Heralded by the return of students to campus, a new school year is upon us once more.
There’s no denying that the previous school year was an unusual one. Our coverage here at the city and state desk reflected that, with a presidential election like no other and a dizzying reopening process taking center stage.
This year, our mission remains the same as we try to tackle the issues that matter to the students and residents that call the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro area home.
Our aim will be to cut through the red tape and bring you the news on what state and local governments are doing and, most importantly, how it will impact you.
This year, we’ll be placing a special emphasis on a topic I’ve always been greatly interested in: elections.
When I was in middle school, I had no idea how to approach elections. I didn't even know what parties or candidates were involved.
It was reading the news about elections and candidates at every level that helped me figure out not only what was going on but what kind of future I wanted to help build, both for myself and my community.
I hope our coverage can inspire that same passion in our readers, young and old, helping them discover the beauty and intrigue of the political system — from the personal stories of the candidates to the policies they aim to implement and the infinite number of scenarios that can play out when the polls close.
It's what I tried to highlight when I put together our elections newsletter last year, and it's what we'll continue to highlight this year at the city and state desk.