The Daily Tar Heel

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Friday December 9th

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DTH Photo Illustration. The cost of running shoes adds to the inaccesability of running.

Column: The financial barrier to running

"When runners, myself included, evangelize about running, we like to talk about how accessible it is. We preach that "anyone can do it!" But running mile after mile, passing runner after runner, each wearing a different shoe with a different price, I realized how incorrect that statement is."

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Frat Court Flea takes place on Sept. 23, 2022.

Column: The tyrannical rise of vintage markets

"In 2022, there were so many separate vintage markets (Tar Heel Market, Frat Court Flea and Franklin Street Market Fest, to name a few), that there was no way they could all stay in business. They had the exact same concept, clientele and clothes. They were each other’s greatest competition, and something had to give."

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Graphic by Shamil Luqman

Column: The chips and queso of it all

"As the girl who used to be gifted cheese from family members (we’ll leave it at that), it felt too good to be true that I’d get to drag my friends around and indulge in quite possibly the most beloved appetizer there is. Well, indulge I did, and I’m happy to announce, the results are in."

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A dorm located in Granville Towers West on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Column: ... And they were roommates

"You might think you have it bad. Especially if you’re a freshman sharing a room with someone for the first time. I’ve been there. But if you’re just marinating in the terribleness, waiting for your own room next year, I’ve got bad news."

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Column: Let's gossip

"Water cooler conversations and class GroupMes aren’t chintzy spaces of the public. They’re powerful networks. Their influence is feared by those who are too 'good' to be a part of them. When people in power converse, they are just speaking. When marginalized groups converse, we are dangerous."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student reads emails from the ROML Listserv on her laptop.

Column: Listserv Survival Guide

"For those of you who don’t know about the listserv emails I’m referring to: consider yourselves lucky. The chain emails began my freshman year. I remember the day vividly: I was sitting in my Morrison dorm room, absentmindedly reorganizing my hand sanitizer and disposable mask collection, when all of a sudden I heard a familiar noise. 'Ping.' And then again. 'Ping.' 'Ping.' 'Ping.' 'Ping.'"

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UNC junior Jonpaul Escobal rides his electric scooter down Pittsboro Street in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

Column: Reflecting on the electric scooter epidemic

"Forget pedaling your bike or God forbid, walking, up and down campus’ various hills - scooting students are now flying up them at unreasonable speeds, the buzzing hum of each passing motor doubling as a mocking laugh that says to each on-foot observer, 'I can see your sweat through your shirt, come and join me.' This opinion writer is taking a stand — I will not come and join you!"

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Beyoncé performs during the ABC telecast of the 94th Oscars on March 27, 2022, in Los Angeles. 
Photo Courtesy of Mason Poole/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images/TNS.

Column: An ode to Beyoncé’s Renaissance

"Beyoncé’s newest album emerges as an act of rebellion against these events and circumstances that have the potential to tear us down and break our souls. There’s no singular villain in the story that “Renaissance” tells, but an emphasis on triumphing and reclaiming joy despite all the bad. Her choice to layer the album with variations of dance-centric genres like house and disco is the perfect way to deliver this message of joy."

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Students protest near the anti-abortion Genocide Awareness Project exhibit displayed at Polk Place on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. This exhibit included graphic images and made comparisons between abrotion procedures and mass genocides.

Column: I'm tired of pretending

"Our male friends arrive and hop into the conversation. When we explain what we’re discussing, one nods, saying he heard about the news a couple days ago. Which is impossible, of course, because it just happened that day."

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