EDITORIALS


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Chris Dahlie

Editorial: Masters of their universe

"Graduate and professional students, we appreciate all you do for students, the University, the state, the nation and the world. Heaven helps those who help themselves. Get out and vote."


1/29/2019 9:50pm

The Unsung Founders Memorial, found in McCorkle Place, reads "The class of 2012 honors the university's unsung founders- the people of color, bound and free, who helped build the Carolina that we cherish today."

Editorial: Singing the praises of the Unsung Founders

"The design of the monument invites disrespect through its accessibility and inherent purpose of serving the public. When people use it as a place to sit and eat, it is almost as though the founders are once more doing a service to the community’s more privileged members."


2/13/2019 1:21am

(Left to right) Ashton Martin, Jack Noble, Jane Tullis and Tarik Woods participated in the Student Body Presidential Debate on Thursday, Feb.7, 2019.  The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies hosted the event in New West in front of a small audience comprised of UNC-Chapel Hill students.

Editorial: SBP election cycle was petty and dishonest

"The student body needs someone strong-willed and dignified to guide us through what is sure to be another tumultuous year. As for whether or not Martin will be that leader? Only time will tell. "


2/5/2019 11:47pm

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Editorial: Say goodbye to Glenn, please

"Student leaders, who worked closely with Glenn and knew him well, made the decision to order his resignation unanimously, decisively and unquestionably – and we commend them for that. Senior stakeholders and the UNC administration, however, did not."


2/5/2019 10:27pm

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Editorial: Students should welcome visiting fellows

Civil dialogue is the bridge that connects the fragmented political division of modern day America, and now McCrory, McIntyre and we as Tar Heels face a choice: Are we willing to cross it?


2/3/2019 8:04pm

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Editorial: It's not ghosting if the relationship was never alive

"So, be adventurous and explore, but keep in mind what you’re actually looking for, and let the people you meet know. If you just wait for them to say what only you are thinking, eventually they’re just not going to say anything at all."


1/27/2019 11:53pm

Illustration by Savannah Faircloth

Editorial: A solution for Aycock Residence Hall

"The Undergraduate Senate passed a resolution Tuesday that recommended renaming Aycock Hall. The resolution passed without debate. Unfortunately, the resolution is merely symbolic."


1/15/2019 1:00am

Illustration by Savannah Faircloth

Editorial: Folt's chance for redemption

"Carol Folt has played one of the biggest hands in the defamation of UNC, but she now has a chance for redemption in the following months."


1/10/2019 10:21pm

Chancellor Carol Folt and university officials speak to members of the press following the UNC Board of Trustee’s Dec. 3 meeting, where the board announced its proposal for the future of Silent Sam, at Carolina Inn.

Editorial: Bless your heart, administration

"Silent Sam's fall and rise can become an annual kabuki theater show, maybe even becoming as central to UNC ritual as drinking from the Old Well the first day of the semester."


1/9/2019 10:44pm

Maya Little speaks before a shouting crowd during a protest against Chancellor Carol Folt and the Board of Trustees' proposal for Silent Sam's relocation in the Peace and Justice Plaza on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. 

Editorial: TA strike took advantage of students

"For this group of TAs to decide, after their last paycheck had been delivered, to hold the grades of their students hostage to make a statement is a cowardly move."


12/3/2018 7:29pm

Editorial: Silent Sam decision is disappointing but unsurprising

 This decision was not made with the student’s best interests in mind. History will not look favorably on “the people’s University,” if the administration continues to advocate for wealthy donors instead of what is right for the University’s progress.  


11/30/2018 12:25am

Babes who Blade, a popular UNC-based Facebook group, was archived for 24 hours on Nov. 29.

Editorial: Babes who suck

Babes Who Blade, a popular Facebook forum, is facing a slew of problems such as disabled comments, excessive content warnings and white feminism. 


11/19/2018 9:11pm

Editorial: Timing isn't everything for UNC

 A better, clear principle is simply telling the truth and giving the news when it comes available. Let the people decide how to react to it.