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Letter to the Editor: Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Denial: Is It Really Objective?

Letter to the Editor: Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Denial: Is It Really Objective?

Hannah Cullen and Isabella King July 15, 2021

In May of 2021, Nikole Hannah-Jones was hired as the Knight Chair in Race and Investigative Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill, a position which up until...

OPINION: Nikole Hannah-Jones, the UNC System does not deserve you

OPINION: Nikole Hannah-Jones, the UNC System does not deserve you

On June 29, nationally acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was granted tenure by the UNC-Chapel Hill board of trustees after a month-long conflict on a decision that should have been easy to make...

OPINION: SpaceX is making history

OPINION: SpaceX is making history

Richard Barker May 14, 2021

Elon Musk and his company SpaceX recently announced their first all-civilian-crewed space flight. This will be the first mission to space where the passengers won’t be NASA-trained astronauts. The crew...

OPINION: Workload overkill

OPINION: Workload overkill

Jenna Hatcher May 14, 2021

When the pandemic began, online learning became the new normal for students across the globe. Instructors have been loading on extra work for their students, trying to fit the entire curriculum into the...

OPINION: Abolish standardized college-admissions testing

OPINION: Abolish standardized college-admissions testing

Sophia Lyons, Reporter April 23, 2021

Standardized testing is one of the most well-known instances of institutional power in the United States. Every year, millions of students take college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT. In 2019,...

OPINION: Healthy Eating Shouldn’t be a Privilege

OPINION: Healthy Eating Shouldn’t be a Privilege

Ella Adams, Editorial Page Editor April 23, 2021

The pressure of diet culture and “clean eating” play a significant part in American culture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate is 42.4% nationally and 34%...

Caleb’s Concepts: In defense of the SAT

Caleb’s Concepts: In defense of the SAT

Caleb Garbuio, Columnist April 23, 2021

The SAT is not biased. It is an objective measurement of intelligence that is highly correlated with student success at a four-year university. Don’t believe me? No problem, just follow the science....

Opinion: Young People Aren’t Lazy

Opinion: Young People Aren’t Lazy

Ella Adams, Editorial Page Editor April 16, 2021

Millennials and Gen Z are very familiar with economic instability. Many millennials and “zoomers” grew up amid the Great Recession and both generations are familiar with the economic hardship COVID-19...

Opinion: Please treat servers with respect

Opinion: Please treat servers with respect

Jenna Hatcher April 16, 2021

Working in a restaurant means service with a smile and the customers are always right. But, there is a tipping point when people refuse to wear their masks. Being a server or a hostess during the pandemic...

Opinion: Minimum Wage harms the people it should help

Opinion: Minimum Wage harms the people it should help

Tucker Pinson April 14, 2021

 The U.S. The Senate has finalized President Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill, aiming to place  1.9 trillion dollars in the pockets of Americans who remain in dire straits. Progressives are fuming over...

Opinion: Man, Machine and Math- Can we automate reason?

Opinion: Man, Machine and Math- Can we automate reason?

Jakobe Bussey April 12, 2021

In the modern world, terms like machine learning, artificial intelligence and intelligent systems have become ubiquitous, and rightly so. There has never been a time in human history that we’ve had the...

Caleb's Concepts: The world of tradeoffs

Caleb’s Concepts: The world of tradeoffs

Caleb Garbuio, Columnist April 9, 2021

Winning elections requires political candidates to convince a majority of constituents to vote for them. Many make promises and constituents expect their champion to uphold campaign promises. After all,...

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