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2/18/2019 7:38pm

Sophomore Ryker Smith, chemistry major, in front of the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Smith is one of the founding fathers of the Delta Chi fraternity at UNC and a member of the LGBTQ community. Smith says that in his experiences with Greek life he has not experienced homophobia and that "he loves all of his brothers and all of his brothers love him."

Gay and Greek: LGBTQ+ students make homes in fraternities and sororities

There are two spheres on college campuses that have been, for the most part, pitted against each other in cinematic depictions and social media, seeming to operate in two separate realms of possibility. But being a part of Greek life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is neither impossible nor discouraged.  UNC students share their experiences participating in Greek life while also being openly gay, which is still not without its challenges. But like many things, young people are changing the way the collegiate experience looks today.


2/17/2019 9:17pm

The UNC club lacrosse team poses after a win against Duke in 2018. UNC won 7-5.
Photo courtesy of Jackson Ozello.

The UNC-Duke rivalry is more than just men's basketball

The UNC-Duke rivalry doesn't only apply to varsity sports, but continues into the club sports mentality, as well. We talked to some UNC club sports teams about the intense competition and the difference in the practices preceding a game against Duke. 


2/11/2019 9:52pm

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page surfaced with a picture of a man in blackface standing alongside another in KKK robes — both of whom Northam claims are not him. Other politicians called for his resignation, including Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who later admitted to also having dressed in blackface.

Photos of blackface in UNC yearbooks reflect on the University's history of racism

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook page surfaced with a picture of a man in blackface standing alongside another in KKK robes — both of whom Northam claims are not him.  Soon after Northam’s photo went viral, a photo from the Chi Phi fraternity, published in the 1979 edition of the Yackety Yack, UNC's yearbook, depicts a man in blackface being hanged by two other men dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan.