The conclusion of Spider-Man’s origin comic bears this quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
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.
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.
The soccer program at UNC deserves way more hype than we give it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this edition, we ran an article titled “Professors Speak Out.” The story discusses how there’s tension between UNC professors and the UNC administration about how political they can be.
Narratives matter. Fundamentally, studying history is looking at various sources to determine a narrative that’s as close to truth as possible.
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.
Forest Theatre, a great place to go for a run, attend a play, yoga class, or puppet show and enjoy nature — to an extent.
Note: I’d like to thank Jakobi Williams, a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington who specializes in the Black Power and civil rights movements, and Hy Thurman, a member of the original Young Patriots and Rainbow Coalition, for contributing their invaluable insight and expertise to this column.
On a serene October (Late) Night (With Roy) in 2015, Rameses Junior, or RJ, silently pantomimed a wail as it entered the world. Like most newborns, it was not very lovable.
It’s been four years since Carol Folt took over as chancellor of UNC in fall 2013. When she arrived, the University was already in crisis mode.
Do you ever pinch yourself while reading Wikipedia?
Since President Trump first entered the political arena in June 2015, media companies have covered his campaign and now presidency as a series of spectacles.
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.