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Friday February 3rd

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Duke freshman guard Trevor Keels (1) races UNC Sophomore guard RJ Davis (4) to the basket in the Dean Smith Center during the UNC men’s basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022. Duke won 87-67.

Column: Cut the UNC men's basketball team some slack

"It’s fitting that this transition for UNC basketball is happening now. In one of the most tumultuous four years in UNC’s history, the University has experienced the reckoning of Silent Sam, sexual assault lawsuits and a global pandemic.  It’s not really a surprise that UNC basketball had one of its statistically worst seasons ever in 2020-2021, a head coaching change and a blowout loss to Duke in the same span of time."

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A plane takes off at RDU on Jan. 29, 2022.

Column: The post-COVID-19 study abroad blip

"Due to the pandemic, many students who planned on studying abroad earlier in their college careers had their plans rescheduled. And rescheduled again. And again. Now that the CDC has loosened restrictions following COVID-19 exposure and infection, study abroad programs are beginning to travel again. And all the students who have been trying to study abroad left with them."

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Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech. Photo courtesy of TNS.

Column: Critically changing how we honor Martin Luther King Jr.

"We have a lot more to work on before we can congratulate ourselves for continuing King’s legacy. We should rather ask how much actual progress has been made to sustain the achievements he helped make regarding racial equality and voting rights and pledge to continue his fight for economic equality that ended when his life was violently taken."

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A customer shops at a Goodwill thrift store in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Column: New year, new me!

"Rebranding yourself for the new year is both great for your mental health and to ensure you have an authentic and enjoyable 2022. Visualizing yourself as something that needs to be 'sold' or advertised to a consumer base is both healthy and natural, and definitely benefits our society as a whole."

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