Opinion

Op-Ed

Integration of Muslims is key to avoiding more deadly attacks

The suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday was a sickening reminder that the West still lives under the threat of terrorism. And the claim of responsibility that followed was chilling confirmation that the Islamic State has ordered adherents outside the Middle East to carry out attacks in their own countries.

Letters to the Editor

Counselors, educators must reach out to low-income students

Regarding the May 23 news article “5 ways to boost bright low-income students”: School counselors are well positioned to play an important role in helping all qualified students receive the necessary educational instruction for access to higher education opportunities. To discover students who may be overlooked requires proactive behaviors. Large student-to-counselor ratios force counselors to devote much of their time to reactive behaviors, leaving little time left for actively discovering inequities in student course placements.

Jim Jenkins

Memorial Day brings names in stone – and in memory

Every year on Memorial Day, the little pilgrimages are made – by thousands, probably tens of thousands, perhaps more. They are the survivors, the ones who live to mark the sacrifices of fathers, mothers, grandfathers and the greats and great-greats. The ones who died in uniform – America’s uniform, or yes, in some cases, the Confederacy’s or the Union’s uniform.

Videos

Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’

Panelist Ashley Popio speaks about the recent Women's March On Raleigh during a The News & Observer and ABC11 WTVD's Community Voices panel discussion, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on N.C. State’s Bicentennial Campus in Raleigh. Panelists from left include organizers Carly Jones, Ashley Popio, La-Mine Perkins and Shana Becker.
Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’ 1:01

Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’

Community Voices panel: Using privilege to lift up barriers 1:42

Community Voices panel: Using privilege to lift up barriers

Community Voices panel: ‘Not women’s issues, they’re human issues’ 1:55

Community Voices panel: ‘Not women’s issues, they’re human issues’

Community Voices panel: ‘Women aren’t a monolith’ 2:32

Community Voices panel: ‘Women aren’t a monolith’