Trust your gut

Before coming to college, I was definitely a science-oriented student. Recently, my mom was cleaning out my closet and found a reflection I wrote for an English class where I said writing a four page paper was difficult because I'm "not the best writer." Oh, have times have changed. But when I got to UNC …

The inaccurate brilliance behind the campaign against plastic straws

When you think of plastic straws and how they affect our oceans, I'm sure a specific figure comes to mind: 500 million. 500 million straws are used in America every day. That's right! Every. Single. Day. Well...about 500 million. Or...maybe not. Why is this statistic so debated? Because it was determined by a 9-year-old boy. Yes, a 9-year-old child. …