Happy Monday, UNC! Here’s what happened this weekend, from conversations around detainment to thrifty shopping to tennis and baseball victories:
- The Scrap Exchange in Durham has 23,000 square feet of space and offers around 170 tons of found waste from landfills annually. Among that waste? Genuine treasures, unique items and the basis for a deeply involved community.
- Around 100 community members gathered on Saturday at the “Know Your Rights” event in the Carrboro Century Center, hosted in response to the recent detainment of over 25 individuals by ICE in Orange County.
- “It’s like Tinder, but we’re going to do the work for you.” UNC seniors Elinor Solnick and Grace Bouie are on a quest to unite the missed connections and potential lovers of their classmates via podcast before it’s too late.
- The No. 21 North Carolina baseball team continued its hot streak this weekend with a series win against Virginia in Charlottesville, led by a hitting barrage from the team’s sophomores.
- They might have swept their matches this weekend, but the No. 8 men’s tennis team — and lone senior Robert Kelly, who has now played his last home game — are still striving for more.
- And the women’s tennis team was also victorious this weekend, keeping their place at No. 1. The Tar Heels now have seven 7-0 wins this season with two regular season games left before the ACC Tournament.
THE COLLEGE CROWD
- Planned Parenthood President Cecille Richards drew a crowd of over 300 people to the Barn at Fearrington Village to encourage social and political engagement, as well as to promote her new book “Make Trouble.”
- This past week, the UNC system saw the election of the first African-American student to represent the UNC Association of Student Governments, four ECU fraternity brothers indicted on drug charges, and a potential gateway for UNC-P College of Health Sciences.
- COLUMN(S): As our DTH seniors prepare for graduation, they’re writing farewell columns. Today, Kiana Cole recalls being rejected from the paper when she first applied, while Alec Dent advocates for an appreciation of tradition.