In her second year of attendance, UNC-Chapel Hill student Maranda Hansley said the Silent Disco this year had much better music than last year, though she countered this by saying the following: “I’m not sure if they played better music or if better song just so happened to have come out in 2016.” Hansley gave the disco 9.25 out of 10 stars.
“Body confidence has never been my forte, but practice makes perfect, right?” Stella Reneke, sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, said. “It’s not easy, but I’m trying to be kinder to myself when I look in the mirror.” She then went on to say she’ll give us an update on where she is at in another 30-70 years.
Nia Huell-Griffin dances the Chinese solo in Act Two in the Walltown Children’s production of the “Durham Nutcracker” on Dec. 2, 2016.
President Obama visits UNC-Chapel Hill as a part of a Hillary Clinton campaign event on November 2, 2016.
UNC-Chapel Hill senior Kennedy Meeks dives to grab the ball during a defensive play at the UNC-Chapel Hill vs. UNC Pembroke exhibition game in the Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
While warming up before the Women’s Wrestling Open State Championship Tournament begins, friends and competitors Abby Phillips and Jo-Ellen Hutto pray as a unit.
Black Belt Zach Soberano has been participating in Carolina Taekwondo since his freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill, and he emphasized how much it has grown since he began. When asked about his favorite part of the club, Soberano replied, “My favorite part is sparring because it’s my one real form of exercise I do. The only downside is that we all smell nasty once we’re done.”
Wren Davidson-Dyer poses for a photo while recounting a recent dream. “I had a dream once that I had fallen from a building. The impact on the pavement was terrifying, but after I saw myself, frozen in death, I felt an overwhelming calm,” she said regarding her chosen pose.
Wake Forest fan Cooper Mihalko, 11, cheers on Wake Forest as they lead Virginia in the BB&T Field in Winston Salem, NC.
“This morning I blinded myself with my acne medicine.” Wren Davidson-Dyer, a student at Wake Tech University, tells a story about her tramatic morning. “Everything looks blurred and disoriented,” she said.
Coming from a heavily religious backround, prayer has always been central in college student Martin Green’s life. “Sometimes a need for a prayer comes when you aren’t ready or expecting it,” he said.
One of the employees of the Cocoa Cinnamon coffee shop in Durham, NC gets churros ready for the customers. The owner says he takes great pride in his team members. “We work to hire high performing folks who represent the cross section of the people whom we hope to invite,” he said, “For me it is an honor and a simple and profound pleasure to work with so many different folks.”
NC State fairgoers wait in line for the Ferris Wheel while others play a game behind them.
The sunset over the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in the Diocese of Raleigh, NC.
A group of UNC-Chapel Hill students at a Hillary Clinton campaign event on November 2, 2016.
From the top of the Ferris Wheel, the midway lights glow in the night as the NC State Fair is about to close for the day.
A volunteer instructor helps a student float on her back at the Carolina Swim Clinic, a clinic that offers free swimming lessons to members of the community.
A Hillary Clinton supporter at a campaign event on November 2, 2016 at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Jones Angell, the play-by-play radio announcer for the North Carolina Tar Heels football and men’s basketball programs, becomes an auctioneer for the live auction at Fast Break for Cancer event. Coach Roy Williams laughs next to him as people bid for items.
“This has been a stressful second year at college,” Stella Reneke, sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, said. “While I’m super excited for everything that’s falling in place for me, I’m also slowly going crazy. I can’t tell you how ready I am for Spring break.”
Two children ride the swing ride, overlooking the entire midway of the NC State Fair.
“Sometimes people are blinded from the tragedies of this world,” Wren Davidson-Dyer, a student at Wake Tech University, said. She suffers from depression and mentioned that it has allowed her to “see and feel what others cannot.”
Jimmy Cioe, program coordinator of recovery initiatives at the Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse, is passionate about race relations in our country and doesn’t believe the current administration is doing much of anything to help it. “The secret is to be anti-racist. It isn’t really about race,” Cioe said. “It’s really about privilege.” He went on to say that he didn’t think it mattered if President Trump was a racist, and that what matters is that he exploited racism to get into office. “That is heartbreaking,” Cioe said. “I don’t use evil often, but that’s evil. He’s lowering us.”
Brian Batista, a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, plays a video game for a portrait series on the rise of esports.
“I was told by my first basketball coach to always look up at everything,” Martin Green, student at UNC-Greensboro, said. “It can turn into a learning experience for you.”
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