9/20/2020 6:28pm

DTH Photo Illustration. With the transition to remote learning, students were given the option of a pass, a “low pass”, and a fail for classes during the Fall 2020 semester.

Editorial: Please, give us a break

"The decision to not implement breaks into our schedule feels like blatant disregard for our mental and physical health during this already fraught time of crisis, and, frankly, we’re disappointed."

9/17/2020 6:38pm

Sophomore Aashna Shah is the UNC Sangam Secretary of External Affairs.

Elevate: South Asians need to forget 'What will people think?'

"According to some parents, having a mental illness can be shameful, so they are told to suppress their feelings. Conversations about mental health are on the rise, especially amongst our generation; however, in South Asian households, it still seems to be a taboo."

9/16/2020 8:03am

Several student volunteers work a table in the Pit to assist others in registering to vote on Oct. 1, 2019.

Editorial: Students must vote in the next election

"Even if you feel let down or disappointed by politics, voting is the most direct and effective way to have a say in what goes on in our government, especially as young people."

9/15/2020 11:21pm

DTH Photo Illustration. A student pulls up the Twitter app on their phone. With UNC's campus shutdown in the spring, more and more students have turned to social media for activist work.

Column: Put the personal before the political

"If we aren’t holding the people in our community accountable, our politics are largely empty — they're performative, self-serving, feel-good mechanisms which allow us to simultaneously ignore and other ourselves from the very systems we claim to be fighting against."

9/15/2020 8:35pm

A police car parked on Franklin Street flashes its lights on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020.

Column: Defund the police

Police agencies currently receive a large budget to respond to a broad umbrella of issues, but using police funds to invest in low-income housing, mental healthcare and school counseling may prevent the need for their involvement in the first place.

9/13/2020 7:59pm

Ryan Smoot

Column: Surviving Zoom University burnout

Here’s how I’m trying to survive Zoom burnout -- these are easy to write but honestly difficult to establish as long-term habits. Do what you can to build a healthier, energetic routine, and don’t worry about being perfect. We’re all going through this together, so never be afraid to reach out to friends, family or mental health professionals for support.