• 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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    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…

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    UNC Women’s lacrosse program emerges as powerhouse

    The University of North Carolina is known for their successful athletic programs. Men’s basketball has a reputation for greatness, having helped developed the skills of some of the most famous basketball players in the world. Women’s soccer has dominated their league for years, winning a record 21 national championships. One athletic program in particular that has risen in the ranks over the past decade is women’s lacrosse. The program was started in 1994 when Jenny Levy, a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, was hired as the head coach. Over the years, Coach Levy has built up the women’s lacrosse program. UNC women’s lacrosse has had nine appearances in…

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    Carolina men’s basketball excels in ACC play as March approaches

    By Karlton Tate As March draws closer and conference play begins to ramp up, the 2016-2017 Carolina men’s basketball team (21-5) looks strong but not perfect at the top of ACC standings.   Offensively, the Tar Heels are seemingly unbeatable when juniors Justin Jackson and Joel Berry II knock down three-point shots. Last season, Jackson’s inability to consistently hit shots from behind the arc was well documented as the small forward went cold for long stretches of the season, making under 30 percent of his shots from three-point range. This year however, Jackson has asserted himself as the team’s offensive powerhouse, averaging nearly 20 points per game and making almost…

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    Carolina women’s basketball perseveres

    By: Kayla Merriweather The Carolina women’s basketball team has experienced a topsy turvy year. While the team is ripe with young talent and seasoned veterans, several possible wins have slipped out of reach in the final minutes. At first glance, their 12-7 overall record reflects a competitive team with room for improvement. The team came into the season hot, winning four of its first five matchups. As the season has progressed, they’ve absolutely pounded other opponents at certain points, with the margin of victory being as high as 35. However, a closer inspection of the record exposes the Tar Heels’ faults. Conference play began Jan. 2, and the team is…