Mental Health Mondays

By Roxana Ungureanu, Staff Columnist  What about mental health? Too often we overlook the importance of mental health, and especially on a college campus, where depression and anxiety run rampant. I aim to talk about it so much that it makes people uncomfortable, because change can only come when a little discomfort is applied. When I set off to write [...]

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tunes with nina: Plums

By Nina Tan, Staff Columnist For this first weekly edition of tunes with nina, I thought I’d cover one of my most favorite, slept-on, easily accessible and very likeable [...]

this week in The Cleanse: R&B Might Dismantle the Gender Binary

By Lydia Shiel, Staff Columnist You can tell a lot about a straight guy from the way he talks about Frank Ocean. If you want to understand the straight men around you, [...]

this week in “The Cleanse”: Why My Mom Won’t March

By Lydia Shiel, Staff Columnist I come from a place where people are Methodist if they aren’t Southern Baptist. The wealthy kids aren’t actually wealthy: their dads are [...]

What The Aziz Ansari Case Tells Us About Rape Culture

By Olivia Neal, Content and Style Editor Since the news broke about Aziz Ansari’s sexual assault allegations, people throughout social media have had a hard time talking [...]

For The Men Who Want Our Forgiveness.

By Olivia Neal, Content and Style Editor  This is a letter to all of the men who have apologized for abhorrent behavior [...]

“Keep Your Eyes on Hellerstedt”

NARAL Editorial Piece by Justine Schnitzler—NARAL Campus Representative, UNC-Chapel Hill   In 1973, Roe v. Wade legally consecrated a guaranteed right to [...]

Siren Zine 2016: Self-Care

How do you take care of yourself in a world that tells you not to? How do you heal after trauma, revitalize yourself, and fight back? To answer these questions for ourselves, [...]

Rey: A Force of Nature

By Sarah Muzzillo I'm a brand new Star Wars fan. It's sad to admit, but I had never seen any of the movies prior to a couple months ago. I’m sure your jaw just hit the [...]

Poem: Dr. Tanya Shields

By Callie Wallace The day I presented my feminist action project I cried. Ugly cried. Leave-the-room-to-get-my-shit-together cried. I thought I was prepared to talk [...]

Anisha Padma

Photo by Dicle Kara 1. What is one of your proudest accomplishments and why? I’m really excited that Monsoon (A UNC-based South Asian Affairs Platform) is up and [...]