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Sunday May 28th

Community Members Attend Inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Events

The sun sets over the neighborhood in which Dave Jernigan stayed in during his time in Lviv, Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Dave Jernigan. 

A look at three North Carolinians who volunteer in, around Ukraine

Meet Dave Jernigan, Jonathan Mills and Isabella Romine: three North Carolinians who played, and still play, significant roles in helping Ukrainian refugees since the Russian invasion over a year ago.  “Lviv — it's a really beautiful place,” Jernigan said. “It’s a very vibrant city, but everywhere you look you see trauma.” In one of his volunteer roles, Jernigan said he helped convert a network of Soviet-era tunnels under hospitals into air raid shelters so patients and doctors could evacuate — sometimes mid-surgery — if imminent danger were to arise.

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Graphic by An Tonnu

DTH's inaugural data desk survey seeks to understand community representation

The Daily Tar Heel's data desk seeks to survey the greater Chapel Hill community to see to what extent these concerns hold true and gain valuable feedback on the shortcomings of our organization regarding diversity and inclusivity.  Most importantly, we want to know what our community thinks about us. Responses will be collected from March 6 to March 24. Afterwards, we will analyze our results and potentially create an article about our findings.

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UNC graduate forward Leaky Black (1) drives toward the basket during the men's basketball game against Duke at the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday, March 4, 2023. UNC fell to Duke 62-57.

UNC men's basketball's shooting woes creep back in senior night loss to Duke

With UNC royalty in attendance and the senior-night red carpet rolled out, North Carolina reverted back to its season-long shooting struggles in a 62-57 loss to Duke.   For head coach Hubert Davis, the lackluster 5-23 clip from beyond the arc wasn’t the most damning part about his team's 30 percent shooting output from the field. “I thought we had wide open looks from three that we didn’t make,” he said. “But more importantly, I thought we had layups that we missed. We missed a lot of shots around the basket.”

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The Supreme Court of North Carolina, located in Raleigh, is pictured on Aug. 26, 2022.

NC Supreme Court accepts new filings in 2022 Leandro case, rehearing possible

On Friday, the N.C. Supreme Court decided in a 5-2 order along party lines that it would stop the transfer of money by a lower court toward public education in the state. The new Republican majority on the state Supreme Court agreed with the State Controller's argument that the office's potential criminal liability for moving the money was not adequately addressed in the court's November opinion.

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UNC junior diver Aranza Vazquez wears her three gold medals on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. Vazquez earned the triple crown during the 2023 ACC Swimming and Diving Championships.

'You just have to be you': UNC diver Aranza Vazquez earns triple crown in ACC Championship meet

In 2021, Aranza Vazquez became one of the first two Tar Heels to compete in the Olympic games for diving. Although she considered herself strong mentally, she didn't expect the "Olympic depression" that came after the games.  But with help from her coach and teammates, she has excelled in her latest college meets.  “Communicating with my coach and reminding myself that I didn't have to have that pressure has been helping me," Vazquez said.

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