STUDENT LIFE


11/1/2017 10:17pm

Q&A with John Robinson, newspaper editor turned professor

At the School of Media and Journalism, many budding journalists study in hopes of landing a spot in the world of media. Professors in the "J-school" help guide students toward a job in the turbulent world of journalism. John Robinson is a professor in the School of Media and Journalism after serving as editor of the Greensboro News & Record for 13 years. Staff Writer Charlie McGee spoke to John Robinson about his life and career change. 


11/1/2017 8:36pm

First-year raises money for Nicaraguan women in business

First-year Isabel Whelchel was sitting in her spanish class in Nicaragua when she first heard of a ‘hogar’ — a home for girls. When Whelchel visited the home, she noticed the girls had resources to be successful businesswomen, but after they attended college, many ended up not working or on the streets. 


10/31/2017 9:23pm

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Word on the spooky street: What is your Halloween costume?

Halloween on Franklin Street is a well-known staple of University life. Homegrown Halloween on Franklin Street provides a safe place for all residents to don their creative costumes and bring the holiday to life.  Staff writer Suzanne Blake attended the event and asked participants where the inspiration for their costume came from.


10/30/2017 12:00am

Homecoming weekend aims to unite Carolina community

At UNC, homecoming week is a time where current students and alumni  come together to share their love for Carolina. This years theme is “One Heel of a Storm”. The Homecoming Committee is holding events all week in the Pit , in addition to special events every night. 


10/26/2017 11:25pm

APIAutumn workshop highlights Asian-American history

The workshop, titled “No History, No Self; Know History, Know Self,” is the first of seventeen events that are scheduled to take place every week until November 18. APIAutumn is a month-long series of events hosted by several cultural and general interest organizations, including Carolina Union Activities Board, Black Student Movement, and Asian Student Association. Choi’s goal for the workshop was to increase awareness of Asian-American history and help Asian-American students gain a better understanding of their identities.


10/26/2017 8:56pm

Michael Berube says students shouldn't fear the humanities

Pennsylvania State University Literature Professor Michael Berube believes in the humanities. Berube, a famous literary critic, was brought to UNC to talk about the state of the field. Berube discussed his blog post “The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge” to share his ideas on the importance of research in the humanities. 


10/26/2017 8:01pm

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Word on the street: How do you feel about Halloween?

Halloween - a time of year as American as apple pie, as wild as literally anything from Australia.  Halloween and Halloweekend are major events at Carolina, so staff writer Cy Neff ask students what they  thought about this horrifyingly hallowed Holiday.


10/26/2017 7:57pm

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STEM departments innovate courses with active learning

On chemistry professor Thomas Freeman’s bookshelf, a row of DNA models are on display. The colorful models, made from pipe cleaners, beads and wood, were created by students in Freeman’s honors biochemistry class.  It’s an example of how science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is changing at UNC.