1979 was not a long time ago. It was only 40 years ago, to be exact. We cannot write these images off as a relic of the past, or pretend as if they don’t exist.
"House Bill 2 has been described by Equality North Carolina, a respected nonprofit working to secure equal rights for LGBT North Carolinians, as 'the worst anti-LGBT bill in the entire nation.'"
"As enlightened and progressive as we make Chapel Hill out to be, we can never forget that just four years ago, three students were murdered in this town because of their religion."
"Exposure of blatantly wrong opinions is necessary and will absolutely continue — until the reasons to do so subside."
AirPods, spring and Groundhog Day.
"Finding worms and undercooked meat being served at a dining hall accessible to UNC’s almost 20,000-person undergraduate population is disturbing, and not something one can just forget the next time they’re biting into Lenoir’s flavorless pineapple."
"Student leaders, who worked closely with Glenn and knew him well, made the decision to order his resignation unanimously, decisively and unquestionably – and we commend them for that. Senior stakeholders and the UNC administration, however, did not."
Civil dialogue is the bridge that connects the fragmented political division of modern day America, and now McCrory, McIntyre and we as Tar Heels face a choice: Are we willing to cross it?
"I don’t really know how to make sense of a world where people do unimaginable things. I don’t know where such violence and hatred comes from. I don’t know what the right way to respond to something like this is, or if there even is one."
"To the students here at UNC who intend to go into urban planning: you have so much potential to do good in this world, and I implore you to do what you can to transform housing from a commodity to a human right."
"The flag is not just a flag, as the hat is not just a hat."
"Ghosting, for all you fogeys out there, is the practice of cutting off contact with a romantic partner."
"You can’t win, kids. When I was your age, us debauched young people were having too much sex. You, it seems, are having too little."
"You don’t have to study physiology to see where going vegan can lead."
"So, be adventurous and explore, but keep in mind what you’re actually looking for, and let the people you meet know. If you just wait for them to say what only you are thinking, eventually they’re just not going to say anything at all."
A poem by sophomore Alexandra Gray.