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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.