9/14/2020 11:54am

DTH Photo Illustration. With classes for the fall 2020 semester being shifted to an online format, students are turning to virtual platforms to form study groups for classes.

Struggling together: Students recreate study spaces online

Students are finding ways to come together during COVID-19 through Zoom study rooms and GroupMe chats. "I wouldn't say I’m making friends through the group chat, but I definitely feel like I'm not the only one struggling through this, and I've got this group to struggle with me together," Zorah Davis, a first-year communication studies major, said.

9/14/2020 10:10am

The N.C. Museum of Art reopened on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020 with Covid19 restrictions after Governor Roy Cooper's Phase 2.5 eased public restrictions. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Museum of Art.

Now allowed to reopen, museums develop a broad array of plans to welcome back patrons

As North Carolina moves into Phase 2.5, museums in the Triangle area are able to reopen at limited capacity. The North Carolina Museum of Art is now open, with the North Carolina Museum of Sciences opening soon. Facing lost revenue due to the pandemic, these museums have come up with innovative ways to share the museum experience virtually and some are now opening their doors once more to visitors in person.

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. 

9/13/2020 8:21pm

DTH Photo Illustration. COVID-19 has affected many fall activities, but students are still making the most of the season. Some favorite fall drinks include apple cider and pumpkin spice-flavored tea and coffee.

Fallback plan: UNC students embracing an unusual fall season

Tailgates will be rare. Students won't spend hours studying in packed coffee shops. And fall traditions, like attending Pauper Players’ production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in person, might not happen at all. Here's how UNC students are preparing for a fall unlike any other due to the pandemic. 

9/13/2020 7:59pm

Ryan Smoot

Column: Surviving Zoom University burnout

Here’s how I’m trying to survive Zoom burnout -- these are easy to write but honestly difficult to establish as long-term habits. Do what you can to build a healthier, energetic routine, and don’t worry about being perfect. We’re all going through this together, so never be afraid to reach out to friends, family or mental health professionals for support.

9/13/2020 7:21pm

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz speaks at the final UNC Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting of the year at the Carolina Inn on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019.

Chancellor Guskiewicz discusses learning from the fall and looking ahead to the spring

For the first time since the University moved to remote instruction one week after the first day of class due to COVID-19 outbreaks, the DTH talked to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz over Zoom to discuss the fall semester and plans going forward. "I don't regret any decisions. We've learned a lot — and there's some areas that we know, as we reflect back on the development of that roadmap and the implementation of it in the start of the semester, that I believe we'll look closely at and and modify as we make plans for the spring semester." Guskiewicz said he hopes to bring students back on campus in the spring, and a group is being assembled to begin making plans.