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Friday September 17th

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DTH Photo Illustration. 

Column: Vote like our lives depend on it

"I know some people may just want to pretend this pandemic is over and want a president who will assure you it's no big deal, but not everyone has the privilege to just ignore what is going on right now. They are terrified by the prospect of what is to come."

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A Chapel Hill resident waits at the Early Voting line at Chapel of the Cross on Franklin Street on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.

Column: Meet 2020's scariest Halloween costume

"Once Halloween passes and Election Day comes and goes, don’t have a dumbfounded look on your face if your preferred candidate doesn’t win when you could — and should — have voted. You, sadly, will have to sulk around in that gut-wrenching costume for the next four years."

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DTH Photo Illustration. The Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Development Initiative is a new partnership at UNC-Chapel Hill that is aiming to develop drugs for future pandemic diseases.

Column: Can you trust a COVID-19 vaccine?

"Vaccines, in general, are usually safe, and as long as the data and results of the clinical trials are released to the public in a transparent and consistent fashion, there should be no reason to be wary of a COVID-19 vaccine that has undergone extensive testing."

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Column: Be wary of (political) party games

Instead of focusing on important problems (including environmental concerns, issues of equity, and access to quality healthcare) and how to go about fixing them, we are pulled into echochambers which encourage us to support our party no matter the potential value of proposals from the other side. 

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Kayleigh Carpenter, assistant City and State editor.

Column: Voting this year? We are here for you

The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Kayleigh Carpenter is a sophomore advertising & public relations major with minors in French and social & economic justice. Carpenter is an assistant city & state editor for The Daily Tar Heel. 

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