It's finally over, everybody. We're done.
Kylie Jenner wasn't kidding when she said this was the year of realizing things — 2016 has been a wild ride. I finished my first year of college and started my second one, made some of the best friends I've ever met and experienced some pretty intense heartbreak that I'm not going to get into for this newsletter. Of course, it's not really over yet. I still have three exams and a handful of final projects to get through. But this is the last time this year I'll write for The Daily Tar Heel (calendar year, not academic — you can't get rid of me that easily).
In honor of our last paper, we've put together a review of our biggest stories from 2016. From political turmoil to championship losses to campus controversy, reporting here has been a joy at least 75 percent of the time.