OPINION


4/9/2018 7:07pm

Column: Stand by controversial opinion writers

Controversial thinkers are the mainstay of historical moments. They look at the world and find it wanting in some way. But not only do they find it wanting, they strive against the status quo. Sometimes, these people are on the wrong side of history. Other times, they are not. Either way they promote discourse and deep thought and sometimes even action. 


4/8/2018 9:44pm

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Column: Cat for Chancellor: too cat, too UNC

In the past I have proposed that one of my cats, Ariel, be named to the Board of Governors.  An even more pressing issue has stemmed from that article; the other cat who torments me daily, Meta, is jealous of the undue attention paid to Ariel. After much consideration I have reached the conclusion that she should be named Chancellor of UNC. 


4/8/2018 8:16pm

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Editorial: UNC may need to require on-campus housing if nothing changes

Balancing the need for luxury and affordable housing is hard enough, but Chapel Hill also has thousands of students competing with working class families for cheap housing options. In context, it is no wonder the area has challenges finding housing for everyone. 


4/5/2018 10:45pm

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Op-Ed: Predatory behavior continues

"I hope all of our MJ-school women and men will be prepared when the next unwarranted and unwelcome “come on” is mixed up with a professional media request."


4/3/2018 9:35pm

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Editorial: Big business is appealing, but people come first

The Chapel Hill Town Council decision to continue with plans to displace a mobile home community in place of a luxury apartment complex in January was met with much criticism from organizations like the Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town. The Town Council did not do much to accommodate those that were going to lose their homes, but this is a lesson that students can learn from because helping community members who need it most is more important than town development.


4/3/2018 8:19pm

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Column: Why do vermin get us squirmin'?

“It is a luxury to be able to be disgusted,” Herz says, citing the fact that if “you don’t have anything else to eat other than some who’s dead beside you,” you will quell your disgust in order to survive.  


3/27/2018 8:05pm

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Column: Thank you, President Trump

Russell Berman reported for The Atlantic that “President Obama finally got a Republican-controlled Congress to fund his domestic budget. All it took was Donald Trump in the White House to get it done.” For many programs which Trump and his proposed budget suggested cutting, funding levels remained at or above the requested levels of Obama’s final budget proposal from 2016.