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Actress Betty Lynn, who played Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show", pays her respects at the Andy Griffith statue in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Griffith, a Mt. Airy native, died Tuesday at age 86 at his home in Manteo, North Carolina. (Todd Sumlin/Charlotte Observer/MCT)

Road Trip Towns: Mount Airy, NC

Small in size but not in character, the historic city of Mount Airy offers a reprieve from the busy pace of today’s world with its retrospective landmarks.


Spotlight Director: Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick is one of the world's most famous and talented filmmakers. Here are four films that capture the essence of Kubrick and that provide movie-lovers with the perfect sampler of the director's work.


While all of their games contributed to their immense success, the "Uncharted" series was the biggest turning point of Naughty Dog's career.

Spotlight Developer: Naughty Dog

While video game developer Naughty Dog has undergone several identity changes over the last two decades, they have managed to stay relevant and grow into one of the most successful developers in the world.


Hoechella, Aug. 26 and 27 at the New Brookland Tavern, is a music event that peacefully protests against body shaming, rape and other issue that people deal with in their day-to-day lives.

Back-to-school event calendar

Whether you are new to campus or a returning student, Columbia often has an overwhelming amount of events going on. Here are a highlighted few that should be worth your time this semester.