EDITORIALS


2/2/2020 7:27pm

Editorial: Party like it's '1984'

The University has given us a false dichotomy, in which we ostensibly must give up our civil liberties in exchange for peace of mind. But there shouldn’t have to be a trade-off between safety and privacy. 


1/30/2020 7:59pm

Editorial: Free swim lessons for all!

This initiative is a solid step from within our community to alleviate some of the problems we face. It’s not often that we get to read about something so promising. Here’s to hoping this program, and similar ones, can expand to more schools across the state. 


1/28/2020 6:06pm

Editorial: Eight-week paid leave is not enough

"The Editorial Board applauds UNC for beginning to grant two types of four-week paid family leave beginning in January, particularly for being equitable in providing the benefit to all staff, non-faculty and part-time workers ...Yet it’s dangerous to become complacent in congratulations, and the Board encourages the University to extend their new paid leave policy."


1/23/2020 8:43pm

Editorial: Political activism or Twitter slacktivism?

"If you had told Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that building social movements could be done in 140 characters or less, we doubt he would believe you. The power of social media, Twitter in particular, to fundamentally alter the political arena is almost mythical." 


1/23/2020 8:11pm

Editorial: Coronavirus: Why you should be watching

With the first reported case in Washington state, government officials have already started cracking down on preventing the virus from making rounds across the United States. Screenings for the illness have been expanded in major airports across the US, including in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. 


1/12/2020 7:30pm

Editorial: A Silent Sham

"Silent Sam may not have a place on this campus anymore, but white supremacy does. Systemic racism isn’t going anywhere — UNC has always allowed it to stay, regardless of the price tag."