1/22/2019 9:36pm

Illustration by Haley Hodges. Students at UNC and at campuses across the country have fallen prey to ghosting, which involves sudden and total disappearance from a relationship. 

It's ghost or be ghosted: UNC students tell us about this dating disappearing act

You probably know about the dating trend called ghosting, common on college campuses with the widespread accessibility and anonymity of digital communication. One day, you think you've met your soulmate, and the next day they're dodging all communication. "I think it’s easier to see people as numbers rather than real people," one student said. "And so, it’s easier to just turn on a switch to avoid them forever than actually talk to them about, ‘Hey, this was cool, but I don’t really want to talk to you anymore.’” 

1/21/2019 10:20pm

Jerry Wilson wipes sweat from his face while wearing a noose around his neck at an Aug. 20 protest against Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus. His friend, Cortland Gilliam, joined him in this gesture. They both vowed to wear these nooses whenever they were on campus until the statue was taken down. This was intended to represent the oppression and white supremacy they feel the statue represents. The pair did not have to wear the nooses long, as protestors forcefully tore down the statue only a few hours later at 9:20 p.m. on August 20, 2018. 
Wilson and Gilliam put the nooses back on following Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees' Dec. 3 proposal to establish a University History and Education center to house Silent Sam.  

Why are graduate students often at the center of campus protests?

Graduate students have been at the helm of campus protests at UNC since the 1960s, from George Vlasits, an anti-Vietnam War protester in the 1960s, to Maya Little, a current UNC graduate student of history who faced Honor Court and criminal charges for staining Silent Sam with red ink and her own blood last April. We took a closer look at why that is.

1/20/2019 10:22pm

Solomea Asfaw, a senior biology major, says she has no problem with the use of quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., by non-people of color as long as they understand the context and sympathize. "If you don't understand it, then it is kind of a problem," Asfaw says.

When is it OK to quote Martin Luther King Jr.?

Student activists protesting a recent Faculty Executive Council meeting told Chancellor Carol Folt that she was a disgrace, and that she should "never utter MLK's words again." This sentiment shared by student activists sparks the question of how acceptable it is to quote Martin Luther King Jr., especially relating to politics — and a question of whether or not it is admissible for white people to use his words. We talked to UNC students to see where they stand on the issue.

1/20/2019 8:02pm

UNC sophomore Shawn Duncan rehearses one of his songs at his home studio in Chapel Hill, NC on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. Music has always been Duncan's passion, and he has recently begun uploading his own songs to SoundCloud, a popular steaming site for up-and-coming musicians.

Now that you're here, check out my SoundCloud

It's the age of the college-student-gone-SoundCloud-rapper, but the phenomenon has empowered creatives to make music without all the expensive equipment.  “All you have to do is have a mic, a computer and a place to record, and you can be the next Lil Pump — theoretically."