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Friday December 9th

Column


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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Carolina Times Archive. Top photo shows relatives of Harvey Beech of Kinston, the first Black man to ever graduate from UNC. From left to right: Lillian Beech, Mary J. Ruffin, Mamie Crowder, and Eloise Beech. In the bottom photo, Harvey Beech is third from the left.

Column: The desegregation of UNC

"A closer analysis reveals the ugly truth: American integration was absolutely not instantaneous, and continues to be a work in progress. School districts have been ordered to desegregate as recently as 2016 and demographic maps of cities reveal urban environments fractured along racial lines. Similarly, the process of integration at  UNC-Chapel Hill has been a lengthy one. "

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