10/13/2019 7:14pm

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Column: Nacirema and Alcohol

If it is a matter of protecting Nacireman youth, it would seem reasonable to also increase the age that one goes to war or the age that one can acquire a firearm since these also lead to youth deaths. 

10/8/2019 10:46pm

Mary Drue

Column: Sex?

"So, to all of you people who think you’re sexually inexperienced because you haven't had a lot of partnered sex — you and your hand may very well be experts!"

10/8/2019 9:58pm

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Column: LGBTQ+ people are resilient as hell

Any workplace would be lucky to have queer and trans staff members, and the Supreme Court should back this up by protecting our right to equal employment ⁠— regardless of who we are or who we love.

10/6/2019 9:19pm

Column: Self-care is not self-indulgent

Self-care is more than spa days and expensive skincare routines. In reality, the definition of self-care is remarkably fluid. It’s whatever you want or need it to be, and it doesn’t have to cost anything at all. 

10/6/2019 8:14pm

Marian Cheek Jackson Center staff and partners from Pee Wee Homes welcoming one of the center's newest Northside neighbors to the community. Photo courtesy of Hudson Vaughan.

Column: Pop your bubble with the Jackson Center

Andrea Wuerth and George Barrett from the Marian Cheek Jackson Center discuss the resilience of the neighborhoods they serve and honor, and why it's important for UNC students to get involved.  

10/2/2019 7:43pm


Guest Column: Hate, not heritage

"As a Black man, I personally use the number of Confederate flags displayed as a barometer for my own safety when traveling the American South. The more I see, the sooner I know to get out of Dodge."

9/30/2019 6:51pm

Mary Drue

Column: For best quality, use bi:

"How do we define bisexuality? Does it mean being consistently attracted to all genders, or does it allow for more fluidity? Or does your label change as your preferences do?"  

9/29/2019 7:23pm

Gerry Cohen, former Chapel Hill Town Council member, is the OC Voice columnist for the week of Sept. 30. Photo courtesy of Gerry Cohen.

Column: How and why to vote

Gerry Cohen is a member of the Wake County Board of Elections breaks down why your vote matters and how you can exercise it in Orange County.

9/29/2019 6:40pm

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Column: How to greet the Nacirema

" I hope these two tips can help other ethnographers coming to study the Nacirema. Greetings may seem like a small detail at first, but they often give you a window into how people choose to interact with one another. As for Nacirema country, one can deduce a culture of isolation and apathy from their greeting customs."

9/26/2019 6:46pm

Rachel Joyner

Column: Me, your roommate

"Oh, Roommate. Most of what I know about you is, like an archeologist trying to understand the customs of an ancient civilization, based on long-abandoned artifacts."

9/24/2019 11:17pm

Column: Title X gag rule means women will pay

Banning funding to organizations that provide abortion referrals/services as part of their family planning care ensures that women benefiting from other forms of birth control, treatments, screenings and other medical examinations — many of which do not relate to abortion — would suffer from a dramatic reduction in their quality of life.