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Monday May 29th


Terra Byte, Gemma Tolstoy and Alexis Carr, members of Chapel Heelz, celebrate after a show at The Station in Carrboro, N.C., on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Photo courtesy of Ira Wilder.

'A form of activism': Student drag troupe fights against drag bans

UNC student-led drag troupe "Chapel Heelz" works to feature their art while also making a difference in the UNC community and beyond.  At an event at Cats Cradle, the troupe raised money for those affected by recent anti-drag legislation in Tennessee. “I think that drag is fundamentally revolutionary and fundamentally a form of activism," Logan Dosher, a member of the group, said I think the very act of engaging in drag and engaging in radical gender expression and rejecting the norms that we are fed has activism at its core." 

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CSB, a student indie rock band, will be opening for rapper Young Nudy at Jubilee this Saturday, April 22.
Photo Courtesy of Casey Kibe.

This year's Jubilee to welcome local businesses, rapper Young Nudy

This Saturday at Hooker Fields, the Carolina Union Activities Board will be hosting its annual Jubilee as an all-day, flea-market style music festival open to the public. The festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. and include food trucks, multiple music performers, inflatables and an array of small business booths. Young Nudy will hit the stage around 7:30 p.m.

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UNC Musical Empowerment is hosting their first ever mini music festival on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the CURRENT ArtSpace on Franklin Street.

Musical Empowerment to host free music festival this Saturday

This Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Empowerment will hold a free concert on Franklin Street for community engagement.  “We're hoping people come by, enjoy the music for some time, hang out together and then learn a little bit about Musical Empowerment,” Tess McGrinder, UNC senior and co-president of the club, said. 

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The UNC Naval Armory celebrated its 80th anniversary on April 14, 2023 in the Carolina Union Great Hall.

Community celebrates 80th anniversary of ROTC Naval Armory

On Friday morning, UNC alumni, ROTC students and guests filled the Carolina Union Great Hall to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Naval Armory. Hosted by UNC’s Naval ROTC Alumni Association, the event included speeches from Rep. Valerie Foushee (D-N.C. 4th),  Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Walter Gaskin, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jim White, NROTC alumni and more.

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A sign promoting "The Story of Us" stands outside Phillips Hall on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

"The Story of Us" shares LGBTQ+ experiences as part of UNC Pride Week

As a part of UNC’s Pride Week festivities, “The Story of Us,” a theatrical performance, will premiere this Saturday at the FedEx Global Education Center’s Mandela Auditorium and share the experiences of LGBTQ+ life at the University from the lens of students, alumni, faculty and staff.  Twenty-seven individuals will be showcased on Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm, and tickets are free of charge.

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Members of "Build the Hill" visit Green Heal Farms, a business that was provided a microloan from the organization, on March 26, 2023.
Photo Courtesy of Benny Lispector.

“Build the Hill” creates community of sustainable businesses

Build the Hill, a student-run nonprofit initiative affiliated with the Campus Y, seeks alleviate poverty by promoting sustainable small business growth in Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area, according to its website.  “It doesn't have to be some crazy big change," co-president Lynelle Huskey said. "Even just giving $1,000 to one entrepreneur can really change someone's life in a tremendous way.”

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