The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday February 7th

Chatham County


DTH Photo Illustration. Banning social media apps, such as TikTok, could create challenges for academia.

Column: Leave TikTok researchers to their devices

"Earlier this month, Gov. Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 276, prohibiting the use of certain applications, including TikTok, on state devices. The concerns raised by researchers have made the next steps imperative: states must critically evaluate the actual risks of social media platforms, mitigate those risks to protect users and safeguard academic freedom as more than an afterthought."

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DTH Photo Illustration. While manifestation can be valid, the idea of lucky girl syndrome may be a cover for privilege.

Column: 'Lucky Girl Syndrome'? Just call it privilege

"People who have had everything work out for them can claim the power of Lucky Girl Syndrome and ignore the benefits of privilege. While this obviously is not a binary system and manifestation is technically a pseudoscience, there is a clear line of privilege in the creators who praise the effects of Lucky Girl Syndrome. You may feel lucky, but is that because you manifested it, or because of the societal position you were probably just born into?"

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