Elizabeth Matulis


ICYMI: Ted Cruz rehearses kissing his wife before presidential announcement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race at Liberty University last week — and he remains the only major candidate to have officially declared a run. Cruz was a big subject on social media and news organizations throughout last week, but not just for his announcement or his policies — but for what many believed was him rehearsing kissing his wife before the big announcement at the university last week.

North Carolina's export economy replacing long lost textile jobs

The growing export industry in North Carolina is beginning to replace the economic gap that was left when the textile industry collapsed and moved largely overseas. Joey Fink, a Ph.D candidate in history at UNC explained the long history of textiles in North Carolina, and the impact the industry had on the shaping of North Carolina history.

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine outlines recent conflict in speech

The crisis in Ukraine may appear to have escalated to its height in 2013 and early 2014. But this might not the case. A break of ceasefire in the Donetsk region and over 9,000 Russian troops in Ukraine seem to tell a different story. The history of Ukraine’s relationship with Russia, and the resulting three key decisions, were explained by former ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, in a lecture on UNC's campus Tuesday.