Civilization depends on law and order. But justice, in the form of social change, often depends on the thunder of those who refuse to bend the knee.
The Board of Governors reaction to Chancellor Folt's announcement is a dim reflection of modern partisan politics.
My RA was one of my closest friends on campus. UNC feels like less of a home for me without him on my floor. I believed in UNC’s commitment to my First-Year Experience, an experience that my RA was essential to creating and one that the administration actively damaged by removing him, especially in such a drawn-out, confusing way.
"Carol Folt has played one of the biggest hands in the defamation of UNC, but she now has a chance for redemption in the following months."
“It is really liberal,” many of them told me. “There aren’t very many other Christians there.”
"Eventually, we will have to seriously answer the question of how the internet changes what we expect from our public servants."
Political indoctrination, masquerading under the guise of science, breeds atrocity. It creates societies with skewed perceptions of objective reality — a world where the truth is all too often invalidated by my truth or your truth.
Stop scapegoating graduate students when UNC’s administration is profoundly harming and victimizing undergraduates by prioritizing white supremacy, a statue, police violence and apparently, our semester grades.
Kent McDonald (searching for a boyfriend) and Annie Kiyonaga (searching for an LFIT) are UNC’s premier (only!) satirical advice columnists. Results may vary.
A column for those who are struggling with social media.
Amena Saad looks at Grey's Anatomy with an Oreos analogy.
"For this group of TAs to decide, after their last paycheck had been delivered, to hold the grades of their students hostage to make a statement is a cowardly move."
"It is time to make amends and the first step is to shout loud and clear ‘never again.’ It is time to demonstrate to those near and far that lux, libertas means doing the right thing, especially if it is difficult. So, yes, abide by the law but let us use our wisdom and creativity to do so in a way that affirms all of the Carolina Community."
“'The Wall' that Trump and the Republican base have rallied around should be understood as a symbolic project representing their worldview rather than a feasible policy proposal."
"Whether you’ve committed to working out five times a week or spending less time online shopping in class or eating more broccoli or traveling to New Zealand to visit Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth, (OK, I’m definitely projecting here), your goals for this year are valid and worth making."
"The opinion page is the center of the Chapel Hill community, offering a place for discussions on topics that directly affect us. It’s the soul of the paper and the community. Running that is a responsibility that Elisa Kadackal, our new assistant opinion editor, and I hold seriously."