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Tuesday October 19th

Chatham County

Julián Castro, former secretary of housing and urban development, serves as Carolina's Latinx Center's keynote speaker for Latinx Heritage Month on Sept. 30.

Julián Castro gives Latinx Heritage Month keynote speech

In accordance with the theme, Castro was joined by a variety of members of the UNC community, including Irfaun Delgado Karim, student leadership coordinator for Student Life and Leadership, and Joseph Jordan, vice provost for academic and community engagement. The speakers placed an emphasis on the future, both for the Latinx community and everyone else.

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Chapel Hill High School Junior Brooklyn Harker (14) prepares to make a block for her teammate at a game. Photo Courtesy of Tina ConyeSmith.

Brook Harker breaks gender barrier to star for Chapel Hill High School football team

Although her main focus is doing whatever it takes to help her team win, Chapel Hill High School junior Brook Harker is aware of her platform as the school's first female football player. Unlike most of the other small number of women playing football, who usually play non-contact roles like kicker, Brook specializes in playing free safety. In last Friday’s game, Brook managed to kick for two extra points, deflect a pass, catch an interception and even play a few snaps on offense.

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