• Arts & Culture

    We Are Town

    Imagine you’re in the school cafeteria, surrounded by gossip, drama and… actors? This was the experience that “We Are Town,” this year’s play produced by East’s Cookie Dough Theater Company, brought into scripted reality. Cookie Dough Theater Company is the production company formed by East’s Theater Four class. Each year, the Theater Four class forms a production company and chooses a play to gain the rights to, put together and direct. This year was distinguished by their decision to write the play themselves, rather than pick from plays already written. “Ms. Hynes first pitched the idea for ‘We Are Town’ to CDTC [East’s Cookie Dough Production Company] at the beginning…

  • 2018-2019,  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…

  • 2018-2019,  Arts & Culture

    Autumn: Big Season for (T)rap

    Big releases in the music industry are constant news, and September and October aren’t any different. Hip hop had a boom in the past two months. Lil Wayne released the highly anticipated Tha Carter V after a Sept. 25 announcement that the album would drop on his birthday, Sept. 27. When the album dropped, social media was abuzz, causing many students to post on their Instagram stories about hit tracks like Mona Lisa, which features Kendrick Lamar, and Don’t Cry, which features the late XXXTentacion. Another big release in rap was the drop of Iridescence, Brockhampton’s new album, Sept. 21. The album is the first album of the 14-person collective…

  • 2018-2019,  Arts & Culture

    BalloonFest Comes to Carolina

    Statesville, NC–The Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville, North Carolina, is a combination of fried food, music, people, and floating pieces of art which carry people through the sky. It is the 45th year of the festival, and its many sponsors, including McDonald’s and Wells Fargo, helped pay for many types of entertainment. From October 19 to 21, the festival was open with inflatables, a climbing wall, bungee jumping and even a walk-in balloon for kids. For adults, there was a craftbeer station, a fried food section and two live bands. These activities were just side events, however, not the main attraction. A hot air balloon is a large contraption which has…