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Friday March 5th

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Taylor Williams serves as 2018-2019 Senior Miss Warren County Indian Education Princess at Haliwa-Saponi Pow Wow in Hollister, NC. Photo Courtesy of Taylor Williams.

UNC Native American students celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day virtually

The Native American community of Chapel Hill came together on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, which honors the histories and cultures of Native American people. Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated on the same day as the U.S. holiday, Columbus Day, a day meant to celebrate the Italian navigator and colonist Christopher Columbus and his voyage to the Americas.

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(From left) Junior communication and dramatic arts major Matthew Keith, CFA president junior Julia Stamey, and junior computer science and communications major Michael Sparks discuss a scene on the set of a project on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

UNC student filmmaker named finalist in study abroad film festival

Michael Sparks' film "My Trip to Japan" has been selected as one of three finalists in this year’s IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival. The filmmaker behind the grand prize-winning film will win $1,500. The public can vote for the winner on the festival’s website through Oct. 14. The winner will be announced live on YouTube Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST. 

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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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