Flying cars, talking jackets and hover-boards for every household? Boy, would Marty McFly be upset to find we failed to match his portrayal of the 21st century. In fact, his 80s-inspired outfits in the film are most representative of America today.
Last week, a man shouting anti-semitic slurs opened fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue, killing 11 individuals and wounding six. As an American, I am repulsed by the recent rise in anti-Jewish sentiment that has plagued the nation.
But stop asking people to vote. Seriously. Stop. It’s not helpful. Stop registering people. Stop posting things on social media encouraging them to vote. Stop asking your friends if they’ve voted. Please. No more.
Although Margaret Spellings was not without fault, the Editorial Board believes her legacy as UNC system president provided significant and commendable changes.
With spooky season on its way out, cuffing season has sneaked its way in.
"Health care outcomes are the worst among developed nations; that is appalling in a nation that spends more on health care per person than any other nation. Protect the small progress we have made in the field of health care as a voter, advocate and citizen, and stay informed on the status of health policy."
"Judging individuals by elements of their identity which are out of their control should never be considered humorous, normal or acceptable."
Horror movie fans, rejoice. The Oct. 19 release of "Halloween," a direct sequel to the 1978 film by the same name, may buck the trend of failing slasher flicks, potentially sparking a resurgence of masked murderers on cinema screens.
I remember being attracted to the horror genre because it was explicitly forbidden.
Later, I found out that this is only one version of a “spooky” experience that has been shared by many of my friends and peers on Halloween night at UNC.
Instead of mocking from a distance, though, isn’t it more interesting, and more optimistic, to grapple with the very real positive and negative consequences that social media sites have for our daily lives?
The gate to UNC needs to be widened, not narrowed. There need to be permanent reminders, including of me, to symbolize our strained turning toward true respect and equality for all our citizens. Then, these pieces together can create a great space for open dialogue to bind and seal our wounds.
“Meet people and talk to them. I think you’d be surprised to find how many good, quality people there are on this campus.”
"Voting ought not be a privilege granted only to those who have the time and resources to do so, but rather a fundamental right extended to and enjoyed by all."
Students, faculty and staff alike are all entitled to know who may soon be leading their system and have a say in who that person is.