COLUMN


12/2/2019 10:29pm

Column: The 'perfect' gift

"The ‘perfect’ gift for a partner seems ever-elusive, and rightly so. How could it be possible to convey the true complications and complexities of love in an object that can be wrapped in paper and set under a tree? No matter how much you spend, no gift can say what you want to convey better than you could with your own words and actions."


12/1/2019 7:54pm

Paige Masten

Column: Speaking my truth

"Who I was at the beginning of this semester is not who I am now. I’ve changed, in a good way. But if I’m being honest, this will probably be the last column I write for a while. I still have a lot to figure out, and that’s OK."


11/19/2019 9:45pm

Mary Drue

Column: Like a virgin

"The whole concept of virginity, although entrenched in our culture, religion and education, needs a serious makeover. Like, let’s Queer Eye that shit." 


11/17/2019 9:30pm

(From left) Valerie P. Foushee, Graig Meyer and Verla Insko speak to the audience at Orange County's Democratic Party's election party at Might as Well in Chapel Hill in November 2018. 

Column: North Carolina would benefit from the Dream Act

As with most immigration policy, the real change here has to come through Congress. But from my view here in the state, all North Carolinians would benefit from Washington stepping up to make dreams come true.


11/17/2019 7:53pm

Paige Masten

Column: Reckoning with myself

"The road to self-acceptance is a long one. In fact, I’m not sure if it ever really ends. The only thing I do know is this: my struggles explain me, but they don’t define me. And I think I’m OK with that."


11/12/2019 7:11pm

Mary Drue

Column: Inescapable misogyny

The culture of these sites threatens to reverse whatever progress we’ve made in the past fifty years promoting sexual agency and reducing the shame and stigma of female sexuality. Personally, that’s not really a path I want to go down. Do you?