Guest columnist Malik Jabati says students at UNC can not only help the planet by biking around campus, but they can also improve their personal health and commute times.
"Dissension results in punishment. In this instance, the NCAA is willing to prohibit 58 California universities from participating in NCAA competition if the bill turns into law, effectively disowning 24,000 student-athletes."
Former Chancellor Carol Folt was inaugurated at the University of Southern California on Friday, September 20th. The opinion editor at the Daily Trojan asked our editorial board to give them some thoughts on Chancellor Folt's time at UNC. Here's what we told them:
A collection of letters celebrating the life and mourning the loss of UNC student Wynn Burrus.
"This is all particularly relevant to us in the Classics department, where we are devoted to professional study of the material, linguistic and literary history of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Too often, "civic” programs — like the one supported by the UNC Board of Governors — use superficial interpretations of the ancient Mediterranean world to co-opt Classics in support of conservative ideologies."
"The AAUP is a body of faculty. Its desire is not to 'create a narrative' — indeed, it is Clemens’ story that does not comport with the facts — but rather to ensure that UNC continues to abide by the open, democratic, and regular processes of shared governance."
September 20 has been designed to bring the issue of climate change, always simmering in the background, to the forefront, sending a message that this is an issue about which people care and demand action.
"Given the rising popularity and huge profits being pocketed by administrators in the NCAA, it’s time to begin compensating student athletes for their time and effort that they pour into the industry."
The new first-come, first-serve system for football tickets that starts at 9 a.m. leaves students with obligations during that time without tickets to games.
"Right now, the American system is structured in a way that helps a few rich people become richer, which I honestly think is undemocratic."
"I don’t want to always be thinking, 'What would I do if someone was following me down Franklin?'"
"Yes, the UNC police chief must listen, and I am listening and ready to get to work!"
With that in mind, the best remedy to this is time to further investigate. Whether the problem be specific to one e-cigarette or all of them, knowledge begets better policy.
"Never has it been more apparent that North Carolinians deserve better than these representatives who, though skilled in deceit and self-preservation, betray the basic ethics underpinning functional democracies."
This album is not easy listening like most country music. It’s not about drinking beer with your friends or girls in short shorts. This is protest music — protesting the death of these women and women being silenced.
The way we talk about sex and sexuality is both a byproduct of our society and a tool that can be used to shape that same social structure.
"Wait, have I been ghosted? I don’t know what to do. Should I text them? Or would that seem too clingy?"