• The Daily Tar Heel is celebrating its 125th birthday

    The Daily Tar Heel is celebrating its 125th birthday1

    The following is by Jane Stancill of The News & Observer.  For more than a century, The Daily Tar Heel student journalists have documented life at UNC-Chapel Hill and taken on the university on issues of free expression, integration, tuition, campus crime and big-time athletics. This weekend, the independent student newspaper will celebrate its 125th

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  • Five easy ways college students can help the environment

    Five easy ways college students can help the environment2

    Most college students are limited in what they can do to protect the environment. It’s unrealistic for us to to buy an electric vehicle or install solar panels, for example. But there are simple (and free) ways we can reduce our environmental impact.   Reduce single-use plastics Single-use plastics, like straws and plastic lids, typically

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  • NCCU student leaders look ahead to new projects

    NCCU student leaders look ahead to new projects9

    Above: NCCU student body president Michael Hopkins (foreground) and vice president Davanta Parker introduce the 2018 State of the Campus address on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of Kaylee Sciacca. Members of N.C. Central University’s Student Government Association shared their fall semester achievements and spring agendas at the 2018 State of the Campus address last

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  • Does the UNC System really need a new logo?

    Does the UNC System really need a new logo?1

    In case you haven’t heard, the UNC System has a new logo. It’s part of a new branding strategy that cost $250,000. UNC President Margaret Spellings said she hopes the logo connects North Carolinians with the “promise [that] higher education holds.” Because the logo was a high-ticket item, I decided to ask students at N.C. State

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  • New documentary highlights HBCUs

    New documentary highlights HBCUs6

    Above: filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. speaks to North Carolina Central University students and faculty prior to the screening of his film “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities” on Jan. 11, 2018. Photo courtesy of Daniel Hargrove. The moment Stanley Nelson Jr. walked into room 338 of the Farrison-Newton Communications

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  • Here’s what you need to know about the flu

    Here’s what you need to know about the flu0

    Flu season is still here. With college students living, studying, eating and working in close quarters, illness can spread quickly on campus. Here’s what you need to know about the flu. How bad is the flu this year? During the first week of 2018, 26 of 50 states experienced “high” flu activity, but North Carolina

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