Town of Chapel Hill innovates with summer lunch programs

In schools districts across the country, more than 22 million children receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. However for many families, even a reduced-price meal can present an insurmountable financial burden. Unfortunately, many school districts across the country use the practice of “lunch shaming” to encourage these low-income families to Continue Reading

“Not my president” is an ineffective and dangerous protest

Following President Trump’s election in November, many liberals began to champion the phrase “not my president” to protest a man they saw unfit to be president. The phrase soon became the battle cry for many of the political resistance movements that have sprung up in reaction to Trump’s presidency. Unfortunately, this chant prevents people from Continue Reading

Trump generates new wave of protest music

During the most recent election cycle, few songs were played as often as YG’s “FDT” (F— Donald Trump). Now that Trump has assumed the presidency, there has been no shortage of anti-Trump anthems from all genres of music. As evident from the Trump administration’s difficulty finding performers from their inauguration, the music industry doesn’t seem Continue Reading

“Day without Woman” strike causes CHCCS controversy

By: Olivia Cohen and Brooke Bauman In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, the CHCCS district has preemptively turned Wednesday into an optional teacher-work day. The decision, while not politically affiliated, received a wide range of reactions from parents and students in the district. “Women across the nation, as well as men, will Continue Reading

The Bacchanalian: The search for the best macaroni and cheese

By Karlton Tate, Isaac Rosso Klakovich and David Margolies While many restaurants in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area offer the classic southern dish that is macaroni and cheese, there are countless variations of the meal. Some restaurants keep the flavors simple, while others take inspiration from true southern cooking and season the dish to add hints Continue Reading