• News

    “Day without Woman” strike causes CHCCS controversy

    By: Olivia Cohen and Brooke Bauman In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, the CHCCS district has preemptively turned Wednesday into an optional teacher-work day. The decision, while not politically affiliated, received a wide range of reactions from parents and students in the district. “Women across the nation, as well as men, will be participating in a one-day demonstration to recognize the value of women,” said Interim Superintendent Jim Causby. “As part of this demonstration, many will be staying home from work.” While lots of schools across the nation are affected, most are choosing not to shut down for the day. CHCCS on the other hand, will close…

  • Archived,  News

    Protests at the University of Missouri spark action upon pressing racial issues

    By Karlton Tate and Brooke Bauman On Nov. 7, several University of Missouri football players announced they would boycott all football-related activities, including practices and games, until University president Timothy Wolfe was removed or stepped down. In the announcement, posted to social media by The Legion of Black Collegians (LBC), a black student government group at the University, players cited recent racially charged acts of discrimination toward the black community on the campus and the lack of action or meaningful change from administrators on campus as reasons for the boycott. The announcement supported protesters who had been calling for Wolfe’s resignation this past October for his failure to rectify issues…

  • Archived,  Features

    The (tur)key to a great Thanksgiving in Chapel Hill

    By Isaac Rosso Klakovich and Brooke Bauman Celebrated by people across the nation, Thanksgiving is a classic American holiday which unites families through food, football, and traditions passed down through the generations. In recent years, many young people have forgone the authentic Thanksgiving traditions in exchange for their own quirky customs. Thanksgiving is celebrated in varied ways throughout the US, and Chapel Hill is no exception. Families can participate in walks for hunger, volunteer at their local food shelter, cheer their favorite football team on, or attend a parade. Even with all of the activities available to the public, food will always remain the main attraction of Thanksgiving. Many people use…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    Silverspot Cinema hits the spot

    By Ceci Creissen, Brooke Bauman Though Chapel Hill is already home to a few theatres, Silverspot Cinema, opening at University Mall on Oct. 18, is one of a kind. The space is impressively modern, and it is clear that the Cinema is determined to change the way that people watch movies. The employees are passionate about their workplace and it is apparent that this business cares about its customers’ experiences. It appears that the primary audience is sophisticated adults looking for an equally sophisticated date venue, there are even loveseats so that a couple can enjoy the film in a more intimate way. Silverspot Cinema offers a unique experience in…