CULTURE


3/29/2020 10:22pm

Senior Tyla Gomez performs at the bitter/sweet comedy show at Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.

'Prove it to me that you're funny:' Local comedians add gender diversity to comedy scene

“The biggest rule in improv is ‘Yes, and …,’” said UNC senior Emma Haseley. “So, if you say something, you just have to roll with it and keep going. It’s really about engaging in the world that you’re in.” Haseley said that historically, the main comedy troupes on campus have been white male-dominated, but the comedy scene at UNC has become more inclusive in recent years.


3/24/2020 6:37pm

The Daily Tar Heel's Co-Photo Editor Maya Carter poses for a portrait on Sept. 15, 2019. Carter, class of 2020, is a psychology major. 

Office DJ: We gon' be alright

Co-photo Editor Maya Carter shares the songs that are keeping her spirits up now that March Madness, commencement and basically everything else has been cancelled or postponed in "Ms. Rona's wake." 


3/19/2020 7:07pm

Renzo Ortega sits in his Carrboro studio. He is one of many Orange County artists and musicians who have experienced lifestyle changes as a result of COVID-19. The Orange County Arts Support Fund seeks to assist these artists through community donations. Photo courtesy Renzo Ortega.

Orange County Arts Commission starts support fund amid COVID-19

Cancellations of concerts and art events due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for financial support, according to Katie Murray, director of the Orange County Arts Commission. In response, the commission created a fund for artists with a funding goal of $30,000, and is accepting donations for the fund via checks or a GoFundMe page.


3/19/2020 6:29pm

Flyleaf Books is located on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Independent bookstores continue to serve the Chapel Hill community despite COVID-19

Despite being closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chapel Hill bookstores like Flyleaf Books and Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews are attempting to bring comfort to their customers by offering curbside pickup and online ordering. Along with the benefits to customers, the decision offers a financial incentive to these businesses and helps employees maintain their positions during the pandemic.