STUDENT LIFE


11/7/2017 9:38pm

Two residents of Green Crescent Nursing Home make crafts together.

YES brings student companionship and support to the elderly

For senior Priyansh Patel, taking care of elderly relatives was simply a fundamental part of being in a family, a value he grew up with in an Indian culture. That’s why when he saw the Youth for Elderly Services booth at Fall Fest, he immediately took the chance to get involved. “There’s a great importance to the elderly or anyone that’s older than you in Indian culture,” Patel said. “You have to respect and foster them like they fostered you growing up. Those values were instilled me in an early part of my life.”


11/6/2017 10:08pm

 
Dr. Daniel Reichart, a UNC professor of physics and astronomy, was injured in the explosion at the Davie Poplar tree on Nov. 2. Photo courtesy of Daniel Reichart. 

Professor Daniel Reichart looks to help others while recovering from burns

 UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Daniel Reichart's Thursday didn't go quite as planned.   “I was on my way to get some ice cream and I saw fire,” said Reichart.  “I just thought it was simple arson. Growing up I was an Eagle Scout so I have some similarity with fires. I never saw the perpetrator, everything just accelerated so fast.”


11/6/2017 7:11pm

Crossing guard Joann Isom hugs UNC junior Carlos Salas after receiving money raised via GoFundMe for Isom to take a trip to visit her son. Salas set up the GoFundMe fundraiser after seeing Isom's story on the Humans of UNC Facebook page.

UNC crossing guard set to cross country

The walk to Polk Place from the depths of South Campus for a Monday morning eight am class can seem like an tiresome effort for the average first-year student. However, most students’ mornings are brightened just a little by a simple “good morning” or “have a nice day” from Joann Isom, the crossing guard.

11/5/2017 9:43pm

Masters student Gabe Zieff powers through the finish line at the Eve Carson 5k on Saturday.

Pi Beta Phi and Phi Delta Theta hosts 10th annual Eve Carson memorial 5K

Pi Beta Phi and Phi Delta Theta co-hosted the 10th annual Eve Carson Memorial 5K For Education and brought in around 1,400 runners on Saturday. Held in memory of former Student Body President Eve Carson, who was killed in 2008, the 5K has followed in her footsteps of honoring scholarship and education for 9 years. 


11/5/2017 8:27pm

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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. 


11/3/2017 2:13pm

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. 


11/2/2017 9:47pm

Campus Health Services prepares for this year's flu season

Along with cooler temperatures and shorter days, the Fall season brings runny noses, bouts of coughing and sneezing to campus. The annual flu season is approaching, and Campus Health Services is taking steps to prepare the University for this year’s strain of flu.


11/2/2017 9:39pm

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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.


11/2/2017 8:09pm

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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. 


11/2/2017 8:09pm

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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.