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.

9/11/2020 1:33am

First year quarterback Sam Howell (7) looks to make a pass during a game against UVA in Kenan Stadium on Nov. 2, 2019.

'That’s Sam': How Sam Howell went from hometown hero to UNC superstar

Sam Howell's rise to fame as UNC's starting quarterback might have come as a surprise to some, but not for the people who know him best back home.  For years, his hometown has been marveling over his athletics gifts, but also his selflessness to always put others before himself.  Tad Baucom, his former high school coach, knows just what it looks like when Howell cares about someone like family.  For his talents and his person, UNC devoted 11 days straight to recruiting him away from Florida State.