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Suzanne Blake


Meet the ghosts students say are haunting them around UNC's campus

“It was a knock at the door. It was the shaking of my bed. It was lights. It was bruises on my arm. One time it destroyed my room. My roommate hadn’t been in town, and I walked into my room and everything was not where it was supposed to be. And I was like, I didn’t do this. My roommate’s out of town. We’re the only two people who have a key to this room.” From Hinton James Residence Hall to Gimghoul Castle, students say they've experienced a variety of hauntings across campus. One student saw a woman wearing all black who disappeared from sight, while another believes the ghost of a friendly dog plays tricks on her and her friends. Just in time for Halloween, here are some spooky ghost stories from UNC and around Chapel Hill. 


Run. Hide. Fight: Police and students prepare responses for active shooter situations

UNC-Chapel Hill's new Chief of Police David L. Perry has plans to make active shooter trainings include hands-on activities to better prepare participants, and the University is also working on its own campus-specific training video. Perry said conversations about active shooters are difficult to have, but it is important given the time and place in history.

Emotional Abuse

Healing in the wake of emotionally abusive college relationships

Accusations, manipulation and threats of suicide — a once-healthy relationship slowly becomes a nightmare. While there may be no bruises, victims often endure the behavior until they lose themselves. For many college students, it can be hard to overcome emotional abuse when they have to exist on the same campus. Two UNC students explain how they live, study and heal in the aftermath of their abusive relationships and what resources are available to those who are experiencing emotional abuse. 

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Different speakers took the stage during the May 14 rally for the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign in Raleigh.


The Raging Grannies take the stage on May 14 during a rally with the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign.


A sign language interpreter translates a speaker's words during the North Carolina Poor People's Campaign's protest on May 14.

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