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Tuesday December 6th

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Members of the UNC Figure Skating Club pose for a portrait at the Wake Competition Center in Cary, N.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. The club organizes practices for skaters of all levels and holds public skates on Fridays.

UNC Figure Skating Club unites members' love for the ice

UNC Figure Skating Club is bringing students together in their love for the ice again after facing inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Katherine Xing said the club meets weekly and is open to all skating levels. “Anyone can join, it's open," Xing said. "It's open for people to have fun, or to keep in touch with their skating side or to reconnect with it."

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'Do your personal best': Richards looks back on his term, gives advice to next SBP

Junior Lamar Richards' term as student body president will come to an end in April. As the junior public policy and human organizational leadership and development double major reflected on his time in office, he wants to share a message with the UNC community. “Measure failure only in the context of things that you did not attempt," Richards said. "Always keep that in mind. You don’t have to succeed, but you have to try.”

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'Your legacy. Our legacy': Meet SBP candidate Sage Staley

Student Body President candidate Sage Staley's campaign slogan, “Your Legacy. Our Legacy. Carolina,” encompasses what she hopes to do as student body president. Key issues on Staley's platform include expanding student government, increasing representation for graduate students, supporting students' mental health and combatting the pandemic. 

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UNC ASL Club members practice their letters during a club meeting on Feb. 2, 2022.

'Language is such a bridge': UNC ASL club focuses on accessibility and learning

UNC’s American Sign Language club is an organization that teaches students about Deaf culture, ASL vocabulary and other deaf-related content and media.  “Language is such a bridge to other people," said Micah Baldonado, an ASL club member. "It just felt really humbling to be able to learn more about Deaf culture and immerse myself in something that I totally wouldn’t expect myself to place myself in."

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Hogan Medlin is the current Carolina Pride Alumni Network president. He graduated from UNC in 2011 and is a former student body president. Photo courtesy of Hogan Medlin.

'All over campus, all over town': Story of Us archive preserves LGBTQ student voices

The Carolina Pride Alumni Network, Wilson Library and the Southern Oral History Program have partnered to create 'The Story of Us' – a digital archive to preserve the history of the University’s LGBTQ+ students and faculty. “I think there are direct benefits for current students both undergraduate and graduates who will, in the future, be able to access this archive, find themselves in it, find inspiration from it and hopefully see that they too fit in and they count at Carolina,” CPAN President Hogan Medlin said. “It’s incredibly important for any marginalized community, but in particular this community, given that our history has not yet been captured.”

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A patron scans his hand through a MorphoWave reader to access the Student Recreation Center on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022.

Campus Rec adds new option for contactless check-in to facilities

UNC campus recreation centers are offering a new check-in system called MorphoWave that allows students to check into facilities using only their hands. “You don’t have to have your ID with you and worry about putting it in a locker,” Goa said. “The feedback we’ve gotten from students that are utilizing them has been very very positive.”

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