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3/29/2020 8:43pm

Opinion writer Rajee Ganesan poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Rajee Ganesan.

Column: What to expect when you're expecting (a pandemic)

There are two things that are going to mark the end of social distancing. One, enough of the population will have caught the virus and developed antibodies against it. Two, a vaccine will have been developed and available to the public. Although the first option would likely result in more fatalities, the second option isn’t exactly the go-to choice at the moment. 


3/17/2020 5:58pm

Mary King is a writer for the Arts & Culture desk. Photo courtesy of Mary King.

Guest column: OK, Zoomer (and other ways to avoid social isolation)

"Phones buzzed everywhere Wednesday afternoon when students received the (very expected) COVID-19 email from the University. All at once, thousands of eyes scanned the page, and mixed feelings flooded the student body. It was this moment that sealed our impending enrollment in, as recent internet discourse has called it, Zoom University."


3/3/2020 10:14pm

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Column: Bye bye, Buttigieg

While this middle-of-the-road ideology is understandable in an effort to cast a wide net, it left a lot of us wondering if his willingness to take a backseat to outspokenness on queer issues — particularly those that impact queer people of color — would translate to his time as president.

3/3/2020 7:52pm

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Column: At UNC, sexual assault has always been a problem

In Oct. 2019, the Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct announced that one in three female undergraduate students at UNC has been a victim of sexual assault during their time in college. However, sexual assault has been a problem at UNC for decades. 


3/1/2020 7:55pm

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Column: Graduate workers deserve livable wages

"You could argue that activism is voluntary, but the alternative is sitting by while our colleagues, students and ourselves are subjected to repeated institutional violence that, without organizing, will continue to be perpetuated in our workplace."


2/27/2020 7:08pm

Opinion writer Rajee Ganesan poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Rajee Ganesan.

Column: Those who can't teach, do

"Although some individuals act as teaching assistants for courses or mentor undergraduates during rotations and thesis work, doctoral programs very rarely require curriculum on how to prepare for and teach a lecture course, how to effectively mentor trainees or even how to manage grant money outside of individual projects and among larger groups."