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Carolina Connection- Nov. 11, 2019

Some students are criticizing a report into UNC police conduct during several campus incidents involving Silent Sam and Confederate protesters. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren campaigned in Raleigh and promised to tackle government corruption. UNC alum and astronaut candidate Zena Carman visited UNC and talked about “Artemis,” NASA’s next moon mission. Mellow Mushroom’s Franklin St. location has closed after 7 years, but high turnover is nothing new for restaurants on Franklin Street. 400 years after slaves were first brought to America, a local exhibit explores the impact of the year 1619 on the U.S.

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Carolina Connection- Nov. 2, 2019

The NCAA may allow student athletes to profit from their names and images, and reaction at UNC is mixed.  Mold has been a problem at both on-campus and off-campus dorms this school year. UNC Senior Tai Huynh is hoping to be the first student of color elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council. Transgender students say there’s a lack of appropriate housing choices in UNC dorms. Organizers hope a women’s self-defense class can become an official part of the curriculum. We experience Halloween through the eyes of students who are new to the United States.

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Carolina Connection- Oct. 15, 2019

An anti-abortion group set up a graphic display on campus, sparking student-led counter-protests and even an arrest. While breast cancer awareness month is almost over, fighting the disease is a year-long effort for affected women. As Halloween approaches, creative students are making their own costumes with 3-D printers and other tools. Meanwhile, the town of Chapel Hill is planning for the thousands of people who are expected to flood Franklin St. UNC is considering centralizing data science classes into one curriculum as a part of an effort to help students compete in a data driven world.