Student Groups and Organizations


Radical Rush Week kicks off

As part of the kickoff of a week of anarchist-themed events, about 20 students gathered in the Pit Monday afternoon to learn about social divisions and workers’ rights at UNC.

Apartheid divestment spurs Beyond Coal campaign

Students calling for UNC to divest from coal are looking to the 1980s for inspiration in their ongoing campaign asking administrators to take a moral stance on climate change.

New bills in state legislature seek to constitutionally define marriage


North Carolina might be one step closer to becoming the final Southern state to ban same-sex marriage in its constitution if legislation at the General Assembly receives bipartisan support.

Student Artery loses space, searches for new location

Some art enthusiasts strolling down Franklin Street last Friday for the 2ndFriday Artwalk might have noticed the absence of the University’s only off-campus, student-run art gallery.

Chapel Hill High club fosters green energy


For Kristen Powers, real change came with the installation of a light switch.

UNC graduate will travel to Japan to help animals affected by quake


While many recent graduates are entering the job market or going on summer vacations, Alex Lane is entering the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake. But Lane is focusing on a group that is often overlooked in disaster relief efforts — pets.

Tarpeggios, UNC’s newest a cappella group, has first concert


A cappella groups welcome students at Sunset Serenade during the first week of classes. They sing in the Pit, by the Old Well and sometimes even at graduation. Their sound got a little louder this year with the addition of UNC’s newest a cappella group, the Tarpeggios.

UNC to organize relief efforts for communities

Days after dozens of tornadoes raged across the state, the University is looking to extend a hand and lift N.C. communities from the rubble.

Bowing out in a big way


Senior Amelia Sciandra calls her last production with LAB! Theatre a ‘play within a play within a play.’ But that level of nuanced complexity has come to define the longtime LAB! actor, producer and director — even as she prepares to graduate in May.

UNC’s basketball ticket policy to change little

By the time incoming freshmen step foot on campus for orientation, any changes to the basketball ticket policy should be set in stone. But students hoping for big changes to the ticket policy are likely to be disappointed. Caitlin Goforth, president of the Carolina Athletic Association, said her objective is to set up next year’s policy early so that the CAA can better communicate with students “My goal is to get this policy fast tracked so that we have it done by C-TOPS,” Goforth said.

UNC student organizations throughout history showcased in Wilson Library exhibit

Decades ago, The Ugly Club reigned at the University. Club officers openly boasted unattractive faces and aimed to scare the homesickness out of freshman in invitation-only hazing rituals. And their ceremonies — complete with face paint and tin-pan beating — comprise only a small part of the University’s rich extracurricular history, based on a new Wilson Library exhibit.

Exhibit documents history of student extracurriculars

An exhibit focusing on student extracurricular activities through the past two centuries will be held in the Wilson Special Collections Library through May 31.

UNC gears up for third ‘Humans vs. Zombies’ battle


The five-day manhunt that pits students posing as humans and zombies, respectively, began Monday. With more than 400 players — and only 12 zombies as of Monday evening — this semester’s match promises to be epic, organizers said.

Health Careers Club hosts 8th annual community clinic


Featuring 18 local vendors like Walgreens and Cornucopia Cancer Support Center at the Hargraves Community Center, UNC Health Careers Club’s eighth annual Health on the Block community health fair provided free blood pressure testing, diabetes assessments and tobacco screenings Saturday.

Cooper seeks executive board officers

Applications are being accepted for executive board officers in Mary Cooper student body president administration. Positions available include vice president, secretary, treasurer and chief of staff.

LAB! writes, acts, performs plays in 24 hours


In a frenzied, fast-paced 24 hours, UNC’s LAB! Theatre presented six original one-act plays, based on a Broadway festival of a similar nature, this Friday and Saturday.

Pauper showcases for charity

Pauper Players is returning to the Union Cabaret once more — but this time for charity. This will be Paupers’ first Winter Benefit Cabaret, an idea that came to them from a small-scale fundraiser a few Pauper members held last year at Jack Sprat Cafe.

Performing arts students to present ‘99 Ways to F@#K a Swan’

An ancient myth, Michelangelo and a giant disco ball. These all come together in this weekend’s production of “99 Ways to F@#K a Swan,” by UNC’s Professional Actor Training Program.

Serve on the selection board to choose next DTH editor

The Daily Tar Heel is seeking four students to serve on the Editor Selection Committee, the 11-member board that will convene April 2 to select the next editor of the paper.

Panel discusses need for civil discourse in politics


On Tuesday, Frank Hill joined Ferrel Guillory, a journalism professor, and Andrew Perrin, a sociology professor, in part one of a three-part panel series entitled “Civil Discourse in American Society.”