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Tuesday September 27th

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Protesters gather in front of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Photo Courtesy of Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times.

Over 1,000 North Carolinians, including elected officials, in group involved with Jan. 6 riot

This month, the Anti-Defamation League issued a report analyzing membership data on the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that was involved with the United States Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The report found that 1,180 North Carolinians have been members — three of them being elected officials.  The Oath Keepers are one of the largest far-right anti-government groups in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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Junior defensive back, Storm Duck (3), and sophomore linebacker, Power Echols (23), go in for the tackle in Kenen Stadium on Sept. 24, 2022, at the UNC game against Notre Dame. UNC lost 45-32.

UNC football defense approaches rock bottom in loss to Notre Dame

As the game clock dwindled down in UNC’s 45-32 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, the Tar Heels’ defense finally reached its breaking point.  The North Carolina defense had trouble posing any type of threat, despite the Fighting Irish entering Chapel Hill with an uncharacteristic 1-2 record and an offense that ranked in the bottom 20 FBS teams in total yardage. “They just lined up and hit us right in the face,” head coach Mack Brown said. “They just kept running, kept running, and we couldn’t get them off the field.” 

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DTH Photo Illustration. UNC hosts a variety of viewpoints on campus.

Questions remain about UNC's implementation of freedom of speech resolutions

In July, the UNC Board of Trustees passed two resolutions related to free speech on campus: one affirming viewpoint neutrality when it comes to organization funding and one adopting the Kalven Report — which supports institutional neutrality.  The Kalven Report, a 1967 document developed at the University of Chicago, outlines institutional neutrality on college campuses.  “You really want the University to be a forum for free and open discussion,” UNC BOT member Perrin Jones said. “And if you end up putting your finger on the scale, as it were, then I think it's difficult for that free and open discussion to occur.”

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A doll on display in Stone Center's Brown gallery as a part of Anike Robinson's Gris Gris Gurlz exhibition, photographed on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.

Anike Robinson brings her exhibit 'Gris Gris Gurlz' to the Stone Center

Multimedia artist Anike Robinson will present "Gris Gris Gurlz" — her unique collection of collages, paintings, videos and dolls — in the Brown Gallery and Museum at the Sonya Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History this Thursday. The exhibition will run through the fall and closes on Dec. 10. “This is a place where I get to feel right, in many ways,” Robinson said. “I feel right with the universe, I feel centered and healthy and good. So when I'm joyous, or even when I'm having an anxiety and depression-filled day or month, (art) is the thing that helps me power through.”

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Water fountains in Hamilton Hall, pictured on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, are reported to have lead.

Column: What's in your water bottle?

"When water contamination is discovered, it should be immediately made publicly known, not just another message in an inbox of emails. It should not be limited to just occupants of the building either like incidences in Phillips, Manning, Hamilton, Fordham and South Building were."

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Students walk across the quad on the evening of Thursday, Oct 14, 2021. Behind them, a banner offers support following the death of two UNC students by suicide that month.

UNC becomes home to new Suicide Prevention Institute

The UNC Suicide Prevention Institute, primarily run by Dr. Patrick Sullivan and Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, is a new addition to UNC's campus that aims to reduce the prevalence of suicide in and beyond the UNC Health Care system.  The Institute comes as the result of a $25 million donation from William Starling, a UNC alumnus, and Dana Starling, who lost both of their sons to suicide. 

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Meet the Editorial Board

"We are honored and excited to be able to shed light on issues that impact the day-to-day lives of our readers. So, here are the faces– some new and some returning – behind the Editorial Board."

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