ENTERTAINMENT


9/14/2020 11:14pm

Meet five of the members of newly-formed UNC first-years' band Gum Box

The Suite Life of Gum Box: First-year suitemate band optimistic despite move back home

Just weeks after they arrived, the members of Gum Box — along with thousands of other students — were moving off campus again. Instead of having impromptu jam sessions in their hallway or doing homework to the sound of a saxophone solo, the group is now facing a semester of Zoom calls and carefully planned recording meet-ups. “We’re all super stoked about the prospect of creating some original content together,” guitarist Harrington Shaw said. The band members are spread from Wilmington to Apex, but they’re prepared for the challenges of distance. In some ways, the distance could even have its benefits. The band is making plans to meet for its first recording session, in preparation for its first livestream performance.


9/10/2020 12:42am

Members of a film crew work behind the scenes wearing masks. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major changes in Hollywood as productions get shut down and release dates are pushed back, student filmmakers are also forced to make modifications to their plans and projects. Photo courtesy of Katia Carmichael. 

Student filmmakers adapt from movie sets to YouTube

The statuses of films such as “Tenet,” “Mulan” and “Wonder Woman 1984” have been among the biggest stories in a COVID-19-ravaged entertainment industry this summer. However, student filmmakers at UNC have dealt with many of the same issues, having to delay or cancel several projects due to the pandemic.


9/15/2020 9:29pm

From left, Taylor Springs of the NC State chapter of the Native American Sorority Alpha Pi Omega and Brooke Spaulding of the Campbell chapter pick up carnations for the silent walk held for the anniversary of Faith Hedgepeth's death on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. 

Eight years after her murder, Native American sorority remembers Faith Hedgepeth

On the evening before Faith Hedgepeth died in 2012, she attended an event for Alpha Pi Omega, the nation’s oldest and largest Native American Greek-letter organization. She was inducted into the sorority as an honorary member in 2013. With this month being the eighth anniversary of Hedgepeth’s death, former neighbor and distant relative Zianne Richardson suggested the chapter do something special to honor her memory. 


9/13/2020 9:32pm

DTH Photo Illustration - A young woman shows off her pink dyed hair.

Change is in the hair: Students try new cuts during quarantine

Mullets, buzz cuts, and bleached hair dominate as students choose to change up their hairstyles during the pandemic. Faced with months of social distancing, some finally try that look they've been delaying while others opt for a bold statement. These changes during the pandemic support research showing the connection between changing your hairstyle and experiencing a major stressor. 


9/9/2020 7:44pm

Headshot of author Anne Heck. Photo courtesy of Books Forward.

Q&A: UNC alumna discusses healing and miracles in new memoir

In less than two weeks author and UNC alumna Anne Reeder Heck is expected to release her memoir, “A Fierce Belief in Miracles: My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wholeness.” Heck recounts her experience being assaulted when she was 26 and enjoying a morning bicycle ride in Northern Virginia when she was stopped by a man asking for directions.