Topics: The Homecoming Issue 2014

The Daily Tar Heel presents its 2014 Homecoming Issue.

Minority fraternities and sororities look to secure plots


Members of UNC’s National Pan-Hellenic Council took to Memorial Hall Thursday night for their annual step show, a feature of their Homecoming week events. 

Homecoming concerts Gloriana, Earl Sweatshirt catered to niche fan groups


For the first time ever, the Carolina Union Activities Board hosted two Homecoming concerts this year — but the new system may not stick around to see a second year.

Chatting with Miss UNC candidate Meghan Cabell


Born and raised in Chapel Hill, Meghan Cabell, a political science major and education minor, made it her mission to embrace every aspect of University life.

Former UNC-system president Spangler still tinkers with accessibility


When Dick Spangler walks toward you, you can see his genius from yards away.

At UNC, Spruill sisters were rebels, reformers


Tar Heel identity tends to run in families, as is the case with the Spruill sisters.

Chatting with Miss UNC candidate Chelsea Krivanek


Chelsea Krivanek, a nursing major from Morrisville, has a vision of seeing UNC go green. 

Chatting with Miss UNC candidate Rani Reddy


Rani Reddy, a public policy major from Cary, is still a student, but she’s already getting involved in improving the education of others. She is the chapter leader of Students for Education Reform and communications coordinator for APPLES service learning — her proposed service project is also education-oriented.

Chatting with Miss UNC candidate Alyssa Townsend


Alyssa Townsend, a journalism major from Raleigh, wants to use the Miss UNC award to put smiles on Tar Heels’ faces. She is the current president of National Pan-Hellenic council and is the publicity chairwoman for the Black Student Movement.

Chatting with Miss UNC candidate Jamison Kies


Jamison Kies, from Concord, N.C., is a psychology major with a minor in biology. She is chapter president of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, solicitation sub-chairwoman of the event donations committee of the Carolina For the Kids Foundation and she is involved in the Carolina Pre-Physician Assistant Association and the Order of Omega.

Chatting with Mr. UNC candidate Alec Dragelin

Alec Dragelin said he got excited when he found out running for Mr. UNC included a service component.

Chatting with Mr. UNC candidate Russell VanZomeren


Born in Shelby, Russell VanZomeren is double majoring in history and peace, war and defense.

Chatting with Mr. UNC candidate Roderick Gladney


Roderick “Dee” Gladney is a native of Thomasville and is majoring in chemistry.

Chatting with Mr. UNC candidate Darrin Benjumea


Darrin Benjumea knows from personal experience the kind of impact summer camp can have on a child.

'That unique Carolina feeling'


Editors at The Daily Tar Heel tasked senior writer Bob Bryan with answering one question: Why do you love UNC? 

An evening with North Carolina's oldest living basketball alumnus


His family — all four children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren — gathered in the Peebles room of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

Chatting with Mr. UNC candidate Jean-Luc Rivera


You can hardly fit all of the titles in one breath.