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Friday December 9th

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Students navigate the Pit on the first day of classes, Aug. 18.

Column: Beating the heat on campus poses a challenge

"Picture this: Excited for their first day of college, a naïve, innocent first-year who’s grown accustomed to COVID-19 isolation decides to dress up. They wear a collared shirt and a pair of pants and embark upon their 20-minute walk from South Campus to the FedEx Global Center. Once they get there, they rush to the bathroom only to realize they are drenched in sweat.  "Last year, dear readers, I was that innocent, wide-eyed first-year."

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Davis Library pictured on Oct. 17.

Column: Minimizing chronic exhaustion post-pandemic

"Though wellness days are a step in the right direction, the University should consider giving students additional time off to rest and reset. Recent trials done abroad suggest how transitioning to a four-day work week, or simply granting individuals more flexibility in work hours, may yield tremendous mental health benefits."

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Sophomore Julia Finke laughs with her friends on the quad during a warm sunny day on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022.

Column: Welcome to your college student era

"You’re not in Positano, you’re in Lenoir Dining Hall — but that’s okay. Possessing the ability to see the value in a memorable season of life but not consistently wishing your current one away is key. Embrace where you are for what it is. Be expectant for what’s to come without counting down the days until it gets to you."

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Column: Ready, Set, Rate My Professors

"Welcome to my Rate My Professors Roundup. My Rodeo of Rankings. My Rad Review Rendezvous. Below I have included some real reviews I found on Rate My Professors for our beloved Carolina faculty. Okay, fine, some of them are more realistic than others — but feel free to use these as inspiration for future posts of your own."

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Column: First year expectations – the good, the bad and the ugly

"Well, I am here to inform you that however familiar you think you are with UNC — you know nothing. But don’t worry, this article will be a guide to every niche, little-known, 'first rule of fight club' detail of college life. Feel free to hang it on your fridge, laminate it at your local FedEx or place it gently under your pillow before you fall asleep. To each their own."

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DTH Photo illustration. Netflix has seen a decrease in subscribers in the first quarter of the year.

Column: Netflix needs to reassess its key audience — college students

"Following years of success and growth, Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter of the year. This downward trend threatens to persist if Netflix does not adapt specifically towards younger customers, who crave television and film not only for its intrinsic entertainment but also to participate in a conversation around what they’re watching."

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Law students and professors at the UNC School of Law are working to raise awareness about the wealth inequality in law school and the legal field. They cite the fact that many law students take unpaid internships over the summer, especially in fields of "public interest."

Column: UNC Law devalues public interest work

"There are many factors that must go into budgetary decisions, some of which are indisputably valid. But public interest work is constantly devalued. It is devalued economically, in how different legal institutions are funded. It is devalued politically, in how public defenders and legal services are not invested in. It is devalued in labor, down to the extreme pay gap present even in summer internships."

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Column: The Streaker’s Guide to Streaking

"Do you remember that old saying from when we were kids? If you’re feeling nervous, just picture your whole class in their underwear. Well, picture no more — during the Davis streak, you will actually get to see your whole class in their underwear. And without their underwear. And in their bras. And without their bras. And with a sock over their..."

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