Chapel Hill’s student paper sums up school’s coronavirus policy with an f-bomb

In the newsroom of the Daily Tar Heel — the student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — seniors Anna Pogarcic and Paige Masten were among about half-dozen student editors gathered Sunday evening to put together the next day’s newspaper, which included an editorial excoriating the university for how it has handled the return of in-person classes.

When Masten, the paper’s opinion editor, went to lay out the piece, the online headline she’d written wouldn’t fit. But there was a pointed message she wanted to convey.

She called out to Pogarcic, the paper’s editor in chief: “Anna, can I use ‘clusterf††–’ in a headline?”



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