CULTURE


10/29/2017 10:14pm

School of Information and Library Sciences hosted a Harry Potter Night Friday.

SILS celebrates Harry Potter with a magical event

Most people abide by certain rules in libraries: don’t talk, whisper if you must and don’t eat or drink. A library would be the last place one would throw a party, especially the library in a highly respected school of library science.  Why then, one might ask, was the School of Information and Library Sciences (SILS) library at UNC packed with people dressed like wizards, all snacking and socializing last Friday? It was Harry Potter Night.


10/29/2017 10:03pm

UNC majorettes Ava Smith (left) and Ciara Gillis (right) rehearse during marching band practice in the Eddie Smith field house.

The Marching Tar Heels bring back the majorettes

Since 2011, the Marching Tar Heels were unable to find a single majorette skilled enough to join the band. That is, until first-year students Ava Smith and Ciara Gillis twirled onto the scene. Now the band has two baton-wielding performers for its pregame and halftime shows.


10/29/2017 7:43pm

UNC eSports club hosts its biannual GameFest

Hundreds of students gathered in Sitterson Hall to game, compete and drink a lot of Monster. This weekend, the UNC eSports club — the largest special interest club in UNC — hosted its biannual event, GameFest.


10/26/2017 7:33pm

The Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival highlights the role of women in the film industry. Photo courtesy Christine Parker.

Festival highlights women in film

The Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival is coming to Cary this weekend, just in time for Halloween. The festival will feature 45 independent short films of the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres — about 90 percent of which are directed by women.


10/25/2017 10:49pm

St. Anthony Hall speaker series highlights North Carolina artists

St. Anthony Hall is hosting a two-hour long Speaker Series event highlighting two artists based in North Carolina at 4 p.m. this Friday. Artists Natasha Powell Walker and Susan Brubaker Knapp will be displaying their art, talking about why they are passionate about their craft and revealing how they managed to make a living creating art. 


10/25/2017 7:55pm

Violinist Rolf Schulte will give a lecture and a recital on campus this week. Photo courtesy of Christian Steiner.

Q&A with violinist Rolf Schulte

Rolf Schulte, violin, and James Winn, piano, are giving a lecture and performance on Thursday and Friday as part of the UNC Department of Music’s Conversations in Modern Music series. Staff writer Ellie Nelson spoke with Schulte about modern music and composers.  


10/24/2017 8:13pm

The Wilson Library displayed spooky stories for Halloween.

UNC professors talk about Halloween-related folklore

As presumably all people are aware of from decorations, candy and costumes at every store, Halloween is less than a week away. Yes, Halloween, as in the annual holiday where everybody dresses up and gets a sugar-high without really knowing why.


10/24/2017 7:16pm

The Compass Center hosted a screening of "Five Awake" at the Varsity Theatre.

Compass Center brings domestic violence awareness to UNC

Domestic violence is no joke and neither are the women who fight against it. This past Monday at the Varsity Theatre, Compass Center hosted a screening of the documentary, “Five Awake,” which follows five women as they work to pass important domestic violence laws in Louisiana. 


10/23/2017 7:50pm

Rachel Medlin

Word On The Street: What is your favorite Halloween memory?

With Hallo-weekend quickly approaching, students at Chapel Hill are getting their costumes ready and waiting for the highly anticipated festivities. Whether you’ll be watching "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Varsity Theatre, monster-mashing with friends or joining the thousands on Franklin Street come Halloween night, it is sure to be a thriller.