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Friday September 17th


Editorial board member Layla Peykamian tries one of Insomnia Cookies' new vegan flavors.

Column: The best Chapel Hill restaurants for a plant-based diet

"Plant-based options are far and few between, and sometimes impossible to discover. This is especially true in North Carolina, which is after all, a state famous for its barbecue. With that being said, here’s a list of some of my favorite restaurants in Chapel Hill that do satisfy a plant-based diet (already discovered and compiled) for you to enjoy."

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A collection of the Harry Potter book series. Courtesy of Tribune News Service.

Column: The resurgence of nerdy trends is a good thing

"In my own experience, I remember being harassed for liking Harry Potter in middle school. I was called a “nerd” and made fun of for liking the books and seeing the movies, especially by my female peers. So, it is a bit hurtful to see these same individuals posting about their house on Facebook, or adding to the trend of dressing up in outfits inspired by the characters."

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Editorial board members Ira Wilder and Caitlyn Yaede live their country fantasies for this week's music column.

Column: Three chords and the truth

"We have hopes that country music will return to its diverse roots, serving not only a white, conservative middle class, but the diverse ethnic and racial traditions of working-class America. In the meantime, the genre that has been bent toward pop, rock and blues now too often bends toward the right."

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