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Laura Saavedra Forero, a freshman neuroscience major, poses for a portrait outside of UNC's Student Union on Oct. 26. "My life shouldn't be put at greater risk due to the University's sheer disregard for its disabled students," Saavedra said.

Column: Where is the accountability to disabled students?

"UNC has shown that when it actually cares about something, then it can produce swift and deliberate change and accountability. So when it stalls on accessibility, racial justice initiatives, financial aid or paying reasonable wages to all of its workers, it is clear it simply does not care. It is time for UNC to put action behind its promises and make this campus actually accessible for all of its students."

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Students cross South road on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 25, 2022.

Column: Chapel Hill should be for pedestrians

"In its current state, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is difficult to navigate by foot and car. And when these modes of transportation intersect, neither is properly managed or advocated for.  But if the balance had to be shifted in the favor of one side, it should be the pedestrians."

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UNC sophomores Dylan Georges, JM D'Ambrosio, and Javon Davis watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022.

Column: Dismantling our stereotypes about gender and music

"Interests, whether they be sports teams or music artists, should not be gendered. Gendering these interests creates harmful stereotypes and influences which interests society places more value on. Next time someone expresses criticism for someone’s music taste or appreciation of art in general, ask them where that criticism comes from."

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An anti-mask mandate message written in chalk in front of the South Building declares, "No more forced treatment! Make masks optional," on Feb. 17, 2022. Similar messages have been appearing on the walkways of main campus sporadically over the course of this past week.

Column: Unmask 'Unmask UNC'

"If you’re passionate about changing campus policies — and not just riling up the readers of your message who happen to walk by it — you would not leave your message in cowardly anonymity. The appropriate forum for these difficult discussions shouldn’t be threatened by some rain or passersby with water bottles."

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