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Monday November 28th

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Signs outside Chapel of the Cross, an early voting location, point residents towards the front door on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

'Not accessible to everyone': People with disabilities face voting obstacles

Though polling locations across the country are required by statute to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, some voters may still have trouble casting their ballots according to Disability Rights North Carolina.   The American Civil Liberties Union found that one in every five people who are eligible to vote has a disability.  “Having the right to vote is the basics of this democratic system and we need to have a democratic system where every single citizen in this country can vote with no impediments to that practice,” Ricky Scott, a voting rights activist who is blind, said.

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Opinion Editor: Caitlyn Yaede

Column: How we made our midterm endorsements

"This year’s midterm elections are perhaps the most crucial that we, as young people, have ever faced. Reproductive freedoms are on the line following the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, as are pathways to securing social, economic and criminal justice reforms. The Editorial Board knows that the stakes are high."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student hand writes a letter.

Column: Write more letters, less emails

"It takes time. It takes deliberate thought. And in the most cherished letters, it takes vulnerability. To some, this is a grand expense because it compromises the convenient lives they have adopted. But sometimes making someone feel special is worth the time and effort it may cost."

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Kevin Guskiewicz, UNC Chancellor, speaks during a press conference outside of the Supreme Court of the United States after the conclusion of oral arguments in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. vs. the University of North Carolina on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UNC affirmative action case

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments regarding a case against UNC-Chapel Hill that could affect the fate of affirmative action — especially relating to considerations of race in college admissions.  The lawsuit, filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., alleged that the University's admissions processes violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.  The Court is expected to release its decision on the case next year. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Epilogue Book Cafe has a stand with free LGBTQ+-themed books for community members. There are also various ways to get a book discreetly if you wish. Photographed Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022.

Epilogue offers free queer books to increase accessibility

Epilogue Books Chocolates Brews is offering free queer literature for young adult and middle-grade readers, on a carousel of books called Reading Rainbows. Epilogue customers can contribute books to the carousel by letting a bookseller know a book they're purchasing is for Reading Rainbows or by having a bookseller choose one for them. 

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UNC JV men's basketball tryouts were held in the Dean Smith Center on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.

'It's just an honor': UNC JV men's basketball opens season with win over Voyager Academy

 UNC junior varsity men's basketball squad has returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. North Carolina is one of the last Division I programs in the nation with a JV team. The Tar Heels employed every man on the roster to crush Voyager Academy, their prep-school opponent, in a decisive 76-32 victory on Friday.  “I've been a UNC fan my whole life so I've always watched games from the stands,” sophomore forward Will Tyndall said. “Just to be able to play on the court and score on those baskets with those banners up there is just incredible.” 

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