• Students unite in rally against gun violence at UNC

    Students unite in rally against gun violence at UNC70

    A crowd gathered for the Rally Against Gun Violence at UNC-Chapel Hill on Thursday, March 30, 2018. Photo by Alex Johnson. The North Carolina flag waved above 17 empty chairs honoring the people killed in a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Less than a week after thousands protested in downtown Raleigh during the March for

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  • UNC warns of planned white nationalist rally

    UNC warns of planned white nationalist rally1

    • UNC
    • February 21, 2018

    UNC-Chapel Hill officials warned of possible trouble on campus as rumors swirled of a white nationalist rally planned for Wednesday. Kevin Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, sent a message to deans and department chairs, saying word has spread that “individuals not affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill” are planning a “Rally for Nationalism.”

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  • Video shows Silent Sam being hammered

    Video shows Silent Sam being hammered1

    • UNC
    • February 12, 2018

    A video obtained by The News & Observer last week shows a man climb the Silent Sam Confederate statute and pound the face of the solider with a hammer. The video was shot by a passerby at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Aug. 15. Calls to remove the statue were renewed last summer after a

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  • Five easy ways college students can help the environment

    Five easy ways college students can help the environment1

    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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  • Former president of UNC fraternity: Hazing happens here, too

    Former president of UNC fraternity: Hazing happens here, too1

    • UNC
    • February 2, 2018

    David Vitek, a 2017 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, says a key to reducing incidents of hazing is to change “fraternity culture.” Vitek, who was president of Sigma Nu Fraternity, wrote an op-ed in The News & Observer this week. “Based on my experience, I believe UNC-Chapel Hill, and nearly every other school across the state

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

    Here’s what you need to know about the flu0

    • UNC
    • January 22, 2018

    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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