Jennifer Jackson

Staff writer for the Carrboro Commons

Carrboro poetry community thrives

Carrboro poetry community thrives

“I used to come to these nights all the time,” said Mikkos Josey.  “But this is the first time I’ve ever shared my poetry.” Mikkos Josey, 32, heard about the Open Eye Café’s “Poets Open Mic Night” while he was working for the Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department years ago.  Though he loved writing poetry and attended the open mic… Read more →

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

    When Radio Latijam airs on Friday evenings, Carrboro’s WCOM-FM studio is usually frenzied and hectic, the room packed with teenagers and young 20-somethings making spur-of-the-moment decisions before air time. By comparison, the studio is almost empty lately. Radio Latijam is a radio program broadcast completely in Spanish and tailored to local Latino youth, who in previous years have… Read more →

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district is considering teleconferencing to bolster middle and high school world language courses that suffer from low enrollment. Elaine Watson-Grant, the Dual and World Language Coordinator for CHCCS, presented a recommendation for teaching world language courses affected by low enrollment at the Sept. 5 Board of Education meeting.   She and the Instructional Services Division, in… Read more →