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.