The Daily Tar Heel

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Thursday December 3rd


Column: An ode to Lisa Drew

"Abstinence-only education doesn’t work. In fact, all of the evidence shows that abstinence-only education is ineffective at best, but also that it potentially contributes to higher teen pregnancy and birth rates."

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Editorial: Don't drag racism into this

There is a fine line between heeding the warnings of government and health authorities and giving in to the global panic and discrimination against East Asians. This is a distinction of which we must be acutely aware and proactive about maintaining. 

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Column: Navigating grief for Kobe Bryant

I believe Kobe spent the rest of his life in this pursuit — likely not in most conducive ways to his victim, but still in the best ways he knew: as a son of the city, husband and father. I believe in the man Kobe tirelessly strove to be. And I grieve deeply for him, and the countless lives he touched.

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Editorial: Free swim lessons for all!

This initiative is a solid step from within our community to alleviate some of the problems we face. It’s not often that we get to read about something so promising. Here’s to hoping this program, and similar ones, can expand to more schools across the state. 

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Editorial: Eight-week paid leave is not enough

"The Editorial Board applauds UNC for beginning to grant two types of four-week paid family leave beginning in January, particularly for being equitable in providing the benefit to all staff, non-faculty and part-time workers ...Yet it’s dangerous to become complacent in congratulations, and the Board encourages the University to extend their new paid leave policy."

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