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Here Come the Hurricanes

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Here Come the Hurricanes

People in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands are currently experiencing the effects of the second major hurricane to hit in only the past two weeks. The Puerto Rican governor has just reiterated after the island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria, depending on how severe the damage to their electrical grid is, the power could […]

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Going Green: Plant-Based Dieting and it’s Effect on Climate Change

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Going Green: Plant-Based Dieting and it’s Effect on Climate Change

 I have been a vegetarian for two years. I have cut meat out of my diet because I want to do any simple thing I can that benefits the environment, and if that means cutting steak out of my diet, I’m okay with that. Eventually, I want to become vegan for the same reason. I […]

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Trump’s Response to Harvey’s Havoc

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Trump’s Response to Harvey’s Havoc

On Friday August 25th, Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Texas and parts of Louisiana. Thousands of people from Austin, Texas to Cameron, Louisiana have lost their homes. Dozens were injured and at least 70 have lost their lives. Lives like the Saldivar family in Austin, a family of 6, who drowned in their car when […]

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Silencing Sam: Students Call for the Removal of the Silent Sam Monument

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Silencing Sam: Students Call for the Removal of the Silent Sam Monument

UNC-Chapel Hill’s first day of class this year was particularly special for hundreds of students gathered at the Silent Sam Confederate monument because it was also considered “the first day of Silent Sam’s last semester.” Silent Sam is a statue of a Confederate soldier located on Chapel Hill’s campus. After the rallies in Charlottesville, a […]

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Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Pepsis and Protest

There has been a huge uproar over a commercial that Pepsi released featuring reality personality and supermodel Kendall Jenner. The commercial focused on topics of diversity, unity and more importantly, the Black Lives Matter movement. In the commercial people of all races, genders, ethnicities and walks of life stopped what they were doing and joined […]

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Op-Ed: Heroes who die

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Heroes who die

This editorial may contain spoilers for readers who have yet to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Marvel’s Logan. It also contains potential spoilers for readers unfamiliar with Schindler’s List, The Dark Knight Rises, and Marvel’s The Avengers. Our class on the problems of the Holocaust representation in art and memory was critically […]

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Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Superstion, Positivity, & Power

I attended a retreat with my scholarship program this weekend, which concluded on Sunday with a speaker who came to talk to us about “positive psychology.” The speaker was exceedingly friendly and energetic and cared deeply about the “good news” that he carried with him, but I’m afraid he will not be able to count […]

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Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Six Months is a Lifetime

It has been six months — half a year — since Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. It has been six months — half a year — since protesters shut down Old Concord Road, a stone’s throw from our University. The massive and impassioned protests that followed shook Charlotte’s establishment to […]

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Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: A Nation of Refugees

Our world is currently seeing the largest refugee crisis it has ever known. According to the World Bank and the United Nations, over 65 million people are currently displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of which are displaced because they have literally no other choice. Their flight is entirely involuntary. The report details these numbers […]

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Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Double-Standard Patriots-ism

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the Super Bowl LI champions, the New England Patriots. A lot of people seem to have an issue with the fact that several African-American players do not want to go to the White House because they don’t feel welcomed. Tight End Martellus Bennet tweeted before the Super […]

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Op-Ed: A Conservative’s Report from D.C.

| February 3, 2017 | 1 Comment
Op-Ed: A Conservative’s Report from D.C.

I voted for Donald Trump. I know, I know — I’m the worst — but you can hate me later. I recently visited Washington D.C. to witness the historic inauguration of President Donald Trump. I stayed with one of my friends who attends school in D.C.; the university will remain nameless, but I can assure […]

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Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: (Anti-) Social Media

“Hey there, what’s your username or handle?” is perhaps one of the most if not the most common way nowadays to socialize with people. You find a random person, like their face, sense of humor, or anything of that sort and boom — you ask their name on Facebook and add them. At least, that’s […]

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Op-Ed: Commercials give television a bad name

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Commercials give television a bad name

As I’m sure many of you have experienced, often when I arrive at my home after a long day of classes, I like to unwind by watching a little television.  For many of you, this may mean you will spend a couple of hours binge-watching the latest fad on Netflix. However, since I do not […]

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Op-Ed: Lessons in Hope

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Lessons in Hope

On Jan. 13, 2016, I penned an opinion-editorial for this newspaper on New Year’s resolutions and the need to do away with them entirely. In that piece I lamented that 2015 had been “an awful year for the world.” I wrote that “at the beginning of 2015 I held so much hope for the year […]

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