, and that is a concept that members of Playmakers Repertory Company know all too well. “Every week is something new,” acting teacher and PlayMakers Company member Samuel Ray Gates said. “I remind myself to take it one day at a time, doing what needs to be done everyday. It’s important to take care of yourself.”


11/14/2017 9:11pm

UNC students walk pass Top Of The Hill restaurant and brewery in Chapel Hill Monday night.  

Fake IDs, real consequences

An underage student stands in line outside a popular bar on Franklin Street and gives their fake ID to a bouncer. After looking at it for a moment, the bouncer passes it back — not to the student, but to an undercover alcohol law enforcement officer behind him. The student is ticketed immediately.


11/9/2017 10:59pm

UNC Persian Cultural Society hosted their annual 1001 Nights event in the Great Hall on Nov. 9.

1001 Nights opens the door to Persian culture

Traditional music and performances filled the Great Hall as everyone was immersed into the Middle Eastern culture. The UNC Persian Cultural Society hosted their annual celebration by bringing in the event, 1001 Nights, to the public. 


11/9/2017 9:53pm

The Carolina Veterans Resource Center opened on Sept. 28.

Veterans Week hosts events to challenge perceptions of student veterans

For Doug Yorty, transitioning from a seven-year military career to student life offered its fair share of difficulties. After being stationed in Fort Bragg, Yorty now pursues a double major in Peace War and Defense and Political Science, while holding a position as the event coordinator for the Carolina Veterans Organization. 


11/8/2017 11:22pm

Dr. Tibor Spitz presented his artwork and life story of surviving the Holocaust in the Union Auditorium on Wednesday evening.

Tibor Spitz speaks at UNC on Holocaust experience

When he was 15 years old, Tibor Spitz crawled out of a hand built shelter, dug into the side of a hill in Slovakia, where he had spent the previous seven months hiding from the German army. 73 years later, he walked into the Student Union Auditorium to help ensure people do not forget the horrors he and other Jews went through during the Holocaust.


11/8/2017 7:24pm

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Get in loser, we're going shopping (for classes)

It’s that time of the year again, when students are filling up their shopping carts and preparing for class registration. It's a stressful time for everyone, but each student has their own strategy. Staff writer Vennela Medapati went around campus to find out what students think about registration and how they cope with the stress.    


11/7/2017 10:03pm

An explosion happened at the Davie Poplar tree, a historic UNC landmark, on Nov. 2.

Davie Poplar has stood for centuries

 On Dec. 3, 1792, Revolutionary War Gen. William R. Davie and five other men were having a picnic. It was this meeting that would decide the location of the University, and it was this man for whom one of UNC’s many monuments would be named: the Davie Poplar.