Maria Gontaruk


A decade after 9/11 Muslim students hope for understanding

Freshman Ahmad Saad remembers the loneliness he felt Sept. 12, 2001, when the aftermath of the terrorist attacks began to affect his social life. Saad, who is Muslim, was in third grade when the two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. His friends refused to sit with him at lunch the next day, he said.

UNC workers' rights examined in forum

The stories of decades of UNC worker’s struggles led to a discussion Monday night about how things still could be better. UNC’s Student Action with Workers, an organization that mobilizes support for worker-led campaigns on campus, welcomed an audience of more than 80 students, faculty, staff and community members to Hamilton Hall for a night of guest speakers and group discussions.

Archaeology and economics double major Sam Kiefer plays Quidditch with the UNC Quidditch team on Polk Place earlier this month.

Quidditch comes to Chapel Hill

Students playing “Muggle Quidditch,” or Quidditch for non-wizards, is a phenomenon which began in 2005 as an intramural sport at Middlebury College in Vermont and only recently reached Chapel Hill. A group of Harry Potter fans and Quidditch aficionados started UNC’s team, “The Old Well Wizards,” this fall and proved their worth when they beat N.C. State in October by a score of 160-70.

Adams Lecture focuses on importance of humanities

Professor Joseph Flora thinks the humanities are as relevant as ever. And before an audience of about 200 people on Sunday, he made his case. The talk, entitled “Teacher! Teacher! Professing the Humanities in a Postmodern World,” was the 13th Adams Lecture in the Humanities and Human Values, a lecture given each fall by a distinguished scholar in the humanities at UNC.

Senior business major Grant Miller is participating in No Shave November, a national event where people avoid shaving for a month.

No Shave November getting hairy

No Shave November is a cultural phenomenon that encourages men to put the razor down for one month and embrace their natural scruff. Women are also welcome to participate in the event.