11/6/2017 9:38pm

Talanoa is a term commonly used in Fiji to refer to a facilitative style of discussion that involves storytelling and talking. It has been adopted informally as a theme of COP 23. DTH/Mark Ortiz

Tar Heels Talk Climate Entry Two: Fiji stresses urgency of climate change action

Today marked the beginning of the 23rd United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 23) — the annual climate negotiations — in Bonn, Germany. At COP 23, world leaders are expected to build on the groundwork and principles established in the 2015 Paris Agreement and develop roadmaps to reach its goals.  

11/5/2017 11:07pm

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Column: George W. Bush is still terrible

In response to the ongoing buffoonery of President Donald Trump, there has been a disturbing trend among liberals to attempt to rehabilitate the image of George W. Bush so that he functions as a contrast, an ahistorical example of a president who was “not as bad.” In order to make this claim, one has to deliberately ignore the still relevant aftermath of his presidency.

10/30/2017 8:34pm

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Column: Halloween brings necessary strangeness

All festivals — even the ones that aren’t mash-ups of candy and the macabre — are weird to some degree. They all overturn the self-directed trajectories of our lives and leave us in an uncanny upside down world for a short time. 

10/26/2017 9:03pm

Column: Black studies took the blame

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.

10/24/2017 10:40pm

Column: We got a new website!

If you’ve visited in the past couple of days, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve redesigned our website. 

10/24/2017 7:09pm

Column: Make executions public again

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?

10/13/2017 3:08pm

Column: Help me to see, help me to learn

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.