The Daily Tar Heel

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Monday November 28th


Menstrual products are free, inclusive, and visable in the bathrooms at the Carolina Union, but not everywhere on campus.

Editorial: UNC should provide free menstrual products

"Publicly provided products — available to all regardless of gender identity — need to be at the forefront of UNC's public health agenda. Students should be able to rely on UNC staff to replenish these resources in a consistent manner, too. It's not uncommon for students to find tampon machines empty for months on end."

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A bench sits outside of Ehringhaus Residence Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Editorial: The ultimate guide to first-year dorms

"The process is confusing, and new students are given little guidance on how to make their selection. This is especially true for those who have never been to campus or had an opportunity to tour the dorms. To help incoming Tarheels, the Editorial Board has put together the ultimate guide to first-year on-campus living."

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Laura Saavedra Forero, a freshman neuroscience major, poses for a portrait outside of UNC's Student Union on Oct. 26. "My life shouldn't be put at greater risk due to the University's sheer disregard for its disabled students," Saavedra said.

Column: Where is the accountability to disabled students?

"UNC has shown that when it actually cares about something, then it can produce swift and deliberate change and accountability. So when it stalls on accessibility, racial justice initiatives, financial aid or paying reasonable wages to all of its workers, it is clear it simply does not care. It is time for UNC to put action behind its promises and make this campus actually accessible for all of its students."

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Glass Animals performs at Cat's Cradle in Carrboro on Aug. 28.

Editorial: Things to do near Chapel Hill this spring break

"As you overhear talk of people going on trips to Cancún, Miami, Costa Rica or some other warm and tropical paradise, it can seem awkward knowing you don’t have any big trip planned for spring break this year. However, there’s still plenty to do while at home or in the Chapel Hill area that is both fun and affordable (or, better yet, free)."

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The national and state flag stand outside of the Board of Elections building in Hillsborough, N.C. on Feb. 8, 2020. 

Editorial: It’s time for more local faces in national politics

"When our city council members, mayors and county commissioners represent us in the House, we can bring new ideas to the stagnant arena of federal politics. Ideas that have worked for us, especially here in Orange County, could have the potential to help people across the nation — but we wouldn’t know until our local leaders get their foot in the door."

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Students cross South road on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 25, 2022.

Column: Chapel Hill should be for pedestrians

"In its current state, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is difficult to navigate by foot and car. And when these modes of transportation intersect, neither is properly managed or advocated for.  But if the balance had to be shifted in the favor of one side, it should be the pedestrians."

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