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Tuesday September 27th

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Students add notes and flowers to the memorial in the Pit on Oct. 14, 2021. The memorial commemorates students who died by suicide during the fall 2021 semester.

For Suicide Prevention Month, community organizations educate on mental health and crisis response

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and community members and organizations throughout Orange County are hosting events to promote awareness and educate residents about mental health.  The Orange County Health Department held an adult mental health first aid training on Sept. 16, and will hold another on Sept. 23. And the Durham County Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Department will  hold a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk on Sept. 29. If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the national helpline at 988. The line is available 24/7 via call or text, and is free and confidential.

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The Peace and Justice Plaza on E Franklin St, pictured on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

Here's what you need to know about Alcohol Law Enforcement's authority in North Carolina

Recent events in Chapel Hill, including a forceful student arrest on Franklin Street, have left some residents wondering about Alcohol Law Enforcement's purpose, power and presence – especially in a college town. ALE enforces the state’s alcoholic beverage control, lottery and tobacco laws. Its mission, according to its website, is to “reduce crime and enhance public safety."

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Op-ed: Kenan-Flagler Business School needs a change in leadership

"Kenan-Flagler does not prioritize the success of all students, and has made it very clear that if something is not revenue-generating, there is no room for it. Let’s make sure the next dean of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School is truly focused on the mission to build and inspire leaders who make the world a better place."

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UNC graduate student Rachel Simone smiles with her dog, Oliver, in Coker Arboretum on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Simone brings Oliver to UNC's campus as part of his training to become a therapy dog.

'He brings so much joy:' Meet Oliver Huss, therapy dog-in-training

Therapy dogs are used in public spaces to relieve emotional discomfort and promote well-being, often serving alongside their humans.   Oliver is a three-year-old Bernedoodle — half-Bernese mountain dog, half-poodle — currently in his last stretch of training to become a certified therapy dog. His owner, Huss, refers to Oliver as a “chief pawsitivity officer,” spreading comfort to those around him. 

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A dorm located in Granville Towers West on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Column: ... And they were roommates

"You might think you have it bad. Especially if you’re a freshman sharing a room with someone for the first time. I’ve been there. But if you’re just marinating in the terribleness, waiting for your own room next year, I’ve got bad news."

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