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11/5/2018 9:45pm

Kent McDonald

Column: My phone is broken, and maybe I am, too

I look expectantly at the Genius Bar employee surveying my phone. He looks uncomfortable. Another drop of water rolls down my face. As I go to wipe it away, still confused about where this water is coming from, several more drops fall down my cheek. It takes me another second to realize what’s happening. I’m crying.  


11/5/2018 8:44pm

Editorial: Extend the housing application deadline for first years

The housing application should be moved to at least the spring semester for first year students. This will afford first-years the opportunity to learn more about their interests and to find people to live with. This will ensure that students are not pushed into living agreements or just “going random” because they have not found their people.


11/5/2018 7:04pm

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Column: The future is the past

Flying cars, talking jackets and hover-boards for every household? Boy, would Marty McFly be upset to find we failed to match his portrayal of the 21st century. In fact, his 80s-inspired outfits in the film are most representative of America today. 


11/4/2018 7:16pm

Seth Newkirk

Column: Stop encouraging people to vote

But stop asking people to vote. Seriously. Stop. It’s not helpful. Stop registering people. Stop posting things on social media encouraging them to vote. Stop asking your friends if they’ve voted. Please. No more. 


11/1/2018 10:08pm

Editorial: What Spellings got right

Although Margaret Spellings was not without fault, the Editorial Board believes her legacy as UNC system president provided significant and commendable changes. 


11/1/2018 8:55pm

DTH/ Emily Yue

Column: Health policy isn't a 'partisan pleasure'

"Health care outcomes are the worst among developed nations; that is appalling in a nation that spends more on health care per person than any other nation. Protect the small progress we have made in the field of health care as a voter, advocate and citizen, and stay informed on the status of health policy."


10/31/2018 6:51pm

Column: 31 thoughts on 'Halloween'

Horror movie fans, rejoice. The Oct. 19 release of "Halloween," a direct sequel to the 1978 film by the same name, may buck the trend of failing slasher flicks, potentially sparking a resurgence of masked murderers on cinema screens. 


10/29/2018 8:17pm

Assistant Opinion Editor Ramishah Maruf

Editorial: Snapchat is a 'force to be reckoned with'

Instead of mocking from a distance, though, isn’t it more interesting, and more optimistic, to grapple with the very real positive and negative consequences that social media sites have for our daily lives?  


10/28/2018 10:46pm

Guest op-ed: Silent Sam speaks

The gate to UNC needs to be widened, not narrowed. There need to be permanent reminders, including of me, to symbolize our strained turning toward true respect and equality for all our citizens. Then, these pieces together can create a great space for open dialogue to bind and seal our wounds.