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Lucy Marques

Assistant City & State Editor

Lucy Marques is a 2023-24 assistant city & state editor at The Daily Tar Heel. She was previously a city & state senior writer. Lucy is a junior pursuing a double major in political science and Hispanic literatures and cultures.

City & State

Lack of beginning teacher support contributes to high attrition rates statewide

“When you have these individuals that are beginning teachers, they're not only trying to learn the pedagogy of teaching, they're also going back to school at the same time,” Ruben Reyes, the associate superintendent for human resources for Cumberland County Schools, said. “So when you hear teacher stress and teacher burnout, those are things that contribute to that.”

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2023 Local Elections, Episode 2

In episode 2 of Before You Vote, Ethan Horton, Lucy Marques and Walker Livingston from the City & State desk continue to break down what you need to know before voting in the 2023 local elections. This week, the main dividing lines in the Chapel Hill mayoral race, the most contentious race of the cycle, and more CHCCS School Board candidates.  Audio editing by Sierra Pfeifer and music by Adrian Tillman. 


2023 Local Elections, Episode 1

Welcome to a new season of Before You Vote, The Daily Tar Heel’s election podcast. This season, we will be breaking down what you need to know about voting before the 2023 local elections. In this episode, Ethan Horton, Lucy Marques and Walker Livingston from the city and state desk go over some of the school board candidates, Barbara Foushee's campaign for Carrboro Mayor and campaign finance.  From October 19 to November 4, you can register to vote and vote early. October 31 is the deadline to request an absentee ballot. November 7 is Election Day. 


2022 Midterms Episode 5: Voting accessibility and campaign spending

In this episode, City & State Assistant Editors Samuel Long and Ethan Horton talk to reporters Maggie McIntyre and Lucy Marques about accessibility barriers to voting as well as campaign spending.  Election Day is less than a week away and early voting ends on Nov. 5. Go vote! This episode was produced by Audio Editor Will Christensen.

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