Friday Five: On The ‘Canes Clinch, #ChampsReturn, and ‘Shazam!’

1. Hurricanes Back in the Playoffs 10 years. That's how long this area has waited for its NHL franchise to return to the playoffs - and it finally happened on Thursday night. By virtue of a 3-1 win against New Jersey and Montreal's 2-1 defeat to Washington, there will finally be playoff hockey in Raleigh [...]

Friday Five: On Champions, One Of The Best Films I’ve Seen & The Greatest ‘Idol’ Audition Ever?

1. Pack Swim/Dive Champs...Again N.C. State Swimming and Diving completed a sweep of the men's and women's ACC Championships in dominant fashion the past couple weeks. In case you missed it, I wrote a piece on my first ever experience at the ACCs supporting the team and my friend Justin Ress. Check it out here! [...]

Friday Five: On A Merger, NBA All-Star Weekend, And Signing Day Celebration

1. A "Merger of Equals?" BB&T and SunTrust, two of the largest banks in the Southeast, announced a merger this week. The all stock merger, valued at $66 billion, has been touted as a "merger of equals" in a news release by BB&T. But is it really? According to Bill Chappell of NPR, the merger [...]

Friday Five: On John Mayer, Wolfpack Sports Domination, And A Thank You

1. I'm Seeing John Mayer! I (finally) will cross this item off my bucket list: I get to see John Mayer live! Mayer announced dates for a 2019 solo tour, which includes a stop at Spectrum Center in Charlotte on August 9. I have always wanted to see him in concert but timing and/or finances [...]

My Friday Five: On Seeing A Friend Again, LCT 2018, And Runaway

1. Reunited Man, did I have a blast at the UNC game on Wednesday! I mean, I always have a good time, but this was extra special as my buddy Christian Stoinev was in town performing the halftime show again. I was stoked to learn a few months ago that he was coming back to [...]