• Arts & Culture

    Ackland Art Museum turns 60

    With the 60th anniversary of the Ackland Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a year-long celebration on Sept. 20. This celebration includes public art displays, creative spaces and gifts. Exhibits on display include Birthday presents, ART&, and RedBall Chapel Hill. Located on the UNC campus across from Franklin Street, the Ackland Art Museum is a local museum that focuses on a global outlook, connecting the UNC community to the outside world. Created in 1958, the Ackland, with 18,000 pieces of artwork, provides special exhibitions and public programs free of charge. The Ackland features exhibits on artwork from a  multitude of cultures and time periods, and…

  • Features

    Meet Kenneth Proulx: a New Principal for East Chapel Hill

    “I believe that the goal of a principal is to be the face of the school and the heart of the school, and the way that you do that is by creating those relationships, and not just with the kids.” After meeting with East Chapel Hill High School’s new principal, Kenneth Proulx, anyone would see that the above statement truly encompasses what he hopes to bring to East in the coming years. As an educator whose last job saw a school from its opening to its subsequent eight years, it’s evident Proulx values building relationships. Coming from Holly Grove Middle (as well as other schools in North Carolina and New…

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    Students Juuling at East: the Vaping Epidemic in our Hallways

    Growing up in the 2000s, there was one thing hammered into the mind of every first through ninth grader: smoking is evil, and only losers and burnouts smoke. There were pledges to abstain, stickers and hours of education and presentations. However, these lessons may have been wasted. Recently, across the state, there has been a worrying increase in nicotine use and abuse by teenagers. The primary culprit: Juul. According to the North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey’s most recent report, e-cigarette use by high schoolers is up 894 percent since 2011. That same survey found three out of every ten students have used e-cigarettes. East, in particular, having wealthy students with…

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    Eugenics Spark Controversy

    It is difficult to understate the importance of genetic information, it provides insight to one’s heritage, current health status, and the future of their children. Equally as important is genetic autonomy, the ability to control how genetic information is used. One of the most prominent violations of genetic autonomy in history is the eugenics movement. The eugenics movement experimented on, sterilized, and at times euthanized individuals deemed “undesirable” by eugenicist academics. According to Npr.org, 7,000 people were forcibly sterilized in North Carolina alone between 1929 and 1976. The eugenics movement was an attempt at population control of people deemed to be unfit to live and reproduce in society. The movement…

  • News

    Glenwood Elementary becomes a bilingual magnet school

    Chapel Hill’s oldest elementary school, Glenwood, will become a magnet school for the English-Mandarin Dual Language Program, as voted by the school board Sept. 20. This decision was controversial and was met with some backlash by the community. Glenwood, opened in 1953, has been a big part of Chapel Hill history. The school was desegregated in the late 1950’s and early 60’s and has evolved into one of the most diverse schools in the area, catalyzed by the introduction of the Mandarin program in 2002. The program has English-speaking students learning Mandarin, and Mandarin-speaking children learning English, allowing for cross-cultural integration from a young age. Throughout the years, a select…