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Friday June 9th

Chatham County

DTH Photo Illustration. Jeff Jackson (D-N.C. 14th) using his TikTok platform to advertise his campaign and inform viewers about politics.

Column: Transparency from our politicians should not be a luxury

"What Jeff Jackson is doing here matters. For one, it’s increasing political engagement by reaching millions of Americans through the most dowloaded app in the world. As much as political news is available to the average American, many do not seek it out. Jeff Jackson is able to reach his constituents and more on a free app that most people already have downloaded."

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This is a word cloud of the most common responses to the survey question "What part of your identity / perspective do you feel is not represented (in the DTH)?"

Reflecting on the results of The Daily Tar Heel's community representation survey

An anonymous survey of the greater Chapel Hill community revealed varying viewpoints regarding The Daily Tar Heel’s representation of race, sexual orientation and gender identity. The general public opinion of the paper was largely positive. However, separating respondents by race, gender and sexuality revealed disparities between subgroups for questions about representation. 

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Orange County sees highest life expectancy in North Carolina due to abundant resources

Orange County residents lead the state's average life expectancy by almost four years.  According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation’s 2019 U.S. health map, the average life expectancy for a North Carolina resident is 78.2 years, while the average in Orange County is 82.1.  Social determinants, such as health care access and housing, contribute to the higher life expectancy in Orange County. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Two UNC students are pictured exchanging money. House Bill 347 would legalize sports betting in North Carolina.

Column: Sports betting is a dangerous game

"North Carolina needs to properly address the industry of online sports betting with safeguards and preemptive policies to help our vulnerable youth. We have seen the spread of addiction in the schools of surrounding states, and we have no reason to bet against it."

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Edible Campus volunteers sift compost in the Davis library garden on Feb. 28, 2022. Edible Campus UNC tends to an assortment of gardens throughout campus.

UNC GPSG to highlight sustainability efforts at first Climate Action Day

The Graduate and Professional Student Government’s first-ever Climate Action Day will be held this Thursday. The event will feature a collection of informational tables run by organizations working to bring awareness to the climate crisis, followed by two documentary screenings. Climate Action Day is being organized by GPSG’s Climate Crisis Committee, which was formed in September.

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