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Monday December 6th

Men's soccer

Sophomore guard Deja Kelly (25) enters the court at Carolina Basketball Late Night on Oct. 15 at the Dean E. Smith Center.

'You're Deja Kelly': Sophomore guard uses her voice to lead Tar Heels' backcourt

Deja Kelly walked into the visitor’s locker rooms at Virginia Tech in February with her team trailing by 14 at halftime. The then-first-year guard sat down and talked quietly to herself. She took a breathe and whispered to herself three words: "You’re Deja Kelly."  Kelly scored 22 points in that game, in a comeback victory. That performance was part of a five-game streak of double-digit scoring. Kelly's love for basketball originated on the courts of San Antonio, Texas at the age of five. With the support of her mother over the years, today, Kelly is a leader in the backcourt for UNC.  

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U.S. army veteran John Spencer is awarded the Vietnam Gallantry Cross by Mr. Rich Nguyen-Le on Nov. 4, 51 years after he served in the Vietnam War.

Army veteran John Spencer honored with Purple Heart Ceremony

John Spencer was drafted in 1969 to serve in the Vietnam War as an Army armored reconnaissance specialist in the infantry in combat. After an injury, he was dishonorably discharged.  The UNC Military and Veterans Law Clinic to help correct his military record to accurately reflect his service. Last week, he was honored with a Purple Heart. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Harder They Fall (2021) is a new Netflix film that falls into Holleywood’s pattern of colorism. Pictured is Zazie Beetz, an actress from the movie that is centralized in this conversation.

Column: 'The Harder They Fall' doesn't quite get it right

"'The Harder They Fall' is a great movie that highlights an important and underrepresented part of our country’s history. We should be able to celebrate this piece of art while remaining critical of its flaws, especially those that play into harmful trends of colorism and fatphobia in representation that plague the industry."

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