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Tuesday May 24th

Swimming And Diving


Column: The Streaker’s Guide to Streaking

"Do you remember that old saying from when we were kids? If you’re feeling nervous, just picture your whole class in their underwear. Well, picture no more — during the Davis streak, you will actually get to see your whole class in their underwear. And without their underwear. And in their bras. And without their bras. And with a sock over their..."

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Data shows mental health decline for adolescents, minority populations during pandemic

According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, 37.1 percent of high school students experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. For East Chapel Hill High junior N’Zai Davis, the increased disconnection from their friends during the pandemic contributed to their poor mental health.  “I was coming to terms with some things in my own personal life, so it was a great time for change as well as a hard time to get through because it felt like a lot of people were disconnected and it felt lonely,” they said. “It honestly just felt very lonely.”

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Photo contributed by Valerie Foushee.

Valerie Foushee loses progressive endorsement after accepting contentious funds

After taking over $165,000 from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an organization that donated to 37 Republicans who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee, D-Chatham, Orange, lost an endorsement from a progressive group in her race for the fourth congressional U.S. House district.  On April 17, the Progressive Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party made the decision to retract their endorsement after financial disclosures revealed that Foushee took financial support from AIPAC.

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First-year Rose Deconto faces the anti-abortion Genocide Awareness Project exhibit displayed at Polk Place on Tuesdat Oct. 22, 2019. The students protested the exhibit that included graphic images and made comparisons between abrotion procedures and mass genocides.

Editorial: The domino effect of restrictive abortion policies

"Recent abortion bans in the U.S. are not only dangerous to individuals in those states but take one more dangerous step toward threatening Roe. People should have the access and the choice to make health care decisions for themselves, and the weakening or overturning Roe would take away that access and that choice for many individuals."

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Lauds is a Wilmington-based indie rock band featuring UNC students and alums. Photo courtesy of Mary Hannah.

UNC students and alumni play in local indie rock band

Members of Lauds, an indie-rock band from Wilmington, share a love of music, their hometown, and UNC basketball. The band has released two EPs in the last year, Holt III said, and is currently in the works of writing and producing their first studio album. They work with Fort Lowell Records, a Wilmington-based indie-rock record label. 

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Rameses stands for the playing of the national anthem at men before UNC basketball's home game against Michigan on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. UNC won 72-51.

'He's given me meaning': UNC senior talks about his time as Rameses

For the past four years, senior Daniel Wood has portrayed UNC's mascot, Rameses, cheering on the Tar Heels on the field, as well as during hospital visits, birthday parties and charity events. And he's not leaving the Ram Team just yet. After graduation this spring, he will become UNC’s mascot coach — the first one ever at the University. “He's given me meaning, allowed me to connect with thousands of people that whether it's across small events, football games or whatever," Wood said. "There's a memory that's being made and it's a real privilege to be a part of that.”

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