Spotlight

Olympic skeleton for nursing student

Acceleration defines Micah McCanna. He’s a senior in the School of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. He’s going full-tilt as he balances class, clinical, studying, an honors project, spending time with his fiancé, and working at UNC Hospitals.

Shining a light on autism

One out of 110 school-age children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Given these numbers, it is likely that you know someone who is affected by autism.

Inspiration, green go together at UNC

Kirk Pelland, director of grounds services, calls it the "Patch Adams" moment. In the movie – filmed on UNC’s campus in the summer of 1998 – two main characters sit on a bench, devising their futures.

The Force is strong with this one

In The Empire Strikes Back, a robotic probe lands on the ice planet Hoth, rises from the snow and searches for the Rebellion’s hideout. The long-limbed, metallic probe finds a specific structure and determines that it could be a field generator. Darth Vader orders the attack.

Cool jazz in hot summertime

Freedom. In mid-summer, many people associate freedom with fireworks and picnics. For Cameron Cook of Mooresville, N.C., an incoming first-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill, freedom means playing his saxophone.