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Columnist Barry Saunders creates unique, daring style through writing

Barry Saunders is a man who is not afraid to share his opinions; no matter what criticism he may receive. Through his work in the world of journalism, Saunders has made a name for himself.

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The 10th Anniversary of the Chuck Stone Program: Embracing Diversity

On the tenth anniversary of the Chuck Stone Program, 12 students were brought from across the nation and North Carolina to learn, grow, and challenge themselves among amazing faculty and resources. The program emphasizes diversity, but the kind of diversity that Stone stressed with his life work: a diversity of not only race or socioeconomic status, but of gender, thought, and more.

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Between Police and Us

It’s no secret that the recent police activity has sparked dissonance within our nation. Protests are being held nationwide. Five policemen were killed in Dallas, Texas on this past Saturday. The question on everyone’s minds is how do we prevent such tragedy from continuing to happen in our country. It is often a tragedy when someone is wrongly hurt and, in several past cases, killed for crimes that did not warrant such harsh punishment.

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Diversity: A Dice Roll

College becomes a conglomeration of people from many different backgrounds.  We were interested in setting side-by-side the viewpoints of people coming from different types of schools. The following are five views of the importance of diversity in the transition from high school to college.

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Perfect county with preposterous poverty

Orange County, North Carolina is home to many impressive things: UNC-Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street, historic Hillsborough, hospitals and doctor’s offices that rival the best of the best, and so much more. With all the glamor, though, comes some gore.

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Prior review still casts a shadow on high school media

Almost 30 years after the Hazelwood decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, student newspapers and yearbooks in many high schools still operate under prior review. North Carolina has a long history with the practice, and many high schools have a tradition of being censored by advisors and administrators.

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Slavery in the 21st Century

Slavery. When you hear the word your mind automatically takes you to African Americans working in cotton fields for a white master. Or the segregation of water fountains in the South up until the 60’s. Or maybe even the notorious triangular trade. Most people believe that slavery is completely exterminated in all parts of America but in reality, it has never been more prominent and everyone is both their own victim and a perpetrator.

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The Black Lives Matter Movement: Tomorrow’s Generation

The Black Lives Matter Movement has gained even more attention, especially in the last week, through newspaper articles, magazines, and mainly social media. Most stories, however, do not focus on the younger generation’s viewpoints and how they feel about what has happened.

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UNC-Chapel Hill taking key measures to fight sexual assault on its campus

After UNC-Chapel Hill was investigated by the U.S. Department of Education in 2013 for mistreating the cases of five female victims of sexual assault, the university decided to update and improve its sexual misconduct policy in 2014.

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