7/13/2020 12:59am

Participants pose in their Race Against Racism 2020 shirts on Saturday, July 11, 2020 the day of the race organized to raise money to benefit the Marian Cheek Jackson Center of Chapel Hill. By the end of the day, the organization raised $4,267. Photo courtesy of Jordan Burnett.

Virtual race raises over $4,000 in support of Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Two UNC student organizations hosted a virtual fundraiser Saturday, called the Race Against Racism, which raised over $4,000 for the Marian Cheek Jackson Center.  The Jackson Center, based in the Northside community, works to preserve and document the historically Black neighborhoods of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. 

6/7/2020 11:22pm

Protestors gather outside the Peace and Justice Plaza on Friday, June 5, 2020 to protest against police brutality after the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black Americans.

Demonstrators gather in Chapel Hill to honor the life of Breonna Taylor

On Friday, UNC students and community members gathered to honor the life of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman fatally shot by Louisville police officers as she slept in her apartment — one of many demonstrations that have taken place in the Triangle over the last week to protest racial injustice in America.

9/3/2018 9:21pm

Photo courtesy of Ross Boyce, studying malaria.

Off-campus work-study jobs seeming harder to get, and keep, after payment changes

Senior Morgan Holder is in love with her work-study job at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. In a world of unpaid internships and menial jobs with long hours, students like Holder look to get paid doing what they love. For many students, work study offers a unique way to make livable wages and gain experience in fields related to their interests. But new changes to salaries is disincentivizing employers from taking on work-study students. So what's worth more: student experience or cutting costs?