Fahamu Pecou's exhibit at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center explores Black resiliency through a combination of West African tradition and hip hop culture. The showcase coincides with the Stone Center's wider project addressing perspectives that surround 1619 and slavery in America.
Local arts organizations host a banned books pop-up gallery to observe the history of censored books.
“It’s hard to have a discussion because video games are so new, but hyper-sexualization of women and sexism are so old." Female gamers from UNC talked to us about the harassment and sexism they experience while online. A constant barrage of sexual comments, reporting female users as bots or inappropriate to get them removes and other tactics are just the beginning of what these women have to deal with.
Three male UNC dancers share their experiences with discrimination because of their passion for dance, an activity seen as feminine by society.
The newest in online personality tests is the enneagram. The concept of finding ourselves in online descriptors of personal strengths and weaknesses is not new, but it is becoming somewhat of a social media trend. As more influencers, college students and avid social media users start to share and publicize their personality results as a form of deeper connection, they also infiltrate the corporate world as a hiring indicator. Myers-Briggs, the Big Five and even astrological symbols have become a form of self-expression and self-labeling that allows people to connect with their peers and contextualize their personality. While these kinds of groupings may help us relate socially to others, they may not actually be objective u2013 or even totally accurate u2013 measurements. Students and psychological experts weighed in on the real value of these tools. After all, is it really possible for everyone in the world to fit into seven neat boxes?
UNC senior Hanna Watson is bringing worlds together with her words and igniting a conversation on race relations.
“Even though we’re telling my particular story, the scenes that we are taking on are so universal that almost everyone in the audience seems to have something that they really latch onto and identify with."
Former students and faculty remember UNC in the '90s, a decade that changed the way the University was perceived by the world and by its students.
UNC's campus culture at UNC was defined by protests against apartheid and the rise of Michael Jordan — as well as tie-dye shirts and Madonna.