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11/19/2018 8:46pm

Second year graduate student Laura D'agati stands outside the American Indian Center where she works, located inside Abernathy Hall, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. "I'm applying to law school this fall to hopefully work on tribal recognition policy," D'agati said.

'Everyone’s different, you know?': Celebrating Native American heritage without generalization

Laura D'Agati raises an interesting question — should November be called "American Indian Heritage Month" when tribe members and Native American people often feel generalized by American culture? “So often Native people are relegated to the past and history books, and their presence in the present is ignored," she said. Read more to discover this unique and important perspective about the Native American people, and how they are stirring social change in and out of the UNC community.


11/13/2018 11:12pm

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Threats targeting UNC students take new meaning with connection to actual violence

The online account most involved in posting about UNC students is also the account most frequently interacted with by Robert Bowers, the alleged murderer of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue last month. This discovery has made the constant influx of digital death threats and online harassment seem that much more real to the local activists on the receiving end.  “White supremacists are being radicalized online in the same way that ISIS radicalizes recruits,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.


11/19/2018 11:55pm

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Buckmire.

Aiding the Chapel Hill-Carrboro food desert

In Chapel Hill, 19,000 people live in food deserts, the majority in areas around Franklin Street. Several nonprofits in and around Chapel Hill are pushing programs to help alleviate the issue.