By GRACE TATTER
Community members spilled into the Franklin Street at a NAACP rally at Peace and Justice Plaza tonight. The rally, entitled "Taking the Dream Home to Chapel Hill," commemorated the 50th
By GRACE TATTER
On Thursday, NBC news anchor Rachel Maddow aired a live broadcast from Elizabeth City, North Carolina about the increasing limitations on voting rights by the state and local governments. The
by Gayatri Surendranathan
It’s Friday, August 2, 2013, and things have been happening. This is nothing new – they have been happening with consistency more or less since the beginning of time. Let’s take a look at some especially pertinent things that have happened this past week!
- Congress passed a bipartisan bill on Wednesday that effectively links the student loan interest rate to financial markets. This means rates are low now but can be expected to increase as the economy improves (as it is forecast to do). Undergraduates would borrow at a rate of 3.9% this fall, and though each year’s rate could be more expensive than the last’s, rates are capped at 8.25%, which is higher than the current 6.8% rate. Students could have to borrow at this rate as early as 2015.
- In a boggling move, Governor Pat McCrory gave a plateful of chocolate chip cookies to women protesting the new abortion bill he signed into law that limits access to abortion by forcing clinics across the state to shut down. He reportedly handed them to protester Jamie Sohn and said, “These are for you. God bless you, God bless you, God bless you.” The women returned the plate with a note that said, “Will take women’s health over cookies!” They also chanted, “Hey Pat, that was rude. You wouldn’t give cookies to a dude.”
- In nine months, Secretary of State John Kerry hopes to have carried his fetus to full term – just kidding, he hopes to have reached a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. Israeli and Palestinian representatives met for the first time in three years this week, with Kerry acting as a moderator. Though Kerry is hopeful about the direction of the talks, many foreign policy experts do not share his enthusiasm.
Governor McCrory walks away after handing over the cookies (photo by Irene Godinez)
In April, Campus BluePrint managing editor Ina Kosova wrote about the national movement toward more restrictive abortion laws, and the possibility that the United States Supreme Court would overturn Roe
BY: JORDAN LINDSE
While many Americans are celebrating the Supreme Court's historic opinions ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and effectively striking down California's Proposition 8,
BY: GRACE TATTER
Another Friday, another weekly wrap-up. We at CBP want to make sure you don't enter your weekend terribly uninformed about current events, even though at least some of you spent a lot
BY: NATHAN VAIL
Back in April, UNC announced Carol Folt, former interim president of Dartmouth College, would replace Holden Thorp as University chancellor.
Thorp also started out fresh and excited.
Two unpaid interns who worked on Black Swan, the 2010 film that grossed over $300 million, successfully sued Fox Searchlight Pictures this week in a landmark case that may mark the "beginning of the end
COMMENTARY BY: KYLE ANN SEBASTIAN
Recent research suggests that approximately 15 percent of women experience reproductive coercion, which may range from a partner pressuring her to get pregnant to actively
BY: TROY HOMESLEY
Mooresville, North Carolina sits in Iredell County, one county south of Charlotte. The county has gone red as far back as most locals can remember, and a sitting President has never