Opinion editor at The Daily Tar Heel. In my final year at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the multimedia/web-design concentration. Occasional sports and features photographer. I grow a nice beard.
Henry Gargan is the Opinion Editor. He is a senior journalism and global studies major from Chapel Hill. Sometimes my friends ask me what an opinion editor does. I never have a good answer. “I guess I argue a lot and put commas in the right places,” I say. “And then I try to figure out where my legal pad is.
Earlier this week, The New York Times ranked UNC third among all U.S. schools for the economic diversity of its student body. This distinction is due in no small part to the Carolina Covenant, a nearly unique program that seeks to provide Pell grant-eligible admits with funds and resources to make their college experience affordable and welcoming.
Lost in the clamor surrounding the possible expansion of the Google Fiber network to the Triangle has been the fact that areas of adjacent Chatham County are still not served by standard internet service providers. In fact, a 2013 FCC reported ranked North Carolina dead last in the nation for the number of households with access to internet connections at the minimum speed deemed sufficient for engaging in modern life: Just 17 percent, at present.
When I learned that the Roses in Chapel Hill’s University Mall was closing after 40 years, I wasn’t surprised. More and more upscale specialty boutiques have been choking out the mall’s more useful shops for years. My mother used to joke that the lease must have been mighty long for Roses to still be around.
Jordan Wolf tied the game at 9 less than three minutes into the fourth quarter during Duke and Loyola's instant classic Sunday night in Durham, N.C. When seventh-seeded Duke fell behind by five to Loyola in the an NCAA tournament first-round matchup on Sunday, it seemed the Blue Devils had cause for alarm.
Price, a 5-foot-11 lefty, made an instant impact on UNC’s team with her serve and spin when she arrived last year. On a plane ride to California in July 2009, North Carolina sophomore Caroline Price sat staring out the window. She’d taken a similar trip the year before, and it hadn’t ended well. As a budding tennis prodigy, she had been “rounded” at the Easter Bowl, losing in the first round of both singles draws and in the first round of doubles matches.