Our office consists of people that consider themselves ~young professionals~. However, in reality, we are but children who can handle a debit card and produce the lovely content you receive five days a week.
A great example of this is when the summer editor and myself attended a DTH gathering full of *actual* professionals. It was great, and shout-out to all those who attended!
However, during conversations about our summer work, recent news events and other refined topics, I found some of the words slipping into our speech to be a little... too youthful.
Examples: "That story was spicy." "Who hurt her?" "Rip StatNat."
Let's just say we have some work to do in the professional department, but y'know, we have all weekend to work on it. If you want better plans for your weekend, check out our Plan Your Weekend guide.
The ACLU is suing the state of North Carolina. On behalf of all inmates with Hepatitis C, the ACLU claims that the state has not provided necessary medical care.
Carrboro is getting a plaque, and it's the good kind. The city of Carrboro is making a "truth plaque" explaining the controversial past of the town's namesake, Julian Carr.
It's the most wonderful time of the month: Board of Trustees. We've got your roundup of what went down at the this month's meeting. Spoiler: Lots of cool medical discoveries are happening here at UNC.
UNC spent $390,000 on security surrounding Silent Sam. Protestors used the BOT meeting to voice their opinions on the spending.
The Deep Dive
Silent Sam has certainly made headlines over the last school year. The statue's presence and meaning have been subject to much protest and debate. Spending and security surrounding the statue have been particularly under fire. Here are our stories leading up to Wednesday's protest.
In September, the DTH put out a Community Issue full of responses to the existence of Silent Sam. While the statue has been contentious for decades, this issue came around the time the past school year's discontent began.
The DTH published an editorial saying that the constant guarding of Silent Sam was wasteful. After the events in Charlottesville and other schools across the country, UNC implemented 24-hour guarding of the statue.
An undercover cop was discovered amongst the ranks of protestors during the Silent Sam sit-in. Some students felt betrayed while others said it was just another precaution to prevent a dangerous situation.
The chief of police and vice chancellor for campus safety and risk management defended the use of undercover cops and other procedures during a faculty council meeting.
" I don't know what you're talking about. I have to go."