Print space is prized amongst my staff now. Giving up a whole paper to mostly non-staff made content isn't something we would normally do.
But the start to this school year has been anything but normal. Given the past two weeks, we thought it might be time that we stopped talking and give others a chance.
Issues like Silent Sam, the Center for Civil Rights and national events have been on the mind of every student, alumni and community members. While I hope our reporting is reflecting this community, ultimately you're the best to represent your own interests.
This issue is to show the voices of our community — regardless of opinions on the matter — and what the community thinks should be done with the monument.
It also highlights that what is happening in Chapel Hill isn't isolated to the town or the students currently here. Alumni from all over are writing in too. We all care about this community, and hopefully this edition of the paper will helps us all understand the diversity of opinion on this issue.