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The Wild West: How the Namesake of Avery Residence Hall Got Away with Murder

In the autumn of 1851, William Waightstill Avery had it all. The grandson of Waightstill Avery, a member of the committee that chose the site of the University, W.W. Avery had been elected to the North Carolina General Assembly, was … Continue reading

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The “Pilot” of Student Government: The Student Body President

We currently find ourselves in the middle of campaign season. For the next two (or possibly three) weeks, the Pit will be abuzz with excited, albeit cold, campaign workers, the pages of the Daily Tar Heel will be filled with … Continue reading

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The Hogg Poplar? The Myth of the Davie Poplar

On this day, 220 years ago, the Board of Trustees chose the location for the University of North Carolina. You have probably heard the legend of how it was chosen. If you haven’t, it goes like this: The committee that … Continue reading

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