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In photos: Before, during and after the 'Triangle Gaza Solidarity Encampment'
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In photos: Before, during and after the 'Triangle Gaza Solidarity Encampment'

Photos by Heather Diehl, Grace Richards, Jennifer Tran, Hannah Zinn, Abbey McKee and McKenzie Bulris.Pro-Palestinian protesters began an encampment on Polk Place on Friday, April 26. They deconstructed their tents later that day to comply with University policy. They put the tents back up on Sunday, April 28, following a rally and march that gathered hundreds of demonstrators.At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, UNC administrators warned the group to remove the tents by 6 a.m. or face possible suspension, expulsion or arrest. When they did not comply, thirty individuals were detained and six were arrested. All were later released. Police and UNC Facilities workers cleared Polk Place and put up metal barriers surrounding the grass.UNC Students for Justice in Palestine hosted a vigil and march later that day. Some protesters pushed down the barriers, entering the grassy area, following the march. They then took down the American flag at the center of the Quad and raised the Palestinian flag in its place.Soon after, UNC interim Chancellor Lee Roberts led a group of law enforcement officers onto Polk Place toward the flagpole. Police and protesters clashed as Roberts and the law enforcement officers again raised the American flag. Police were seen pulling and dragging a protester by their hair. Demonstrators sprayed water and threw water bottles at police. The police deployed pepper spray against demonstrators several times.Many counter-protesters were present at the scene, expressing support for Roberts and the police as they raised the American flag. Police then escorted Roberts away from Polk Place. Roberts stood in front of South Building where he spoke to counter-protesters and members of the media. The rest of the police force entered Gerrard Hall. Several students with Israeli and American flags remained at the center of the Quad, keeping the American flag from touching the ground.A few hours later reinforced fencing had been placed around the former location of the encampment — it remains as of Thursday, May 2.


The Savannah Bananas in Durham: 3 sold-out nights of fun
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The Savannah Bananas in Durham: 3 sold-out nights of fun

Gallery by Lara Crochik, featuring photos by Samantha Lewis, Hannah Zinn, Olivia Paul, and Lara Crochik.For three days, the Savannah Bananas performed and played at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in a series against the Savannah Party Animals. Spectators of all ages and from all over the country came daily, filling 10,000 seats each time. Fans were met with a game of "Banana Ball" (a modified version of baseball), singing, dance performances, interactive competitions between fans, and more in the event that left and kept everyone smiling. 


Gallery: UNC wrestling defeats Pitt, 22-12, in ACC home opener
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Gallery: UNC wrestling defeats Pitt, 22-12, in ACC home opener

Photos of wrestling's ACC home opener versus Pitt on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024 in Carmichael Arena. UNC beat Pitt 22-12. Highlights included UNC first-year Derek Guanajuato's first ranked win over Pitt's No. 23 Vinnie Santaniello, UNC unranked redshirt first year Jayden Scott defeating Pitt's No. 28 Finn Solomon, UNC graduate No. 27 Tyler Eischens third straight ranked win with the win over Pitt's No. 18 Luca Augustine, and UNC redshirt junior No. 26 Max Shaw's win over Pitt's No. 14 Mac Stout. Photos by Lara Crochik


Spotlight on UNC men's rugby
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Spotlight on UNC men's rugby

The UNC men's rugby team fell to N.C. State 39-7 on Friday night in the National Collegiate Rugby game of the week on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, at Hooker Fields. Photos by Nathaniel Skvoretzclose, Maria Barriga-Mateos, Lara Crochik, Abigail McKee and Derek Peng. 


Thirty Two Hours.
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Thirty Two Hours.

On Feb. 26, 2022, the elevator in Koury Residence Hall stopped working. This left Eleanor Bolton and Laura Saavedra Forero, UNC students who use wheelchairs, stuck in the hall for 32 hours. So, on Thursday, Campus Y Co-Presidents Saavedra Forrero and Megan Murphy sat out on the steps of the South Building for 32 hours to protest for a more accessible campus and community. Co-Photo Editors Kennedy Cox and Samantha Lewis, and Staff Photographer Heather Diehl, joined them periodically over these 32 hours to help capture this demonstration. Graphic by Carson Elm-Picard.


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