"How can I put such profound, earth-shattering news into one article? How can I sum up every emotion I’m feeling in a mere 700 words? How can my life ever continue on in the same way, knowing a human being with Gigi and Zayn’s genes is going to exist soon?"
"If the University really cared about how productive we are at this time, the best thing they can do is make those assurances. Secure our funding, secure our healthcare and guarantee our jobs for the duration of the pandemic."
As previous editors have mentioned in their own farewell columns, The Daily Tar Heel can be an unforgiving place to work, especially if you are a person of color.
Several programs have made statements that although pass/fail grades would be accepted, letter grading would be strongly preferred during the application process in the upcoming years.
"I have made sure to document their odd practices each step of the way. I am aware that the articles may at times feel over-exaggerated, paternalistic or pessimistic. This is because, out of respect, I have been doing my best to follow the same writing style that the Nacireman folk use when writing about the African continent — that is, portraying a single story."
There is always time to hold the University accountable for its missteps, but right now the Editorial Board wants to express our gratitude to everyone involved with supporting students and the greater UNC community. In these unprecedented times, it is comforting to know that our community will still be the same resilient, supportive community until we (eventually) return.
"Even if we are fortunate enough to be caught by a net, many Black folks are still slipping through. This can largely be attributed to pre-existing conditions and historically-lower quality of care."
In April, the Confederacy lost its capital, its two largest armies, its last hopes for legitimacy and President Abraham Lincoln, who was arguably the only Republican in Washington who didn’t want to wreak complete hellfire upon them.
"With the rapid changes and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, making decisions is challenging. However, politicians should primarily consider scientific evidence, listen to experts and prioritize the health of the public when planning for the future."
"In ways that my first year wasn’t, the hardships of the class of 2024 may be so commonly felt that they can lean on each other for support in ways that other incoming classes couldn't. Paradoxically, social distancing may create a stronger community than ever before."
"Fears are as biological as any virus, simple byproducts of evolution and our environment. We all carry them with us — whether it’s a fear of dying, loneliness or forgetting to mute while Zooming on the toilet. But I truly believe, even for someone as anxious as I’ve been in my past, that we can control the extent to which our fear consumes us."
"I fear that I will miss out on the significant milestones in this new chapter of my life. Living away from my family, experiencing the difficulty of college classes and making lifelong friends, for instance, will all be shadowed by the influence of this virus."
"COVID-19 has challenged the speed at which science can be done, and researchers, scientists and healthcare professionals across the globe have risen to the occasion."
As the plane crashed to the ground, it released one piece of its cargo: a 24 megaton hydrogen bomb. Although it harmlessly parachuted to the ground, an item of grave concern was still aboard the aircraft: another 24 megaton hydrogen bomb.
The crisis seems abstract and difficult to imagine. For people with elderly family members or family members with preexisting conditions, the threat of the coronavirus exerts a very real pressure and imprints fear on day-to-day life. My family is one of them; my mom is immunocompromised.