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Photo illustration. Local bartenders and bouncers are cracking down on fake IDs as ALE presence is rising. 

State and local ALE departments play different roles within the community

Only 109 agents of the State Bureau of Investigation are tasked with enforcing alcohol law in the 100 counties that make up North Carolina. Yet the presence of Alcohol Law Enforcement is strongly felt in Chapel Hill.  The state agency makes up for its relatively small size by forming partnerships with local police departments, sheriffs and district attorney's offices, ALE Special Agent in Charge Bryan House said.  “We work with stakeholders of all kinds to try and solve problems as they relate to alcohol and places that sell alcohol specifically whether they be legal or illegal,” he said. “Typically, what that looks like for us is we take an all-crimes approach as it relates to enforcement and that is at places that sell alcohol, specifically.”


The second annual Doughnut Dash in 2012. Runners competed with a 4 mile race and eating 12 donuts. Then-sophomore Connor Belson, the first place winner, eats donuts in between running. Photo by Jason Wolonick.

Dozen Doughnut Dash returns after year off

The Dozen Doughnut Dash came back full force Saturday after a one year break. With more than 200 participants and doughnuts galore, this year's race raised over $1,500.  The Dozen Doughnut Dash, which was modeled after Raleigh's annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, donates race proceeds to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.


UNC striving to increase study abroad opportunities

When Bob Miles was first appointed the full-time study abroad director in 2000, he saw less than 800 students go through his program.  Now, UNC is ranked 17th in total students studying abroad among all American higher education institutions, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. According to the report, UNC sent 2,124 abroad in the 2015-2016 school year. 


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Absolutely definitive best places to cry on campus

Finals season. Dreaded more than a political discussion with your grandparents; scarier than a ‘we need to talk’ text. For the more high-strung Tar Heels out there, the studying binges begin now. The daunting, faceless hours in the library that leave your soul sucked so dry that you lose perception of the outside world. A time of year that leaves you strung out and emotionally drained to the point where you need a really good cry. 


Matthew Andrews, the Chiron Award winner, sits in his office covered in sports paraphernalia. Contrib/Photo Credit: Sarah Leck. 

Matthew Andrews hits a home run to win Chiron Award

If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. 


Photo illustration. Navigating college party and binge drinking culture makes it difficult for students who are recovering from alcoholism.

Recovering students overcome addiction amid college drinking culture

Senior Morgan Vickers spent the night of the 2017 national championship like most other UNC students: she watched the game, rushed Franklin Street and took pictures with her friends. But unlike the intoxicated crowd around her, Vickers went home once Franklin Street began to clear, choosing to walk away from the growing party scene. 


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Two UNC graduates make Forbes 30 under 30 Education list

Forbes is known for its lists -- the Forbes 500, the Forbes list of the World’s Most Powerful People and the Forbes 400. One can imagine the shock North Carolina Student Latinx Initiative’s co-directors Ricky Hurtado and Elaine Townsend Utin experienced when they found out from friends on Facebook that their work had earned them a spot on one of Forbes famed list -- Forbes 30 under 30 Education. 


Posters for "Carolina Nationalist Discord" were posted around campus, and taken down from Ehringhaus Residence Hall.

Poster advertising nationalist chat taken down

Flyers reading “Is it okay to be white? Have an open conversation about race. Join the Carolina Nationalist Discord.”  were posted at several locations around campus last week. They  advertised a chat room for students to discuss sensitive racial topics.