The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Friday June 2nd


The sun sets over Lake Norman, N.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Kennedy Cox.

Column: You don’t have to hate your hometown

"We’ve all seen the 'peaked in high school' tweets and TikTok videos. We know the stereotypical person who shares nostalgic memories on social media, wears their high school sweatshirt, reminisces on their 'glory days' and goes back to visit their favorite teacher. But why is that a bad thing? What’s wrong with reflecting on those days in a positive light?"

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DTH Photo Illustration. Music plays in a home studio on Jan. 17, 2023.

Column: "Name three hip-hop songs"

"Through my years of being a woman who appreciates this kind of music, I have noticed men consistently have not taken me as seriously as other male fans. In no way am I an expert on every artist and album, but I often feel belittled by the misogynistic comments that men make toward me."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) visits the University of Johannesburg on Oct. 1, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo Courtesy of Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock/Getty Images.

Column: Thank you, Meghan Markle.

"Despite all of the vitriol that Meghan Markle has received from the media regarding her experiences, her words and her vulnerability have made me feel seen in a world where conversations like this are so frequently ignored. Putting aside whatever opinions one may have about the series and how Markle has carried herself, she has done so much for someone like me who has often felt so invalidated."

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Column: My week of rejection therapy

"You get rejected – it’s an unavoidable aspect of life and you might as well accept its inevitability. I think I’ll pause on my rejection therapy for a while, but if you too tremble at the thought of asking for a refill while out to eat, it’s certainly something to consider."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Duke Energy's power grids failing most of Wake County during the coldest days of the year last month calls for establishing public electric utilities.

Column: Down with Duke (Energy)

"Wide-scale blackouts because a company ran out of electricity during a weather event they had the potential to know about far ahead of time is not inevitable, nor is it something that we should accept. Duke Power does not deserve to continue existing. Private electric utility companies shouldn’t exist. Period."

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A year in review: reflecting on the old and the new

2022 brought both old and new to the UNC and greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community. History repeated itself through championship runs and midterm elections, while the lifting of COVID restrictions saw UNC students return to the classroom without a mask requirement for the first time since the spring of 2020.  The Daily Tar Heel has put together a collection of the biggest stories from throughout the year for our audience. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. A set of books in the Davis Library with different subjects such as English, art, and journalism.

Column: Dear humanities majors...

Not everyone can solve for X, familiarize themselves with the anatomy of the human body or engineer software. But not everyone can analyze Shakespeare, do archival research or move a crowd with just their words either. You have been bestowed with skills that make you unique and have been placed exactly where you are meant to be. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. If you are the type of person that has a problem with everyone, then maybe you are the problem.

Column: Maybe you are the problem.

"Once you take a moment to recognize that you very well could be the problem, it becomes significantly easier to build back bridges that you once burned, and form healthier relationships with people around you."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Ticketmaster uses "dynamic" ticketing to change prices to match demand for tickets.

Column: Dynamic ticketing is a barrier to enjoying live music

"Ticketmaster paints their strategy of dynamic pricing and platinum ticketing as a practice that supports both fans and artists alike and protects them from villainous third-party sellers. But in actuality, it prioritizes revenue above all else — revenue that goes directly into the pockets of artists and Ticketmaster executives."

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