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Frank Porter Graham School during election day in 2018.

Column: Why Biden needs young Latinx voters

"If the Biden-Harris campaign really wants to secure our votes, secure the election and raise enthusiasm, they need to make better strides in connecting — playing 'Despacito' at a Hispanic Heritage Month event is not going to cut it."


9/15/2020 11:21pm

DTH Photo Illustration. A student pulls up the Twitter app on their phone. With UNC's campus shutdown in the spring, more and more students have turned to social media for activist work.

Column: Put the personal before the political

"If we aren’t holding the people in our community accountable, our politics are largely empty — they're performative, self-serving, feel-good mechanisms which allow us to simultaneously ignore and other ourselves from the very systems we claim to be fighting against."


9/15/2020 8:35pm

A police car parked on Franklin Street flashes its lights on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Column: Defund the police

Police agencies currently receive a large budget to respond to a broad umbrella of issues, but using police funds to invest in low-income housing, mental healthcare and school counseling may prevent the need for their involvement in the first place.

9/13/2020 7:59pm

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Column: Surviving Zoom University burnout

Here’s how I’m trying to survive Zoom burnout -- these are easy to write but honestly difficult to establish as long-term habits. Do what you can to build a healthier, energetic routine, and don’t worry about being perfect. We’re all going through this together, so never be afraid to reach out to friends, family or mental health professionals for support.


9/2/2020 2:06am

Photo courtesy of Isaiah Lucas.

Column: American sports need to be put on pause

"There are simply too many people that have no problem cheering for the athlete that wears the number 7 on their back when they compete but have difficulty with speaking up about how wrong it was for Jacob Blake to get shot by police 7 times in the back." 


8/30/2020 6:20pm

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Column: Kevin G is a G

"Leaping into the coronavirus era with no clear precedent, Chancellor Guskiewicz has aimed to be transparent that nothing is straightforward, everything can change instantly and there is only so much humans can control."


8/30/2020 6:16pm

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

Column: Give WNBA players their credit

"It’s time for the WNBA administration and leaders in basketball to call for better pay equity and recognize the WNBA as the trailblazers they are — in athletics and in social justice."