A note to first years, from your big sister.
This year I will be listening to others, taking in feedback, leading conversations and writing more columns. I am thankful for these moments, which are a result of the privilege that being a student here has afforded me.
"These anti-abortion tropes, many of them generalizations and misrepresentations of the truth, matter."
"Holmes exploited the idea of the strong female business lead, using it to leech off of others so as to fuel her own personal ambitions."
Women now hold only 25 percent of programming jobs, and only four percent of CEO positions.
"Contemplate the ways you can gain better international understanding and help communities around the world, even those we might not have heard of."
"Finding worms and undercooked meat being served at a dining hall accessible to UNC’s almost 20,000-person undergraduate population is disturbing, and not something one can just forget the next time they’re biting into Lenoir’s flavorless pineapple."
In the past decade, fertility rates in the United States have dropped dramatically. Young adults, specifically college graduates, experienced the greatest decrease in fertility rates, largely due to cultural and economic factors. The Editorial Board was intrigued by this finding and decided to ask some of its female members about their opinions on having children after graduation.
"Whether you’ve committed to working out five times a week or spending less time online shopping in class or eating more broccoli or traveling to New Zealand to visit Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth, (OK, I’m definitely projecting here), your goals for this year are valid and worth making."