By Sara Heilman and Leah Kallam Journalist-turned-lawyer Frank LoMonte directs the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), which aims to “help people with censorship and publication issues.” This 43-year-old organization will help any student with any legal problem. Find out more at splc.org or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. LoMonte held a lecture at NCSMA’s 75th annual… Read More Top 10 Ways to Avoid Copyright Infringement
By Zach Godwin and Emerson Wells With a ruling handed down by the US Supreme Court on January 13, 1988, the First Amendment rights of student journalists everywhere were destroyed. The case was Hazelwood School District et al. v. Kuhlmeier et al., and the name of that school district in St. Louis has continued to… Read More The Legacy of Hazelwood
By Cameron Whittington and Tyler Musialowski Taking a look around the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, it’s obvious that students are reliant on their favorite pieces of technology. Gazing around the quad, they can be seen listening to music on their iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, all while lugging around a bag of other gadgets, like iPads… Read More What’s Hot in Technology Today?
By Kayla Jystad and Edwin West At 2:00 AM on June 12, 2016, New York born Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Bagjdadi immediately before he barged into the Orlando gay nightclub, Pulse, killing 49 and injuring at least 53. The execution, which lasted almost three hours, eventually killed Mateen, who was armed… Read More The Effects of Orlando: How UNC Paid Tribute
By Ellie Brown and Kelsi Stewart The North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute offers separate divisions in which high school students can pick a topic to study extensively and in-depth. There are nine different topics that range from online to photography to design. One student per topic was asked a few questions that explored why the chose… Read More Students summarize summer sessions
By Morgan Davies and Mack Doebler Has it really been 75 years since the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute started? All of the changes that have occurred over the years seem to say, yes. The Institute hosts it’s summer camp on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and invites students from all over the… Read More NCSMI celebrates 75 years of educated journalism
Photojournalism track participants learned many techniques in the area of photography this week. In addition to the lessons learned they additionally put these skills in action by working on multiple assignments. The following is a slideshow which includes their work.
For 74 years, many high school students who are interested in pursuing a journalistic career have traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in June for a four day camp held by the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute (NCSMI). This camp allows students to chose between many different sections of journalism,… Read More Anatomy of a Journalist
As the Summer Institute of the NCSMA draws to a close, preparations for next year are already well underway. This is because next year marks the 75th anniversary of the association, which promotes scholastic journalism across the state. Throughout the year, biographies of former directors and contributors to the organization will be revealed, which will lead… Read More NCSMA’s 75th Anniversary Celebration
By Anthony Patterson With the landscape of high school journalism constantly changing and going more towards web and social media sites, We66 decided to poll my fellow students. The goal of this poll was to find out how much time the average student spends on social media.As the results came in they showed that almost… Read More Today’s Evolving Trends in High School Journalism
In 2016, the UNC Chapel Hill Journalism school will go by the UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. This change comes after 65 years of the current name, School of Journalism and Mass communications. Susan King, the Dean of the school, gives the story of how the change came to be, and the… Read More UNC Chapel Hill Journalism School changes name after 65 years
By Casey Tussel With a lot of news now a days moving more towards social media and online, a survey was given to all the students attending NCSMI asking them what was the social media that they used most? As the numbers came in Instagram came out on top. This survey helps news staffs see… Read More Instagram takes over as most used social media by teens at NCSMI
Dan Kane, an investigative reporter from the News and Observer in Raleigh unearthed the scandal of UNC Chapel Hill’s athletic department of “paper classes.” Professors claimed to have held classes for athletes, when in reality the classes were not real, neither were the grades given. Kane came to the NCSMI Journalism Press Conference to talk about his coverage… Read More NCSMI Dan Kane Press Conference
By Olivia Biro and Andria Lesane Every year, a group of hardworking high school journalists has produced a newspaper that details the events of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association‘s summer institute. The aptly-named Rush, founded 2o years ago by Bill Elson and Andy Johns under then-director Kay Phillips, has served as a way for… Read More The Rush celebrates its 20th anniversary
by Diana Childress, Skylar Brewer, Sam Wood On hot summer days in Chapel Hill, a popular question asked around campus is, “where can I get some tasty treats?” On Franklin Street some of the best sweet spots are Ben and Jerry’s, Sweet Frog, Yogurt Pump, Sugarland, and Cold Stone. Yogurt Pump is the spot with… Read More Food Review: What’s the ‘Scoop’ on the area’s cold treats?
By Molly Horak, Elizabeth McBride, and Jessica Zuk When thinking of summer, soaking up the sun on hot sandy beaches, swimming in crystal clear water, or traveling to exotic places to immerse yourself in different cultures comes to mind. However, for students enrolled in summer courses, this is not the case. Orientation for rising freshmen,… Read More UNC Chapel Hill plays host to summer students, programs for youth
by Jessie Huskey The start of the school year brings about new classes, new friends, and new experiences. But for NCSMA, it also brings about a new group of officers. Every year NCSMA selects six students to fill the positions of President, Vice President for Literary Magazine, Vice President for Newspaper, Vice President for Electronic… Read More NCSMA welcomes new officers
By Kate Bradley and Caroline Downs Orientation is a program of introduction to a new area or place. UNC Chapel Hill held orientation, the week of welcome (WOW), the week of June 16th through June 20th. “Orientation showed me exactly what I expected from UNC. It’s a great place with a lot of great people,… Read More Orientation prepares students for upcoming year
By Noah McCormick, Stewart Hughes, Rachel Jones Walking on Franklin Street is like taking a very short tour around the world. The average pedestrian will discover an array of cultures from fine, ethnic cuisine when wandering about, but one particular destination on this historic road that stays closest to the area’s roots is the Mediterranean… Read More A Taste of the Mediterranean
By: Jared Riley and Byrde Wells Wednesday, June 11, Rashad McCants, a former University of North Carolina basketball player continued his allegations claiming actions of academic fraud during his tenure at the University. During an interview with ESPN’s Outside the Lines, McCants maintained his original statements made a week prior, while also denying Tar Heels… Read More Former UNC star McCants stands by academic fraud allegations
by Dylan Owens, Julia Conlon, and Elias Pentes Walking across the Chapel Hill campus, there’s a high likelihood you’ll come across someone in the soccer jersey of their favorite team. On Monday, June 16th, red, white and blue abounded. That Monday, the United States would be playing their first match of the World Cup- against… Read More Third Time’s a Charm for U.S. v Ghana