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Sunday December 4th

Column


Hunter Nelson
Sports Editor

Column: An open letter regarding our basketball coverage this season

"This year, we hope to capitalize on the potential of the men's and women's teams to reverse these trends and deliver compelling narratives throughout the season," Sports Editor Hunter Nelson said. "With extensive COVID protocols mostly halted, I'm excited for our DTH team to using our inside access to provide insightful stories that can analyze the team on a deeper level." 

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Column: Dating needs an overhaul

"Dating apps have effectively killed the dating scene for LGBTQ+ and straight individuals. From hookup culture to perpetuating racial stereotypes, these apps have long stifled emotional connections among users."

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In this photo from Sept. 25, 2021, Takeoff of Migos performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for Global Citizen/TNS)

Column: Why do we sensationalize celebrity deaths?

"While all gun violence is senseless, Takeoff’s talent and promising music career make his death harder to cope with. His contributions to the world mean that this loss impacts not only his family but his fans. It’s frustrating that the final moments of his life were recorded and circulated online."

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Taylor Swift performs onstage at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021.
Photo Courtesy of TAS Rights Management 2021/Getty Images.

Column: #Gaylor — when speculation goes too far

"We continue to watch cisgender and heterosexual artists (or artists who have yet to come out) benefit and profit from their support and enthusiasm for the LGBTQ+ community, yet artists who are within the community continue to struggle with gaining recognition for their own contributions. It is okay to analyze and absorb media and art through a queer lens, but to speculate over someone’s unconfirmed sexuality does nothing but darken the shadow that falls over those who do represent the queer community."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student views Cheri Beasley political attack ad in the midst of early voting.

Column: Political attack ads are bad for our democracy

"As you flip through the channels of your TV or go on any social media platform, you can tell there is a contentious election around the corner based on the sheer number of ads that are squeezed into each commercial break. While many of these candidates that are seeking to serve citizens throughout NC choose to bolster their platform and put forward what makes their campaign different, it seems like there have been even more political attack ads against opponents in recent years."

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Weaver Street Market in Carrboro, N.C., is pictured on Nov. 1, 2022.

Column: Weaver Street Market gives me hope.

"Women flaunt their natural gray hair and stay-at-home dads with toddlers roll around in the artificial grass play area, flaunting their stay-at-homeness. Sometimes these groups meet. A little guy in a knit sweater, a future democratic socialist, teeters around on a boulder and wanders over to a gray-haired couple with a gray-haired dog, also in a sweater."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A UNC student completes his official absentee ballot on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. Many students are unsure who to vote for within the Democratic Party. 

Column: The Democratic party is disappointing.

"This is the problem. Democrats' don't do. They’ve taken up this somewhat “preventative” rhetoric. They emphasize all of the things they will prevent Republicans from doing (further restricting abortion access is an especially prominent example in this current election cycle). Telling voters all of the things you won’t let happen isn’t good campaigning. It's impassive and a scare tactic."

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Opinion Editor: Caitlyn Yaede

Column: How we made our midterm endorsements

"This year’s midterm elections are perhaps the most crucial that we, as young people, have ever faced. Reproductive freedoms are on the line following the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, as are pathways to securing social, economic and criminal justice reforms. The Editorial Board knows that the stakes are high."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student hand writes a letter.

Column: Write more letters, less emails

"It takes time. It takes deliberate thought. And in the most cherished letters, it takes vulnerability. To some, this is a grand expense because it compromises the convenient lives they have adopted. But sometimes making someone feel special is worth the time and effort it may cost."

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