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Tuesday May 24th


Members of the UNC Figure Skating Club pose for a portrait at the Wake Competition Center in Cary, N.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. The club organizes practices for skaters of all levels and holds public skates on Fridays.

UNC Figure Skating Club unites members' love for the ice

UNC Figure Skating Club is bringing students together in their love for the ice again after facing inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Katherine Xing said the club meets weekly and is open to all skating levels. “Anyone can join, it's open," Xing said. "It's open for people to have fun, or to keep in touch with their skating side or to reconnect with it."

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Assistant Professor Dr. Maggie Melo uses a virtual reality headset in Manning Hall on Feb. 22, 2022.

UNC SILS researchers aim to create more equitable makerspaces

The UNC Equity in the Making Lab is working to make makerspaces an equitable environment for students in historically underrepresented communities.  Maggie Melo, an assistant professor in SILS who is leading the project, said the lab will be using software to create virtual reality makerspaces for students to provide suggestions on how to make the space more welcoming.  “So as they are walking around they are kind of thinking about what the space looks like, but also importantly, what it feels like, because I think that’s a major component to get a better understanding of it,” Melo said. 

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The Bhangra Elite dance team performs during halftime of a men's basketball game at the Dean Smith Center on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. 

'I love this team': Bhangra Elite wins first place at South Asian dance competition

Bhangra Elite, a South Asian dance group at UNC, won first place on Feb. 12 at the East Coast Showdown — the team's first in-person competition in two years. At the competition, 13 Bhangra Elite members performed a seven minute set. Performances were evaluated by a panel of five judges. “I would say coming back this year has been so exciting because there's just so much to look forward to,” junior and team co-captain Kaathya Kashyap said.

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