10/31/2017 8:55pm

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Editorial: Concerns in cutting (general) education

In the past couple of weeks, the Daily Tar Heel has published explanatory articles and critical letters to the editor regarding the proposed general education curriculum changes. This board agreed that it was time to put our thoughts to paper on this update.

10/24/2017 11:38pm

Editorial: InNOVAtive approaches to support those with mental illness

In the United States, around 1 in 25 adults experience a mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. A nonprofit in Carrboro is working on giving those suffering from these debilitating mental illnesses a place to call home. 

10/22/2017 8:19pm

Editorial: Right supremacy

The Board of Governors is considering “a policy that would allow the expulsion of students who repeatedly disrupt freedom of speech or expression on campus.” 

10/16/2017 8:53pm

Editorial: Campus Democrats and Republicans are building bridges

The UNC College Republicans and UNC Young Democrats co-hosted an event on Social Security last Tuesday.  The student groups worked together to bring Free the Facts, a non-profit organization dedicated to nonpartisan reform of Social Security, to UNC's campus. The evening went along smoothly, with conservatives and liberals discussing their thoughts on Social Security and potential ideas to save the program. 

10/12/2017 9:45pm

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Editorial: Processing news is tough

We are exposed to negative news now more than ever—with automatic alerts popping up on our phones, computer screens and even our watches, it is almost impossible to shut it out. 

10/12/2017 9:42pm

Immigrants ≠ problem

Many of us have never given a second thought to the security of our position as a person living in the United States.  But, as the Trump Administration continues to roll out plans for their immigration agenda, we can see that people have given a lot of thought to the positions of the immigrants residing in the United States. 

10/11/2017 10:01pm

Editorial: Free Speech Then, Free Speech Now

About two years ago, another iteration of this board made a vigorous defense of free speech on campus. This specifically addressed the demands for the prohibition of speech sympathizing with the Confederacy in the wake of a rally on Oct. 25, 2015. This iteration of the board, for the most part, still adheres to this position. Unsurprisingly, an editorial board of a campus newspaper thanks our nation implicitly every day for the right to say what we say without fear of prohibition. We, as a paper and as a community, owe it to ourselves to continue vigilance in defense of this constitutional right even if it guarantees confrontation with speech we find beyond the pale, provided that speech does not specifically incite physical violence.

10/11/2017 8:18pm

Editorial: Guns, government and green $$

We must consider Sen. Burr’s and Sen. Tillis’s allegiance to the NRA when we consider their response to gun violence in this country. 

10/10/2017 10:44pm

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Editorial: Queer and now

Today is National Coming Out Day, and more Americans than ever before identify as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. And according to the 2016 national Gallup poll, millennials born between 1980-1998 were twice as likely as other age demographics to identify as LGBT. As the queer community grows, so does the list of its protective rights — but the USA at large still harbors its reservations. 

10/9/2017 8:45pm

Editorial: Revisiting and remembering HB2

It took one year to pass legislation repealing HB2 — and it might take another three for its most disturbing legal effects to dissipate. Let’s count the hours.

10/8/2017 9:32pm

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Editorial: We cannot prevent mass shootings without politicizing them

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history happened in Las Vegas last Sunday. Stephen Paddock shot through his window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and opened fire on a crowd of people below, killing 58 and wounding nearly 500 others, before taking his own life. Whatever your definition of mass shooting, no other developed nation in the world comes close to the rate at which these tragedies happen in the United States.

10/4/2017 9:52pm

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Viewpoints: Dear Vampire Weekend, I give a f---- about the Oxford comma.

I wrote my pro-Oxford comma viewpoint immediately after it was decided Emily and I would go head to head on the issue in today’s editorial. It was a short, witty piece in which I told the story of my day through a series of sentences that, through their lack of an Oxford comma, had ambiguous meanings. I was so proud of it! I used all the classic examples, and even ended on a sentence that implied Emily and our editor-in-chief Tyler Fleming were escaped convicts — in hindsight, my examples got progressively more extreme and bizarre as the article went on. But, alas, my masterpiece will never see the light of day.