EDITORIALS


6/18/2020 6:14pm

Student activists placed a banner reading "Hurston Hall" over the name plaque of Saunders Hall Friday, April 24, 2015. It has since been renamed "Carolina Hall."

Editorial: The University that doesn't care

What Chancellor Guskiewicz and the administration fail to realize is that UNC is certainly not the University of the people — and it never has been, not even a little bit. But this is not news. Students and activists have been sounding the alarm for decades. Every time, the University has been indifferent.


4/19/2020 10:19pm

The Old Well pictured on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Editorial: Thank you, UNC professors, faculty and staff

There is always time to hold the University accountable for its missteps, but right now the Editorial Board wants to express our gratitude to everyone involved with supporting students and the greater UNC community. In these unprecedented times, it is comforting to know that our community will still be the same resilient, supportive community until we (eventually) return.


3/5/2020 10:05pm

Editorial: Support UCSC graduate workers

"Given the dire financial precariousness facing graduate workers here and around the country, the Editorial Board joins StrikeDownSam’s endorsement of the UCSC strike and its condemnation of the UC administration’s termination of strikers."


3/1/2020 7:50pm

Editorial: In budget fight, politics continue to plague UNC System

The UNC System has been derailed by politics for far too long, and untangling itself from this web of partisanship begins with the Board of Governors. If Democrats are able to win back the General Assembly in November, they shouldn’t just appoint far-left liberals to the UNC BOG. Instead, change the structure to a non-partisan board, chosen by merit over partisanship, with equal appointment power to Democratic and Republican leaders. 


2/27/2020 9:15pm

Editorial: Let's flip the Board of Governors

"This year, the Editorial Board urges you to pay close attention to the N.C. House and Senate races for your district (in addition to those for other state and local offices). Ignorance and/or indifference is no longer an acceptable excuse, especially not when so much is at stake."


2/27/2020 7:54pm

Editorial: Rent is too damn high

"The affordable housing crisis has many interrelated causes, most of which require far-reaching structural change to mend. Nevertheless, $10 million can help house hundreds of families."


2/24/2020 8:08pm

Editorial: Snow days and pay days

The University classifies weather-related closings by the UNC System’s Adverse Weather and Emergency Events Policy. Condition 2: Suspended Operations is generally what us students want when we hope for a day of no classes. Condition 2 stipulates that faculty and students have their classes cancelled, but also requires “non-mandatory” employees to not report to work. Instead, these employees must use personal leave time for time lost working. 


2/23/2020 8:21pm

Editorial: Why you should watch Netflix's 'Cheer'

“Cheer” follows a community college cheerleading team from Corsicana, Texas as they prepare for the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship in Daytona, Florida. The series shows the audience what it’s like to be a cheerleader and coach for one of the best cheer teams in the country.


2/16/2020 6:30pm

Editorial: Computer Science growing pains

"Over the past ten years, the number of UNC students declaring or intending to major in computer science has swelled 831.65 percent, far outpacing faculty growth in the department, which grew 8.2 percent in the same time period."