Valerie Lundeen, a third year studying Economics and Public Policy, is one of the many students affected by the partial government shutdown. Parents of many student are not able to go in to work for an uncertain period of time after Trump's decision to temporarily close down government functions.

'It does affect real people:' UNC students' families feel effects of federal shutdown

As the partial government shutdown continues into it's 28th day, not much is changing around UNC's campus, but some Carolina families have missed a pay period with no future pay in sight. 

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Elizabeth Gardner, owner of Krave in Carrboro, serves a customer the bar’s signature Krush drink. Krush is made with kava and kratom plants, creating an earthy taste with relaxing effects.

Krave Bar is creating community in Carrboro

Krave is a bar that serves indigenous roots and teas located at 105 W. Main St. in Carrboro next to Club Nova Thrift Shop. Customers keep coming back for the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and drinks, featuring both kava and kratom plants. 

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Threats targeting UNC students take new meaning with connection to actual violence

The online account most involved in posting about UNC students is also the account most frequently interacted with by Robert Bowers, the alleged murderer of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue last month. This discovery has made the constant influx of digital death threats and online harassment seem that much more real to the local activists on the receiving end.  “White supremacists are being radicalized online in the same way that ISIS radicalizes recruits,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.

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Column: Meet your opinion editor

"The opinion page is the center of the Chapel Hill community, offering a place for discussions on topics that directly affect us. It’s the soul of the paper and the community. Running that is a responsibility that Elisa Kadackal, our new assistant opinion editor, and I hold seriously."