• Five easy ways college students can help the environment

    Five easy ways college students can help the environment

    Most college students are limited in what they can do to protect the environment. It’s unrealistic for us to to buy an electric vehicle or install solar panels, for example. But there are simple (and free) ways we can reduce our environmental impact.   Reduce single-use plastics Single-use plastics, like straws and plastic lids, typically

  • NCCU student leaders look ahead to new projects

    NCCU student leaders look ahead to new projects

    Above: NCCU student body president Michael Hopkins (foreground) and vice president Davanta Parker introduce the 2018 State of the Campus address on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of Kaylee Sciacca. Members of N.C. Central University’s Student Government Association shared their fall semester achievements and spring agendas at the 2018 State of the Campus address last

  • Former president of UNC fraternity: Hazing happens here, too

    Former president of UNC fraternity: Hazing happens here, too

    • UNC
    • February 2, 2018

    David Vitek, a 2017 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, says a key to reducing incidents of hazing is to change “fraternity culture.” Vitek, who was president of Sigma Nu Fraternity, wrote an op-ed in The News & Observer this week. “Based on my experience, I believe UNC-Chapel Hill, and nearly every other school across the state

  • Meet the president of the Climate Reality Project at NC State

    Meet the president of the Climate Reality Project at NC State

    The Climate Reality Project Campus Corps has spent the last three semesters working on a campaign to commit NC State to using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030. The university’s administration signed on to the project last semester, and now the group is switching gears for a new campaign. Meredith Bain, chairwoman of the local

  • Krzyzewskiville temporarily shut down because of severity of the flu

    Krzyzewskiville temporarily shut down because of severity of the flu

    • Duke
    • February 1, 2018

    A news reporter recently posed this question to me and my tent-mates in Krzyzewskiville: “Aren’t you smarter than this?” I have been living in a tent on the Duke University campus since Jan. 12, along with 11 of my friends, in hopes of getting coveted tickets to the Duke-UNC men’s basketball game. Needless to say, we’ve gotten a

  • NC Central students say they’re not getting all the meals they pay for

    NC Central students say they’re not getting all the meals they pay for

    Above: a screenshot of the online petition a group of North Carolina Central University students created to protest the meal plan for freshmen.  Some freshmen at N.C. Central University say they are paying for more meals that aren’t available through their meal plan. A petition on Change.org says freshmen pay for 21 meals per week but

  • Does the UNC System really need a new logo?

    Does the UNC System really need a new logo?

    In case you haven’t heard, the UNC System has a new logo. It’s part of a new branding strategy that cost $250,000. UNC President Margaret Spellings said she hopes the logo connects North Carolinians with the “promise [that] higher education holds.” Because the logo was a high-ticket item, I decided to ask students at N.C. State

  • New documentary highlights HBCUs

    New documentary highlights HBCUs

    Above: filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. speaks to North Carolina Central University students and faculty prior to the screening of his film “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” on Jan. 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Daniel Hargrove. The moment Stanley Nelson Jr. walked into room 338 of the Farrison-Newton Communications

  • Trinity House brings a new kind of luxury to dorm life at Duke

    Trinity House brings a new kind of luxury to dorm life at Duke

    • Duke
    • January 23, 2018

    Have you been to Trinity House, the newest dorm building on Duke University’s campus? Yeah, it’s fancy. A movie theater, an arcade, a full kitchen. Read more about the dorm here.

  • Sleeping outside in the snow? This really puts the ‘Crazie’ in Cameron.

    Sleeping outside in the snow? This really puts the ‘Crazie’ in Cameron.

    • Duke
    • January 22, 2018

    While most of us awoke on Wednesday morning to a beautiful blanket of snow outside our windows, a group of four first-years woke up to the freezing snow in a tent in Duke University’s famous Krzyzewskiville.  Duke’s line nonitors, who perform routine checks to make sure each tent has the required number of students present,

  • Here’s what you need to know about the flu

    Here’s what you need to know about the flu

    • UNC
    • January 22, 2018

    Flu season is still here. With college students living, studying, eating and working in close quarters, illness can spread quickly on campus. Here’s what you need to know about the flu. How bad is the flu this year? During the first week of 2018, 26 of 50 states experienced “high” flu activity, but North Carolina

  • Don’t freak out, but we could get up to 6 inches of snow

    Don’t freak out, but we could get up to 6 inches of snow

    Here’s the deal: It’s probably going to snow. When? The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a winter storm warning for all of central North Carolina to begin at 11 p.m. Tuesday and last until 4 p.m. Wednesday. Snow is expected to arrive after midnight Tuesday and last well into Wednesday. How much? Anywhere from 2 to 6

  • How to get a summer internship outside North Carolina

    How to get a summer internship outside North Carolina

    Most of the universities in the Triangle are fortunate enough to have loads of recruiters who visit in hopes of finding students for summer internships. But most of the time, recruiters are looking for interns for local jobs, which means staying in North Carolina. This works for a lot of students, but it can be

  • Is Stephen Miller, a Duke grad, standing in the way of an immigration deal?

    Is Stephen Miller, a Duke grad, standing in the way of an immigration deal?

    • Duke
    • January 11, 2018

    Here’s one thing even Republicans negotiating an immigration deal agree on: Trump aide (and Duke graduate) Stephen Miller is hurting their chances of getting anything done. They blame him for insisting the administration gets approval for an unrealistic number of immigration policies in exchange for protections for young people brought into the country illegally as children. They

  • Here’s what you should do when a police officer pulls you over

    Here’s what you should do when a police officer pulls you over

    It happens to the best of us – maybe we’re driving home from class or work and notice blue lights in the rear-view mirror. OK, we were going a few (or more than a few) mph over the speed limit, or we didn’t realize we had a busted tail light. So what should you do

  • Upcoming things to do in Raleigh: women’s march, Harry Potter and more

    Upcoming things to do in Raleigh: women’s march, Harry Potter and more

    There are loads of events coming up in Raleigh in January and February. Take advantage of the early part of the semester when we aren’t that busy to have some fun in the city! NCSU basketball N.C. State’s basketball seasons are in full swing. Make sure to request student tickets. We just beat Duke, so

  • Two fraternities shut down at ECU after alcohol and hazing investigations

    Two fraternities shut down at ECU after alcohol and hazing investigations

    We are in a time of increased scrutiny of fraternities after deaths at Penn State, Louisiana State, Texas State and Florida State universities last year. But this story is closer to home: Two fraternities at East Carolina University have been shut down by their national organizations following investigations into members’ conduct, including alcohol violations and hazing,

  • How to get back in the swing of things after winter break

    How to get back in the swing of things after winter break

    It can be tough to settle into a new routine after winter break. It’s not like summer vacation where you have months off from studying and are fully revitalized and ready to get back to work. It’s not like spring or fall break where it’s short enough that you’re still in the mindset of being

  • Strapped for cash? Just pay what you can at this Raleigh restaurant.

    Strapped for cash? Just pay what you can at this Raleigh restaurant.

    A Place at the Table opened Monday at 300 W. Hargett St. in downtown Raleigh. It’s a convenient spot for NCSU students. There are no set prices, and the restaurant invites patrons to pay what they can afford: the suggested donation, a little extra, pay for someone else’s meal or pay one’s way through volunteering. Volunteer

  • You still have time to binge-watch before the new semester

    You still have time to binge-watch before the new semester

    It’s a snow day in the Triangle, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on your favorite Netflix or Amazon shows. But no matter where you are, you probably owe it to yourself to do some binge-watching before the new semester starts. Here are some suggestions from Brooke Cain, the TV reporter for The