STUDENT LIFE


9/17/2018 5:41pm

Tarik Woods

Column: Make the Undergraduate Senate more diverse

All our student leaders have a responsibility to do what is right, regardless of how “contentious” it may seem. Students have been subject to this type of complacency for long enough with our University administration and should not undergo it with their student leadership as well. I hope that the trend of vetoing progress for the sake of pleasantness does not continue.


9/16/2018 10:57pm

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A former Olympic figure skater and UNC Ph.D. student is working to fight eating disorders

Rachael Flatt, an Olympian figure skater, is now a Ph.D. student at the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. Flatt and Dr. Cynthia Bulik, also an award-winning figure skater, are studying how technology can aid in preventing eating disorders such as bulimia or binge eating. Flatt is motivated by her personal experience, remembering the pressures of the sport to always be thin and fit.


9/16/2018 9:44pm

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Need another reason to vote in November? It's good for your health

While Millennials are one of the largest generation groups, there are still more Baby Boomers and older generations that show up to the voting polls each November. The U.S. Legislature is seeing more diversity than ever before, but it is not equal to the diversity of the population that the legislature represents. Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia suggest that political participation can have a range of positive affects for the mind, toward relationships with others and society.


9/10/2018 9:59pm

Wondering what to do if the hurricane hits? We've got answers.

Although Hurricane Florence was upgraded to a Category 4 on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said it likely hasn't reached peak intensity yet. Chapel Hill may be hours from the coast, but state officials are warning citizens not to underestimate the storm. The Daily Tar Heel answered your questions to make sure you're prepared for whatever Florence brings this weekend.


9/10/2018 6:16pm

A residential street in Houston, TX during the cleanup process after Hurricane Harvey. Photo courtesy of  Valerie Mueller.

As Hurricane Florence continues, UNC cancels classes for Sept. 17

At 11:02 a.m., the National Hurricane Center announced that Hurricane Florence had been increased to a Category 4 hurricane, with a projected path toward the Carolinas. By 1:43 p.m., Alert Carolina released a statement that until further notice, classes and operations would run as scheduled. 


9/3/2018 9:21pm

Photo courtesy of Ross Boyce, studying malaria.

Off-campus work-study jobs seeming harder to get, and keep, after payment changes

Senior Morgan Holder is in love with her work-study job at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. In a world of unpaid internships and menial jobs with long hours, students like Holder look to get paid doing what they love. For many students, work study offers a unique way to make livable wages and gain experience in fields related to their interests. But new changes to salaries is disincentivizing employers from taking on work-study students. So what's worth more: student experience or cutting costs?