On Nov. 11, the Town of Chapel Hill hosted the Orange County Veterans Day Celebration to honor veterans who have served in the United States military. The event took place at the Southern Human Services Campus and was free and open to the public. “Millions have served...they were key and essential to the formation of service forces that enabled the United States of America to defend and protect our citizens and interests,” Retired Master Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, Lee Heavlin, said in an email. “Many never made it home. Maybe that fact bears hard on all veterans and motivates us to get involved, help others and become active in our communities.”
Cast members of the UNC Pauper Players' 2021 production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show prepare during a technical rehearsal on Oct. 26.
The annual Carolina Basketball Late Night celebration, a tipoff to the 2021-22 season, took place at the UNC Dean E. Smith Center on Oct. 15. Hosted by entertainer and radio host Brian “B Daht” McLaughlin, the event was Hubert Davis’ first Late Night as head coach of the North Carolina men’s basketball team. Festivities included a dance performance by the Carolina Girls, a 3-pointer competition and two scrimmages with the women’s and men’s basketball teams.
The Chapel Hill community came together in many ways this week to support mental health on campus, including dogs from Eyes Ears Nose and Paws and a parent rally organized by a Facebook group.
Erin Matson scored her 100th goal as a Tar Heel on Friday night under the lights of Karen Shelton Stadium. UNC walked away with a 4-1 victory against the Duke Blue Devils, Matson scoring three and senior forward Cassie Sumfest scoring one.
In the Battle for the Victory Bell, the North Carolina football team shut down Duke in a 38-7 win. The victory gave the Tar Heels their third consecutive victory in the rivalry, and the 11th in a row for Mack Brown against the Blue Devils. The offense was led by sophomore receiver Josh Downs, who finished with 168 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Tar Heels contained Duke and scored its first defensive touchdown of the season.
The North Carolina men’s basketball team held its second official practice under head coach Hubert Davis on Wednesday afternoon, which featured plenty of new faces. Most notably, transfers Justin McKoy, Brady Manek and Dawson Garcia saw some of their first action in Tar Heel uniforms. Playing a modified form of traditional UNC basketball was a point of emphasis throughout the practice, as the team ran the floor and focused on knocking down shots from a distance.
Phoebe Bridgers performed at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh on Sept. 22, 2021. The concert was part of Bridgers' "Reunion Tour." MUNA opened for Bridgers, performing ten songs. Photos by Calli Westra and Ira Wilder.
UNC field hockey defeated the Miami Redhawks 7-2 on Sept. 19, 2021, at Karen Shelton Stadium. Six different scorers brought the Tar Heels seven goals during their home opener.
Under the lights of Kenan Memorial Stadium, Tar Heel football obtained its second victory of the season. The University of Virginia Cavaliers fell to UNC football 59-39. Scoring for the Tar Heels were Josh Downs, Khafre Brown, Grayson Atkins, Garrett Walston and Caleb Hood.