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Students walk through campus during summer 2019 orientation. Summer 2020 new student orientation will happen virtually due to coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Brandi Simmons. 
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'Come in with an open mind': UNC hosts first in-person orientation in two years

This summer marks the first in-person new student orientation UNC New Student & Family Programs has hosted since 2019.  The class of 2026 will experience orientation programming and the campus community that the two previous classes had to have virtually due to the pandemic. “I came out of (orientation) sitting here with my best friend now, not knowing that that was what was going to come from it,” Smith, a UNC class of 2022 graduate, said.

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Students at NCSSM protest how the school handles sexual assault cases

Silent protesters gathered at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics with signs expressing their dissatisfaction with how school leaders have handled sexual assault cases on Tuesday.  The students listed their concerns and demands in an open letter to the NCSSM administration. The letter’s main grievances revolve around how the school handles reports of sexual assault and the current Title IX process, as well as how the school handles suicide attempts. Before Tuesday's protest, the students held a silent walkout on April 25. The leaders of the movement met with the administration before and after the event to discuss their concerns.

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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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