"Phones buzzed everywhere Wednesday afternoon when students received the (very expected) COVID-19 email from the University. All at once, thousands of eyes scanned the page, and mixed feelings flooded the student body. It was this moment that sealed our impending enrollment in, as recent internet discourse has called it, Zoom University."
"Given the dire financial precariousness facing graduate workers here and around the country, the Editorial Board joins StrikeDownSam’s endorsement of the UCSC strike and its condemnation of the UC administration’s termination of strikers."
We are students. And we’re also journalists. The ways in which these identities converge are uniquely and joyously difficult, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
To the striking workers and their supporters across the UC system: We are with you. We believe you will win.
It’s imperative that during this pandemic, individuals remain calm.
While this middle-of-the-road ideology is understandable in an effort to cast a wide net, it left a lot of us wondering if his willingness to take a backseat to outspokenness on queer issues — particularly those that impact queer people of color — would translate to his time as president.
"I must say that I am not yet fluent in Nacireman, but I am now able to hold a conversation. So here are some quick translations that any English speakers can use when they arrive in this exotic land."
In Oct. 2019, the Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct announced that one in three female undergraduate students at UNC has been a victim of sexual assault during their time in college. However, sexual assault has been a problem at UNC for decades.
"You could argue that activism is voluntary, but the alternative is sitting by while our colleagues, students and ourselves are subjected to repeated institutional violence that, without organizing, will continue to be perpetuated in our workplace."
The UNC System has been derailed by politics for far too long, and untangling itself from this web of partisanship begins with the Board of Governors. If Democrats are able to win back the General Assembly in November, they shouldn’t just appoint far-left liberals to the UNC BOG. Instead, change the structure to a non-partisan board, chosen by merit over partisanship, with equal appointment power to Democratic and Republican leaders.
"This year, the Editorial Board urges you to pay close attention to the N.C. House and Senate races for your district (in addition to those for other state and local offices). Ignorance and/or indifference is no longer an acceptable excuse, especially not when so much is at stake."
"The affordable housing crisis has many interrelated causes, most of which require far-reaching structural change to mend. Nevertheless, $10 million can help house hundreds of families."
But it’s the question no one can objectively answer that will decide this primary: who has the best chance at defeating Donald Trump and Republicans down-ballot?
"Although some individuals act as teaching assistants for courses or mentor undergraduates during rotations and thesis work, doctoral programs very rarely require curriculum on how to prepare for and teach a lecture course, how to effectively mentor trainees or even how to manage grant money outside of individual projects and among larger groups."