The Bacchanalian: The search for the best queso

By David Margolies, Isaac Rosso Klakovich, and Karlton Tate For many people, the strength of a Mexican restaurant’s queso is a crucial selling point. There are several types of the famous melted cheese and everyone seems to have their own favorite. With its thriving Hispanic population, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area offers several Mexican and Mexican-American restaurant Continue Reading

Carrboro declares itself a safe haven for Syrian refugees

By Vivian Scimone The Carrboro Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution, declaring the town a safe haven for Syrian refugees at its Nov 24 meeting. “Refugees aren’t terrorists,” said Alderman Sammy Slade, “Refugees are people who are victims of violence and terror. It’s our responsibility as a welcoming town to invite them [in] and Continue Reading

Cat’s Cradle mewsic location in crisis

By Zoe Hazerjian  The fate of the Carrboro’s local live-music venue; Cat’s Cradle has yet to be decided as talk of the 300 East Main redevelopment project continues. Main Street Partners, The Cat’s Cradle’s landlord, proposed a plan that requires $12 million to build a  55,000-square-foot building next to the 300 E. Main St. shopping Continue Reading

Dog Sees God: student theater features grown-up Peanuts characters

By Kayla Miron From 1950 to 2000, Charles Shultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip served as a static backdrop against evolving newspapers and changing headlines. In an upcoming staging of “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” One Song productions, a local student-run theater company, will explore what happens to grown versions of the “Peanuts” characters. Continue Reading

A Chance to Dance?

By Corey Risinger and Anna Quercia-Thomas As in any small liberal arts centered town, Chapel Hill provides many opportunities for its residents to express their creativity and expand their outlooks in fun and innovative ways. However, many of these unique and less conventional activities are not well known to East students and are not able Continue Reading