• Sports

    ECHHS wrestling team gains popularity

    Wrestling is one of the more unique sports that there are at East Chapel Hill High School. It incorporates several different techniques and fighting styles, even aspects of jiu jitsu. It is about halfway through the wrestling season and the ECHHS Wrestling team has had their greatest number of wrestlers in years. The team consists mostly of younger students with only two juniors and seniors. The team currently has 10 wrestlers on the team that fill 9/14 of the weight classes. Because of the boost in numbers the team has been able to compete in a more rigorous conference. The tougher competition has allowed for the team to improve overall.…

  • Sports

    GQ Praises Colin Kaepernick

    Yet another entity has taken a public stance on the largest sports controversy of 2017: Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest.  The former quarterback was featured on the cover of the GQ Men Of the Year issue, and given the title of “Citizen Of the Year” by the magazine. Earlier this year, Kaepernick started a demonstration that spread among other athletes to kneel during the national anthem, to protest the treatment of black people by law enforcement and to support the Black Lives Matter movement.  He faced so much opposition that he was blacklisted and no longer plays in the NFL, even garnering attention from Donald Trump, who called his protest…

  • Arts & Culture

    Megan Ellaby knows fashion

    Amongst the plethora of beauty and fashion bloggers today, Megan Ellaby, a fashion communication and promotion graduate from The University of Huddersfield, is taking over the scene. Ellaby, a 25-year-old from Manchester, England, began her career as a sales and buying assistant for House of Holland in 2012. Ever since, she has worked her way through various mainstream fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Asos, and JD Sports Fashion plc. Currently, she serves as a personal stylist for Asos.com. In addition, Ellaby is a full-time blogger. During her time at the University of Huddersfield, Ellaby began an internship where she recorded her experience. Since then, her fashion, beauty, and lifestyle…

  • Archived,  Features

    Legacy of Morehead Planetarium extends beyond Chapel Hill

    The Morehead Planetarium is one of the most iconic landmarks on the UNC campus, and has likely been visited by most Chapel Hill residents. However, many of its visitors neglect to read deep enough into the planetarium’s history to discover that its legacy extends far beyond the city limits. When it opened in 1949, Morehead Planetarium was only the sixth planetarium in the US, and the first on a university campus. Designed by the architects of the Jefferson Memorial, the planetarium was the most expensive building in NC history at the time of its completion. A decade later, the planetarium began to serve as a training center for astronauts. Its…

  • Archived,  Features

    Tiny homes revolutionize affordable living

    Anyone who has ever been to Ikea and seen their life-size models of minimalist houses knows that one doesn’t need nearly as much living space as they may think. Now, similar houses to these are becoming available to own. Arielle Schechter, an architect based in Chapel Hill, is the founder of Micropolis Houses. Her goal is to offer affordable, efficient living that emphasizes beauty. Her inspiration comes from a desire to create more aesthetically-pleasing alternatives to trailers. “Some of my friends lived in trailers, and I thought they were really sad and depressing,” Schecter recalled of her childhood to The Daily Tar Heel. “There wasn’t adequate small housing back then.”…