The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Wednesday February 8th


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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UNC's building maintenance is under a severe backlog. Josh Trull is one of only seven buildings facilities employees working to keep the campus up to code.

Editorial: The pay gap between UNC System employees needs change

"Our campus is home to a vast ecosystem of labor that we, as students, depend on. Its absence would be a detriment – if not bring a complete halt – to our lives. Despite this, many of the housekeeping, groundskeeping, and maintenance staff that make up UNC’s campus are severely underpaid, especially relative to University administration."

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