Maria Elena Vizcaino
The a capella life is one filled with surprises, practice, legacy and friends. Though there are times when its members are swamped with six hours of practice, three performances, papers and exams all at once, it's still worth it. "I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no idea about a cappella groups, the history, nothing,” said UNC junior Patrick Dow, president of the Clef Hangers
"This whole Title IX apparatus is predominantly conducted in secret, which in my view makes it all more important that we find out who has been punished as a result of these proceedings,” said Hugh Stevens, the partner from Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych, PLLC handling the case.
UNC's Department of English and Comparative Literature welcomes Julia Alvarez, the 2018 Frank B. Hanes writer-in-residence, to share readings, talk about the storytelling process and inspire optimism in a political world.
“When I was a freshman, I was looking for a lot of resources and a lot of information to understand better how financial aid worked, but I wasn’t sure on how to get the information to my parents,” said UNC senior Gerardo Alvarado. “So I’m excited for the incoming class who is going to have this resource.”
UNC and the Town of Chapel Hill are working together in an initiative to address the needs of foreign-born and refugee communities in town.
David Mason Jr. recalls walking every morning in the muddy, unpaved streets of the Northside neighborhood to attend class at Orange County Training School.
The Durham Police Department released its third quarterly report of the year on Nov. 20. Although homicides and burglaries hit a three-year low, property and violent crime increased by 4 percent.
Every week Chapel Hill High School parents receive a newsletter with school announcements and updates. This week, the school’s interim principal used profanity, derogatory slang and a reference to sex in the newsletter sent Sunday evening.
The Carrboro Board of Aldermen added one new face Tuesday night. Incumbents Jacquelyn Gist, Randee Haven-O’Donnell and Sammy Slade were all re-elected, alongside newcomer Barbara Foushee. This is the first time Foushee, whose sister Valerie is an N.C. senator, has run for office. She won around 25.33 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from Orange County precincts.
When Dirk Cotton and his family moved to their home on Deming Road in 2005, one of Margaret Gibson’s sons knocked on their door with an apple pie at hand. “I thought it was a really sweet thing to do. I hadn’t seen anyone do that in decades," he said. "The incident was surprisingly depressing." Thursday Oct. 12, the Cottons found out their neighbors, Margaret Gibson, 86, and her son, Eric Gibson, 53, had died in their Chapel Hill home in 442 Deming Road.