I don’t know about you, but if you ask me, instigating a war with Iran is a really, really bad idea.
As of two weeks ago today, the NCAA officially cleared UNC of any violations. There will be no championships vacated, no banners taken and no (more) shame brought to our university. A six year scandal is finally coming to a close. While everything seems great in the land of the Tar Heels, we have forgotten that one defendant has been found guilty — at least in the court of opinion. While the greater institution have gotten off scot free, the reputation of the department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies has been greatly tarnished.
Within the opening minute of the second half of the Sacramento Kings’ home-opener against the Houston Rockets on Oct. 18, UNC alum and 2017 NCAA champion Justin Jackson scored the first points of his budding NBA career.
If you’ve visited www.dailytarheel.com in the past couple of days, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve redesigned our website.
No, not really. But what if we did? If we, as a society that prides ourselves as progressive and forward-thinking, still condone the execution of our fellow citizens, why does it matter if it is hidden behind dark walls in remote prisons?
As both an employee at the UNC Student Stores and a UNC student, I have noticed a phenomena that a lot of students appear to have caught on to.
Autumn is no time for honesty.
Professional wrestling has been on a long downslide in popularity since its heydays in the 1980s and 1990s. But even at its height of popularity, professional wrestling has never been seen for what I believe it is: art.
Over the past week, the “Me Too” campaign has made its way across social media. But it was Tarana Burke, a black woman, who started this movement over 10 years ago.
For all intents and purposes UNC got off scot-free from one of the biggest athletic scandals of the last 20 years. Which is fine, I guess.
We are all learning. As young people, we possess some of the greatest awareness when it comes to social justice issues. Like everyone else, there have been times when I was unaware of larger narratives. People have called me out for it; sometimes graciously and sometimes not as much.
For today’s column I decided to take a step away from my usual writing on Silent Sam, the Center for Civil Rights, Boycott UNC and other sociopolitical activism. Tuesday was World Mental Health day and I thought it be important to both highlight mental wellness but also apply it to myself and take a breather. I want to use this article to offer my thoughts on a very important but often overlooked issue.
A popular, emerging conspiracy theory among the far- right is that protests against President Donald Trump, the alt-right, police violence, and other perceived social problems are not in fact grassroots movements coming together in reaction to issues that concern them — instead, they are part of something much more sinister.
Back in September, the State of North Carolina identified 48 low-performing public schools that could potentially be taken of by charter school operators as part of the state’s new Innovative School District. The goal of the program is to take elementary schools in the bottom 5 percent and turn them around within 5 years. I am vehemently 100 percent opposed to this idea.
Fifty-nine people. As of this writing, that is the number slain in the Las Vegas massacre last weekend. In the wake of these horrific events, we reflexively try to rationalize what happened.
The preclinical years of medical education are a scam. Undergraduate medical education in America (i.e., the period before graduating with an M.D. degree) is generally split into two years in the classroom, and two years seeing patients in the clinic. This system was recommended by the Flexner Report more than a century ago, and it is a thorough blueprint for ensuring students learn the science and skill of medicine, respectively. Developments in self-study resources and medical curriculum norms, though, have made the price of the preclinical semesters absurd. The National Board of Medical Examiners should test — and medical schools should welcome — those who want to jump right into clinical studies.
In many ways this has been a dispiriting semester for the UNC community. Despite the violence and murder in Charlottesville, as close a proxy to Chapel Hill as exists, Silent Sam still stands.
Ultimately, the delayed, underwhelming response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is emblematic of the way Puerto Rico has always been treated.
Campus Health has been a sort of home away from home for me as an undergrad.