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Farewell Column: Don't Remove Silent Sam

 The consensus among the majority of people at UNC seems to be that Silent Sam should be removed. Some believe that it should be put in a museum somewhere, while some think that perhaps it should merely be disposed of.  


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Farewell Column: The eternal conversation

Like all of us, I am the product of institutions. I hope to graduate with a doctorate from UNC in communication this August. While I have been well educated in the specifics of my discipline, the most important thing I take from this place is a better way of being a human in community with others.


4/22/2018 10:08pm

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Column: UNC must not stop progressing

As we enter the final week of the spring semester, another class of seniors is beginning to wistfully reflect on UNC. As pictures of the Old Well, Bell Tower and South Building fill campus social media feed they feed a certain kind of UNC mythology, UNC as an avatar for Public Higher Education. 


4/17/2018 7:15pm

Flyleaf Bookstore located at 752 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. 

Column: Bookshop cat, where you at? I miss you.

Without The Bookshop's quirky, convenient offerings, the immediate Chapel Hill area (for students without transportation) has become a literary desert of sorts. We need a good, local, independent bookstore. These kinds of bookstores are good for all aspects of a literary community: author, consumer and larger town or community — and they imbue towns like Chapel Hill with literary character.


4/15/2018 9:24pm

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Column: A shadow over Ashur

The American government doesn’t care about the Syrian people — if it did, it would be implementing programs to help refugees instead of bombing their home country.


4/15/2018 9:05pm

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Farewell Column: Kiana Cole

 I plan to tell stories for the rest of my life, just like I’ve done at The Daily Tar Heel for the last four years.  


4/12/2018 7:34pm

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Op-ed: Affordable housing requires embracing development

The displacement of the Lakeview residents is a sobering reminder that we have not done enough to provide and protect affordable housing. But the County’s response is a model for practical and effective change.


4/9/2018 7:07pm

Column: Stand by controversial opinion writers

Controversial thinkers are the mainstay of historical moments. They look at the world and find it wanting in some way. But not only do they find it wanting, they strive against the status quo. Sometimes, these people are on the wrong side of history. Other times, they are not. Either way they promote discourse and deep thought and sometimes even action. 


4/8/2018 9:44pm

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Column: Cat for Chancellor: too cat, too UNC

In the past I have proposed that one of my cats, Ariel, be named to the Board of Governors.  An even more pressing issue has stemmed from that article; the other cat who torments me daily, Meta, is jealous of the undue attention paid to Ariel. After much consideration I have reached the conclusion that she should be named Chancellor of UNC. 


4/3/2018 8:19pm

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Column: Why do vermin get us squirmin'?

“It is a luxury to be able to be disgusted,” Herz says, citing the fact that if “you don’t have anything else to eat other than some who’s dead beside you,” you will quell your disgust in order to survive.