The Daily Tar Heel

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Thursday January 20th



The Editorial Board writes how to obtain an at-home COVID-19 test and the accessibility surrounding the process.

Editorial: How to get at-home COVID-19 test kits

"Although these options to obtain a free COVID-19 test are steps forward, they aren’t steps that are large enough. With the rise in omicron cases, it’s imperative that these tests and resources are available to everyone, regardless of geographic, socioeconomic and financial status."

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A customer shops at a Goodwill thrift store in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

Column: New year, new me!

"Rebranding yourself for the new year is both great for your mental health and to ensure you have an authentic and enjoyable 2022. Visualizing yourself as something that needs to be 'sold' or advertised to a consumer base is both healthy and natural, and definitely benefits our society as a whole."

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Hayley Williams performs with Paramore on the Ford stage during Sunfest in downtown West Palm Beach on April 30, 2015. Photo courtesy of TNS.

Column: Music in 2022 — the new 2013

"So 2022 is here. It will be a year of new music to walk to class to. It will be a year of music that will inevitably define my nineteenth year. It will be a year of music by artists who remind me of simpler times — times when my mask loops didn’t interfere with my AirPods."

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A ramp leads to the Old Well on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Column: Disabled people are experts on our own health

"Now, I’m assumed to add so little to my classes that it is perfectly acceptable when I’m not really a part of them. I see campus opening back up and administrators sticking their heads in the sand, and the only decision being delegated to me is whether or not I risk my life to attend my classes. That’s a difficult decision to make."

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Pharmacist and 1995 UNC alumna Sue Patel prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 in the Friday Center on Chapel Hill.

Column: UNC continues to research omicron as variant spreads

"With research on omicron developing from here on out, new recommendations and policies are likely to emerge to protect the general public from the variant. For the next several weeks, it’s imperative that institutions and individuals take all the measures that they can to prevent the surge from affecting our local communities."

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