• At off-campus bars, some Duke students describe a culture of sexual misconduct

    At off-campus bars, some Duke students describe a culture of sexual misconduct

    Nina Wilder, a student at Duke University, went to a bar in Durham on a Saturday night in hopes of having fun. But by the time she found herself with a stranger on the dance floor, away from her friends, she was scared. Wilder said she kissed the man that night in January 2017 but

  • At the Duke Lemur Center, girls run the show

    At the Duke Lemur Center, girls run the show

    Liesl, a 9-year-old ring-tailed lemur with the attitude of an Amazon warrior, is the undisputed matriarch of the North Carolina pine forest her family calls home. She and her troop preside over 14 acres of land, foraging alongside squirrels and cardinals when the weather is nice. Aracus, Liesl’s aging mate, is attuned to the slightest

  • New NCCU student center plans unveiled

    New NCCU student center plans unveiled

    Above: a wooden model of the current design of N.C. Central University’s new student center was available for viewing. Photo by Kaylee Sciacca. N.C. Central University students, faculty and alumni got a glimpse last month of the planned student center in the Alfonso Elder Student Union. The two-story center, which will span 100,000 square feet

  • The trick to changing your major, studying abroad and still graduating early

    The trick to changing your major, studying abroad and still graduating early

    When I started at N.C. State, my anticipated graduation date was May 2019. After a series of changes with my major and minor, and even which school I was taking classes at, I am now going to graduate in December 2018. If you heard the number of changes I made to my degree, you would

  • How to pay your way through traveling

    How to pay your way through traveling

    Are you working on summer plans? Traveling can be expensive, especially when you could be spending the summer working. But college students shouldn’t rule out the possibility. There are ways to earn money as you travel, so you can have the best of both worlds. Here are some ideas. Speak English!  Diverbo is looking for English

  • How to get politically involved as a college student

    How to get politically involved as a college student

    It can be tough to think about being politically active when you have a three exams and 20 deadlines to meet each week. But it’s important for college students to keep track of what’s going on in the country and in the world so they can make an impact when it matters. Many of the major political

  • How I got front-row seats to the Duke-UNC game

    How I got front-row seats to the Duke-UNC game

    • Duke
    • February 26, 2018

    An hour-long test, trips to multiple wrestling matches and many nights in the cold have all brought me to this point: My friends and I will be in the front row at the Duke-UNC basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday.  Throughout my six-week stay at Krzyzewskiville, the tent city at Duke University, I’ve realized

  • Report ties current and former Duke, UNC, NC State players to federal basketball case

    Report ties current and former Duke, UNC, NC State players to federal basketball case

    The following is from The News & Observer.  The FBI investigation into college basketball took a turn toward the Triangle on Friday. Yahoo! Sports, citing “hundreds of pages of documents” that it said provided “a clear-eyed view into the pervasive nature of the game’s underground economy,” named former and current Duke, North Carolina and N.C.

  • The Daily Tar Heel is celebrating its 125th birthday

    The Daily Tar Heel is celebrating its 125th birthday

    The following is by Jane Stancill of The News & Observer.  For more than a century, The Daily Tar Heel student journalists have documented life at UNC-Chapel Hill and taken on the university on issues of free expression, integration, tuition, campus crime and big-time athletics. This weekend, the independent student newspaper will celebrate its 125th

  • Duke students protest at new arts center: ‘We are watching, and we have not forgotten’

    Duke students protest at new arts center: ‘We are watching, and we have not forgotten’

    • Duke
    • February 23, 2018

    Student protesters hung two banners from Duke’s new Rubenstein Arts Center early Friday morning. “We reject Rubenstein’s profiteering” was painted on one banner. The second said, “Fight On: Dismantle Duke plantation.” Both banners were removed from the building before noon. David Rubenstein is one of Duke’s largest donors and has multiple buildings named after him

  • UNC warns of planned white nationalist rally

    UNC warns of planned white nationalist rally

    • UNC
    • February 21, 2018

    UNC-Chapel Hill officials warned of possible trouble on campus as rumors swirled of a white nationalist rally planned for Wednesday. Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, sent a message to deans and department chairs, saying word has spread that “individuals not affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill” are planning a “Rally for Nationalism.”

  • Video shows Silent Sam being hammered

    Video shows Silent Sam being hammered

    • UNC
    • February 12, 2018

    A video obtained by The News & Observer last week shows a man climb the Silent Sam Confederate statute and pound the face of the solider with a hammer. The video was shot by a passerby at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Aug. 15. Calls to remove the statue were renewed last summer after a

  • 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