“It was a knock at the door. It was the shaking of my bed. It was lights. It was bruises on my arm. One time it destroyed my room. My roommate hadn’t been in town, and I walked into my room and everything was not where it was supposed to be. And I was like, I didn’t do this. My roommate’s out of town. We’re the only two people who have a key to this room.” From Hinton James Residence Hall to Gimghoul Castle, students say they've experienced a variety of hauntings across campus. One student saw a woman wearing all black who disappeared from sight, while another believes the ghost of a friendly dog plays tricks on her and her friends. Just in time for Halloween, here are some spooky ghost stories from UNC and around Chapel Hill.
UNC-Chapel Hill's new Chief of Police David L. Perry has plans to make active shooter trainings include hands-on activities to better prepare participants, and the University is also working on its own campus-specific training video. Perry said conversations about active shooters are difficult to have, but it is important given the time and place in history.
Seven years after Faith Hedgepeth was beaten to death on Sept. 7, 2012, her murder remains unsolved. Chapel Hill Police continue to investigate the case using DNA evidence and details pieced together from that night.
Starting your first-year at UNC as a minor has its upsides and downsides. These students talk about their experiences being younger than average college first year.
Many students at UNC describe feeling out of place, or as though they aren't smart enough to compete at Carolina. This is called imposter syndrome, and it's a lot more damaging than you may realize.
Accusations, manipulation and threats of suicide — a once-healthy relationship slowly becomes a nightmare. While there may be no bruises, victims often endure the behavior until they lose themselves. For many college students, it can be hard to overcome emotional abuse when they have to exist on the same campus. Two UNC students explain how they live, study and heal in the aftermath of their abusive relationships and what resources are available to those who are experiencing emotional abuse.
"The Hunting Ground" brought to light the difficulties that sexual assault survivors face on college campuses. Here's how the documentary affected UNC.
There are two spheres on college campuses that have been, for the most part, pitted against each other in cinematic depictions and social media, seeming to operate in two separate realms of possibility. But being a part of Greek life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is neither impossible nor discouraged. UNC students share their experiences participating in Greek life while also being openly gay, which is still not without its challenges. But like many things, young people are changing the way the collegiate experience looks today.
Students reflect on Chancellor Folt's legacy and their hopes for the next chancellor in the face of Folt's tumultuous relationship with students.
You probably know about the dating trend called ghosting, common on college campuses with the widespread accessibility and anonymity of digital communication. One day, you think you've met your soulmate, and the next day they're dodging all communication. "I think it’s easier to see people as numbers rather than real people," one student said. "And so, it’s easier to just turn on a switch to avoid them forever than actually talk to them about, ‘Hey, this was cool, but I don’t really want to talk to you anymore.’”
North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.