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Wednesday December 2nd

Culture


The North Carolina Latin American Film Festival will be hosted virtually this year starting Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The event is produced annually by UNC-Chapel Hill in collaboration with Duke University.

35th annual NC Latin American Film Festival shares Latinx stories over Zoom

Events start Friday, Oct. 9, and run through Sunday, Oct. 18. The event is free but viewers must register online ahead of time. The film festival will be showing films such as “La Historia Oficial,” “When the Mountains Tremble” and “NO,” as well as presenting a series of conversations and talks from renowned speakers. The full calendar of events can be found on the NCLAFF website. 

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High-school student, Steven Zheng, spends his leisure time playing chess during an evening on Oct. 8, 2020.

'Even for a day': Students plan Mental Health Day self care

After Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz encouraged professors to cancel Oct. 9 classes in favor of World Mental Health Day, a flurry of opinions arose surrounding the matter.  Some students will have the opportunity to relax or take day trips, while others will still be in Zoom lectures and continuing the week as per usual. Students have started making self-care plans for Friday. 

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Katelynn Laws dices an onion in  the kitchen of her apartment on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. Despite the warm evening, Laws opened a window to let in some fresh air.

Students turn to meal kit delivery services to cook in quarantine

The meal kit delivery business has skyrocketed over the past few months due to the pandemic. UNC students are find these services to be helpful for saving time and money s a college student. According to Businesswire, the meal kit delivery market is expected to increase by 15.93 billion dollars over the next 4 years. Companies work by mailing portioned ingredients to your door, making it easier to cook and follow recipes.  

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Rabbi Bluming speaking to the crowd right before the High Holidays last year. Photo courtesy of the Chabad of Durham/Chapel Hill.

Jewish students find new ways to celebrate Yom Kippur in isolation

Although the diverse members of the community all observe Yom Kippur in different ways, many would typically celebrate by fasting throughout the day, attending services at a synagogue and attending a break-fast at the end of the day.  This year, virtual gatherings and social distancing are being emphasized as the method to observe the holiest day in Judaism.

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