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Column: Is 'homeless' the right word?

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'We need to shift toward language that describes the situation and include people experiencing homelessness in the conversation. Because our word choice matters, but the people matter more.'



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Satire: Stop funding the humanities

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"Recently, the Board of Governors approved a new policy for the state budget that non-STEM professors in the UNC System can no longer receive distinguished professorships. These awards give them a pay raise and a funding boost for research. From now on, only professors in STEM departments will be up for the coveted spots. Quite frankly, I don’t know why people are surprised and upset over the news."



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Satire: How to get your dream schedule on ConnectCarolina

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"It looks like you still have 50 general education requirements left; It's almost like they keep adding new ones every year. Before you know it, you’re talked into changing your pre-med track to an English major with a creative writing concentration. It looks like you’ll graduate only five years after you intended!"


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Column: Normalize politicians retiring from office

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"Elected politicians should be held to the same expectations as the rest of us — the average retirement age in the U.S. is about 64, and more than half of our senators exceed this age. This should not be the case, and isn't normal in most jobs."


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COLUMN: This Halloween, Barbie is just like other girls

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"When deciding what to be for Halloween, I’ve felt like I either have to look super sexy or be super unique, which is an experience I’m sure many others share. Ultimately, it felt like choosing a costume came down to how I thought others would perceive me."  




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Column: Film industry must focus on quality, not profit

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"In recent years, instead of quality screenplays being supported and selected for production, more emphasis has put on things already familiar to a wider population, whether it be childhood toys, or live-action remakes of well-loved cartoons. This should not be how it is. "







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Column: It’s always been about housing

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"The reality is this: The Searing slate has made it clear they support parks and splash pads over people and housing. That would be fine and dandy if the town wasn’t in a housing crisis. The Searing slate is made up of intelligent, accomplished people, but they aren’t the leadership we need."





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Column: In light of Ruby Franke, it's time to crack down on family vlogging

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"Family vlogging doesn’t account for kids not understanding or consenting to the permanency of the internet. Even when videos are removed, the case of Ruby Franke’s children and many others is but a testament to just how much of an impact the internet can have on a child’s life. Channels that show deeply personal areas of parenting can help other parents relate to their struggles but often don't acknowledge the vulnerability of the situation."