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Tuesday June 15th

Student Life


The UNC Heelgram club makes cards and sends them to people with disabilities. Photo courtesy of Reagan Fleeher.

UNC Heel-Gram: Sending love one letter at a time

MacKenzie Maddox is a co-founder of the HeelGram club. She has an extended family member who regularly received letters from his community over quarantine. Seeing how much he enjoyed them, she was inspired to bring that dynamic to UNC. “Writing and receiving the letters has been therapeutic for our volunteer letter writers, especially since it provides a break from schoolwork,” she said. “It's just as rewarding for me as those with whom we communicate.”

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Jason Hu, a senior computer science and statistics double major and member of the UNC Rocket League Club poses in front of his computer on Wednesday May 19, 2021.

UNC Rocket League Club connects students through gaming

UNC senior Will Lancaster said he encourages everyone interested in the game to join the club.  “Being a member is a lot of fun,” he said. “It's something you wouldn't exactly expect from joining a mostly online group, but the people of the club have really been able to bond over a common game that we all play.” 

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Cofounders of Lux Libertas Ventures, business and computer science major Sanjeev Musuvathy and business major Nathan Ho, pose for a portrait.

Introducing Lux Libertas Ventures: UNC's first student-run venture capital fund

Lux Libertas Ventures focuses on pre-seed investments into consumer internet startups that attack the problems faced by Generation Z, such as mental health, digital wellness, consumer banking and other areas of exploration.  The organization is run entirely by UNC students with a strong advisory network of executives from Fortune 500 companies and tier one venture capital funds.

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