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Faculty Council passes DACA resolution

Friday’s Faculty Council meeting tackled student and campus enrichment, UNC’s Campaign for Carolina and a resolution supporting permanent legal status for those under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Here's what you need to know: 


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Word on the Street: What is University Day?

Staff writer Giselle Pagunuran asked a few UNC students what they knew about University Day. Some had a little more to say than others, but if there was anything students had in common, it was the overwhelming relief of having a small – but much-needed – break from classes.


Juhi Patel, a senior computer science major at UNC, volunteers twice a week at the Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill. 

Students find owning a pet is no walk in the park

Living independently in college can bring unforeseen responsibilities: dealing with landlords, utility bills, cooking and loneliness. Some students adopt a pet, thinking it will add comfort and joy to their lives.  But pets can bring on unexpected problems, something that junior Asia Chance became familiar with after adopting their dog Simba. 


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Tar Heels share their stories on National Coming Out Day

On this 29th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, coming out still matters. The day, which recognizes those who have publicly disclosed being a member or ally of the LGBTQ community, was first established in 1987 and its significance continues to evolve for UNC students. Staff writer Abby Cantrell asked UNC students to share their stories and advice for those who have not publicly come out. 


In uniform before a football game: Aaron Friedman, Maverick Hart, David Rivero, Colby Waddell

'Never Made Varsity' is a new podcast made by four Marching Tar Heels

What happens when a saxophonist, baritonist, trumpeter, and a drum major from the marching band clash together? Perhaps the next hit sports podcast. “Never Made Varsity”, which is now on its ninth episode, came together when band mates Aaron Friedman, David Rivero, Maverick Hart, and Colby Waddell decided to publicize their routine conversations about sports. 


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Family Success Alliance aims to close the achievement gap

The opportunity gap in schools can begin as soon as kindergarten. Children below the poverty line are placed at a distinct disadvantage upon the start of their educational career. The Family Success Alliance  is an organization that that is dedicated to closing that gap and building wealth in Orange County Communities. 


Word on the Street: What do you know about the new Campaign for Carolina?

The magic number is $4.25 billion for the newest University fundraising campaign that was announced Friday. This campaign aims to increase funding for student scholarships, art, science and entrepreneurship programs as well as updates in curriculum and teaching methods.  With the goals of the donation campaign wide in scope, staff writer Suzanne Blake went around campus to see what students had to say about the efforts.