10/9/2011 4:54pm

My time ‘occupying’ Wall Street

I went to Wall Street last week looking for a protest. But beyond the familiar display of activists’ handmade signs and picket lines, I found a smart and incredibly well-organized community sprouting from the dark concrete of the financial district.

10/5/2011 5:35pm

	Sexual Health Columnist
Perry Tsai is a second year medical student from New Orleans, LA. 

To cut or not to cut, still a question

Recent reports of the health benefits of circumcision have come up against arguments that the procedure violates infants’ autonomy. The controversy leaves parents asking the question: To cut or not to cut?

10/5/2011 5:35pm

The real concern about Facebook

There were two major developments for the social media site Facebook in September. The first was the introduction of a number of changes and new features. You probably heard about those, either from the f8 conference where Facebook announced them, or from the now-traditional backlash the changes brought.

10/4/2011 5:17pm

A gender-neutral housing no-brainer

Like most outdated policies, UNC’s restriction of all on-campus housing to same-gender roommates made sense, once. After all, back in 1805 the good people of North Carolina saw it wise to bar unmarried couples from living together.

10/4/2011 12:32am

Be ‘fair’ and green in your purchasing

It’s impossible to walk around the UNC campus and not notice the monumental number of students rushing (or maybe just struggling) to class holding their morning, afternoon or evening cup of coffee.

10/3/2011 5:02pm

Local renters, beware of the limit

Housing in Chapel Hill is, to put it lightly, complicated. From restaurants and bars to classrooms and offices, nearly everything for everyone is on or near campus. That can prove tricky, putting “townies,” as some students refer to longtime residents, next door to temporary 20-somethings. Noise complaints, parking issues and trash problems, along with different schedules and values, put the groups at odds. And neither side’s hands are entirely clean.

9/29/2011 8:07pm

The case for HPV vaccines in schools

On a stage in Tampa, Fla., last month, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, took a swipe at Texas Gov. Rick Perry that made the medical community cringe. She vilified Perry, a rival in the GOP primaries, for a 2007 executive order which mandated that sixth grade girls be vaccinated for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the virus accountable for cervical cancer.

9/28/2011 5:35pm

Reading into your sensitive side

Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes can be as simple as putting your nose in a good book. Or even a bad book, evidently; Twilight was used as part of a recent study investigating the link between reading fiction and empathy.

9/26/2011 5:55pm

Put global students on the map

Being an international student at UNC comes at a price — an out-of-state price. While invaluable, it’s not an experience everyone can afford, even before currency exchanges that can work against you.

9/22/2011 1:58pm

Help ?yourself: ?living and loving

You’re not good enough. Nobody is going to love you. You’re a failure. Nobody likes you. You’re nothing. You’re a nobody. There’s nothing special about you. You have no chance of making it in this world. You’ll never amount to anything.

9/21/2011 5:31pm

A step forward in LGBT health

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons face a score of health disparities, and these disparities were identified in 2007 by the Association of American Medical Colleges to be an important area of education for medical students. But how are medical schools doing with this aim?

9/20/2011 5:27pm

All together now, to create

From Carolina Counts to Carolina Creates. This time I’m looking at a student-led initiative that makes worthy (albeit incomplete) strides toward a more connected campus.

9/19/2011 10:15pm

Column: Alcohol: It’s the footprint in your hand

There is a way to inspire environmental-consciousness in almost everything UNC students do on a daily basis. Eating, studying and even football games at the University have become sustainable. However, what might be overlooked is the tradition that takes over campus before every game — the tailgate.

9/15/2011 5:37pm

Together, we can all beat Ronald

Ronald McDonald has America’s pudgy neck in a headlock. He continues to stymie public health efforts by helping America keep its heavyweight crown of being heavy. But there is a solution to combat Ron’s obesity-promoting ways: peer pressure for healthy living.

9/14/2011 4:46pm


A strange, but true, show about you

It’s hard to pin down what exactly WOODS.TV is. It’s divided into episodes and seasons like a television show. It looks like an experimental art film. It’s been described as a kind of video diary.