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Tuesday December 6th

Student Life


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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First-year pre-business student Hannah Vance enjoys a coffee chat with junior psychology student Marleny Nolasco in Stone & Leaf Cafe on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

Editorial: It's time to get rid of Friday classes

"The University has also introduced 'Well Being days' in recent semesters. These sporadic days off were put in place to support student mental health. While this is a step in the right direction, I propose that the University take things a step further — it is time we move to a four-day school week."

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UNC graduate student Rachel Simone smiles with her dog, Oliver, in Coker Arboretum on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. Simone brings Oliver to UNC's campus as part of his training to become a therapy dog.

'He brings so much joy:' Meet Oliver Huss, therapy dog-in-training

Therapy dogs are used in public spaces to relieve emotional discomfort and promote well-being, often serving alongside their humans.   Oliver is a three-year-old Bernedoodle — half-Bernese mountain dog, half-poodle — currently in his last stretch of training to become a certified therapy dog. His owner, Huss, refers to Oliver as a “chief pawsitivity officer,” spreading comfort to those around him. 

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A dorm located in Granville Towers West on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Column: ... And they were roommates

"You might think you have it bad. Especially if you’re a freshman sharing a room with someone for the first time. I’ve been there. But if you’re just marinating in the terribleness, waiting for your own room next year, I’ve got bad news."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student reads emails from the ROML Listserv on her laptop.

Column: Listserv Survival Guide

"For those of you who don’t know about the listserv emails I’m referring to: consider yourselves lucky. The chain emails began my freshman year. I remember the day vividly: I was sitting in my Morrison dorm room, absentmindedly reorganizing my hand sanitizer and disposable mask collection, when all of a sudden I heard a familiar noise. 'Ping.' And then again. 'Ping.' 'Ping.' 'Ping.' 'Ping.'"

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President Rosa Elias and Vice President Michelle Jamanca of UNC SUIE pose for a portrait at Wilson Library on Sept. 12, 2022. 

Heather Diehl

SUIE fosters immigrant advocacy on campus

SUIE was started in 2008 to raise campus awareness about different issues that prevent immigrants from enjoying basic human rights.                                                                     “When I came into UNC, I saw a predominantly white community — I didn't see a lot of diversity,” Rosa Elias, the president of SUIE, said. 

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Wilson Library, highlighted in Queerolina's online oral history, stands tall on Sept. 12, 2022.

Queerolina exhibit aims to preserve LGBTQ+ history at UNC

Queerolina, an online oral history exhibit in the Wilson Library Special Collections, works to tell the history of the LGBTQ+ community at UNC through stories and archives.  The name “Queerolina” was generated as a reparative label, reclaiming what was once a slur used to refer to the University’s progressive nature compared to other public schools in the Southeast.

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