As the 2020 election results come in, UNC students reflect on casting their ballots, some for the first time in a presidential election. In North Carolina and other battleground states, young voters showed up to the polls at a higher rate than in 2016. Election experts discuss voter turnout and partisan divides. Also this week, thrift stores maintain their popularity as a sustainable option, even during the pandemic. A new drive-in movie theater in Chapel Hill brings the silver screen into the comfort of your car. UNC Opera turns to TikTok to make its performances more accessible and safer in the midst of COVID-19.
College health centers across the country have struggled to keep up with COVID-19. They’ve faced high testing demands and an influx of student cases, especially before classes moved online. While serving as their university’s hub for student medical care, many don’t have the authority to make large scale public health decisions.