The Faces Behind The Woods of Terror

Children chase each other around the midway of the woods while their parents watch closely from the picnic tables. Teens stare at their phones while scarfing down their funnel cake. Everyone feels safe. As the sun starts to set at 7 p.m., a car begins to rev. The sound gets louder and louder, but it […]

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I Do Before Twenty-Two

It seems that from the moment you turn 18, the number of guess-who-got-engaged conversations gradually matches the frequency of conversations involving small talk about the weather and post-graduation plans. While, on one hand, it seems like everyone’s getting engaged, many students would also argue that they would never get married so young and they’re not […]

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Confederate Monuments Across the State

On December 1, 1922, Dorcas E. Carter witnessed an atrocity that changed her life forever. It was a fire that had consumed the neighborhood she grew up in. It was a prosperous historically black neighborhood in the port city of New Bern on the coast of North Carolina. “After supper my parents had given my […]

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The Vietnamese Nail Salon Workers

Thu Mai Kim carefully clips her customer’s nails at Sky Nail Bar and Spa on a Friday afternoon. After she’s done, she puts on a surgical mask and begins to buff the woman’s nails with a drill pen. She doesn’t speak a word — she is focused on avoiding the skin surrounding the nails. After […]

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Kenny Caperton’s House of Horrors

Kenny Caperton knows every corner and crevice of the home he built for himself, so it doesn’t scare him anymore. But sometimes a rustle in the woods will remind him—this is the exact replica of the house of serial killer Michael Myers from the movie Halloween. Caperton has lived in the Myers House for more […]

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The Power of Hair

The average woman will have over 100 hairstyles during her lifetime, according to the Telegraph. It could be a short bob and bangs, or possibly long, blonde beach waves. Hair has been dominating the game longer than anyone even realizes, and matters more than we think as well. It affects how you make first impressions […]

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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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