11/22/2017 9:22pm

Board of Trustees and Silent Sam

Editorial: The Board of Trustees made an effort to listen, now they should act

The Editorial Board applauds Chancellor Folt for urging the Board of Trustees to take the time to listen without interruption. But providing a dignified physical space to hear the campus’s beliefs means nothing if the Board of Trustees then chooses to ignore the voices they have now undeniably heard. 

11/16/2017 11:22pm

Editorial: More than a number

Limiting someone solely by their GPA is not necessarily representative of their abilities.  

11/16/2017 8:02pm

Editorial: (S)language Arts

Socrates said that the unexamined life isn’t worth living. We’re not sure an analogous principle holds true for diction, but reflecting on how we pick our words is certainly a good thing. 

11/13/2017 8:00pm

Editorial: Monsters can be destroyed.

The chilling answer, especially for our community, is that the worst we can do does happen. Often. Weinstein and others may now be purged. 

11/12/2017 10:15pm

Editorial: Better safe than sorry

There are few things more precious to a college student than a laptop. Having that laptop snatched from your grasp, without any chance to save, back-up or capture any of its contents — completely devastating. For students living in houses, and even apartments off-campus, this is a real threat.  

11/10/2017 4:46pm

Editorial: Was no one else free?

This coming Monday, UNC’s chapters of Christians United for Israel and College Republicans are hosting Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump advisor. Gorka’s talk will be able to provide some insight into the current administration with foreign policy in the Middle East and Israel.

11/10/2017 11:36am

Editorial: Don't report for reward

As a student paper, we fully support giving students as many journalistic opportunities possible. But we fundamentally believe a focus on awards in student journalism is harmful and misrepresents what a good journalism education is. 

11/8/2017 8:15pm

UNC-system President Margaret Spellings (left) sits next to chairperson Lou Bissette (right) during a September 2017 UNC Board of Governors meeting.

Editorial: Right supremacy — Part 2

Originally created after a state measure that called for the University to adopt a policy to “restore and preserve free speech,” the BOG's proposal instead cements the idea that the right to free speech should be protected for a select few and not for all. 

11/7/2017 8:42pm

Fake News!

Editorial: Dear Fake News,

You’ve had a big year. A huge year, even. And it’s culminated in this: your crowning as The Collins Word of the Year 2017.  

11/6/2017 8:52pm

Editorial: Go check out a makerspace!

Makerspaces are creative areas where people can utilize a plethora of tools and knowledge to design and build whatever they want.  UNC’s makerspaces are incredible resources that are underutilized by the campus community. 

11/5/2017 7:14pm

Editorial: Call 911, not Uber

In social psychology there are phenomena known as prescriptive and descriptive norms. For example, a prescriptive norm is the fact drinking alcohol is not legal until age 21 but the descriptive norm is the knowledge that every Thursday night, you will most likely find underage drinking in college towns. 

11/5/2017 7:05pm

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Editorial: Have class, don’t harass

Walking down Franklin Street leaves a lot of people with fond memories. Eating out at Spicy 9, stumbling out of Sup Dogs after a late night basketball victory or celebrating the end of finals with YoPo. These lighthearted experiences, for most young women, can easily be disrupted by brief interactions of verbal harassment with strangers on that same, happy street. 

11/2/2017 8:33pm

Editorial: How you like them bikes?

UNC debuted a bike share on Oct. 24, shifting up its commitment to its students and the state. The program has the potential to make a durable improvement to quality of life for those who live or work in the area, and beyond — as long as the University can steer it away from a few potholes.