Picking a restroom has probably never been a struggle for you. You find the male or female stall and walk right in. No trouble. But imagine a situation where the signs on the wall are not male or female. There are two signs and you don’t fit into either of them. That’s unfair. Continue reading Using the Restroom Shouldn’t be this Hard
A few weeks ago, Margaret Spellings started her job as the new UNC system president. However, she was not welcomed with open arms and smiles. Instead, several college campuses planned and executed a walkout to protest Spellings. Continue reading Spell(ings) Check
In just about two weeks on March 1st, Margaret Spellings will officially become the next system president of the University of North Carolina (UNC), succeeding Tom Ross who was previously forced out by the system’s Board of Governors. She will earn $775,000 annually, potentially receive performance bonuses, and have the right to use a presidential home. It is in front of this home – on Valentine’s Day –that students were planning to gather as part of the “Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings” event. However, this event was cancelled very late in the process because of concerns from people who believed the event was a “deflection and whitewashing of Spellings’ record as a racist businesswoman and debt collector.” Continue reading Same-Sex Kiss to Protest Margaret Spellings
On Friday, January 29th, Reverend William Barber II spoke at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Rev. Barber launched the well-known Moral Mondays in North Carolina. Moral Mondays are protest that were created because of several laws created by the N.C. government. The protests have spread to South Carolina and Georgia, as well as Illinois and New Mexico.
Morgan McLaughlin and her friends convened a solidarity rally for Jack Donahue, a freshman at Duke, on Wednesday, November 11th. Donahue got to his dorm to discover a message saying “death to all fags @jack” scrawled on the wall. McLaughlin felt like it was time to be united with Duke and stand up for Donahue. I asked McLaughlin as well as her friends Brennan Lewis and Olive Fadale some questions about their ideas and thoughts on LGBTQ rights and safety here on campus and everywhere. Continue reading NOT Here, NOT There, NOT Anywhere: Solidarity Rally