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Monday June 27th

Editorials


Menstrual products are free, inclusive, and visable in the bathrooms at the Carolina Union, but not everywhere on campus.

Editorial: UNC should provide free menstrual products

"Publicly provided products — available to all regardless of gender identity — need to be at the forefront of UNC's public health agenda. Students should be able to rely on UNC staff to replenish these resources in a consistent manner, too. It's not uncommon for students to find tampon machines empty for months on end."

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A bench sits outside of Ehringhaus Residence Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Editorial: The ultimate guide to first-year dorms

"The process is confusing, and new students are given little guidance on how to make their selection. This is especially true for those who have never been to campus or had an opportunity to tour the dorms. To help incoming Tarheels, the Editorial Board has put together the ultimate guide to first-year on-campus living."

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Glass Animals performs at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Aug. 28.

Editorial: Things to do near Chapel Hill this spring break

"As you overhear talk of people going on trips to Cancún, Miami, Costa Rica or some other warm and tropical paradise, it can seem awkward knowing you don’t have any big trip planned for spring break this year. However, there’s still plenty to do while at home or in the Chapel Hill area that is both fun and affordable (or, better yet, free)."

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The national and state flag stand outside of the Board of Elections building in Hillsborough, N.C. on Feb. 8, 2020. 

Editorial: It’s time for more local faces in national politics

"When our city council members, mayors and county commissioners represent us in the House, we can bring new ideas to the stagnant arena of federal politics. Ideas that have worked for us, especially here in Orange County, could have the potential to help people across the nation — but we wouldn’t know until our local leaders get their foot in the door."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging educational and social development in children.

Editorial: Mitigating the effect of the pandemic on speech development

"Isolation caused by the pandemic has also created concern among educators and parents as we wonder what the future effects of social isolation and the comfort in it may have on these generations.  In an effort to support all students, regardless of where they are in speech development, it is imperative that primary educators implement options such as plexiglass desks or clear masks in their classrooms. Only then can we begin to mitigate the social effects of the pandemic on student learning."

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Senior forward Leaky Black prepares to warm up before a home UNC men's basketball game against Duke in the Dean Smith Center on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Duke won 87-67.

Editorial: Life on the "bubble” for UNC basketball

"The NCAA basketball tournament is a much-anticipated annual tradition for UNC basketball fans. Currently, the team has qualified for the last ten tournaments — the fourth-longest active streak in the nation. But that streak is in jeopardy. After not living up to preseason expectations and some recent losses (including a shocking home loss versus a bad Pittsburgh team), the team finds itself on the fringe of the NCAA tournament, better known as the 'bubble.'"

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