Peter Rathmell

Peter Rathmell is a summer intern at Chapel Hill Magazine. Born in Palo Alto, Calif., he grew up in Chapel Hill and is currently a rising junior at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Va., majoring in journalism. When he is not playing basketball, he can typically be found with a Chipotle burrito in hand on Franklin Street or exploring Southern Village with his dog, Bernie.

Happy Hour

Coffee dates are so last year. When Chapel Hill native Cameron Bowe asked Marylander Katie Thompson out for coffee, she politely offered up a more exciting option: cocktails at The Crunkleton. After a year and a half of dating, Katie spent a girls’ weekend in Boston, while Cameron was supposedly at the beach for a …

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Bike Loud

How do you bike across the country raising money for cancer? For starters, you have to be loud and be proud. In mid-June, seven local boy scouts, along with six leaders, from Troop 845 kicked off on a transcontinental bike ride. Starting with their tires in the Oregon Pacific, the crew is in route to the North …

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The Joke Man

“How do you catch a squirrel? You act like a nut!” exclaims 14-year-old Jake Ingham with a burst of laughter. Donned “The Joke Man” by a Duke Radiothon host in early 2008, Jake has written a joke book every year since second grade. When he graduated from Morris Grove Elementary School three years ago, his …

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