The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday August 9th

DTH Photo Illustration. A UNC student reads a Bible on campus.

Column: Keeping the faith through religion

"I started to think that religion, all types of religion, is humanity’s attempt to keep the faith. So many of us need to believe that life isn’t random, and religion provides us with rituals and stories to help us keep believing that. Religion helps us keep the faith."

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Op-ed: It's time to divest from Aramark

"As UNC’s contract with Aramark comes up for renewal in 2022, it is critical to divest from Aramark and invest in a partnership with a food service provider that aligns with the values we claim to hold."

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DTH photo illustration. Various examples loosely based on real Parents Helping Parents (unaffiliated) Facebook Mom posts.

Column: In memory of the UNC Parents Helping Parents Facebook group

"The UNC-CH Parents Helping Parents Facebook group is made up of 4,800 concerned Tar Heel moms, full of critiques and comments about everything from their child's wake-up routine to the inner workings of the UNC Board of Governors. After months of closely studying this group, we have found numerous posts so significant it would be a detriment to the UNC community not to share them." 

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Many students face frustration as they register for Spring 2022 classes on ConnectCarolina.

Column: Course registration remains a frustrating process for UNC students

Changes to course registration sound promising on paper, but UNC’s failure to implement meaningful and systematic changes to how students enroll in courses leaves many confused and without the credits they need for the spring. With registration season coming to an end, it is clear the evaluation of high-demand courses was not a priority.  In order to further address these glaring problems with registration, UNC needs to focus on retaining faculty just as much as it works to allocate faculty. Departmental growth is not sustainable if professors feel their work is more meaningful at other institutions. 

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