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Silent Sam settlement overturned in hearing

Natalie Winston, News Copy Editor

March 6, 2020

In February of 2020, a judge overturned the settlement that required UNC Chapel Hill to pay two and a half million dollars and give the Silent Sam monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The hearing had been held to decide...

Silent Sam controversy continues

Riley Saye, Computer Expert

November 27, 2018

The confederate monument known as Silent Sam at UNC Chapel Hill was toppled by protesters Aug. 21, 2018. This follows other controversy from earlier in the year. “It was to honor the dead that fought on the side of the conf...