Monday there was a shooting on the University of North Carolina campus. Associate professor Zijie Yan was killed. The shooter, a graduate student at UNC, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. Mainstream media, as usual, covered the story with ample video images. The next day, students at the campus newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, took … Continue reading Wrenching

Only Wednesday

It’s certainly been a week of thought-provoking, gut-twisting, all-around bad news. And it’s only Wednesday. But these days could describe most weeks. Of course, we can blame it on the media and their determination to lead with the most catastrophic stuff they can find. But do we, society, have to keep providing such fodder? Apparently … Continue reading Only Wednesday