Here are a few letters we received in the weeks of transition to the summer paper.
My hope for this paper and this University lies in the minds of its students.
Our state motto is Esse quam videri. To be rather than to seem. These words have been playing in my mind as I look back at my college experience.
For those like myself who are graduating, now is a time to reflect on where we’ve been, and more importantly to look forward to where we are going. No matter where life may take us, we will all think again of Chapel Hill and — thinking — come back home.
The consensus among the majority of people at UNC seems to be that Silent Sam should be removed. Some believe that it should be put in a museum somewhere, while some think that perhaps it should merely be disposed of.
And you know what? I am so happy that I am replaceable. I’m happy this place can go on without me. What a self-absorbed thing to say, as if this place needed me to make it so wonderful. Here’s to knowing what comes next will matter as much as these last four years of letting go have been.
Like all of us, I am the product of institutions. I hope to graduate with a doctorate from UNC in communication this August. While I have been well educated in the specifics of my discipline, the most important thing I take from this place is a better way of being a human in community with others.
Given these inaccuracies and quotations taken out of context, we request that the DTH publish a statement of the inaccuracies, retract the article, and pull it from your website.
As we enter the final week of the spring semester, another class of seniors is beginning to wistfully reflect on UNC. As pictures of the Old Well, Bell Tower and South Building fill campus social media feed they feed a certain kind of UNC mythology, UNC as an avatar for Public Higher Education.
I choose vulnerability, I choose hope, I choose joy. What will you choose?
Next year, I'm off. This is the first time in my recent memory I have done something just for me.
J. Cole — Fayetteville native, Dreamville rapper, and the king of going platinum with no features — is corny.
If we can all live life as ferociously and justly as Olivia Pope, that might make all of us the gladiators the world needs.
When the DTH turns 150 years old, and I’m back in Chapel Hill to celebrate, I want to read more archives with bylines such as Lopez, Gutierrez or Rodriguez.
The DTH has a race problem. This isn’t exclusive to the DTH — it plagues both college and professional newsrooms across the country.
Perry Carter (True Thompson) and James Scalise (Stormi Webster) are the writers of UNC’s premier (only!) satirical advice column. Results may vary.
The first Gilded Age was a time of technological, social and cultural transition which only came to its close with the crisis of WWI and the devastation of the Great Depression. Twain is oftentimes (probably mis-) attributed with saying that history doesn’t repeat itself, but it definitely rhymes.