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. 


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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. 


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.

UNC and NC State researchers discover skin patch to potentially battle melanoma

UNC and North Carolina State University researchers developed a skin patch that can potentially battle melanoma using a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique. The team of scientists led by Zhen Gu, assistant professor in the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU, was able to trigger naturally occurring melanin to boost an immune response against skin cancer cells in mice. 

The UNC LGBTQ Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance in 2014. Photo by Ani Garrigo.

UNC community recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance was held around the world on Monday to memorialize the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals who have been murdered because of their identities and to raise awareness regarding high rates of violence against the transgender community. Students and faculty at UNC also took part in the annual observance. 


Two UNC students to head to Ireland as Mitchell Scholars

A UNC student, Alexander Peeples, and a UNC graduate, Shauna Rust, have been awarded this year's George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a highly prestigious annual fellowship awarded to 12 scholars nationwide. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Ireland in a subject of their choosing, and covers housing, tuition, and a stipend for costs of living and travel.UNC is the only school that had two students win the scholarship this year.