1/23/2020 8:43pm

Editorial: Political activism or Twitter slacktivism?

"If you had told Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that building social movements could be done in 140 characters or less, I doubt he would believe you. The power of social media, Twitter in particular, to fundamentally alter the political arena is almost mythical." 

1/23/2020 8:15pm


Column: Cut out, or explain, the jargon

This is a call for simplicity and clarity in academic writing, as well as a call for us all to demonstrate the principle of charity in conversation — seeking to understand the speaker’s point as opposed to pulling apart the words they use to express that point. 

1/23/2020 8:11pm

Editorial: Coronavirus: Why you should be watching

With the first reported case in Washington state, government officials have already started cracking down on preventing the virus from making rounds across the United States. Screenings for the illness have been expanded in major airports across the US, including in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. 

1/22/2020 12:57pm

Silent Sam in McCorkle Place

Watchdog complaint calls for state investigation and penalties against SCV

A decorated government watchdog is attributing years of illegal political activity to the North Carolina Division Sons of Confederate Veterans Inc. in a new complaint to the State Board of Elections. Citing The Daily Tar Heel's exclusive reporting and its own follow-up research, the complaint recommends major penalties against the pro-Confederate nonprofit, which received $2.6 million through backdoor dealings with the UNC System last November.