"In combating alcohol-related illnesses and deaths, lawmakers should review their notes from the fight against tobacco. Alcohol taxes and better education on the risks of drinking are fairer and potentially more effective ways to reduce alcohol consumption."
If it is a matter of protecting Nacireman youth, it would seem reasonable to also increase the age that one goes to war or the age that one can acquire a firearm since these also lead to youth deaths.
Now, a little over a year later, and in our own efforts to grapple with a campus culture that normalizes sexual assault, we felt the need to reaffirm our stance. It’s hard to believe that someone like Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the highest court in the land. It’s hard to believe the bravery that Dr. Ford displayed during her testimony. It’s hard to believe that this is a conversation we are still having in 2019.
Should I be reading his emails, and like, participating? Does he care more about that? Or am I right to focus on my report? If only things were as straightforward as they were at my college back on Earth.
With the same token, we want to affirm and support those who have yet to come out; whatever your reasons may be for staying in the closet, you are no less deserving of celebration. And whenever you’re ready, you’ve got a whole community of queer folks waiting to welcome you.
This can be an awkward and confusing process depending on your financial situation, but it is important to advocate for your health without incurring unexpected charges.
"Thunberg may not be an expert on climate change, but none of the real experts have managed to get people to care in the way that she has."
"So, to all of you people who think you’re sexually inexperienced because you haven't had a lot of partnered sex — you and your hand may very well be experts!"
"Walkable streets. The priority of residents should be the priority of the town. Let’s make sure Town Council gets that feedback, too."
Any workplace would be lucky to have queer and trans staff members, and the Supreme Court should back this up by protecting our right to equal employment — regardless of who we are or who we love.
As students, we know that parking on campus isn’t cheap, so most of us try to avoid it altogether by walking or taking a bus instead. But patients at UNC Hospitals don’t have the same freedom. For cancer patients, many of whom must park several times per week for treatments that last several hours, these expenses can really add up.
The Chapel Hill Town Council’s vote is an important step toward future-proofing Chapel Hill by making the town less dependent on cars.
Affirmative action should not be about tokenizing people of color for diversity, it should be about creating multifaceted, critical learning spaces. At the same time, race-conscious admissions practices should challenge historically-white and exclusive institutions, like UNC.
It is crucial that people of faith respond to the immigration crisis by offering advocacy and welcome in the face of rising anti-immigrant sentiment. Religious communities find in our scriptures traditions which call us to welcome the stranger, promote hospitality and seek justice.
Self-care is more than spa days and expensive skincare routines. In reality, the definition of self-care is remarkably fluid. It’s whatever you want or need it to be, and it doesn’t have to cost anything at all.
The value that immigrants bring is found in the ideas, traditions and cultures that continually enrich our town and University.