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Monday December 6th



Squirrels explore a cow statue on UNC’s campus on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. UNC’s squirrels are more brave and curious than other squirrels because they’re accustomed to people.

Column: What I'll miss about UNC over winter break

"Maybe it’s a specific flower you pass on the way to your 10:10 am. Maybe it’s that guy you always find yourself walking at an uncomfortably similar pace with who has never been seen without his striped green beanie on. But for me, this list is what I’ll think of when I miss campus the most."

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Japanese Breakfast performs Sept. 11, 2021, during Shadow of the City on the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Matt Smith/TNS.

Editorial: The best albums of 2021

"A year marked by the rise of Olivia Rodrigo, the lackadaisical return of Lorde, the unwavering reign of Taylor Swift and the refusal by Rihanna to get into a studio, 2021 was an interesting year for music. Though it was mostly lackluster, here are our eleven favorite albums released this year – in no particular order."

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Op-ed: Bright Horizons takeover of University daycare ignores community voices

"We are heartbroken and disappointed that the qualities that made the University Day Care Center so exceptional are now likely to be subsumed by corporate, top-down standardization and that UNC administrators have chosen to risk the reputation of the Center as a leader in innovative, high-quality and community-driven early childhood education. We urge University and UNC Health leadership to recommit to prioritizing the voices of its families with young children and to transparent decision making."

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The back entrance to the South Building is pictured through the Old Well on Oct. 17, 2021.

Op-ed: UNC Chancellor is facing pressure for new provost decision

"The search for a new provost is coming to an end, and the Chancellor is under significant pressure to make a particular choice. Based on the information that is being relayed to me by multiple sources, our trustees and the UNC System are dictating his choices to the point that he really has none to make."

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A mask sitting on the sidewalk near Franklin Street in Chapel Hill on Feb. 2, 2021.

Column: The omicron variant, explained

"As of right now, the omicron variant is something to simply keep your eye on, and not something to worry about contracting on a trip to the grocery store. Keep masking up, social distancing and washing your hands — especially with flu season in full swing."

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