The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday April 11th

Letter: The Daily Tar Heel should use the term 'student-athlete'

"We, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, believe this declaration of a binary identity is disrespectful and severely understates our responsibilities. It is our understanding that you did not consult with the student-athlete body before announcing you would no longer refer to us as just that — student-athletes."

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2020-2021 Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic

Column: We're sorry.

"We have done so many things wrong," writes The Daily Tar Heel's Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic. "As a predominantly white newsroom, we have failed to recruit and retain staffers of color. We do not look like the communities we serve, both on UNC’s campus and in the town of Chapel Hill, and as a result, we lack their trust. This is completely justified."

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2020-2021 Assistant City & State Editor and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer Brittany McGee

Column: Welcome to Elevate

"I am not the type of person who generally makes public statements about the things I think and feel, but I do listen. I listened as other BIPOC journalism students explained their reasons to distrust writing for The Daily Tar Heel, and when other groups also expressed disillusion with how the DTH has handled covering minority communities."

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Column: Meet your new opinion editor

"I’m honored to serve as The Daily Tar Heel’s opinion editor for the 2020-21 year. To me, the opinion page is the heart of the community, a place where we can have important discussions about issues relevant to UNC and the larger Chapel Hill population. These conversations, however difficult they may be, are critical as we determine how to move forward as a desk, as a newsroom and as a community."

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