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    Constitutional amendments face opposition

    Six new amendments to North Carolina’s constitution will be on the popular ballot this November. These amendments propose a requirement for a voter ID when voting, a lowering of the income tax cap, a limiting of the power of the governor in appointing judges, transfer of power to allow the legislature to choose members of an election board, the addition of rights for victims of crimes and the protection of hunting and fishing. Republicans who voted to put the amendments on the ballot in the general assembly say that these amendments are necessary for promoting positive change in North Carolina. However, Democrats argue that they are unnecessary and worded in…

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    Chapel Hill organization, CHALT looks to bring change to local politics

    Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) was formed in 2015 by a group of citizens who were unhappy with the policies of their town leaders. These individuals believed they would be more effective in expanding their beliefs if they formed a group with a specific platform. Two years later, CHALT has used their political and organizational experience to help elect four new Chapel Hill town council members. A self-described “grassroots” organization, CHALT is neither a non-profit nor a political action committee. It is organized by 10 people who form the main leadership group. CHALT has about 100 key members who attend regular meetings and about 1400 people who…

  • Arts & Culture

    75th Golden Globes

    The Golden Globes has been home to many iconic fashion moments, but this year celebrities put aside their captivating wardrobes to dominate the event by one color: black. A-list actors and actresses traveled to Beverly Hills to attend the annual ceremony which is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, but this year, it was about more than just receiving awards. The entire event was recently revealed to be funded and organized and campaigned by Time’s Up which is an organization with a new initiative to eradicate sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace. Celebrities used the 75th Golden Globes as a platform to demonstrate their protest…

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    North Korea, Trump, and South Korea talk

    North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests and threatened to fire missiles at the US. Now, Pyongyang might have finally succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon so that it can fit onto an intercontinental missile- a long dreaded moment for the US and its Asian allies. Kim Jong-Un’s regime is demanding representatives from the Kremlin be involved if Pyongyang and Washington negotiate. Vitaly Pashin, a member of Russia’s State Duma claimed Kim is ready to talk to the Trump administration just days after launching a missile capable of reaching the US mainland. He told Russian news agency that Kim is ready and willing to talk to President Donald Trump, but…

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    LGBTQ Art in 2017

    In 2017 there has been a rise in appraisal for art made by the LGBTQ community. Something that was once shunned in the past has been taken into the spotlight. As a group that has received a lot of hatred and criticism their artwork vibrantly expresses frustration and hardship faced in the LGBTQ community. Here are a few accomplishments for LGBTQ artists in the year of 2017. David Hockney, an 80 year old British gay man had his art displayed at Tate Modern in Britain in 2017. Through his art he paints and portrays retrospective works showing his full and vibrant life. From paintings of naked men in swimming pools…