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9/26/2016 11:59pm

We asked UNC students what emoji they'd get tattooed

Tattoos can be a reflection of a person’s character, but also a symbol of the world in which a person grew up. Emojis are a big part of youth culture today, so we took it upon ourselves to ask students at UNC what emojis they would get as a tattoo.


9/26/2016 11:57pm

Swerve director Sarah Vassello

Column: A first and lasting Impression

I don’t really know why, but people have called me edgy for as long as I can remember. Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t really know what that means or the fact that I wear a lot of black and swear a lot.


9/26/2016 11:55pm

The University desk assistants.Photo courtesy of Sofia Edelman

Office DJ: The mad scientist edition

It is not my birthday this week. Or next week. Or anytime soon, unlike the past four office DJs. I’m not trying to be a “special snowflake” here or anything, but besides not being a September baby, I also represent another minority in the newsroom — I'm a STEM major.


9/26/2016 11:19pm

MK Rodenbough, a junior from Greensboro, played at the Carrboro Music Festival. 

UNC student's band knows how to rock out

As a music student, MK Rodenbough rushes to and from classes, crams for tests and projects and even finds time to work, like so many students here at UNC. However, something sets her apart from the typical student here.


9/26/2016 10:20pm

Tattoo artist Mike Wheeler begins shading the Alaskan tribal tattoo on Hayden Fitzgerald's forearm Monday at Glenn's Tattoo Service.

What to know before you get a tattoo

Once you turn 18, you're technically a legal adult. You are given the freedom to make a plethora of decisions. You can legally vote in elections, buy random gadgets off of infomercials and join the #teamtatted squad.


9/26/2016 9:48pm

Word on the Street: Are you yatted? Tatted? or Ragretted?

Tattoos allow people to artistically express themselves in creative and unique ways, but they also represent a huge level of commitment. Some people love them, some people hate them, but sometimes you just have to follow the wise words of Scotty P.:


9/26/2016 12:13am

Natalie the pit bull enjoys PrideFest at Duke University this weekend. 

Pups show pride alongside humans at NC Pride

Natalie, a portly white pit bull, waddled over the grass of Duke University’s verdant East Campus Saturday in a pair of purple satin pixie wings. Her head was as wide as a shovel and her mouth could swallow your hand whole, but for such a powerful beast she glanced around with an almost childlike exuberance, her thick pink tongue unfurled, her amber eyes giddy and ecstatic at all the attention and head pats she was receiving. 


9/25/2016 11:53pm

Sad Magazine plays outside Weaver Street Market. 

Drunk, Sober, High: Carrboro Music Festival

In a college town, students are known to experience local events in a various states of inebriation. We asked our staffers to write about their experiences drunk, high and sober. To protect their reputations, we kept their identities anonymous. This week — the Carrboro Music Festival.


9/23/2016 2:17pm

Saxaphone specialist Danny Abrams plays a scale to prove his place in the band, part of one of the skits performed during the show. The night was full of theatrical spectacles punctuated by foot-stomping performances.

Cat's Cradle lineup for October 2016

Resting comfortably off the curb of East Main Street, Cat’s Cradle hosts a variety of musicians that play a wide range of genres. With everything from local favorites to international sensations at the Cradle, campus is only a stroll away from some consistently great tunes.


9/23/2016 2:16pm

Andrea Reusing, a chef at Lantern, sits at a table in her restaurant.  Reusing is a finalist for a James Beard award for best chef in the Southeast region.  Lantern's dishes mix Asian flavors with North Carolina ingredients.

Where to eat: Family Weekend edition

Family weekend is fast approaching, and with it comes the looming promise of a family meal. Don't worry, we have a handy list so that determining the restaurant of choice requires minimal effort. 


9/23/2016 12:46am

Hannibal Buress will perform standup at The Duke Energy Center on September 23. Photo courtesy of Pam Loshak. 

Q&A with "Broad City" actor, funny human Hannibal Burress

Hannibal Burress is known for being Lincoln on "Broad City," a stand-up comedian and an overall cool guy. He will be performing standup at The Duke Energy Center in Raleigh tonight. Swerve Assistant Editor Morgan Vickers spoke with Burress about life, love and the pursuit of happiness.


9/21/2016 1:03am

Relationship formula. Photo taken from Business Insider.

Mathematician breaks romance into a formula

Hannah Fry thinks she has nailed the science of relationships by finding the “perfect partner.” But, Fry, a mathematician and the author of "The Mathematics of Love," hasn’t done this with a makeover or buying a new wardrobe.