Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 25 Issue 9, February 2008
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The stories of two siblings from Colombia and their experiences as undocumented immigrants are contrasted. One sibling has obtained legal residency while the other is still undocumented. Some difficulties for undocumented residents in North Carolina include being unable to get a driver’s license, being unable to afford out-of-state tuition for college, struggling to find a well-paying and safe job, and the fear of being deported. Nearly 270,000 North Carolina residents are undocumented and the number is growing each year.
The desire to have local and organic food available to students in the Triangle’s college dining halls is increasing. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students recently formed Fair, Local, Organic Food (FLO Flood) to advocate for the issue. The practice of having such food available is normal at Duke University. North Carolina State is beginning to look at ways to make this movement a reality. The food culture and desire of students request different food in dining halls in area universities is explored.