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First-year Laura Saavedra-Forero is a disabled UNC student and has been denied accessible housing. She gained attention through an Instagram post calling out the University on their housing accessibility problems.

'I deserve an education': Carolina for Every Body event calls for accessibility on campus

Dozens of UNC community members gathered in front of the South Building, holding posters with slogans reading “Accessibility is not an extra step, it’s a step you missed,” and “Disabled and proud.” The April 27 gathering was part of the Campus Y’s Carolina for Every Body event held to protest inaccessibility on campus. Campus Y co-presidents Laura Saavedra Forero and Megan Murphy organized the event.

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Bingham Hall sits on the edge of the Quad on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020.

Chancellor's committee discusses renaming three UNC buildings

On Thursday, the Chancellor’s Committee to Review History Commission Resolution met to discuss its report for Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on building name removals, which it hopes to complete by July 1.  The committee discussed the removal of the campus building names Bingham Hall, Grimes Residence Hall and Graham Residence Hall.

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Looking back on a year of good news, bad news and unanswered questions

At The Daily Tar Heel, it was another year of covering breaking news while in class, studying for exams between finishing print pages and navigating the lines between being a student and a journalist. These are some of the many questions the DTH strives to ask in order to hold the University accountable. That is and has been our promise to readers. We have our own unanswered questions and we’ve dealt with our own challenges this year. But one thing is for sure: The DTH will strive to continue being a publication that pushes the boundaries of journalism to their furthest limits.

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Lauds is a Wilmington-based indie rock band featuring UNC students and alums. Photo courtesy of Mary Hannah.

UNC students and alumni play in local indie rock band

Members of Lauds, an indie-rock band from Wilmington, share a love of music, their hometown, and UNC basketball. The band has released two EPs in the last year, Holt III said, and is currently in the works of writing and producing their first studio album. They work with Fort Lowell Records, a Wilmington-based indie-rock record label. 

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Rameses stands for the playing of the national anthem at men before UNC basketball's home game against Michigan on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. UNC won 72-51.

'He's given me meaning': UNC senior talks about his time as Rameses

For the past four years, senior Daniel Wood has portrayed UNC's mascot, Rameses, cheering on the Tar Heels on the field, as well as during hospital visits, birthday parties and charity events. And he's not leaving the Ram Team just yet. After graduation this spring, he will become UNC’s mascot coach — the first one ever at the University. “He's given me meaning, allowed me to connect with thousands of people that whether it's across small events, football games or whatever," Wood said. "There's a memory that's being made and it's a real privilege to be a part of that.”

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Senior human development and family studies major Trang Le signs her name at the top of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

'Don't take anything for granted': UNC seniors leave their signatures at Bell Tower

On Wednesday, UNC seniors wrapped around the lawn of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower to sign their names on the inside wall, which has been a tradition at the University since 2003. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, UNC seniors wrapped around the lawn of the Bell Tower to sign their names on the inside wall, which has been a tradition at the University since 2003. The climb is 128 steps. “It's definitely something that I've looked forward to, and now that I've been able to do it, it's kind of a cap on my career here," senior Cade Darnell said.

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