EDITORIALS


9/5/2017 7:55pm

Get to class. Now.

 The conclusion of Spider-Man’s origin comic bears this quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.”  


8/31/2017 2:15am

Pick two!

Now is the time to avoid new commitments like a politician dodges shoes. Studying in Chapel Hill as the academic year accelerates means being presented with far more opportunities than any one person can pursue well. 


8/30/2017 11:10am

Beers for our peers

Beer and wine, served one drink at a time: that’s how the North Carolina General Assembly should let 18 to 20-year-olds enjoy alcohol.   While it’s something of a youthful tradition to malign the loftiness of our current minimum legal drinking age, we take this proposal to lower it seriously. After all, abuse of alcohol exacts a huge social cost on North Carolinian society. 


8/29/2017 7:21pm

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Tailgate for football

  The soccer program at UNC deserves way more hype than we give it. 


8/28/2017 10:51pm

Mental Health Needs Orientation

 First year is definitely an exciting time. From planning dorm room decorations to the anticipated growing list of college friends, it is often touted as one of the best times in a person’s life. 

8/28/2017 6:54pm

A total solar eclipse fell on the continental United States on Monday afternoon. Chapel Hill witnessed a partial eclipse with 92% of the sun blocked during peak coverage time at 2:43pm.

S.O.S. from the EPA

Scientists were able to give us the exact date, time, length and location of the recent solar eclipse, an event occurring 4,000 miles from Earth. Most of us were smart enough to wear those funny glasses when we looked up. 


8/27/2017 11:39pm

A sketch of Silent Sam, the confederate memorial on campus.

There's more to Silent Sam

The hypervisibility of the issue of Silent Sam has engaged our community in a rather binary dialogue: Should Sam stay or fall?  This conversation is nothing new.


8/27/2017 7:09pm

It's not all Folt's fault

As would be expected, there was a great deal of anger at the Silent Sam rally on the first day of classes.  Unfortunately, much of this anger was misplaced, and focused on individuals who had no control over the continued presence of the Confederate statue, and who were, in fact, sympathetic to the protestors’ cause. 


8/25/2017 12:12pm

We're all rushing in the first weeks of school

Walking down East Franklin Street, one can’t help but notice the sororities practicing for rush — the process of accepting new members that includes meet-and-greets, matching t-shirts, as well as morale-boosting dances and cheers. 


5/30/2017 9:21pm

Opinion: It’s not just about pianos

Last spring, Carol brought “Heart and Soul” to this campus — literally. Pianos filled the campus for the Arts Everywhere initiative as students of all majors suddenly remembered the Level 1 songs from the keyboard lessons their moms made them take in first grade.


5/16/2017 11:01pm

Editorial: The wrong sex education

Forest Theatre, a great place to go for a run, attend a play, yoga class, or puppet show and enjoy nature — to an extent.


4/24/2017 9:41pm

Opinion: Seniors, use your health insurance while you have it

As the year is drawing to a close, there is probably a checklist of things you need to do, especially for those who are graduating. While many of you seniors are putting together the last few pieces of your honors theses or deciding who gets your graduation tickets, health care often gets overlooked.