• 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…

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    “Homegrown Halloween” aims to take the fright out of Franklin Street

    By Emma Brodey and Vivian Scimone Halloween on Franklin Street is a longstanding Chapel Hill tradition, and one that East students love to attend. Every year on Halloween night, UNC students, surrounding residents, and even visitors from far away gather on Franklin Street tocelebrate the spooky holiday. In recent years this event has grown to huge numbers, with up to 80,000 people packing together on Franklin Street in one night. The late-night event was also known for its occasionally rowdy and not-so-family-friendly atmosphere. In response to the unmanageable size of the event, the Town of Chapel Hill has launched a new “Homegrown Halloween” effort. Town Manager Roger L. Stancil initiated…

  • Franklin Street on Halloween Night
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    Halloween activities

    By Landis Urquhart Halloween is just around the corner, and ones who love scary things can find many ways to spend the day. Read on to find a variety of spooky Halloween adventures! Franklin Street Franklin Street is Chapel Hill’s biggest and most popular halloween celebration. Thousands of students and Chapel Hill residents dress up in costumes and go to Franklin street on the night of Halloween to celebrate the holiday. Many people share ridiculous costumes and Halloween spirit. Trick-or-treating Although most teenagers think they are too old to trick or treat, it is never too late. You can tag along with your younger sibling, or just go with your…

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    Chapel Hill rapper Evan “Ease” Draughon is on his way

    By Sam Schaefer Last year, more than three years after I had first met Evan Draughon, I heard him perform live for the first time. It was an inauspicious occasion, a hip-hop concert at Jack Sprat on Franklin Street featuring him and several other acts on a rainy October night. I had first met him through my brother and his friends, and over the years I had know him, I had heard him rhyme among small groups of people in private settings, but because I was always too young to get in the venues where he performed in front of an audience, those were the only times I had seen…