COLUMN


9/8/2019 9:27pm

Ava Eucker is a part of the Arts & Entertainment desk at The Daily Tar Heel.

COLUMN: Unapologetically loving "Lover"

"I will admit there are a couple of songs on her latest album that I am not a fan of, but this is insignificant in comparison to my respect for Taylor Swift as an artist. Not every beat or lyric will resonate with each listener, but love and its butterfly effects is a theme to rally behind; a unifier not just for 'Swifties,' but for everyone trying to find a place in this world."


9/1/2019 6:40pm

Carrboro Town Hall is located at 301 West Main St.

Column: We are stewards of our community

Steve Friedman, a candidate for the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, outlines one of the biggest problems facing the community: affordable housing.


8/30/2019 1:16am

Photo courtesy of Ruth Samuel.

Column: From Carolina to Afropunk

 “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. 


8/25/2019 11:33pm

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Column: Balancing growth

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. 


8/20/2019 11:32pm

Devon Johnson, opinion editor. 

Meet your 2019 Opinion Editor

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. 


8/20/2019 10:50pm

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Meet your 2019 Assistant Opinion Editor

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. 


7/15/2019 12:23am

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Column: Chapel Hill's role in combating climate change

"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."


7/8/2019 11:54am

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Column: Preclinical medical education is wastefully obsolete

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.