A Courageous Choice: Football Or Freedom
The Missouri football team has demonstrated the power student-athletes can hold.
An important author’s struggles can help his readers
You can’t go home again. This is what Thomas Wolfe learned after his thinly disguised autobiographical novel cast some of his family and neighbors i...
Is It Real Money?
“No state-appropriated or tuition dollars are being used for these expenses.” Enough already of this rationalizing footnote from UNC as it release...
Sunscreen, A New Threat to Coral?
If you try to stay up to date on science news, you may have notice a number of recent stories about coral reefs being damaged by sunscreen. After seei...
In 2015 Election, Chapel Hill Goes “Beyond Unitary Democracy”
Was the 2015 election so heated because the 2013 election was so nice?
Art’s Angle: Back to the Future
The Tar Heels returned to dominating Duke like they had over the last quarter century while showcasing a football program that looks like it could fin...
The Fashion Plate
Game Day Fashion Tips Every Girl Needs to Know
If you are anything like me, game day gets you excited! Women everywhere try to decide what they are going to wear to the big game. Even those that ar...
Dear Chancellor Folt
Dear Chancellor Folt: You came to Carolina in our most difficult hour. And the darkness has not yet lifted. We need a strong leader right now, someone...
NC State Missed Her October….Again
What is it about October and NC State football? Once again peak season meant nothing more than clogged gutters and a 0.25 winning percentage in the co...
Art’s Angle: Heaven Awaits
“Knock, knock, knocking on Heaven’s door.” –Bob Dylan The refrain in Dylan’s 1973 masterpiece could apply to both teams playing foot...
Pushing Spellings into the pantheon, not the trash bin
Let’s help her all we can. That is what I am telling my friends in the university community when they express displeasure at the selection of Ma...
Improving our Local Food Web: Part II
In Part I of this series, I noted that our local farmers, farmers markets, and restaurants in Orange County constitute a vibrant local food web that p...
Who is Margaret Spellings?
Our university’s system Board of Governors, manipulating rules to speed up the process, has handed the presidency of our state’s universit...
Protect Personal Health Information For Athletes
UNC has announced that two football players have suffered career ending medical problems, a neck injury and a heart condition. I won’t mention t...
Co-op Employee Democracy
As a ten-year active advocate for worker rights within our very favorite local grocery co-op, Weaver Street Market, I am making this appeal for help f...
Who said this about whom?
The candidate “has the knack of doing things and doing them noisily, clamorously; while he is in the neighborhood the public can no more look the ot...
Improving our Local Food Web: Part I
In Orange County, North Carolina we take well-deserved pride in our local food web. We have innovative local farmers, numerous farmers markets and a h...
Five Things Chapel Hill’s Town Leaders are Finally Getting Done
It’s human nature to be most vocal when we don’t like something, especially when it comes to our local elected officials. Freely expressing diss...
Are Assault Weapons Toys Appropriate for Halloween Costumes?
A friend of mine went into a local pop-up store to look for a Halloween costume for her grandson. She was horrified to find a rack of toy assault we...
Keeping Chapel Hill Leafy and Livable
The upcoming election is a critical one for Chapel Hill. Our mayor and town council seem to have forgotten that they were elected to represent their...