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One of the best practices that came from our remote learning era was the implementation of wellness days. The five wellness days that were spread throughout the semester were set in place of a traditional spring holiday to give students a break from classes.
Beyond mentions of "RateMyProfessors.com" and “clusterfucks,” Netflix’s new dramedy “The Chair,” draws strong parallels to UNC’s current campus climate. Additionally, it highlights the inequities within academia through its satirization of the higher education system.
On my first day back to in-person learning, my physics professor announced that we’d be using math concepts that we should have already learned to understand advanced physics theories.
Beginning last fall, the Downtown Chapel Hill Partnership works to bring good music and positive vibes to the community while supporting local musicians and businesses.
As the world came to a stop when the pandemic hit, people were in search of activities to keep themselves stimulated during prolonged periods of stillness. For many students, creativity comforted them while in isolation.
It was in the stillness of the early stages of COVID-19 isolation that UNC alumna Sakari Milan began sharing unknown Black history through the eyes of a 10-year-old African American time traveler named Camelia B.
In the fall 2019 semester, there were 19,154 undergraduate students at the University, and of those students, about 20 percent of them were the first in their families to attend college. Only 467 of these first-generation students identified as African American.
UNC junior Iyana Jones-Reese recalls sharing the light-hearted stories she learned about slavery in school with her grandfather. He was struck by how the nature of slavery was watered-down and sugarcoated by her teacher.
Warner Bros.' “Judas and the Black Messiah” will be in theaters on Friday. Without any major spoilers, here’s what audiences can expect:
For many years there were stigmas surrounding seeking mental health support in communities of color. Now that people of color are searching for resources, they are having trouble finding it.
In Pixar Animation Studios' new animated film “Soul,” audience members follow Joe Gardner, a middle school band teacher by day and jazz musician by night, on an unexpected journey into the afterlife as he campaigns to return back to Earth to play his dream jazz gig.
Students are decking the residence halls, off-campus houses and apartments this year after COVID-19 concerns and inflexible work schedules have prevented them from returning home for the holidays.
Black liberation movements have always been accompanied by songs that meet the moment — from African American spirituals that navigated enslaved Black people to freedom and the harmonious chants of “We shall overcome” at marches during the Civil Rights Movement, to shouting lyrics from Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” at Black Lives Matter protests.
In 2012, 12-year-old Andrew Grace found himself in the midst of an Alex Trebek inquisition during “Kids Week” on "Jeopardy!," Grace, who is now a junior at UNC studying biomedical engineering, jumped at the opportunity to be a contestant on the show.
November is Native American Heritage Month, and many are honoring and learning about Native culture and practices. To gain more insight into the Indigenous herbal practices, the Orange County Historical Museum is hosting Indigenous Herbs, an event with Vickie Jeffries.
Black creatives at UNC navigate being vulnerable in self-expression and self-realization, as many are susceptible to imposter syndrome – especially when they already feel that they don’t have a seat at the table.
Autumn is here again, and people are ready to pull out their fall fashion favorites. But with COVID-19 isolation, students battle with the thought of whether or not their fall wardrobes will shift from double-breasted blazers to sweatpants.
With each new spooky season comes a new wave of fear-seekers hoping for a ghastly adrenaline rush at haunted attractions. The pandemic, however, has caused temporary closures for many haunted houses in the Triangle area, so some haunted house operators have found a way to protect the spirit of Halloween and provide safe — yet haunted — attractions at the same time.
In 2012, hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis popularized thrifting with their song, “Thrift Shop.” Now in 2020, thrifting is still sweeping the nation, but this time through social media outlets. Tik-tokers and Instagram users are proving that this sustainable practice is in vogue by showing off their thrifted treasures to create outfits and art.
Although the spring 2020 Jubilee concert was postponed due to COVID-19, the show must go on —virtually. The Carolina Union Activities Board will host rapper Rico Nasty and singer DaniLeigh in the first ever virtual Jubilee concert this Saturday.