In return for a non-perishable food item, local children got the chance to skate hand-in-hand with players of the men’s and women’s hockey teams at the annual Skate With the Polar Bears food drive. Terry Meagher, head coach of the men’s team, said that the event dates back more than 30 years. This year, he added, the attendance was much higher than in previous years. Video by Busra Eriz ’17.
The Visual Arts Open House, held earlier in December in the Edwards Center for Art and Dance, was a chance for art students to present many of their sculptures, paintings, sketches, books and videos they created this fall. See the gallery of images (including gorgeous paintings of the quad).
Purple martins are an American songbird with a unique reliance on humankind: on the east coast of the US, they breed almost exclusively in birdhouses provided by humans. Adam Cole makes his way down the back roads of South Carolina to meet the martins and their human hosts — enthusiasts who’ve built entire sanctuaries in their backyards. Follow his journey here.