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Thursday February 2nd

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‘Absolutely ridiculous’: Students struggle to find on- and off-campus housing

Six hundred UNC students are on the waitlist for fall 2023 on-campus housing. Last year, there were 422. That's an increase of 42.18 percent. The University said in a statement it is common to have a shortage in the next semester's housing availability at this point in the year. Carolina Housing will provide a room for every student who wants to live on campus. “Prices for (off-campus) housing are just absolutely ridiculous,” Jaleah Taylor, a UNC sophomore currently living in Morrison Residence Hall, said. “And that’s why people have to live on campus now — because it’s just so expensive to live off campus.”

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Protesters gather in front of the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Photo Courtesy of Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times.
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Over 1,000 North Carolinians, including elected officials, in group involved with Jan. 6 riot

This month, the Anti-Defamation League issued a report analyzing membership data on the Oath Keepers, a far-right group that was involved with the United States Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021. The report found that 1,180 North Carolinians have been members — three of them being elected officials.  The Oath Keepers are one of the largest far-right anti-government groups in the United States, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

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Here's what you need to know about registering to vote in Orange County

For the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 8, races on the ballot include the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and several state offices. Local offices including the Orange County Board of County Commissioners, Clerk of Superior Court, register of deeds, sheriff and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor will also be on the ballot in Orange County. Students who live on campus and are hoping to register during early voting can register online or bring their One Card and proof from the University that they live on campus to register in person.

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2022 Midterms Episode 1: Your guide to voting

Welcome to Before You Vote, The Daily Tar Heel’s election podcast. We will be breaking down what you need to know about voting before the 2022 midterm elections.  In this season’s first episode, City & State Editor Emmy Martin sits down with reporter Maddie Singleton to talk about registering to vote, and audio staffer Connor Buchanan talks with Orange County Board of Elections Director Rachel Raper about how to vote.  Here’s a few important dates to remember: Oct. 14 is the deadline to register to vote. From Oct. 20 to Nov. 5, you can register to vote and vote early. Nov. 1 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. Nov. 8 is election day.  You can register to vote here and request an absentee ballot here.  This episode was produced by Audio Editor Will Christensen.

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