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Junior Elizabeth Culton (right) celebrates with teammate Hallie Thompson (left) her successful beam routine during UNC gymnastics' home meet on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Carmichael Arena.

UNC gymnast Hallie Thompson battling back from second ACL tear ahead of 2023 season

In the first meet of the 2022 season, then-junior UNC gymnast Hallie Thompson stepped up to compete in the bar routine and suffered the second ACL tear of her collegiate athletics career — sidelining her for yet another season. After working hard to get back to the mat and put together an all-around meet her junior year, she’s prepared to work even harder to meet those same goals her senior season. 

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John Caldwell, current music ensemble teacher, teaches students at Hill Hall on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.

‘It teaches you how to just vibe’: UNC’s Indonesian music ensemble

UNC's Nyai Saraswati Gamelan is an Indonesian musical ensemble that features melodies of male and female voices alongside dozens of unique instruments, ranging from metallophones to wooden xylophones. The instruments have been housed at the University for over 20 years since their three-month journey across the ocean from Central Java, a province of Indonesia, to Chapel Hill in December 2000. “I think it's important to UNC, because especially when it comes to music programs, they're really centered in Western art music, which is the 1600s, the 1800s, white male dominated and basically just in the United States,” said UNC music major Jaidan Pearce-Cameron.

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Students navigate the Pit on the first day of classes, Aug. 18.

Column: Beating the heat on campus poses a challenge

"Picture this: Excited for their first day of college, a naïve, innocent first-year who’s grown accustomed to COVID-19 isolation decides to dress up. They wear a collared shirt and a pair of pants and embark upon their 20-minute walk from South Campus to the FedEx Global Center. Once they get there, they rush to the bathroom only to realize they are drenched in sweat.  "Last year, dear readers, I was that innocent, wide-eyed first-year."

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University Libraries' IDEA Action grant program provides funding to support inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility efforts.

Editorial: Revamp your study routine this year

For most students, early morning classes and a growing list of assignments can be daunting. However, the jolt back to student life after a lengthy break doesn't have to be painful.  To help you navigate your return to being a full-time student, the Editorial Board shares ways students can combat a loss of motivation and organization right in time for FDOC.

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Student reviews monkeypox Frequently Asked Questions on UNC's Campus Health website on Aug. 13, 2022.

UNC health experts explain the monkeypox outbreak

The recent international monkeypox outbreak prompted the federal declaration of a public health emergency.  With 138 cases reported to the CDC in North Carolina as of Aug. 13, local government authorities and University administrative members are actively working to address the situation.

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Pete Nance, a graduate transfer from Northwestern, speaks with reporters at a press conference in the Dean E. Smith Center on July 18, 2022.

Transfer Pete Nance looks to shift gears, flex his versatility for UNC men's basketball

At UNC, Pete Nance will look to take on a much more subdued role than what he played at Northwestern. Vying for the spotlight alongside the likes of Armando Bacot, Caleb Love, RJ Davis and Leaky Black may not be every NBA prospect’s first choice. But for Nance, joining UNC’s already loaded offensive arsenal will afford him the perfect opportunity to showcase what he considers one of his greatest assets — his versatility.

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