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GoTriangle has designed mock-ups for a light rail between Durham and Chapel Hill paralleling 15-501. Graphic courtesy of GoTriangle.

Light rail project is possible again but has tight deadline

“They had strong political backers, big funders of theirs calling them up and questioning them on why were they going to do this crazy thing." This light rail project has faced stops when it came to federal and state level funding. A recent bill has set a new path to completion, but tight deadlines may mean going back to square one. 


Silent Sam, a Confederate monument on campus, was defaced with red paint on Monday afternoon.

We talked to Maya Little about protesting Silent Sam and her arrest Monday

"It affects me, and it affects a lot of people I know, and it affects my community. It affects Black students, Black faculty members and Black community members on this campus. It continues to affect them (in) the many ways in which Black people on this campus are abused, the way that Black athletes are exploited for the Tar Heel brand, the way in which our faces are plastered all over the Carolina for All Campaign when the University doesn’t want to remove a statue that is against our very existence as Black people on this campus."


Women gather to march in "Take Back the Night," a protest against male-patterned violence against women, in 2015.

Students march to raise awareness of sexual assault

To empower survivors of rape and sexual assault, the Student Safety and Wellness Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government Executive Branch hosted a Take Back the Night march on Wednesday evening. Around 20 students marched across campus and Franklin Street to bring awareness to the sexual violence against women, men and non-binary individuals by men.



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Different speakers took the stage during the May 14 rally for the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign in Raleigh.

Different speakers took the stage during the May 14 rally for the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign in Raleigh.


Protestors with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign line up in downtown Raleigh.

Protestors with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign line up in downtown Raleigh.


A protestor holds a sign stating "Everybody's Got a Right To Live" during the May 14 rally in Raleigh.

A protestor holds a sign stating "Everybody's Got a Right To Live" during the May 14 rally in Raleigh.


The Raging Grannies take the stage on May 14 during a rally with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign.

The Raging Grannies take the stage on May 14 during a rally with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign.


A sign language interpreter translates a speaker's words during the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign's protest on May 14.

A sign language interpreter translates a speaker's words during the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign's protest on May 14.


North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14. 

North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14. 


 North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.  

 North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.