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McDougle Elementary hosts first annual fall festival

McDougle Elementary hosts first annual fall festival

by Cameron Weaver Carrboro Commons Editor Cotton candy, games with prizes, silent auctions, people of all ages… Sounds a lot like the State Fair, but these scenes actually took place at McDougle Elementary School’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Ted Calhoun Jr. and his daughters, Lara and Cecilia (l to r), show their hair paint at McDougle Fall Festival’s… Read more →

Looking back at the Virginia Tech shooting…

by Jock Lauterer director the Carolina Community Media Project Friday, July 27, 2007 I am writing this morning from the NCPA annual convention in Charlotte where today we are hearing from a panel addressing the coverage of the Va. Tech shootings of April 16, 2007. Titled “Virginia Tech tragedy: New reporting for the new media world,” the session features “journalists… Read more →

Tutoring 101: One-On-One

Tutoring 101: One-On-One

By Allison Parker Staff writer Nicole Atwater, 10 years old, completes a writing assignment with her tutor. Commons Photo by Allison Parker Matthew Coplin, a 10-year-old fourth grader at McDougle Elementary School, says he wants to build things just like his father. “My dad wants me to follow his dream,” he says. “I think I’ve got the building genes.” Matthew… Read more →

Students Document Black Communities

Students Document Black Communities

Note: This is a follow-up to a previous story about Because We’re Still Here (and Moving). By Justin Smith Staff Writer East Chapel Hill High School Senior Thomas Moore, UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Jessica Ra and UNC-CH freshman Maura Bladiga walk through Chapel Hill’s Northside community on their way to conduct an interview for Because We’re Still (and Moving). Commons Photos… Read more →

UNC-CH alumna seeks to expose hidden history of local communities

UNC-CH alumna seeks to expose hidden history of local communities

Justin Smith Staff Writer Commons Photo by Justin Smith At 3 years old, Allison Garren had her first performance in a play about the history of her hometown of Rutherfordton, N.C. Twenty years and many plays later, Garren is organizing a performance about the history of Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s black communities. The project, “Because We’re Still Here (and Moving),”… Read more →

For Principal Ford, it’s all about the kids

For Principal Ford, it’s all about the kids

By Allison Parker Staff Writer Commons Photo by Allison Parker Everyday is just another day in paradise for 33-year-old school principal Tekeisha Ford. And that paradise is McDougle Elementary School in Carrboro. “I plan to be here for a while. I love what I do every day,” she said. “I enjoy the staff, students and parents that I work with.”

Carrboro High colors, mascot announced

By Sara Gregory Staff writer Commons Photos by Timothy Reese Move over Tigers and Wildcats, this new kitty has claws. Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools announced Friday the new colors and mascot for Carrboro High School, the district’s newest school slated to open in August.

A new year, a new school - Getting ready for Carrboro High

A new year, a new school – Getting ready for Carrboro High

By Taylor Stanford A front view shows the construction that continues at Carrboro High School, located off of Rock Haven Road. The school, with a capacity of 800 students, opens in August 2007. Photo by Taylor Stanford When school starts on Aug. 27, 2007, almost 600 students will call Carrboro High School home The new high school, built off Rock… Read more →

Music Makes a Difference at McDougle

Music Makes a Difference at McDougle

By Jordan-Ashley Baker Seventh-grader Imani Miller practices Christmas music to prepare for the band’s upcoming holiday concert Music education at McDougle Middle School, where enthusiastic students and a dedicated band director work together to create more than music, is no longer just an elective class.McDougle Middle’s band program of 200 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders has undergone many changes in the… Read more →