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Opinion: Conversations do not lose their importance

Last Sunday, news cycles and social media feeds were filled with condolences and statement of support for the city of Orlando and those impacted by the massacre.



Opinion: There are very, very special people in our midst

It’s easy to be consumed with negative things and people that we are surrounded by each and every day.



Opinion: People, not gun control are the main problem

The problem is not gun control; the problem is your attitude about the problem.



Opinion: Think critically about how you act in the polls

Many of those who did (and still do) “feel the Bern” have publicly announced their decision to write in Bernie Sanders as opposed to voting for Hillary Clinton.



Opinion: What in the world happened to Taffye Clayton?

Last fall semester, a meeting was held in the basement of South Building. If you haven’t been, the basement of South Building is home to Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. Called DMA for short, the office is home to a passionate, intelligent staff dedicated to bettering the Carolina community through diversity.



Opinion: There’s something to learn in losing the Daily Grind

There is a lesson in loss. No matter how large or small, each loss (or change) is an opportunity to learn. You can learn from misplacing your keys one too many times, watching a development grow right underneath your nose, or the loss of a pet.



Opinion: Orientation should include recent history, too

"So it’s ra-ra Carolina-lina Ra-ra Carolina-lina Ra-ra Carolina-lina GO TO H*LL DUKE!"



Opinion: Look at the entire picture, not just the stalls involved

How dare President Spellings ignore a law that is meant to protect the wives, daughters, and sisters of America.



Opinion: UNC could benefit from choosing to 'ban the box'

What if aspiring UNC students did not have to provide information about their criminal history? Regardless of the severity of the crime, what if they didn’t have to report it?



Opinion: Students should know more about the way UNC works

Students should know more about UNC, the UNC system, and the way in which both operate.



Opinion: Give Tar Heel Yard Sale a break

UNC’s Athletic Department held their first Tar Heel Yard Sale this Saturday to rid itself of surplus equipment.



Opinion: UNC should create healthier food options

If you walk down Franklin Street on an empty stomach, you will be hard pressed to not find something to eat — from the irresistible fry sauce of Sup Dogs to the sweet, creamy goodness of YOPO.



Opinion: UNC has a moral imperative to reject House Bill 2

House Bill 2 has become a multi-billion dollar topic of conversation for UNC. The school system has found itself in between two governing powers, both with the tenacity to see their fights out to the bitter end. As the lawsuits pile up and the state becomes more divided, it is clear that the costs of this fight are only increasing.



Opinion: Administration should adopt a non-rounding policy

UNC Administration should adopt a non-rounding policy for final grades.



Opinion: Community interests ought to be primary

When the decision about Student Stores was announced last week — after 100 years of operation, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers would privatize the store — people across campus and Chapel Hill were quick to react. Some praised the decision, while others lamented. Activists rallied as employees adjusted their plans. Administrators negotiated details; social media users opined within minutes of the news breaking.



Opinion: Critiquing UNC shows you care about its future

Unbridled support for an institution is harmful. If we are not willing to critique something we love, then we are not being responsible members of our community.



Opinion: Fraternities ought to reform a toxic culture

On April 20, the Interfratenity Council and student government held a cookout in Fraternity Court, with proceeds going to Project Dinah, a campus anti-interpersonal violence organization. On April 7, four fraternities hosted It’s On Us, a fundraiser for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center.



Opinion: 2016 is a fee-setting year, now is the time to be heard

Most UNC students have had the experience of glancing at our tuition bills and seeing a long lineup of mandatory fees. We also speak in the terms of “tuition and fees” when we discuss the true cost of higher education.



Opinion: Follow the Carolina Way: have some pride

With spring comes final grades and graduation, evidence and reward of the work UNC students have put into their studies. But grades can also reflect lack of work. 



Opinion: Culture and its appropriation are complicated

On Wednesday, when you walk to the Pit, you’ll be greeted with the sight of people of all colors and races wearing turbans and enjoying some free food. What’s going on? Is it the premier of a new clothing line by Turban Outfitters?