Spotlight

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.

School lunch rules!

As federal guidelines for school lunches change, UNC nutritionists evaluate the changes and use "taste texting" and local farmers while partnering with schools on improving food choices.