Joseph Held


Hundreds of students packed their bags and found a way to get to Phoenix to witness the men’s basketball team claim the NCAA title.

My experience attending the NCAA Championship

With a duffle bag containing every UNC clothing item I own, I filed into a rented 12-passenger van headed to Phoenix. Only 10 of us occupied the vehicle’s compartment, which made the 32-hour drive slightly more spacious.

From left, Paola Vallejos, Erin Brown and Kate Abendroth participate in "Mean Girls Trivia" at Country Fried Duck on Monday night. 

Q&A with Country Fried Duck trivia expert John Gunn

In the past few weeks, Monday night trivia at Country Fried Duck has been a trending event. From SpongeBob SquarePants trivia to last night's Mean Girls trivia, the venue has gained a reputation for fun and relatable game nights. Staff writer Joseph Held spoke to Country Fried Duck Manager John Gunn about pop culture, sex trivia and the game itself. 

Sophomore Cody Staples grabs a cookie from Lenoir Dining Hall.

King of the Hill: Top of Lenoir

As I ride upwards on the escalator, a fragrant wind blows past me, smelling of wood-fired pizza and freshly baked desserts. With a swipe of my OneCard, I have gained admission into UNC’s premier dining hall, the Top of Lenoir.

When Sup Dogs on Franklin Street opened, owner Bret Oliverio welcomed new patrons as they came in the door.

Watch the game at these bars and restaurants

When a ping of an email brings the news that you have not been randomly selected in the basketball lottery or a security guard tells you that the student section is full, the search for a place to watch UNC’s sporting events becomes a top priority.


Post-Its represent ideas formed at the TedX talk.

Post-Its represent ideas formed at the TedX talk.