Good Morning and Happy Friday! ( It's finally June!)
I am an out-of-state student, so coming to Carolina, I was already a fish out of water.
When talking to my newfound North Carolinian friends, the topic of where we all went to high school often came up. Most of my friends knew each other's high schools and generally had similar experiences.
I went to an inner-city public school in Atlanta that was, in so few words, eclectic. I didn't realize how different my educational experience had been until I began relaying stories to my friends. We weren't a wealthy school by any means, but due to some amazing teachers we had features such as a T-shirt print shop, a robotics shop, a broadcast studio, fashion shows, art galleries in hallways and other out-of-the-ordinary high school extracurriculars.
It was from then on that my friends referred to my high school as a "wizard school." The slew of Harry Potter jokes continue to this day. Despite my so called wizard upbringing, Chapel Hill schools have got me beat with high rankings in recent survey.
Dr. Bill Roper is stepping down as CEO of UNC Healthcare and dean of the UNC Medical school. While his exit will not take place until May 2019, this bow tie enthusiast has been a major part of UNC's health program.
“Almost everyone knows someone who has Alzheimer’s" - Duke's Nasher Museum of Art received $5,000 in grant money to continue their art therapy program for people with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Chapel Hill and Carrboro off nothing short of a good time. If the 20 new beer taps at Vecino Brewing don't float your boat, head to the award-winning Franklin Hotel for some top-notch hospitality. We got All Up in Your Business with some local spots.
This is SportsDesk
First of all, take a look at this gem from the 2015 vault featuring our old office and an old Sports Desk.
The NCAA baseball tournament starts today. Not only do we have previews for this weekend's series, but also how the Tar Heels have gotten to this point.
Here is what UNC has to do to win and avoid the ghosts of regional's past. (Hint: Forget Davidson ever happened)
Purdue, Houston and NC A&T all have a chance at the regional title. This is what these teams have got to put together to beat the No. 1 seeded Tar Heels.
UNC lost to Pittsburgh in the first round of the ACC tournament, thus eliminating them. Some (me) would argue the whole tournament structure should be re-evaluated. Nevertheless, it left Tar Heel baseball out of luck.
Coach Mike Fox won his first ACC Coach of the Year award after 20 years as the Tar Heels' head coach. Three other UNC baseball players earned ACC honors as well.
Opening Day pitcher Gianluca Dalatri returned at the end of the season after an injury and is sure to be a key component to the Tar Heel defense this weekend.
In Personal News...
We launched a new Facebook Group just for first-years! If you or someone you know is going to be a transfer student, first-year or international student for the first time in the fall, tell them to join Welcome to UNC. This group is going to provide ~curated content~ and answer all your burning questions.
Plan Your Weekend
Summer weekends can be long. What can you do when you're stuck on campus or the kids are out of school? Luckily, the DTH has put together a whole list of fun activities to do this weekend. From pub crawls to service projects, this list will keep your weekend full.