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7/22/2020 8:58pm

Column: Removing Native American imagery from sports is long overdue

"The next time you see someone dressed up as a chief with a headdress and painted skin at a Kansas City Chiefs game, or doing the Tomahawk chop at a Braves game, ask yourself: is it OK to use that imagery and represent Native Americans the way we do, despite their demonstrated anger at those stereotypes and the tragedies they suffered as a result of American colonialism and expansion?"


7/14/2020 12:49am

Column: Appreciating sports during COVID-19

With 124 days and counting since the last live sporting event from the NCAA or any of the United States' five major professional leagues, sports fans across the country have had an empty space in their daily routines. 


7/1/2020 9:48pm

Students in Evanston, IL joined countless other cities around the nation in support of the Black Lives Matter movement by protesting against the killing of George Floyd and other recent tragedies on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Column: We just changed our social media policy. Here’s why.

"We need to do better, and as a student newspaper that claims to train the next generation of journalists, that change has to start with us. So, we’re changing our social media and conflict of interest policies to remove barriers that prevented our staffers from expressing themselves, as a recognition that our identities can enrich our reporting."


7/1/2020 8:18pm

Column: Hot take sports shows have gone cold

Nowadays, sports channels' daytime programming is a glut of shows that all feel the same. Starting before sunrise, you can watch a mix of experts and big personalities debate each other for hours on end on a redundant set of topics that make up the day in sports. 


6/21/2020 8:27pm

UNC first year and Robertson Scholar Adejuwon Ojebuoboh will serve on Orange County's Housing Advisory Board. The board oversees housing needs, project proposals, and community awareness.

Column: The ignored nuance of Black people

"We must adjust our 'diversity' initiatives to take this important distinction into account, because recent descendants do not have to face the same generational trauma that long-standing descendants experience every day. All Black people experience racism in America, but descendants of recent African immigrants may not always face the systemic injustice long-standing descendants do."   

6/5/2020 1:00am

Column: The perfect game is sports' greatest feat

Even in a game filled with numbers, throwing a perfect game is unpredictable  — and many of the game's all-time greats never accomplish it. But maintaining perfection for nine innings isn't all about the numbers, and that's what makes it one of sports greatest accomplishments. 


6/3/2020 8:19pm

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

Column: Racism is a public health crisis

"Black Americans endure racial discrimination, microaggressions and antagonization from nearly every American institution. It’s visible in the disproportionate incarceration rates, unemployment statistics and home ownership demographics. Unsurprisingly, this disparity appears, too, in one of the systems most vital to public safety — health care."


5/5/2020 8:46pm

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Column: Computer science isn't all that scary

The world of computer science is daunting. But we don’t often get a bigger picture of the compassion, creativity and collaboration that is seen in this world — something I have gained from my experience in the computer science department at UNC.


4/24/2020 3:30pm

Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez is a graduating business journalism major in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC. Quiroz-Gutierrez spent four years at The Daily Tar Heel and was most recently the 2020 co-editor-in-chief with fellow senior Emily Siegmund.

Farewell column: Here's to the unexpected

I applied to The Daily Tar Heel on a whim, like many others, because I liked to write. I was a pre-admitted business major at the time and I thought I was on a linear career path to some future job in the business world — one of those jobs people see as impressive, but actually mostly consists of bullshit.


4/21/2020 6:05pm

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The odd traditions of the Nacirema: The moral of the story

"I have made sure to document their odd practices each step of the way. I am aware that the articles may at times feel over-exaggerated, paternalistic or pessimistic. This is because, out of respect, I have been doing my best to follow the same writing style that the Nacireman folk use when writing about the African continent — that is, portraying a single story."