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Friday June 2nd


Mediating conflicts between platonic friends can present challenges unlike those faced by romantic partners.
A heart drawn on notebook paper that has been ripped in half is on the ground on March 2, 2023.

Editorial: When falling out of a deep platonic love

"According to Psychology Today, platonic loss, not from death but by friend breakup, is just as painful as a romantic one. It can lead to psychological symptoms of anxiety and “depression with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and helplessness.” And the less we talk about it, the more we internalize it."

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UNC then-junior guard Michael Jordan (23) shoots the ball during the men's basketball against Tennessee-Chattanooga in Carmichael Arena on Monday, Nov. 28, 1983. 
Photo Courtesy of Larry Childress/DTH Archives.

Editorial: UNC knows how to go pro

" The Tar Heels have been a leader in almost all of the varsity sports the University offers — and it goes beyond just being a good college team. UNC has consistently put athletes in the pros, and a lot of them. But allowing athletes the opportunity to grow into professionals includes not discounting those who don't have the privilege to display their talent earlier in their career."

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Spring foliage blooming in Chapel Hill N.C.on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Editorial: No Spring Break plans? No problem.

"We get it – the FOMO is real. Watching your peers travel while you're kicking back in your shared college town can put a damper on the relaxation that we are supposed to be enjoying. To combat the ultimate Spring Break FOMO, here's a comprehensive guide to having fun even if you're staying on Tar Heel territory over break."

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A UNC football helmet and gloves lie under a table during the Tar Heels' football game against the N.C. State Wolfpack at Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. UNC lost 34-30.

Editorial: Black athletes broke boundaries in the 2023 Super Bowl

"Even as the sport integrated, the role of the quarterback — the head and face of a team, remains reserved solely for white boys. The powers-that-be of football, still suffering from a social Darwinist hangover, funneled white players into “thinking” positions, and Black players into “moving” ones. This pervasive, racist mythology has infested football, influencing our perception both of sporting positions and the people playing them."

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Ackland Art Museum provides access to the arts for UNC students, pictured here on Feb. 7, 2023.

Editorial: Out with the old and in with the hue

"While we can never fear that color is going to disappear from our world, it does impact several factors in our lives. Color is something we take for granted, yet its presence changes our emotions, perception and ability to communicate and understand each other. Since the way our surroundings look affects us in so many ways, it's important that we do more to analyze what having a larger color palette can do for you."

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