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Friday September 17th

Swimming And Diving


Senior Lissie Rivera is UNC's First-Generation Student Association (FGSA) President. FGSA works to "establish a sense of community on campus; there’s so many different identities that first-generation students have in addition to being first-gens” according to Rivera.

'Something to be celebrated': First-Generation Student Association creates community and support

The First-Generation Student Association at UNC aims to create a community that celebrates the difficulties and successes associated with being a first-generation student.  To help first-generation students transition to college life, FGSA hosts a variety of social and professional development events.  On Sept. 15, FGSA will be hosting an event called “Advocating for Yourself as a First-Gen,” where they will discuss email etiquette, how to be heard outside of the classroom and how to ask for recommendation letters.

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Photo courtesy of Michael L. Walden.

Column: What made today's North Carolina economy?

"Today, the Big Three accounts for less than 10 percent of the state’s aggregate economic production. In place of the Big Three is the new 'Big Five' sectors of technology, pharmaceuticals, banking, food processing and vehicle parts."

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UNC junior defensive back Giovanni Biggers (27) and first year linebacker Power Echols (23) tackle a Georgia State player at the game on Sept. 11 at Kenan Stadium. UNC won 59-17.

No. 24 UNC football shows defensive improvements in 59-17 win over Georgia State

Since halftime of their season-opening loss against Virginia Tech, the Tar Heels have only given up 20 points and two touchdowns. Young players stood out Saturday. First-year linebacker Power Echols got the first interception of his career early in the fourth quarter and sophomore defensive lineman Myles Murphy got a sack and forced two tackles for loss. Fellow sophomores Desmond Evans and Ja'Qurious Conley also added tackles for losses. The Tar Heels play next against Virginia, a tough matchup that looms on Sept. 18. 

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Editorial board member Layla Peykamian tries one of Insomnia Cookies' new vegan flavors.

Column: The best Chapel Hill restaurants for a plant-based diet

"Plant-based options are far and few between, and sometimes impossible to discover. This is especially true in North Carolina, which is after all, a state famous for its barbecue. With that being said, here’s a list of some of my favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill that do satisfy a plant-based diet (already discovered and compiled) for you to enjoy."

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Grad Student Outside Hitter Nia Robinson (18) spikes the ball in the UNC win against Elon University on September 14, 2021.

Nia Robinson's standout performance helps UNC volleyball stay undefeated, beat Elon 3-0

After transferring from Northwestern, Nia Robinson has made a large impact on UNC volleyball's 9-0 start. During Tuesday's match against Elon, Robinson had 14 kills and finished all three sets with powerful spikes. During her Northwestern career, Robinson was the team leader in hitting percentage at .423 for the 2020-2021 season. The Tar Heels continued their winning streak, moving to 9-0.

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