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Terra Byte, Gemma Tolstoy and Alexis Carr, members of Chapel Heelz, celebrate after a show at The Station in Carrboro, N.C., on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023. Photo courtesy of Ira Wilder.

'A form of activism': Student drag troupe fights against drag bans

UNC student-led drag troupe "Chapel Heelz" works to feature their art while also making a difference in the UNC community and beyond.  At an event at Cats Cradle, the troupe raised money for those affected by recent anti-drag legislation in Tennessee. “I think that drag is fundamentally revolutionary and fundamentally a form of activism," Logan Dosher, a member of the group, said I think the very act of engaging in drag and engaging in radical gender expression and rejecting the norms that we are fed has activism at its core." 

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CSB, a student indie rock band, will be opening for rapper Young Nudy at Jubilee this Saturday, April 22.
Photo Courtesy of Casey Kibe.

This year's Jubilee to welcome local businesses, rapper Young Nudy

This Saturday at Hooker Fields, the Carolina Union Activities Board will be hosting its annual Jubilee as an all-day, flea-market style music festival open to the public. The festival will begin at 11:30 a.m. and include food trucks, multiple music performers, inflatables and an array of small business booths. Young Nudy will hit the stage around 7:30 p.m.

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UNC Musical Empowerment is hosting their first ever mini music festival on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the CURRENT ArtSpace on Franklin Street.

Musical Empowerment to host free music festival this Saturday

This Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Musical Empowerment will hold a free concert on Franklin Street for community engagement.  “We're hoping people come by, enjoy the music for some time, hang out together and then learn a little bit about Musical Empowerment,” Tess McGrinder, UNC senior and co-president of the club, said. 

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UNC students and staff celebrate Pride in the Pit with the LGBTQ Center on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The event — part of University Pride Week — included various activities, giveaways and resource information. 

Pride in the Pit puts queer community at the center of campus

UNC's LGBTQ Center and student volunteers celebrated “Pride in the Pit,” as a part of a series of events for UNC's Pride Week. The week is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC and is celebrated in tandem with the 20-year anniversary of the Center’s opening.  “Visibility matters, so we want to make sure we’re here and we’re seen,” J Stockett, the assistant director of the LGBTQ Center, said. 

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Edible Campus volunteers sift compost in the Davis library garden on Feb. 28, 2022. Edible Campus UNC tends to an assortment of gardens throughout campus.

UNC GPSG to highlight sustainability efforts at first Climate Action Day

The Graduate and Professional Student Government’s first-ever Climate Action Day will be held this Thursday. The event will feature a collection of informational tables run by organizations working to bring awareness to the climate crisis, followed by two documentary screenings. Climate Action Day is being organized by GPSG’s Climate Crisis Committee, which was formed in September.

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