Wake up call: Student suspended for saying ‘illegal alien’

Most people recognize the absurdity of "birthing person" or "uterus owners" in activists' social media posts. But the degradation of the English language and the shift of common culture happens in baby steps, ones we often don't recognize until after they've happened.

Donna King

Time for the UNC System to end DEI

The words “diversity, equity, and inclusion” have positive meanings that solicit broad, generic support for their core definitions. When I first heard them used together, 10 or so years ago, like everyone else, I thought they were a modern-day iteration of Dr. King’s message of bringing all people together and leveling the playing field for...

Woody White

Legislature is mapping plans for America’s 250th anniversary celebration coming in 2026

The inaugural meeting of the North Carolina General Assembly’s Semiquincentennial Committee convened Tuesday to discuss the state’s plans for commemorating America’s 250th Anniversary on July 4, 2026.

Claire Olson

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NC State players offer touching thank you to fans

For Terry and Lara Reed, along with countless other NC State fans, a final touching tribute from the ACC champion and Final Four men’s basketball team put the cherry on top of magical double Final Four weekend. For Lara, it was a trip with her two daughters to Cleveland to see NC State’s women take...

Dallas Woodhouse

TikTok bill is consistent with US Constitution

Ever since Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-8) introduced House Resolution 7521 — formally known as the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act — early last month, there has been a whirlwind of responses: United States Sen. Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, received a voicemail threatening his life if he voted in favor of...

Michael Bruce

Protecting the Pack: NC State cracks down on counterfeits amid Final Four Frenzy

"It's been a great story, it's been a great run, a lot of success," said Gregg Zarnstorff, director of Trademarks and Brand Protection at NC State University. "You know what happens with success is everybody wants to try to profit from it. Sometimes legally and sometimes not."

Brayden Marsh