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10/13/2019 8:01pm

Editorial: Why 18 year olds should be allowed to drink

"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."

10/13/2019 7:14pm

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Column: Nacirema and Alcohol

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. 

10/13/2019 6:43pm

Editorial: We still believe survivors

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. 

10/8/2019 10:46pm

Mary Drue

Column: Sex?

"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!"

10/8/2019 9:58pm

Devon Johnson, opinion editor.&nbsp;

Column: LGBTQ+ people are resilient as hell

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.

10/8/2019 9:44pm

Scott Reece, 45, helps his wife, Nunny Reece, 41, who has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, tie her shoes on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Nunny Reece and her husband frequent UNC Hospital often and face additional challenges due to parking costs, which typically are up to $10 a day. On this day, Reece had a parking permit due to her receiving radiation treatment all week.

Editorial: UNC is shaking down cancer patients

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. 

10/8/2019 8:17pm

Editorial: Keep race-conscious admissions at UNC

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. 

10/6/2019 9:19pm

Column: Self-care is not self-indulgent

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.