The Art of Potential
Rites of Passage: Little Miss Muffet vs. the Spider
In anthropology, a rite of passage is a time in our life’s journey when we gain a new standing in the community or move from one status to another. ...
Buy Something Unexpected
The Fashion Plate’s last article focused on eight staple looks. But let’s flip the switch. If adding a little more style and flair is on y...
A Tale of Two Spills
On February 2, 2014, a storm water drain at a retired coal-fired power plant near the North Carolina-Virginia border ruptured, which allowed more than...
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Navigating The First Crush
I remember my first crush very well. It was in kindergarten, and his name was Michael. I used to chase Michael on the playground and he would let me c...
Truth In Fiction: How Bad Did The Recession Hurt?
The good news for all of us in North Carolina is that the unemployment rate is declining and the increase in economic activity is opening up new jobs ...
Keystone Pipeline Update
With the recent release of the State Department’s report on the Keystone XL pipeline, I thought would review some of the key issues for this topic. ...
Your Viewer’s Guide To The NC Comedy Arts Festival
This year's NC Comedy Arts Festival features 11 days of nonstop comedy. Where to begin? Start here.
Novel Follows An Athlete’s Rest-Of-Life
What happens to a promising young athlete’s career when it comes to an end earlier than expected or hoped? In major college athletics – footba...
My First PC Weighed 25 Pounds
My children like to make comparisons between the technology I had growing up and what they have today. In the course of a recent conversation on this ...
A Richly Complex Response To A Simple Call
“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” These words from Isaiah 6:8 inspired the daughter of a pre-Civil-War...
West Virginia Chemical Spill
On January the 9th, 2014, 7,500 gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) leaked from a Freedom Industries storage tank into th...
Safeguarding Our Water
This is Alan Rimer, Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors. I want to take this opportunity to discuss our local water supply, which I thought timely a...
Orange County’s Biggest Hidden Issue: Part II
Orange County's biggest unreported problem? Poverty, according to most of you.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Pacifier Wars
All was well with the world, until we had to wean her off the pacifier.
Keep Chapel Hill – Carrboro Schools Great
This is Brian Thornburg. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy life in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and North Carolina, even though I wasn’t born a...
Death Threats and the University
This is Lew Margolis. I hope that anyone connected with UNC in any way — faculty, students, staff, administrators, fans of its athletics teams — w...
Adventure And History On A Trip Down The Cape Fear
What could you learn from a trip down the Cape Fear River? Starting, say, at a few miles below Jordan Lake where Haw River joins Deep River to form th...
We Can Afford More Math Textbooks
As an engineer, I have had a lot of math education in my life, everything from multiplication tables to systems of partial differential equations. I...
In The Latest UNC Scandal, It’s Not About Admissions
Both sides in the latest debate may have their facts right, but what matters is something else entirely.
Students Win Big With Environmental Project
This is Ellie Kinnaird. One of the joys I had as a legislator was learning about the accomplishments of students in our schools. Last year, I was invi...