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Zaina Alsous


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Opinion

There’s no time to be neutral

In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, which still rings as one of our most honored memories of the civil rights movement, to tens of thousands who had gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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Hands that sustain us

North Carolina is one of the leading agricultural states in the country, bringing in billions of dollars each year. All of us have been nourished by the fruit of farm labor.

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Honor working-class women

This Friday, March 8, marks International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate women around the world. However, the history behind International Women’s Day and what it represents for the struggles of working women is often absent from mainstream dialogue.

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Pushed from school to prison

Last week The New York Post splashed the image of 7-year-old Wilson Reyes in handcuffs on its cover. Reyes was accused of stealing $5 from another student and was then interrogated by police officers.

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Stand with campus workers

“They treat us like criminals or slaves.” A Burmese housekeeper details what it’s like to work with a manager who constantly berates and harasses him and his coworkers on the job.

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Gender neutral housing can’t wait

Living in a dorm is a rite of passage in college. Yet for many students who do not fit within imposed ‘norms’ of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, dorm life can be plagued by harassment, alienation and even fear for their security.

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This election, who isn’t voting?

Only weeks remain in the election cycle and Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to win the last remaining undecided voters. Besides who citizens will vote for, one question will leverage a huge impact on the election results: Who won’t be voting?

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Student role as agent of change

On Sept. 10th, 1992, hundreds of students marched to South Building to deliver a letter to then Chancellor Paul Hardin demanding that the University establish a freestanding Black Cultural Center on campus.

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