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Campaign for Carolina begins historic fundraiser to improve arts, scholarships

UNC launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” today with a kick off event in Polk Place. A fundraising campaign aiming to raise $4.25 billion by the end of 2022, Campaign for Carolina marks the largest campaign in the school’s history and the second largest among public universities in the country. Its goals are, among other things, to eliminate financial barriers to education and improve the arts at UNC.  Here’s how the fundraiser affects students. 


Harvest moon casts light on food insecurities

As the bright Harvest moon fills the Carolina sky, the Forest Theatre reveals an impeccably earthy setting surrounded by stone and greens inviting UNC to take a break from the day to reflect on the very thing that keeps us moving—food. 


Sylvia Hatchell, UNC women's basketball coach, helps first-year Ajani Anderson swabs her cheek at the Be The Match event on Oct. 5 in the Pit.

Be The Match asks students to think beyond the diagnosis

The effects of cancer reach beyond the patient's diagnosis. Be The Match wants to inform students of the role they can play in a patient's battle for recovery. The women’s basketball team and Be The Match were swabbing students’ cheeks in the pit today to find perfect donor matches for cancer patients awaiting bone marrow transplants. 


UNC students prepare for upcoming Quidditch matches by practicing on Wednesday night at Hooker fields.

Quidditch team seeks recognition

When students at UNC started the Quidditch team in 2010, a lot of people saw it as a Harry Potter fan club. That idea still persists today, but members of the team will tell you it’s a bunch of rubbish.


Tim Osborn, physics graduate student, was one of many community members to spend the night of Aug 24 at the monument.

Demonstrator safety threatened

A UNC football fan yelled “I will kill him. He will be done.” Three men threatened to bring their guns to campus. Two students found a tiki torch attached to a note with magazine letters cut out to say “see you soon” at the Old Well.  These are the threats Silent Sam protesters have faced.


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Word on the Street: How do you feel about NFL players kneeling?

Colin Kaepernick began a sea of controversy over a year ago when he began his peaceful protest of kneeling during the National Anthem. This season, after a series of comments made by President Donald Trump, other players have begun to replicate Kaepernick's original protest. The movement has been controversial amongst politicians and sports fans alike. Here's what student think about this new protest phenomenon. 


Photo Courtesy of Susan Irons.

Q&A with Thomas Wolfe Award winner Kevin Young

Kevin Young is the author of 11 books of prose and poetry. Two of his books, "Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015" and "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," have been longlisted for National Book Awards for poetry and nonfiction respectively. Young is also the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is the incoming poetry editor at The New Yorker.