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As we approach the halfway mark of the semester, we are beyond excited to share our perspectives and experiences with the Chapel Hill and UNC communities. From difficult topics to those more lighthearted, we can't wait to continue handing you our opinions. 

The Editorial Board is part of The Daily Tar Heel Opinion Desk and comprises 15 members, the opinion editor, the assistant opinion editor and the editor-in-chief. We meet once weekly to discuss everything from local happenings to what students are buzzing about.

We are honored and excited to be able to shed light on issues that impact the day-to-day lives of our readers. So, here are the faces — some new and some returning — behind the Editorial Board:

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Opinion Editor: Le Ha, she/her, sophomore

Majors: Media and journalism, information science

Favorite food: Sweet potato fries

Most controversial take: The cookie part of the Oreo is the better part.


Assistant Opinion Editor: Laney Crawley, she/her, sophomore

Majors: Media and journalism, political science

Favorite food: Sushi 

Most controversial take: Not a fan of Taylor Swift

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Ankur Mutyala, he/him, first-year

Majors: Biology and environmental science

Favorite food: Chocolate chip cookies

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Most controversial take: Milk before cereal


Dayna Wilkerson, she/her, first-year

Major: Media and journalism                                                               

Favorite food: Steak

Most controversial take: Reese’s are the worst candy.

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Rachel Moody, she/her, sophomore

Major: Media and journalism and sociology

Favorite food: Green tea mochi ice cream! 

Most controversial take: Cava is better than Chipotle.

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Mollie Ray, she/her, first-year

Major: English

Favorite food: Sweet potato chips

Most controversial take: I love black coffee. 

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Delaney Broderick, she/her, first-year 

Major: Media and journalism, information sciences 

Favorite food: Movie theater popcorn

Most controversial take: West Coast is the better coast. 

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Brigit Pierce, she/her, first-year

Major: Undecided

Favorite food: Thanksgiving stuffing

Most controversial take: Football is boring. 

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Ellie Goldstein, she/her, first-year

Major: Pre-Business and political science

Favorite food: Red velvet cupcakes

Controversial topic: Unsweetened tea is better than sweet tea. 

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Sarayu Thondapu, she/her, sophomore

Major: Political science

Favorite food: Shrimp

Most controversial take: "Baby" by Justin Bieber is overrated.


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Harry Black, he/him, junior 

Major: Chemistry

Favorite food: Chicken pad thai 

Most controversial take: I hate doing controversial takes.  

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Connor Foote, he/him, first-year

Major: Media and journalism

Favorite food: Calzones

Most controversial take: "Megamind" should have had a sequel. 

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Cristina Hernandez, she/her, first-year

Major: Political science 

Favorite food: Sushi

Most Controversial Take: I brush my teeth in the shower. 

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Mary Thomas Watkins, she/her, sophomore

Major: English and American studies

Favorite food: Homemade chili, it makes me feel like a cowboy. 

Most controversial take: Candy Corn is an S-tier candy. 

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