• 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

  • Here’s the latest on the Duke lacrosse accuser

    Here’s the latest on the Duke lacrosse accuser

    Crystal Mangum, who gained national attention after she accused a group of Duke University lacrosse players of raping her at a 2006 off-campus team party, is back in the news this week. What’s the latest? Mangum, 39, filed a complaint Tuesday alleging malicious prosecution by the Durham Police Department and the Durham County District Attorney’s Office

  • At UNC, women’s handball team gains momentum

    At UNC, women’s handball team gains momentum

    • UNC
    • January 2, 2018

      Handball has become more popular at UNC-Chapel Hill and across the country, but many people are still unfamiliar with the sport.  Handball is essentially “indoor soccer mixed with water polo,” according to Chandler Musson, captain and president of the UNC women’s handball team. The sport has been popular at UNC since the men’s team was

  • Four words: Howling Cow ice cream. NCSU’s dairy operation is going public.

    Four words: Howling Cow ice cream. NCSU’s dairy operation is going public.

    N.C. State University’s 389-acre dairy farm has operated for years out of the public eye. But early this year, the university will break ground on a $1.2 million dairy education center and creamery cafe, which will open to the public within two years. The privately funded project will represent a major new agritourism attraction for

  • What it’s like to spend a semester conducting research in Bermuda

    What it’s like to spend a semester conducting research in Bermuda

      Many students spend semesters away from UNC completing internships or studying abroad. Liah McPherson spent her fall semester studying coral reefs in Bermuda. McPherson, a junior biology and cognitive science double major and marine science minor, has had a passion for oceanography her entire life.Many students spend semesters away from UNC completing internships or

  • Duke football finishes season with a flourish

    Duke football finishes season with a flourish

    • Duke
    • December 27, 2017

    The Blue Devils (7-6) have a winning football season for the fourth time in the last five years. Duke beat Northern Illinois 36-14 on Tuesday in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit. Read coverage from the game here.  

  • A rivalry flip-flop: Top high school football prospect chose UNC, then NC State

    A rivalry flip-flop: Top high school football prospect chose UNC, then NC State

    Here’s another reason for the Tar Heels and the Wolfpack to hate each other. Payton Wilson, a four-star football prospect, committed to North Carolina last spring. But he had a change of heart and is headed to N.C. State instead.   (In case anyone needs a reminder, UNC had a 3-9 record this season. N.C.

  • Sportswriter’s credentials revoked after racial tweet at Duke basketball game

    Sportswriter’s credentials revoked after racial tweet at Duke basketball game

    • Duke
    • December 19, 2017

    A Duke University student is accusing a College Insider sports reporter of tweeting a racial comment and attaching a photo of her and her friends without their permission at a Blue Devils men’s basketball game. One tweet reads, “The Asian chick Cameron Crazies behind me are openly swooning over Grayson Allen the way their moms swooned over

  • NC State students are being targeted by a scam, police warn

    NC State students are being targeted by a scam, police warn

    Whatever you do, don’t fall for this scam. N.C. State University police warned Tuesday that someone is using the school’s phone number – 919-515-2011 – in an effort to get students to pay money. The caller tells the student there is a problem with his or her status with the university and that a fee is

  • Fired UNC Center for Civil Rights lawyers are starting a new program

    Fired UNC Center for Civil Rights lawyers are starting a new program

    • UNC
    • December 18, 2017

    It’s understandable if you’re confused about the drama surrounding the UNC Center for Civil Rights. It can be tough to keep up. The backstory: After months of controversy and widespread opposition, the UNC Board of Governors in September approved a ban on litigation that prevents the UNC Center for Civil Rights from doing legal work for low-income

  • Does NC State do enough to encourage discussions with all points of view?

    Does NC State do enough to encourage discussions with all points of view?

    It’s been a hot topic lately – are college students getting an education that simply reinforces their ideas, or they learning about diverse perspectives? A political science professor at N.C. State University surveyed students about their political views and how comfortable they feel sharing them. The bottom line: Many students believe their professors have liberal

  • Why can’t Duke basketball play good defense? And your other questions

    Why can’t Duke basketball play good defense? And your other questions

    • Duke
    • December 13, 2017

    Jonathan Alexander, who covers the Blue Devils for The News & Observer, is going to answer your questions about Duke basketball a couple times a month. Read the first batch of questions here. To ask Jonathan questions, tweet him at @jonmalexander, using the hashtag #AskJMA. Or email him at jalexander@newsobserver.com.    

  • How a longtime fan and a former UNC basketball star built an unlikely friendship

    How a longtime fan and a former UNC basketball star built an unlikely friendship

    • UNC
    • December 12, 2017

    Larry Miller was a basketball star at UNC. Nancy Curlee was a 10-year-old with a major crush. They met, years later, and developed a friendship that is now leading to a book. Come on, who doesn’t love a great story about old-time UNC basketball players? To read the full story from The News & Observer