COLUMN


1/7/2020 6:32pm

Abbas Hasan

Column: New decade resolutions

"Sure, I probably won’t grow 10 inches by 2030 and I don’t have middle school to look forward to anymore, but I am by no means a finished person yet. As I am sitting here writing this, just two days into the new decade, I am setting five goals for myself for the next 10 years."


1/7/2020 6:11pm

abhishek shankar

Column: The DTH is failing minorities

A recent The Daily Tar Heel article on UNC student theater over the past decade failed to mention the Black Arts Theatre Company's contributions. Abhishek Shankar denounces this decision and The Daily Tar Heel's treatment toward minority staff and their stories.


1/7/2020 5:50pm

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

Column: 2020 STEM predictions

If 2019 was any indication of the way science is advancing, it’s likely difficult to predict anything for the upcoming year. Nevertheless, here are Rajee Ganesan's top three predictions for science, technology and policy in 2020.


12/16/2019 6:12pm

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From Tinder to Twitter: Cultural shifts of the past decade

From the integration of social media into everyday life to the political polarization of an entire generation, large cultural shifts were an undeniable characteristic of the 2010s. In no particular order of relevance or importance, here are some significant culturally transformational moments of the past decade.


12/16/2019 6:11pm

Jessica Hardison is a senior majoring in political science and public relations. She is the 2019-2020 Arts & Culture editor. Photo courtesy of Brandon Standley. 

Column: Awesome! Wow! The top new musicals of the 2010s

The 2010s are what I like to consider the breakthrough decade for new work in the musical world. With shows like "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Wicked" boasting impressive decades-long runs, it's harder than ever to break through these Broadway and West End phenomenons to gain public attention. 


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."