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Carolina Connection – Nov. 19, 2022

Hospitals in the Triangle are overwhelmed by respiratory syncytial virus. An abortion protest on the quad has students debating how far freedom of speech should extend on campus. Critics call on UNC and other universities to reconsider the importance of legacy admissions. A student group works to bring thrifting to campus. American Indian students celebrate their history and culture during November.

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 12, 2022

When fire alarms blare throughout dorms, some students hear an annoyance rather than a warning. The midterm elections increased the power of North Carolina Republicans. Pedestrian and bicycle crashes in Chapel Hill are at a five-year high. A new startup aims to make late-night trips safer for female-identifying students. Carolina veterans reflect on their time in the service and on campus. A new student production brings reality TV to UNC.

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Carolina Connection – Nov. 5, 2022

UNC housekeepers are demanding higher pay. The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UNC’s affirmative action case. The midterm elections could bring about a new Republican supermajority in the North Carolina Legislature. 30 percent more college students have reported feeling burnt out. UNC students reimagine a traditional Greek play with a North Carolina twist. The basketball season starts Monday, but some UNC students may be distracted by a different team’s success.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 29, 2022

UNC heads to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend Affirmative Action. As election day draws near, some candidates are focusing their efforts on increasing youth voter turnout . UNC’s arboretum is rebuilding its prominent arbor  A new mural commissioned by the Campus Y will promote mental health awareness. Halloween isn’t the only time ghosts walk among us.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 15, 2022

Gun violence across the country – and in the Triangle – has empowered UNC students to take action. A vending machine comes to Orange County to fight the opioid crisis. North Carolina’s Supreme Court will rule soon on funding for poor school districts. A new Chapel Hill business wants to be the Uber of caregiving. Chapel Hill residents celebrate the Festifall arts celebration downtown.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 8, 2022

People who work on Franklin Street say that harassment has become a major problem. Chapel Hill police says there’s been a rise in gun violence throughout the town. UNC will host the World Anti-Bullying forum. A new analysis may change the way you look at characters in Disney movies. Some UNC students get moving on the dance floor.

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Carolina Connection – Oct. 1, 2022

UNC Graduate students advocate for a livable wage. After a sudden change in leadership, the Kenan-Flagler business school looks to the future. Some UNC graduate schools will no longer require the GRE test for admission. Navigating the Biden Administration’s student loan forgiveness plan can be difficult for students. Students commit Acts of Random Kindness to help their classmates get through midterms. The Good Neighbor Initiative holds a cookout to educate students about the communities they live in. 

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Carolina Connection – Sep. 24, 2022

UNC has found dangerous levels of lead in the water in six buildings with the potential for more. North Carolina schools face an increase in teacher and staff vacancies. UNC students struggle to afford housing as rent prices have spiked. Alumni are fighting back against the University’s decision to tear down the ROTC building. Zombies invaded campus this week to urge students to prepare for emergencies. 

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Carolina Connection – Sep. 17, 2022

People who live near campus want the town to crack down on disruptive partying. UNC’s business school dean unexpectedly announces his retirement. A $25 million donation will fund a new suicide prevention institute. A split in the United Methodist Church over LGBTQ issues leaves local congregations re-affirming their values. Students get cheap new wheels at a campus bike auction.

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Carolina Connection – Sep. 3, 2022

Some North Carolina cities are helping restaurants and bars rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic by creating social drinking districts. The arrest of a Carolina student sparks outrage across campus. UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media welcomes a new dean who hopes to address diversity concerns. A rare trip to Boone for the Tar Heel football team has led to high ticket prices. Seniors are excited to experience their first normal semester in three years.