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First-year Rose Deconto faces the anti-abortion Genocide Awareness Project exhibit displayed at Polk Place on Tuesdat Oct. 22, 2019. The students protested the exhibit that included graphic images and made comparisons between abrotion procedures and mass genocides.

Editorial: The domino effect of restrictive abortion policies

"Recent abortion bans in the U.S. are not only dangerous to individuals in those states but take one more dangerous step toward threatening Roe. People should have the access and the choice to make health care decisions for themselves, and the weakening or overturning Roe would take away that access and that choice for many individuals."

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Lauds is a Wilmington-based indie rock band featuring UNC students and alums. Photo courtesy of Mary Hannah.

UNC students and alumni play in local indie rock band

Members of Lauds, an indie-rock band from Wilmington, share a love of music, their hometown, and UNC basketball. The band has released two EPs in the last year, Holt III said, and is currently in the works of writing and producing their first studio album. They work with Fort Lowell Records, a Wilmington-based indie-rock record label. 

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Rameses stands for the playing of the national anthem at men before UNC basketball's home game against Michigan on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. UNC won 72-51.

'He's given me meaning': UNC senior talks about his time as Rameses

For the past four years, senior Daniel Wood has portrayed UNC's mascot, Rameses, cheering on the Tar Heels on the field, as well as during hospital visits, birthday parties and charity events. And he's not leaving the Ram Team just yet. After graduation this spring, he will become UNC’s mascot coach — the first one ever at the University. “He's given me meaning, allowed me to connect with thousands of people that whether it's across small events, football games or whatever," Wood said. "There's a memory that's being made and it's a real privilege to be a part of that.”

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The Old Well pictured on Oct. 17, 2021.

Farewell Column: UNC doesn’t protect survivors of sexual assault. I know because I am one.

"And I do represent Carolina. I represent the one in three women that are sexually assaulted on this campus. I represent the intelligent young women who come into this institution to study and accomplish great work, only to be exorcized of all morale, their diplomas inked with pain and fear. I also represent the lucky ones; the women who barely come out of that pain alive."

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Paige Ladisic, the DTH's managing director of sales and strategy, listening to speeches at her farewell party Friday, April 22. Photo courtesy of Brandon Standley.

Office DJ: Songs that make Paige cry

"Before I short-circuit my keyboard with my tears, it’s time to say farewell with my parting gift: my very own Office DJ playlist, in honor of all of the students I’ve had the privilege of working alongside in the last four years."

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A red wolf rests in the shade in an enclosure at the Carolina Tiger Rescue on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

Carolina Tiger Rescue welcomes critically endangered Red Wolves to sanctuary

On April 5, the Carolina Tiger in Pittsboro welcomed two new red wolf sisters, Caroline and Mist. Red wolves are the only canid species indigenous to the United States, and are the most endangered canid in the world.  “We just feel really privileged to be able to have a small part in helping do what we can to save endangered red wolves,” Louise Orr, communications director at Carolina Tiger Rescue, said.

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