For today’s column I decided to take a step away from my usual writing on Silent Sam, the Center for Civil Rights, Boycott UNC and other sociopolitical activism. Tuesday was World Mental Health day and I thought it be important to both highlight mental wellness but also apply it to myself and take a breather. I want to use this article to offer my thoughts on a very important but often overlooked issue.
When it comes to the glorification of activism, I very often have mixed feelings. Being vocal about sociopolitical issues has its inherent consequences.
With the current conversation around Silent Sam and its removal, I thought I’d write about the monument that stands in juxtaposition to Sam — the Unsung Founders Memorial.
The UNC Civil Rights Center is under attack. Founded in 2001 by Julius Chambers, a black attorney who survived firebomb attacks in the 1960s and 1970s while fighting for equality, the center plays a pivotal role in protecting marginalized people.
The tale of American exceptionalism is a sensitive subject I imagine for many readers (especially those who take their time to send me angry emails and comments).
Since his death, a number of world leaders such as Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, and Pope Francis have issued statements expressing their condolences and sentiments of sorrow.
On Nov. 4, UNC’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, a group of historically black fraternities and sororities known as the Divine Nine, held their 2016 Step Show. The step shows have been a long-running annual event during Homecoming Week.
Halloween is fast approaching! A night filled with parties, adventures and creative transformations. It’s an overwhelming atmosphere of carefreeness from the stress of school.
Last month, I attended a town hall meeting on police brutality and campus safety hosted by the Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee of Student Government.