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Saturday February 4th

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The sun sets over Lake Norman, N.C., on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of Kennedy Cox.

Column: You don’t have to hate your hometown

"We’ve all seen the 'peaked in high school' tweets and TikTok videos. We know the stereotypical person who shares nostalgic memories on social media, wears their high school sweatshirt, reminisces on their 'glory days' and goes back to visit their favorite teacher. But why is that a bad thing? What’s wrong with reflecting on those days in a positive light?"

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Fresh produce sits at the Harris Teeter in Carborro, NC.

'The need is still there': Emergency pandemic food benefits to end in March

Emergency food benefits for North Carolina families — supplied through the federal Food and Nutrition Services due to the COVID-19 pandemic — are set to end in March 2023. The emergency allotments will cease due to the signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (2023) at the federal level in December, which terminates Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program emergency allotments in all states after February.

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Taylor Barnhill
Copy Board Administrative Director

Office DJ: Songs for 20 years of life

"I hope that, when you listen to this cacophony of genres, you remember to trust yourself both now and in the future. You’ve gotten through all the hardship life has thrown your way so far, and there’s no reason why you can’t keep getting through it."

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Letter: UNC Hospital parking is not accessible

"The hourly rate of the Dogwood Parking Deck is $1.50 per hour, with a daily maximum of $10. Although it seems like a small expense, the sum can quickly add up when a patient has to stay in the hospital long-term or have families visit them daily."

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Rachel Goode, Ph.D., poses for a portrait outside of the UNC-Ch School of Social Work on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023.

‘I know what it's like’: Rachel Goode researches eating disorders among Black women

Rachel Goode won the Society for Social Work and Research's 2023 Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award this month.  Her unique research is centered around eating disorders like binge and emotional eating, treatments for obesity and strategies for developing a healthy relationship with food.  “Because people think thin affluent white women, they’re not looking at Black women who may be in a larger body,” Goode said. “They’re assuming that ‘Oh, because they’re in a larger body, they couldn’t have an eating disorder.’” 

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