3/3/2020 7:52pm

Paige Masten

Column: At UNC, sexual assault has always been a problem

In Oct. 2019, the Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct announced that one in three female undergraduate students at UNC has been a victim of sexual assault during their time in college. However, sexual assault has been a problem at UNC for decades. 

3/1/2020 7:55pm

Edit Board Headshot

Column: Graduate workers deserve livable wages

"You could argue that activism is voluntary, but the alternative is sitting by while our colleagues, students and ourselves are subjected to repeated institutional violence that, without organizing, will continue to be perpetuated in our workplace."

3/1/2020 7:50pm

Editorial: In budget fight, politics continue to plague UNC System

The UNC System has been derailed by politics for far too long, and untangling itself from this web of partisanship begins with the Board of Governors. If Democrats are able to win back the General Assembly in November, they shouldn’t just appoint far-left liberals to the UNC BOG. Instead, change the structure to a non-partisan board, chosen by merit over partisanship, with equal appointment power to Democratic and Republican leaders. 

2/27/2020 9:15pm

Editorial: Let's flip the Board of Governors

"This year, the Editorial Board urges you to pay close attention to the N.C. House and Senate races for your district (in addition to those for other state and local offices). Ignorance and/or indifference is no longer an acceptable excuse, especially not when so much is at stake."

2/27/2020 7:54pm

Editorial: Rent is too damn high

"The affordable housing crisis has many interrelated causes, most of which require far-reaching structural change to mend. Nevertheless, $10 million can help house hundreds of families."

2/27/2020 7:08pm

Opinion writer Rajee Ganesan poses for a portrait. Photo courtesy of Rajee Ganesan.

Column: Those who can't teach, do

"Although some individuals act as teaching assistants for courses or mentor undergraduates during rotations and thesis work, doctoral programs very rarely require curriculum on how to prepare for and teach a lecture course, how to effectively mentor trainees or even how to manage grant money outside of individual projects and among larger groups."

2/25/2020 7:54pm

Bob Hall headshot. Photo courtesy of Bob Hall.

Op-ed: Hot tips and a hotline for voting in the primary

From a hotline to answers to your questions on voter ID,  the former executive director of Democracy North Carolina, Bob Hall, outlines tips and resources for voting in the upcoming March 3 primaries.

2/24/2020 8:08pm

Editorial: Snow days and pay days

The University classifies weather-related closings by the UNC System’s Adverse Weather and Emergency Events Policy. Condition 2: Suspended Operations is generally what us students want when we hope for a day of no classes. Condition 2 stipulates that faculty and students have their classes cancelled, but also requires “non-mandatory” employees to not report to work. Instead, these employees must use personal leave time for time lost working. 

2/23/2020 8:21pm

Editorial: Why you should watch Netflix's 'Cheer'

“Cheer” follows a community college cheerleading team from Corsicana, Texas as they prepare for the National Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championship in Daytona, Florida. The series shows the audience what it’s like to be a cheerleader and coach for one of the best cheer teams in the country.