The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday February 7th

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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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Hayley Williams performs with Paramore on the Ford stage during Sunfest in downtown West Palm Beach on April 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of TNS.

Column: Music in 2022 — the new 2013

"So 2022 is here. It will be a year of new music to walk to class to. It will be a year of music that will inevitably define my nineteenth year. It will be a year of music by artists who remind me of simpler times — times when my mask loops didn’t interfere with my AirPods."

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A ramp leads to the Old Well on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Column: Disabled people are experts on our own health

"Now, I’m assumed to add so little to my classes that it is perfectly acceptable when I’m not really a part of them. I see campus opening back up and administrators sticking their heads in the sand, and the only decision being delegated to me is whether or not I risk my life to attend my classes. That’s a difficult decision to make."

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Pharmacist and 1995 UNC alumna Sue Patel prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 in the Friday Center on Chapel Hill.

Column: UNC continues to research omicron as variant spreads

"With research on omicron developing from here on out, new recommendations and policies are likely to emerge to protect the general public from the variant. For the next several weeks, it’s imperative that institutions and individuals take all the measures that they can to prevent the surge from affecting our local communities."

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Junior quarterback Sam Howell (7) carries the ball at the Duke's Mayo Bowl against South Carolina at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Dec. 30, 2021. UNC lost 21-38.

Column: What happened to UNC football this season?

"The question about the Tar Heels is: what happened to derail this season? First off, I’m going to let you in on a little secret, one that Brown hinted at after the Orange Bowl but was downplayed during the season — losing over 4,000 yards of total offense hurts … a lot."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The UNC Climate Action Plan was originally published in 2009 and pledged to make UNC carbon neutral by 2050.

Column: The biggest science headlines of 2021

"Although these just scratch the surface of scientific discoveries over the past year, they are just proof that science prevails in times of funding losses, restrictions on travel and office work and through a pandemic. If this year was any indicator, 2022 looks bright."

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Squirrels explore a cow statue on UNC’s campus on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. UNC’s squirrels are more brave and curious than other squirrels because they’re accustomed to people.

Column: What I'll miss about UNC over winter break

"Maybe it’s a specific flower you pass on the way to your 10:10 am. Maybe it’s that guy you always find yourself walking at an uncomfortably similar pace with who has never been seen without his striped green beanie on. But for me, this list is what I’ll think of when I miss campus the most."

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A mask sitting on the sidewalk near Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Feb. 2, 2021.

Column: The omicron variant, explained

"As of right now, the omicron variant is something to simply keep your eye on, and not something to worry about contracting on a trip to the grocery store. Keep masking up, social distancing and washing your hands — especially with flu season in full swing."

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