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WOTS: How did you learn about sex education?

Graduate students in the Gillings School of Global Public Health created an app called "Real Talk," which uses credible sources to expose middle school students to sex education.  Staff writer Emily Galvin asked students to travel back to their awkward days of adolescence and recall how they were taught sex education. 


ViequesLove raises $900,000 for island off coast of Puerto Rico

Following the landfall of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, a group of past and current residents of the Puerto Rican island of Vieques raised $900,000 for relief efforts, while most media attention and government relief efforts were focused on the mainland of the territory. 


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Dr. Satish Gopal chosen as speaker for winter commencement

Twenty years after his graduation from UNC, Dr. Satish Gopal will return to campus as the 2017 winter commencement speaker.  Gopal lives in Malawi as the cancer program director for UNC Project-Malawi, a medical initiative to improve the nation’s healthcare system. He said being the winter commencement speaker is an honor and a way for him to reflect on the many opportunities UNC has given him.


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Carolina Hockey goes 3-1 over Duke at PNC Arena

RALEIGH -- The UNC club ice hockey team won the second inaugural Frozen Cup in its 3-1 victory Wednesday night over Duke University at PNC Arena. The team has had a rough start to the season, but head coach Jeff Volkman feels his club is heading in the right direction. 


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Biology Chair Larry Gilbert dies, leaving legacy of focus and success

It’s no secret that UNC’s Biology department has something of a reputation. The biology major is the University’s most common, and is known throughout the school for its difficulty.  Much of UNC’s massive research budget runs through the department, and the department’s growth shows no signs of slowing down. Much of the Biology department’s current status is owed to one man: former professor and department chair Larry Gilbert, who passed away on Monday.


Q&A with John Robinson, newspaper editor turned professor

At the School of Media and Journalism, many budding journalists study in hopes of landing a spot in the world of media. Professors in the "J-school" help guide students toward a job in the turbulent world of journalism. John Robinson is a professor in the School of Media and Journalism after serving as editor of the Greensboro News & Record for 13 years. Staff Writer Charlie McGee spoke to John Robinson about his life and career change. 


First-year raises money for Nicaraguan women in business

First-year Isabel Whelchel was sitting in her spanish class in Nicaragua when she first heard of a ‘hogar’ — a home for girls. When Whelchel visited the home, she noticed the girls had resources to be successful businesswomen, but after they attended college, many ended up not working or on the streets. 


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Word on the spooky street: What is your Halloween costume?

Halloween on Franklin Street is a well-known staple of University life. Homegrown Halloween on Franklin Street provides a safe place for all residents to don their creative costumes and bring the holiday to life.  Staff writer Suzanne Blake attended the event and asked participants where the inspiration for their costume came from.