NATIONAL-POLITCS


10/29/2020 10:26pm

Paapa-Berchie Berko is a UNC senior and artist on the rise. "Berchie" double majors in exercise and sports science and music. His music features a mixing of genres including classical, hip-hop, rap, opera and afro beats. 

'You make your own spaces': Black creatives talk imposter syndrome

Imposter syndrome happens when an individual minimizes their own achievements and doubts their skills. People of color are especially vulnerable to imposter syndrome and feel it at higher rates. Producing art while dealing with imposter syndrome can be daunting — these Black creatives share how they are affected by it and how they work to overcome it.


10/28/2020 9:28pm

UNC sophomore Samantha Beecham puts on an "I Voted" sticker after voting at the Carrboro Town Hall on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

'A vote for our democracy': Youth poised to make big impact in 2020 election

With less than a week until Election Day, 3.8 million North Carolinians have already cast their ballots, a state in which young voters have turned out at a rate almost four times higher than at this point in 2016.   An index from CIRCLE, the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, ranked North Carolina as the second state in the nation where the youth vote can have a significant impact on the presidential election. From reports of apocalyptic wildfires on the West Coast and ongoing protests against systemic racism, to the pandemic that has gone unchecked since March, the youth of America have come face-to-face with the intersection of politics and daily life, and as a result are hyper-aware of what's going on in their country. 


10/27/2020 8:41pm

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Editorial: Will UNC ever learn?

"Rather than trying to achieve the impossible, the administration should spend the next few months finding ways to radically improve the online learning experience, so students aren’t left hanging (again) when things inevitably go awry."


10/27/2020 8:35pm

A ballot booth at University Place early voting site on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.

Column: Gen Z is America's last hope

"While young Americans have been historically horrible at voting, 2020 is different. When Republicans try to suppress our vote, it just makes us want to vote even more."


10/29/2020 7:17pm

Op-ed: It's 2020—There's still racism in the journalism industry

"It is time that journalists work together to end discrimination not just in the communities that we cover, but also in our own industry. We need to speak up in situations where people are being racist and prejudiced in our own spaces and workplaces."


10/27/2020 7:50pm

UNC sophomore Vishan Balyan plates his dinner in Hinton James Residence Hall on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020.

'Nothing happening': Students share a day in the life on UNC's empty campus

After UNC faced outbreaks of COVID-19 at the start of the fall semester, the majority of on-campus students left to return home or to find an off-campus residence. But a little over 1,000 students remained living in residence halls, according to the University’s COVID-19 Dashboard.  And the on-campus experience, in light of COVID-19 guidelines, is vastly different than anything experienced before.