The Daily Tar Heel

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Friday March 24th


City & State Assistant Editor Ethan E. Horton at Cape Elizabeth, Maine during a solo spring break trip. Photo Courtesy of Ethan E. Horton.

Column: Your guide to a solo road trip

"A solo road trip isn’t just about the road or the trip, it’s about the solo. It’s about getting quality alone time to think and to scream-sing and to take detours down small backroads. It’s about small self-discoveries. It’s about allowing yourself to really be you."

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DTH Graphic. City & State Editor Emmy Martin and her father in 2006.

Office DJ: Stealing my dad's music taste

"Even though I'm 20 now, sometimes it feels like I'm still only old enough to be 'driving' the big tractor outside the State Farmers Market Restaurant in Raleigh. I wonder if other college students ever feel like they're in a weird limbo between childhood and adulthood. Between dependence and independence?"

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DTH Photo Illustration. A UNC student wears a ring on his finger.

Column: Surviving the indie boy crisis

"I’m sure you’ve seen him wandering around campus. I’m sure there’s one in your gen-ed philosophy class who can’t quite seem to stop quoting his favorite philosopher. Sure, he’s only read a few excerpts from Nietzsche, but he understands it better than you. He gets it on a deeper level."

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A blur of students traverse the UNC grounds on Monday, March 6, 2022.

Column: NCSU and UNC face similar mental health crises

"Despite the fact that college students are continuing to be the victims of a mental health crisis, our universities are failing to properly prioritize and recognize the necessary solutions. It is their duty to provide students with the programs and resources needed to battle the life-threatening reality of today's mental health crisis."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Over the first set of wellness days, some students had the opportunity to catch up on shows and start new ones. The shows ranged from watching for entertainment purposes to wathcing to tune the world out.

Column: No sweetie, we have ‘Jeffrey Dahmer’ at home

"As a queer Black woman, I can understand how important it is for people to know how race and homophobia played a huge role in the real Dahmer case. Even so, I would like to believe that the painful history of underrepresented groups does not have to be re-lived and dramatized on a big screen just to be heard and understood."

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Column: An SSRI might not be the solution

"Still, a doctor should spend longer than an hour working with patients before deciding to put someone on these types of drugs. A year of therapy has done more for me than any medication a psychiatrist ever prescribed me. And while my case is not universal, I am also not alone in this experience."

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The Caroling Gaming Arena, pictured here on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, is located on the ground level of Craige Residence Hall. The Carolina Gaming Arena features 33 high-end PC stations and over 10 gaming consoles.

Column: Esports is a big deal

"The future of sports seems to be more immersive than ever before. Don’t be surprised if esports one day makes a debut in the Olympics. Esports is a big deal, paving the way for the future, and it’s here to stay."

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Students enjoy Fall Fest on Aug. 14, 2022.

Column: Dear UNC Class of 2027

"Class of 2027, I would like to be completely transparent with you. I have asked several of my classmates what they wish they would’ve known before they decided to commit to UNC — the good, the bad and the ugly."

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Demonstrators protest the death of Tyre Nichols on Jan. 28, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. The release of a video depicting the fatal beating of Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, sparked protests in cities throughout the country. Nichols was violently beaten for three minutes and killed by Memphis police officers earlier this month after a traffic stop. Five Black Memphis Police officers have been fired after an internal investigation found them to be “directly responsible” for the beating and have been charged with “second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression.”
Photo Courtesy of Joe Raedle/Getty Images/TNS.

Column: Avoiding police brutality on social media

"Nichols is not the first victim of police brutality whose final moments circulated on social media. While the video brought the case to national attention, galvanizing protests in some parts of the country, seeing police brutality shared on social media is uncomfortable and triggering."

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DTH Graphic. Gabi Allen.

Column: The ultimate guide to Valentine's Day

"Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and many of you are stressed. The special day dedicated to showing that special someone how you feel through a series of activities and gifts can be daunting. Especially if you're on a budget. Or if you're in a long-distance relationship. Or if you're in a new relationship. Or if you're not even in a relationship at all! Whether you are single, dating or not wanting to break the bank, I have the ultimate Valentine's Day guide for you."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student enjoys a self-care Valentine's Day picnic outside of Wilson Library on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Column: You should take yourself on a date

"If the goal of a Valentine’s date is to create a special and memorable experience, why should it exclude 126.9 million people? This goes to show how hard dating actually is. So if you’re exhausted from swiping right, I have a proposal that may turn things around: date yourself!"

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