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Can We Remember Refugees On Memorial Day?

Manzoor Cheema | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Manzoor Cheema

The town of Chapel Hill welcomed Syrian refugees, in response to Gov. Patrick McCrory's call to halt the future resettlement of Syrian refugees in North Carolina.

From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

A Story of Hope and Healing: "My Hope Overcomes My Despair"

Dina Sayedahmed | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Dina Sayedahmed

"I would never take advantage of this tragedy or these circumstances to preach our faith," Yousef Abu-Salha said in a phone interview. "But what I wou...

Police Department Halts Plan To 'Ticket' Good Behavior After Flak

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

The Internet just shut down a North Carolina police department's public relations plan. The Chapel Hill Police Department announced Monday that this m...

Old Enough to Hope, Young Enough to Dream

Graham Palmer | Posted 05.17.2016 | College
Graham Palmer

We should look to the titanic figures that have shaped our world for millennia before we were even born and see that they kept alive their sense of possibility, not only past the age of 22 but for their entire lives.

3000+ Prayers Pour Into Chapel Hill After Slaying of Muslim American Students

Valarie Kaur | Posted 04.23.2015 | Religion
Valarie Kaur

The families of three Muslim college students killed last week in Chapel Hill, North Carolina received more than 3,000 messages and prayers of love and support from people across America.

Muslim Groups Respond With Love, Philanthropy In The Face Of Violence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

After the shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a message of compassion rose up from many corners of the Muslim community....

North Carolina Students Respond to Chapel Hill Shootings

Barbara Sostaita | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Barbara Sostaita

Snowflakes fell as the three students were laid to rest Thursday afternoon. Surely this is Allah's message that He was listening to Deah's prayer three years ago.

The Chapel Hill Shooting: Why Our Lives Depend on Closing the Global Achievement Gap

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

Who is teaching kids problem-solving, or entrepreneurism, or how to collaborate and appreciate diversity? Tests don't really assess that.

On Tragedy and Grief: On Our Three Winners

Connor Belson | Posted 04.15.2015 | College
Connor Belson

But even more has stood out to me. On top of accomplishments and talents and passions. On top of everything else Deah and Yusor and Razan had going for them. And that is the incredible impact that three positive spirits can have on this world.

Chapel Hill Suspect Was Threat With 'Equal Opportunity Anger,' Neighbors Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

The suspected killer of three Muslim family members in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was a known bully in his community, neighbors say. Craig Hicks,...

Vigils Continue For Slain Muslim Students In Chapel Hill

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion

In the days following the tragic shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina people around the world gathered for vigils and serv...

FBI Opens Investigation As Chapel Hill Victims Are Mourned

Reuters | Colleen Jenkins | Posted 04.14.2015 | Crime

(Adds statement by FBI on separate inquiry in paragraph 4, background on Erdogan in paragraph 7) By Colleen Jenkins WIN...

Matt Sledge

Father Of Slain Muslim Sisters Calls For Federal Hate Crime Probe | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

RALEIGH, North Carolina -- The father of two Muslim sisters killed in a triple murder by an atheist with an intense dislike of all religion told a mas...

Gabriel Arana

News Organizations Stop Short Of Calling Chapel Hill Shooting A 'Hate Crime' | Gabriel Arana | Posted 02.12.2015 | Media

Since news broke of the Tuesday shooting of three Muslims -- a young husband and wife and the wife’s sister -- in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the m...

Deah Barakat's Brother Offers Magnificent Words Of Peace At Vigil

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

Family members of the three young Muslims shot to death in North Carolina on Tuesday are grappling with the senseless tragedy. During a powerful sp...

Matt Sledge

'It Could Have Been Any One Of Us': Thousands Across Country Honor Slain Muslim Students | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Thousands of people gathered at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday to pay tribute to the three young Mu...

Sophia Jones

Worldwide Social Media Outrage After Muslim Students Killed In North Carolina | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

The fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday afternoon has prompted uproar around the world, particularly from ...

Small Houses With a Huge Sense of Style

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.08.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Small is better, it seems -- at least in Chapel Hill, N.C. Hitching her wagon to a national trend toward tiny homes, an architect there recently unveiled her designs for the Micropolis.

The Morning After

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Byrd

It's the morning after Election Day and, like the morning after prom night, some of you are holding your head in shame and some of you are whistling over the griddle.

"What Is Your Favorite Book?"

Graham Palmer | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Graham Palmer

I have a love-hate relationship with the perennial question, "what is your favorite book?" On one hand, I love it, because the answer is incredibly important to me. On the other hand, I hate that my truthful, honest-to-god answer can make me seem pretentious at first blush.

How It All Began

Yina Sun | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Yina Sun

I used to believe that each profession had sole, specific purposes: doctors save lives, businesses make money, lawyers handle laws. However, through GreenChar, I realized that there are options-there are multiple paths to a destination, and these destination are often interconnected.

Death Over Dinner

Connor Belson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Connor Belson

The dinner began with intertwining circles of friends coming together to discuss an uncomfortable topic, and it ended with those previously strangers laughing and sharing and bonding over mutual fears and similar reactions and unique stories.

Terravita Food and Drink Festival Serves Up the World

Carolyn Bass | Posted 12.28.2014 | Taste
Carolyn Bass

You recognize other guests and they recognize you, and soon you're trading insights on what to taste next.

How to Handle an Internship That Isn't What You Expected

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

What happens when you find yourself with a lot of free time that you didn't anticipate and you start spending much more time on social media and much less time learning practical skills? Here are some tips to make the most out of unfulfilling internships.