Looking forward to 2017-18

Dear readers, It’s difficult to say goodbye to you as our publication year comes to an end. Thank you, readers, for staying with us as we stretched beyond Chapel Hill to bring you stories about the growing art scene in Greensboro and Joe Parrish’s campaign journey in Person County as a controversial candidate. I’ve never […]

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The Great Gun Debate

In the South, gun culture often clashes with calls for gun regulation, but there’s one man who walks the line

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The Wayfarer

A UNC alumnus covers more than half the distance of the equator by foot in less than four years

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He Never Told

A gay veteran who served during “don’t ask, don’t tell” still struggles with opening up

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A Hand on Her Knee

Studying abroad increases students’ risk of sexual assault, leaving one UNC student with fallout at home

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Game Face

Student-athletes learn to care for every part of the body, but the mind is often overlooked

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Gum

How Alzheimer’s damages a mind, but not a memory

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On Being One Community

I screamed with joy the day I found out I was accepted to the University of North Carolina. My family immigrated from the Middle East to the United States when I was four years old, and my parents always stressed that a college education could take me everywhere in life. Growing up, they would meticulously […]

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Pushing the Limit

Some feel slighted by a tuition policy that encourages students to get a degree in eight semesters

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In Transition

For many student veterans, a new battle begins after arriving on campus

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The College Catch-22

When it comes to handling students whose behavior is self-threatening, universities are forced to make tough calls. How much intervention is too much?

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His Own Hike

An 18-year-old puts school on hold to find education in a 2,000-mile wilderness.

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Depression in the Southern Part of Heaven

Josephine Yurcaba is in freefall. The panic attacks are back. Her chest tightens; her breaths come in spasms. Her mind spirals: grief, loneliness, terror. She’s new to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus, a junior transfer student from N.C. State University. She struggles with the difficulties of transitioning, from battles with academic advising to feeling like an outsider […]

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King of a Small Empire

George King’s empire isn’t much. It’s a handful of tow trucks, one employee, a dirt lot and a flimsy shed. A couple of impounded cars rest in the lot, waiting to be claimed. In the shed, the owner of George’s Towing & Recovery reclines in a huge office chair, weathered hands clasped, presiding over two […]

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The Cost of a Scandal

Pressure was mounting on Holden Thorp to act. There were the students, the faculty, the alumni, the Board of Trustees, the Rams Club. Each was exhausted. For two years, they had defended their University that had been weakened by scandal, and they wanted answers. They pleaded for the then-48-year-old chancellor to help. Thorp wanted to […]

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