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The a capella life is one filled with surprises, practice, legacy and friends. Though there are times when its members are swamped with six hours of practice, three performances, papers and exams all at once, it's still worth it. "I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no idea about a cappella groups, the history, nothing,” said UNC junior Patrick Dow, president of the Clef Hangers
UNC alums Emily Steele and Peter Wallsten won Pulitzer Prizes for their part in reporting on two of the most important topics in recent years: Bill O'Reilly's sexual assault allegations and Russia's involvement in the 2016 election. They reveal why this success has only motivated them to continue in their field full steam ahead.
As the school year ends, junior Savannah Putnam is taking on the role of student body president in senior Elizabeth Adkins’ place. In her administration, Adkins focused on mental health, diversity and sexual assault prevention.
Graduating seniors crowded in and around the Bell Tower to celebrate the end of their undergraduate careers with an age-old tradition. Here's what they had to say (grab a tissue).
Some low-income students have had frustrating experiences trying to coordinate a study abroad trip and feel that the scholarship and study abroad offices are not as helpful as they are advertised.
The UNC Honor Court has increased its efficiency by 25 percent since last year, meaning that students get in and out of the system almost two weeks faster.
Climate change isn’t typically considered a topic to debate over the dinner table, but Susan Joy Hassol is on a mission to start that conversation.
Voter turnout in midterm elections has been consistently low among young people ages 18 to 29. But with the divisive nature of the 2016 presidential election, could this signal a shift in young voter turnout for 2018 midterm races?
So you decided to take some summer classes at UNC. Maybe you realized that you wanted to graduate on time. Or your summer internship didn’t pan out. Either way, you’re here now, either you’ve got a car or your friend does, and you need some advice: What courses should you take, and what is there to do with your free time?
The UNC Science Expo drew curious young students and finals-frenzied STEM majors out of their homes and labs for an outdoor celebration of the sciences.
Enrollment rates at community colleges have doubled or tripled in the last decade as middle-class families respond to rising costs of higher education. UNC has therefore seen an increase in accepting transfer students — up 8 percent since 2014. There are certainly pros and cons to the transfer process, as several UNC students like senior Sarah Calire noted. “Some people will make their sly comments like, ‘Oh, it’s so easy to go to community college and transfer in,’” Calire said. “But I just brush those off because I know my truth, and I know I worked hard.”
UNC DACA Week aims to bring awareness to immigration justice from an intersectional and inclusive lens this week through reading groups, a community forum and keynote lecture.
"The reason for a task force is because the answers to the questions, even as basic as 'What do we need next?' or 'What are the best ways to improve things?' are not as universally easy as people might think they are, and really change depending on what perspectives people are bringing to the table," Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp said.
It's 2018, and it's about time people understood Women Also Know Stuff. “Part of what’s going on is that people tend to have a set of networks, and their networks are perhaps based on who they read in graduate school or with whom they went to graduate school or have been colleagues,” said Layna Mosley, a UNC professor of political science.
The new president of the UNC-system student body president, elected Wednesday, is Bettylenah Njaramba, a junior at N.C. Central University. Drugs were found in an ECU fraternity house Tuesday after a long investigation. UNC-system President Margaret Spellings spoke about education reform and investment at the Reagan Institute’s Summit on Education in Washington. "I think people are exhausted with education reform or feel like it's not possible to close the achievement gap," Spellings said. "So I think the boulder is drifting back down the hill because of a lack of urgency around the imperative of closing the achievement gap."
The price to graduate is high for many students, especially those with family that live out-of-state and have to travel to UNC. With pressure to buy graduation garments, some students demand financial aid to help offset costs.