"Once Halloween passes and Election Day comes and goes, don’t have a dumbfounded look on your face if your preferred candidate doesn’t win when you could — and should — have voted. You, sadly, will have to sulk around in that gut-wrenching costume for the next four years."
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Editorial Board offers some suggestions for celebrating Halloween safely.
The Editorial Board wants to congratulate those who were admitted to the journalism and business schools, and to remind those who weren’t that rejection isn’t the end of the world.
"Voter suppression is not the rarity we think it is, and it may look different than what typically comes to mind when we think of historical efforts to make voting less accessible."
"If you are still living in Chapel Hill, it is important to shop locally and help your favorite local businesses stay afloat. Another solution that would make a drastic impact would be for lawmakers to pass a bill that would help small business owners. We have a state legislature that claims to support entrepreneurism, but little has been done to support small businesses."
Tips for addressing roommate tensions during a pandemic — courtesy of the Editorial Board.
"Vaccines, in general, are usually safe, and as long as the data and results of the clinical trials are released to the public in a transparent and consistent fashion, there should be no reason to be wary of a COVID-19 vaccine that has undergone extensive testing."
Times are stressful, but hearing "Dreams" circulating recently has brightened a few of my days. It also fits in with the season; something about Stevie Nicks’ ethereal presence screams Autumn to me, and I find myself listening to Fleetwood Mac on repeat as the leaves start change colors and we make our way through October.
The Editorial Board presents: people you should steer clear of at UNC (if we're ever back on campus).
"Life’s long enough to take a semester off. But it’s too short to be stuck chasing contentment while perpetually suffocating in work."
"Although Biden’s vision is flawed in many ways, and could have unexpected consequences, it may be the best we have."
"A culture that is conscious of mental health is one which creates an environment where students are fully supported, where they don't need to rely solely on University-recommended "pauses" in order to make it through each semester."
Columnist Michael Beauregard sums up the long, tumultuous history of campus politics.
"For many students, the ability to enjoy family coverage until 26 means more time to study, participate on campus and then figure out our lives once we graduate. It is absolutely worth defending."
"Many students have and will continue to demand that we remain in remote-only instruction through the spring semester or until a vaccine is widely available. Others argue that a return to campus is critical for their academic success and mental health. We express no opinion on that threshold question here, but we agree on this much: any attempt to return to in-person instruction must be accompanied by a robust, mandatory testing program."