The Daily Tar Heel

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Friday December 9th

Column


First-year Michelle Seucan is pictured at the Old Well on Oct. 9, 2022,  as she explores her identity as a European-Asian American.

Column: What I am.

"What are you?"  "Out of all the 171,476 words in the English language, those three words are the ones I am most familiar with, a trio of old friends I’ve known since childhood."

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Column: COVID-19 has changed "grind culture"

"Our post-COVID-19 era has developed a societal standard that contradicts what the past 40 to 50 years have prioritized: incessant perseverance. While this turn of events has emphasized wellness and self-care, it is possible our generation has consequently started to lose its edge."

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Tesla Model S Electric Car pictured on Stadium Dr. on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Column: An open letter to Elon Musk

"In the world we live in, electric cars are a net positive. If you are going to buy a car, get an electric one if you can afford it. But that doesn’t mean we can rely on them as an environmental silver bullet. Ultimately, car centric urban development is massively unsustainable. Build more trains please and thank you."

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Viola Davis, left, and John Boyega in "The Woman King." (TriStar Productions/Album/Zuma Press/TNS)

Column: The Woman King explores a lesser known history

"The Woman King tells a beautiful but complicated story about integrity, community, hard work, and triumphing over one’s enemies. It’s got something for everyone – action, drama, comedic moments and of course, some nonfiction. The history it is based on is more complicated and demonstrates the legacies of capitalism, racism and slavery that we are still unpacking, unaware of and uncomfortable with."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Learning to be alone is hard when TikTok and online media is easily accessible.

Column: How to be comfortable being alone

"Think of your brain like a suitcase after a vacation. If you just add more clothes before the next vacation without organizing the stuff you already have in there, it’s gonna be a giant mess. Take one hour each week to fold the clothes and put them where they belong."

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Water fountains in Hamilton Hall, pictured on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, are reported to have lead.

Column: What's in your water bottle?

"When water contamination is discovered, it should be immediately made publicly known, not just another message in an inbox of emails. It should not be limited to just occupants of the building either like incidences in Phillips, Manning, Hamilton, Fordham and South Building were."

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