NATIONAL-POLITCS


6/1/2020 1:28am

Social justice activist Kerwin Pittman speaks out against police brutality in reponse to George Floyd's death at the #RaleighDemandsJustice protest in downtown Raleigh on Saturday, May 30, 2020. This Saturday, many local organizations came together to hold a non-violent protest in Raleigh in solidarity with the other protests happening across the country.

Protest over death of George Floyd escalates in Raleigh as police deploy tear gas

Thousands gathered in Raleigh this Saturday to peacefully protest. The next morning, downtown was decimated. After a peaceful protest that began around 5 p.m. and lasted for approximately two hours, tensions escalated through the night as police deployed tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators and multiple buildings were damaged in the aftermath.   


6/3/2020 9:06am

An off-campus house on Franklin Street pictured on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

As students look to the fall, questions about off-campus housing remain

With the non-traditional shortened semester for fall 2020 and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, some UNC students are left scrambling for off-campus housing and are attempting to negotiate current leases. According to UNC Media Relations, the Office of Off-Campus Student Life said students should work with their housing providers to “determine what works best for them” and contact Student Legal Services if they need assistance negotiating their lease.


3/13/2020 11:26pm

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Where are the coronavirus cases in North Carolina?

There are 17,982 reported cases of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, in North Carolina according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as of 11:00 a.m. on May 16. North Carolina, Orange County, and many other localities have declared states of emergency in response to the outbreak. Of the reported cases, 269 are in Orange County.  This interactive county map will be continually updated to show where coronavirus cases have been reported across the state. 


6/3/2020 8:19pm

Opinion writer Rajee Ganesan poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Rajee Ganesan.

Column: Racism is a public health crisis

"Black Americans endure racial discrimination, microaggressions and antagonization from nearly every American institution. It’s visible in the disproportionate incarceration rates, unemployment statistics and home ownership demographics. Unsurprisingly, this disparity appears, too, in one of the systems most vital to public safety — health care."


6/5/2020 1:00am

Column: The perfect game is sports' greatest feat

Even in a game filled with numbers, throwing a perfect game is unpredictable  — and many of the game's all-time greats never accomplish it. But maintaining perfection for nine innings isn't all about the numbers, and that's what makes it one of sports greatest accomplishments. 


6/5/2020 12:59am

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz speaks at the virtually-held Campus Safety Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 about recent protests against racism and police brutality and how the University will respond to these current events.

'It's a big job': Campus Safety Commission responds to protests, discusses fall plans

The Campus Safety Commission met Wednesday to discuss how University safety and health guidelines will proceed in the fall semester. The commission also finalized a statement that was sent out the following day, which acknowledged the role of systemic racism in acts of police brutality and expressed the commission's intent to continue to foster safety and justice on campus. 

6/2/2020 11:08pm

An empty Boshamer Stadium as pictured on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

A postseason that never was at UNC baseball's Boshamer Stadium

In a normal season, Friday would have marked the beginning of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, culminating in the eight-team College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, starting June 13. The Tar Heels, 12-7 when their season was cut short, were ranked No. 23 by D1 Baseball at the start of the year. Now, though, there is nothing to play for.