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Carolina's Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted third and fourth graders from three local elementary schools for a "Science is Awesome" outreach event on May 15.

"It's not magic, it's physics": Science is Awesome Outreach Day exposes kids to STEM

Everything that combines fun and science, from liquid nitrogen ice cream to lessons on aliens and snot, could be found in Phillips Hall on Tuesday during the first-ever Science is Awesome Outreach Day.  Over 300 fourth-grade students from Carrboro Elementary School, Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe School and Northside Elementary School came to campus to participate in the event that was hosted by the UNC Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The event was geared toward encouraging students at these three Title I schools to consider careers in STEM fields and to get them excited about science.


Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on campus, was defaced with red paint on Monday afternoon.

We talked to Maya Little about protesting Silent Sam and her arrest Monday

"It affects me, and it affects a lot of people I know, and it affects my community. It affects Black students, Black faculty members and Black community members on this campus. It continues to affect them (in) the many ways in which Black people on this campus are abused, the way that Black athletes are exploited for the Tar Heel brand, the way in which our faces are plastered all over the Carolina for All Campaign when the University doesn’t want to remove a statue that is against our very existence as Black people on this campus."


Women gather to march in "Take Back the Night," a protest against male-patterned violence against women, in 2015.

Students march to raise awareness of sexual assault

To empower survivors of rape and sexual assault, the Student Safety and Wellness Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch hosted a Take Back the Night march on Wednesday evening. Around 20 students marched across campus and Franklin Street to bring awareness to the sexual violence against women, men and non-binary individuals by men.