EDITORIALS


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Editorial: Investigate UNC police conduct

Respect is not simply given — it must be earned. It’s a two-way street. And according to Editorial Board, only an investigation into UNC police and the University taking accountability can provide that respect to students. 


3/19/2019 8:02pm

Editorial: Good riddance, voter ID law

"The North Carolina Republican Party’s ongoing efforts to strip marginalized communities of their rights is seemingly never-ending — and, quite frankly, it’s getting old."


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."


4/21/2019 8:22pm

A brick covered with pollen outside of South building on Sunday, April 4, 2019.

Editorial: And it was all yellow

"All we want is to be able to step outside without feeling like we’ve stepped into a Coldplay song. Everything is yellow. Especially the sidewalks – we ought to just start calling them the yellow brick road."


4/7/2019 7:56pm

Editorial: Unsung, unprotected

Given the regularity with which Confederate groups come to UNC’s campus — even armed sometimes — and the fact that one of their ranks is alleged to have committed this crime, it seems surprising that the University is not on more of a high alert in regards to the Unsung Founders Memorial.  


4/4/2019 8:02pm

Duke first-year forward Zion Williamson (1) attempts to block a layup by UNC first-year forward Nassir Little (5) during the semifinals of the ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday, March 15, 2019. UNC fell to Duke 73-74.

Editorial: So Zion...we good?

All you have to do is take a long look in the mirror and realize that, no matter how high the dunk, no matter how smart the play, D00k blue never looked good on anyone.   


4/2/2019 9:11pm

Editorial: In need of a chancellor

With the University and UNC system without definitive leadership, The Daily Tar Heel editorial board has a Mary Poppins inspired message for the Board of Governors. 


4/1/2019 2:47pm

UNC-system president Margaret Spellings may leave the system soon, according to multiple sources.

Editorial: What did Harry Smith text Margaret Spellings?

After a several weeks-long investigation, DTH reporters were able to get their hands on some of the texts Smith sent to Spellings last year. Here is a sample of the messages that drove Spellings out of UNC.


3/25/2019 12:30am

Editorial: Good luck, USC

"It reminds us of a conversation we had at a meeting soon after Folt announced her resignation. Great, a member said. Now the history books are going to say Folt took down Silent Sam with her own two hands."