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DTH at a Glance: 'Fought in a parking lot'

Good morning!

Yesterday, Jane shared the story of my first drink at Linda's, her first time attending a 21st birthday party and her first time being in a bar (these may or may not have been all the same night). Today, I'm reminiscing about one of the first stories I was assigned on University Desk three years ago.

"What were the experiences of dining hall employees during snowstorms?" Seemed simple enough. I went up and asked an employee in Rams. She directed me to her supervisor. Her supervisor gave me a phone number to call. I called and spoke to a man who said he couldn't help me and gave me another number. I called that one, and they gave me an email address. I emailed and was directed back to the first phone number I was given. I called that and got no response. I tried talking to another supervisor and got a different number, went through a couple more people and was finally able to speak with two employees who were chosen by a manager.

For the record, I don't have opinions about UNC institutions/administration because I'm a journalist. That said, I might just leave this editorial about Aramark and UNC dining halls here for no particular reason. If only because we haven't written an editorial about the hellfire of public relations recently.

— Danny

QUICK HITS

  • If you're needing any help with cultivating your crippling anxiety, here's a quiz to tell you how little you'll sleep next week before LDOC!
  • New Hope Elementary students came out to Tuesday's baseball game against Liberty to meet their UNC student-athlete pen pals for the first time.
  • Speaking of which, the No. 3 North Carolina baseball team fell to Liberty 5-2, and even Coach Mike Fox is shook.

IN DAILY CRIME

Someone used a counterfeit bill at The Library at 1:48 a.m. Saturday. Another person "drank underage and fought in a parking lot" about an hour before that.

IN CHOICES

The NCAA just chose North Carolina as a host for championship events following last month's partial repeal of House Bill 2. In 2020, the Greensboro Coliseum will host the first- and second-round men’s basketball tournament games.

IN HOUSING DISPUTES

Landlord-tenant issues make up about 50 percent of what Carolina Student Legal Services helps UNC students with. Subscribers from last year heard my anecdotes about roaches, leaky roofs and the mystery animal living in my bedroom ceiling. Now it's other folks' turns to share war stories of student renting.

IN PULLING OUT

The federal government announced Friday that it dropped its HB2-related lawsuit against the state of North Carolina. Lambda Legal, the ACLU and Equality NC are not, however, dropping their joint litigation.


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