SWIMMING-AND-DIVING


9/15/2020 11:21pm

DTH Photo Illustration. A student pulls up the Twitter app on their phone. With UNC's campus shutdown in the spring, more and more students have turned to social media for activist work.

Column: Put the personal before the political

"If we aren’t holding the people in our community accountable, our politics are largely empty — they're performative, self-serving, feel-good mechanisms which allow us to simultaneously ignore and other ourselves from the very systems we claim to be fighting against."


9/15/2020 10:21pm

Junior Maria Cade plays Rona Lisa Peretti in UNC Pauper Players' production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in Feb. 2020. Photo courtesy of Maria Cade.

Four UNC student theater groups collaborate to produce bi-weekly virtual series

After the University moved classes online, four student-led theatre groups — the Black Arts Theatre Company, The LAB! Theatre, Company Carolina and Pauper Players — were left uncertain of their next steps. By Company Carolina’s suggestion, the four groups supplemented their individual plans for the fall with a virtual series of stage-readings, one-act plays and student-run performances.


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. 


9/15/2020 8:35pm

A police car parked on Franklin Street flashes its lights on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Column: Defund the police

Police agencies currently receive a large budget to respond to a broad umbrella of issues, but using police funds to invest in low-income housing, mental healthcare and school counseling may prevent the need for their involvement in the first place.


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.