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Participants of UNC Musical Empowerment's outdoor senior recital pictured last year in the Gene Stroud Community Rose Garden. Photo by Alex Berenfeld.

UNC Musical Empowerment continues free music lessons for children, even online

Musical Empowerment's UNC chapter breaks down financial barriers to music lessons and instrument access for K-12 students, and continued provided lessons — online — during the pandemic. Involved students value the opportunity to share their love for music and be mentors. “I really like being able to use what I've learned about guitar and teach younger people to have an interest in music,” mentor Isabel Morris said. 

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(From left to right) Political committee member Daniel Kang, President Anna Hattle and Senior Advisor Jessie Huang of the Asian American Student Association prepare to address the members of the organization in Bingham Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Looking back at 30 years of the Asian American Students Association

Amid the challenges of a virtual school year and COVID-19 last year, one of UNC’s first Asian-interest organizations — now called the Asian American Students Association (AASA) — remained strong. “The idea of having an Asian American community – it was something that I hadn’t grown up with before,” AASA president Katrina Jagadeesan said. “After meeting a couple of the members and getting to know them and participating, that was something I was missing in my life.”

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Photo courtesy of Michael L. Walden.

Column: What made today's North Carolina economy?

"Today, the Big Three accounts for less than 10 percent of the state’s aggregate economic production. In place of the Big Three is the new 'Big Five' sectors of technology, pharmaceuticals, banking, food processing and vehicle parts."

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Senior Lissie Rivera is UNC's First-Generation Student Association (FGSA) President. FGSA works to "establish a sense of community on campus; there’s so many different identities that first-generation students have in addition to being first-gens” according to Rivera.

'Something to be celebrated': First-Generation Student Association creates community and support

The First-Generation Student Association at UNC aims to create a community that celebrates the difficulties and successes associated with being a first-generation student.  To help first-generation students transition to college life, FGSA hosts a variety of social and professional development events.  On Sept. 15, FGSA will be hosting an event called “Advocating for Yourself as a First-Gen,” where they will discuss email etiquette, how to be heard outside of the classroom and how to ask for recommendation letters.

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UNC junior defensive back Giovanni Biggers (27) and first year linebacker Power Echols (23) tackle a Georgia State player at the game on Sept. 11 at Kenan Stadium. UNC won 59-17.

No. 24 UNC football shows defensive improvements in 59-17 win over Georgia State

Since halftime of their season-opening loss against Virginia Tech, the Tar Heels have only given up 20 points and two touchdowns. Young players stood out Saturday. First-year linebacker Power Echols got the first interception of his career early in the fourth quarter and sophomore defensive lineman Myles Murphy got a sack and forced two tackles for loss. Fellow sophomores Desmond Evans and Ja'Qurious Conley also added tackles for losses. The Tar Heels play next against Virginia, a tough matchup that looms on Sept. 18. 

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