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Thursday January 20th

Samuel Long


Viral "Mario Kart Man" travels through Chapel Hill, UNC's campus

Joshua Schaffer was wandering the streets of Chapel Hill and UNC's campus driving a go-kart dressed as Nintendo's Mario. Students accordingly dubbed him the "Mario Kart Man." Schaffer runs multiple social media accounts where he has amassed a large following — most notably on TikTok where he has over 900,000 followers. Spreading joy is a large theme on both his Instagram and TikTok pages, where he shares videos of his shenanigans. Patrick McPode, Schaffer’s social media manager, said the two are performing the social media gag in different places across the country. 

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DTH Screenshot. Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, Theodore M. "Ted" Shaw speaks at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP virtual celebration of the life and work of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 17, 2022.



A stage performer yo-yos for the crowd at the NC Chinese Lantern Festival on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC.

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