"I’m tough and resilient as hell. And even on my worst days, I’m proud of who I’ve become."
Steve Friedman, a candidate for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, outlines one of the biggest problems facing the community: affordable housing.
“I’ve never experienced being in such a safe, supportive and breathtakingly beautiful space, so much to the point [where] I crave it here at Carolina. Yes, I have been able to connect with other Black people at Carolina but for me personally, I haven’t found a group cultivating that extreme self expression, openness and artistry here,” Gill told me.
"Imagine a utopia where the beautiful game flows smoothly, uninterrupted by players spiraling across the pitch in complex, rolls, clutching body parts at random."
" If we want our criminal justice system to live up to the ideal of 'justice,' then we must stop imprisoning people for their poverty and abolish the cash bail system."
A note to first years, from your big sister.
Nancy Oates, a member of Chapel Hill Town Council up for re-election this year, discusses how she views greenspace as a vital aspect of Chapel Hill.
My desk's mission to diversify our staff is not about stroking our progressive egos for the sake of having a postcard-worthy staff. This effort is about producing the best content possible while simultaneously uplifting the voices and opinions of marginalized folks in our community.
This year I will be listening to others, taking in feedback, leading conversations and writing more columns. I am thankful for these moments, which are a result of the privilege that being a student here has afforded me.
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Like Omar, I love America so much I want it to be the best version of itself, one that treats all of its people with respect and dignity.
Roy Williams' ninth victory in 2019-20 will be his 880th all time, one more than Dean Smith. Has Williams surpassed Smith as the greatest UNC basketball coach ever?
"The social and health benefits of walkable neighborhoods, the green spaces that we will create, and the greenways that will be constructed will all promote a much higher quality of life for our residents."
"I’m really sorry to do this, but it’s time to ask that most unholy of questions. Are the Hornets just the Knicks with better PR?"
The preclinical years of medical education are a scam. Undergraduate medical education in America (i.e., the period before graduating with an M.D. degree) is generally split into two years in the classroom, and two years seeing patients in the clinic. This system was recommended by the Flexner Report more than a century ago, and it is a thorough blueprint for ensuring students learn the science and skill of medicine, respectively. Developments in self-study resources and medical curriculum norms, though, have made the price of the preclinical semesters absurd. The National Board of Medical Examiners should test — and medical schools should welcome — those who want to jump right into clinical studies.
"Our town government should not pick and choose winners and losers in any project. "
One of my favorite parts of this county is how involved its residents are in local government. They write letters, they speak up, they show up week after week and fight for what they believe. It’s inspiring, and it’s the only way Orange County will continue to become a more inclusive place.
"You won't get everything you want, or everything you think you've earned. So that's when you have to adapt. Be ready to do things and take opportunities you wouldn't have considered normally."
"Let the quirky things that will inevitably happen to you in this college town be just that — quirky — and don't be closed off to new experiences."