UNC's LGBTQ Center and student volunteers celebrated “Pride in the Pit,” as a part of a series of events for UNC's Pride Week. The week is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC and is celebrated in tandem with the 20-year anniversary of the Center’s opening. “Visibility matters, so we want to make sure we’re here and we’re seen,” J Stockett, the assistant director of the LGBTQ Center, said.
Avery Cook has served as the interim director of UNC Counseling and Psychological Services since 2021, but has now officially been named director.
Allies for Minorities and Women in Science and Engineering, or AM_WISE, is a group of UNC graduate students who serve as both a resource and a support system for women and minorities in the sciences. They work to create a community for all at UNC.
This weekend at Memorial Hall, the Carolina Performing Arts will be showing "Omar" – an opera following the story and life of Muslim scholar Omar Ibn Said. Leading up to the N.C. premier, UNC has hosted several events and discussions surrounding the historical context behind the opera, delving into who he was, his impact and his connection to the University.
UNC student film, "Sticky Feet" is set to premiere on Feb. 24 at the Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill. The film is directed, produced and cast by University students and focuses on a comedic coming-of-age story.
During quarantine, many UNC students remember spending hours scrolling through their TikTok "For You" pages, discovering new trends from whipped coffee recipes to dances to Doja Cat’s song “Say So”. Some UNC students became successful TikTok creators.
Queerolina, an online oral history exhibit in the Wilson Library Special Collections, works to tell the history of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC through stories and archives. The name “Queerolina” was generated as a reparative label, reclaiming what was once a slur used to refer to the University’s progressive nature compared to other public schools in the Southeast.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Aadil Zeffer began his UNC career this fall 2022 semester.
Members of Lauds, an indie-rock band from Wilmington, share a love of music, their hometown, and UNC basketball. The band has released two EPs in the last year, Holt III said, and is currently in the works of writing and producing their first studio album. They work with Fort Lowell Records, a Wilmington-based indie-rock record label.