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Friday December 9th

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The Old Well pictured on Oct. 17, 2021.

Farewell Column: UNC doesn’t protect survivors of sexual assault. I know because I am one.

"And I do represent Carolina. I represent the one in three women that are sexually assaulted on this campus. I represent the intelligent young women who come into this institution to study and accomplish great work, only to be exorcized of all morale, their diplomas inked with pain and fear. I also represent the lucky ones; the women who barely come out of that pain alive."

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DTH Photo Illustration. With the cost of tuition rising with each year, college students turn to loans for help.

Column: Graduate students should be funded through the summer

"Graduate students are different from undergraduates in that being a student is our job. The current funding structure leaves us vulnerable to economic difficulty during a time when we should be resting, studying for important exams, working on professional development or spending time with our family and friends we aren’t able to see during the academic year. The University should fully recognize the contributions that graduate students bring to our community and commit to guaranteed pay throughout the summer."

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Trevor Noah emerges from a flower-adorned gramophone during a pretaped segment for the 63rd Grammys at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 11, 2021. Photo courtesy of Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS.

Column: The Recording Academy should reconsider genre categories

"Though the category is designed to honor the international sounds and influences of these artists, they fail to recognize how these distinct sounds have emerged as full genres in their own right. The global categories should include awards that reflect the talent emerging from artists that are bringing in their culture through their art."

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Leni Schenkel is the Assistant Copy Editor for the 2021-2022 school year.

Column: Compiling folk metal from my father

"I’m happy to say I know better now. Most girls are odd, and sometimes that oddness comes in the form of being the lead singer for a folk metal band. And besides, if I don’t tell anyone about the music I like, it’s like I’m ashamed of the gifts my father gave me."

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