EDITORIALS


9/18/2017 8:27pm

By Emily Yue

The Editorial Board takes on: "Things we like to do."

Each of The Daily Tar Heel's editorials are pitched, written and published as collaborative pieces from the Editorial Board. Every other week, the board will share some of our discussion points that didn't make the cut from our meetings to the page in a segment that features individual board members' voices. To start off "The Editorial Board Takes On" series, we asked each other what we liked to do in our free time. 


9/18/2017 7:14pm

Dogs and owners are a package deal.

You know my dog, not my story

We dog owners love it when you give our furry friends some attention. But please, give us some attention too while you’re at it. 


9/14/2017 6:50pm

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Dear P2P: A love letter for the night bus

25 years ago, you came into this world, and it’s been a little brighter since. Technically, you’re just a well-deployed bus service for UNC students and employees, but in our hearts you’re so much more. 


9/12/2017 10:40pm

Know how you know what you know

Epistemology, or how we know what we know, sounds like a very complicated, advanced philosophical concept. In some ways, it definitely can be. But in other ways, it is fundamental to every single learning enterprise on this campus. 


9/10/2017 9:19pm

Remembering and reflecting

On this day of collective mourning and remembrance, this board took time to reflect on the tragedy's legacy and its place within a larger timeline of American-Muslim relations. 


9/6/2017 9:18pm

Viewpoint: Chapel Hill is a public forum for students

Perhaps the best argument that voting in Chapel Hill in important is that legislators have repeatedly attempted to strip students of this right to vote in their college towns.  This summer, Representative Bob Thorpe drafted a bill that would effectively prohibit out-of-state students from voting in local elections, contending that college students “unfairly influence” elections.  This is indicative of the power a student vote holds.


9/6/2017 7:09pm

Viewpoints: Home is where the vote is

As students of UNC, we live in our own little bubble, with the University as the focus of our lives. But UNC is not Chapel Hill. It is only a part of the community, and the only part we really deal with on a regular basis. We don’t know the local issues. We don’t know the local politicians.


9/6/2017 7:00pm

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It's not just politically correct

There is nothing “political” about removing hateful speech from your everyday word choice. Using language that aims to respect everyone in our community is part of being a good citizen.


9/5/2017 7:55pm

Get to class. Now.

 The conclusion of Spider-Man’s origin comic bears this quote: “With great power comes great responsibility.”  


8/31/2017 2:15am

Pick two!

Now is the time to avoid new commitments like a politician dodges shoes. Studying in Chapel Hill as the academic year accelerates means being presented with far more opportunities than any one person can pursue well. 


8/30/2017 11:10am

Beers for our peers

Beer and wine, served one drink at a time: that’s how the North Carolina General Assembly should let 18 to 20-year-olds enjoy alcohol.   While it’s something of a youthful tradition to malign the loftiness of our current minimum legal drinking age, we take this proposal to lower it seriously. After all, abuse of alcohol exacts a huge social cost on North Carolinian society. 


8/29/2017 7:21pm

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Tailgate for football

  The soccer program at UNC deserves way more hype than we give it. 


8/28/2017 10:51pm

Mental Health Needs Orientation

 First year is definitely an exciting time. From planning dorm room decorations to the anticipated growing list of college friends, it is often touted as one of the best times in a person’s life.