While TikTok virality may not directly influence the administration, it grew into a space for students to cope with stress, voice their frustrations and confide in similarly situated students. And millions of people are watching. Despite TikTok typically being an app for humor and fun, some students gained virality simply by reporting on the University’s COVID-19 response and plans. Sally Hassan, a sophomore who went viral for her TikTok posts about the University, saw similar posts unpacking and sometimes mocking UNC’s situation. “The algorithm is very powerful,” Junior Zaria Joyner said. “I knew that I could reach a lot more people a lot more quickly, rather than other social media.”
As protests for racial justice grew around the country, these designers pledged to donate all revenue from their new designs to various local and national charities, ranging from the NAACP to the Know Your Rights Camp.
With over 50,000 streams on Spotify and SoundCloud, Chapel Hill band Pajama Day is on the rise.
“It’s what bluegrass is to country music, charanga music is to Latin jazz and salsa."
Weston Estate is an indie band made up of five college students from North Carolina. With just three songs, the band already has 1.4 million streams on Spotify and appears on 19 Spotify editorial playlists.
The House Restaurant and Catering is partnering with Justin Q. Young to host "Paint n' Sip" on Jan. 25 as an early celebration of Black History Month.
"His art is a message for humanity to share love and become unified."
The Kenan Theatre Company will be putting on a One Acts Festival from Thursday, Nov. 21 to Monday, Nov. 25. The festival includes four one-act plays performed on the same set and stage.
The competition will consist of 16 dance teams from across the nation.