"If we aren’t holding the people in our community accountable, our politics are largely empty — they're performative, self-serving, feel-good mechanisms which allow us to simultaneously ignore and other ourselves from the very systems we claim to be fighting against."
Police agencies currently receive a large budget to respond to a broad umbrella of issues, but using police funds to invest in low-income housing, mental healthcare and school counseling may prevent the need for their involvement in the first place.
Here’s how I’m trying to survive Zoom burnout -- these are easy to write but honestly difficult to establish as long-term habits. Do what you can to build a healthier, energetic routine, and don’t worry about being perfect. We’re all going through this together, so never be afraid to reach out to friends, family or mental health professionals for support.
"In the middle of a pandemic that is brutally ravaging our country and state, Tillis continues to show that he has no compassion for his constituents."
"It is not a radical idea to suggest that students deserve basic safety. Let’s hope that Carolina will sit with and learn from the ghosts of their past — instead of treating them with apathy."
"A society's values are reflected in its investments, and the current higher education system isn’t adequately investing in its students to meet the demands of America’s future."
"We need more present mental health services at UNC. We need them to be more active in students’ lives, especially during a global pandemic."
"Three weeks ago when the finale of 'I May Destroy You' aired, I earnestly wept at the story I was just told. The way I looked at sex and consent had changed forever — as it should for everyone."
"We predicted this would happen, and we continue to refuse to let the chancellor, the Board of Governors and anyone else who licensed this idea of reopening off the hook."
"The University of North Carolina may never love you, but Carolina always will."
"Learning about privilege and racism shouldn't be optional."
"But UNC Hussman should teach future journalists to be the antithesis of Tucker Carlson — to tell stories not by creating false dualities of good and evil, but by presenting the most compelling facts to elicit compassion and understanding rather than shallow hatred for others."
"Given the inevitable movement of individuals internationally, to effectively put an end to this pandemic, the movement to develop a vaccine in the next few months must span internationally as well."
"I don’t want to graduate from UNC from my bedroom, but if we continue down the path of failed leadership from the Trump administration, Zoom may be the only way we walk across the graduation stage."
"Being closeted is extremely isolating and difficult, and I am sharing this to provide myself as a confidant for anyone who has ever felt the same."
"This pandemic doesn’t just affect our school work, but manifests itself in other aspects of our lives. Between juggling new classes, moving and dealing with illness, enforcing policies consistently across departments and schools is crucial in providing stability and easing students’ anxieties."