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Thursday October 28th

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On September 23rd at the Carolina Latinx Center, students (left to right) Jadah Smith, Isabella Lima, Elena Delvalle, and Bianca Goodwin participate in "Paint My Latinidad" by each painting a visual representation of their latinidad. This event was one of many hosted by the Carolina Latinx Center as a way to celebrate Latin Heritage Month and raise conversations about Latinx culture.

Virtual event celebrates Latinx Heritage Month through poetry

While much has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an event put on by the UNC Latina/o Studies Program is showing that poetry is never canceled.  The event, "poetry: books in the age of corona," which will take place on Wednesday at 5 pm virtually. It will feature three Latinx poets, storytellers, students, writers, artists and educators. 

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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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Two examples of students’ home screens customized through iOS 14. Photos courtesy of Kayla Dang (left) and Grace Lena (right).

Students customize homescreens in iOS 14 update

The update has been an outlet for self-expression for students everywhere, to the point that reorganizing your home screen has become a TikTok trend. Students have taken vastly different approaches to their home screen decor, each creating their own aesthetically-pleasing look. 

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