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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...

UNC and Duke Pile Up Basketball Recruits for 2020-2021 Season

Ryan Silver, Sports Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

The University of North Carolina and Duke University have been known for their continued success in basketball. This is due to both having Hall of Fame coaches (Dean Smith and Roy Williams for UNC, Mike Krzyzewski for Duke) who...

Triangle college football fans gear up for the new season

Jaden Tremelling, News Copy Editor

October 4, 2019

With college football in full swing the fans in North Carolina, have many teams to root for. Ten NCAA Division One teams call North Carolina their home and the main teams people are rooting for are NC State, UNC, and Duke. So...

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...

Seven ACC teams voted into national preseason top 25

Adam Shefet, Sports Copy Editor

November 15, 2018

Every fall, the Associated Press (AP) ranks the top 25 men’s basketball teams in the country for the pre-season. The Associated Press is a collection of 65 sports writers and broadcasters from across the nation that collecti...

UNC Chapel Hill suffers major water crisis

Michael Lee, Assistant Editor

February 17, 2017

The city of Chapel Hill in Orange County recently suffered from a major water crisis due to a broken water main and complications in the water treatment plant. On Feb. 3rd, a vast majority of the city was stuck without safe dri...

ACC Basketball intensifies as Tournament approaches

Michael Lee, News Editor

February 17, 2017

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men’s basketball division is having a very competitive year as six of the teams in the conference rank in the top 25 of the nation. These teams consist of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Virgi...

ACC Football

David Parker, Copy Editor

October 16, 2015

ACC Football By David Parker In this upcoming football season, all three teams in the triangle have high hopes for favorable outcome after successful seasons a year ago. The University North Carolina (UNC) finished the r...

ACC Basketball

Michael Lee, Online Sports Reporter

March 3, 2015

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men's basketball has heated up as the tournament approaches in March. The top five ACC teams consist of Virginia, Notre Dame, Duke, Louisville and North Carolina. All five of these teams are ranked...