STUDENT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS


10/13/2015 9:51pm

UNControllables host spray paint workshop

The street art workshop put on by the student-run organization known as the UNControllables and started off with an introduction to the difference in the meaning and implication of “street art” and “graffiti."


9/29/2015 9:49pm

Latina/o community at UNC promotes awareness of HIV

By Maria Prokopowicz Staff Writer  At the “Spread the Knowledge, Not the Virus” event free condoms and lots of information about sexually transmitted diseases were given to students.  The event was held last night as a part of the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative’s on-going celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event hosted by the Phi Chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. and the Almighty Alpha Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc., was meant to increase awareness and inform students about the spread of HIV in the Latina/o community.


9/18/2015 9:29pm

UNC students gather for opening ceremony of 'Hurston Hall'

By Acy Jackson Assistant University Editor Followed by the music of Nina Simone, student activists called for the end of white supremacy on UNC’s campus.  Students gathered on the steps of the currently named Carolina Hall to hold an opening ceremony for Hurston Hall, the name that activists have been pushing for since last year.  Over the summer, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the building from Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall along with a 16 year moratorium on renaming historic buildings, despite activists efforts calling for the building to be named after Zora Neale Hurston.  "'Carolina Hall' is a sugar-coating of Saunders Hall updated for the aesthetics of 21st-century white supremacy: color blindness and multicultural diversity," said the statement released by the Real Silent Sam Coalition after the decision to rename the building.  "This isn’t justice, it’s pageantry. We named this building after Zora Neale Hurston precisely because racist and sexist admissions policies excluded her and other Black women from UNC.”  Friday’s event began with senior June Beshea reading out the released statement.  “We will not honor William Saunders, an architect of white supremacy.


9/11/2015 11:29am

Deepthi Gowrishankar talks to participants before counting down to the balloon release Thursday afternoon.

Letting go of mental health’s heavy stigma

Yellow shirts and yellow balloons covered campus on Suicide Prevention Day on Thursday, presented by Active Minds at Carolina, Embody Carolina, Stigma Free Carolina, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Rethink: Psychiatric Illness. 


4/23/2015 11:15am

The Siren celebrates release of spring issue

A variety of student organizations exist on campus to raise awareness for social issues and participate in activism. The Siren, a student-produced feminist magazine, provides a resource for students to not only discover more about feminist issues, but offers a chance for students to make their voices heard through the written word.


4/9/2015 1:25am

Workers warn of sweatshop injustices

The issue of low-wage work often seems distant to UNC students, but health care worker Shannon Milton said her job and others like it don’t pay people enough to make a living.