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Opinion: Dolly Parton is a national treasure!

Opinion: Dolly Parton is a national treasure!
November 24, 2020

From elections to guns to the economy, Americans have no shortage of things to disagree about – except Dolly Parton. Based on a YouGov survey, only 6% of people held a negative opinion about her. Her...

Opinion: Bob Dylan is an underrated holiday artist!

Opinion: Bob Dylan is an underrated holiday artist!
November 24, 2020

It’s that time of year again: Christmas decorations out the day after Halloween, holiday music playing on speakers in Walmart, and Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” streaming everywhere....

Opinion: North Carolina’s political history

Opinion: North Carolina's political history
November 14, 2020

History and Background Ever since the 2016 gubernatorial election, the North Carolina Republican-majority legislature has tried to strip the powers of the governor. When Democrat Roy Cooper beat...

Caleb’s Concepts: Many worship it. Too bad science isn’t a religion!

Caleb's Concepts: Many worship it. Too bad science isn't a religion!
November 13, 2020

“The science says this, the science says that,” drones a pundit from a news station that only cares about viewership. More pathetic than the display of poorly presented empirical evidence are the comments...

Editor’s Note: Capitalizing the “B” in Brown

Editor's Note: Capitalizing the “B” in Brown
November 11, 2020

In 2020, AP Stylebook recognized the capital B in Black when referring to race, ethnicity or culture; it continues instructing writers not to use the term “Brown” when referring to race, ethnicity...

Opinion: The South isn’t a lost cause

Opinion: The South isn't a lost cause
November 7, 2020

The American South has a reputation in the rest of the country for being backward, conservative and ignorant. Many Americans, particularly on the left, point at the South as the cause for the nation’s...

Caleb’s Concepts: Why you shouldn’t take life seriously!

Caleb's Concepts: Why you shouldn't take life seriously!
November 6, 2020

What is the meaning of life? Short answer: no one knows. There are many factors that shape existence and these forces push and pull, toss and turn, forging numerous paths. Chosen paths influence us, shape...

N.C. Political History

November 2, 2020

History and Background North Carolina is a swing state. The state has 15 electoral college votes but uses a “winner take all” electoral college system, which means the majority-party vote gets all...

Caleb’s Concepts: A critique of statistical reasoning

Caleb's Concepts: A critique of statistical reasoning
October 30, 2020

Here’s a joke: what is two plus two? To a mathematician the answer is clearly four. However, to a statistician the answer is between 3.99 and 4.01, while the accountant makes it whatever you want it...

Opinion: Defunding Reproductive Healthcare Isn’t the Answer to Stopping Abortion

Opinion: Defunding Reproductive Healthcare Isn’t the Answer to Stopping Abortion
October 29, 2020

Reproductive health care is an issue Americans feel strongly about, especially with the upcoming election. Conservative politicians have a history of fighting to defund providers of reproductive health...

Opinion: Vote. No matter what

Opinion: Vote. No matter what
October 24, 2020

  Nov. 3, Election Day, is coming up fast. As of Oct. 17, over one million North Carolinians have cast their ballot for president, governor, U.S. Senate and countless other state and local races.  For...

Caleb’s Concepts: The difference between data and information

Caleb’s Concepts: The difference between data and information
October 23, 2020

  If you tune into any news channel, experts will often educate listeners on what the data is telling them, be it COVID-19 cases, inequality, police violence or something else. Yet, what these...

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