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Column: What are we paying for? When will student costs reflect our quality of living?


"With these increases in the cost of all on-campus housing, we would expect housing-related issues to improve. But the mounting $1.1 billion maintenance backlog is saying otherwise. As of Thursday, there were broken elevators in Morrison, expired drinks in the vending machines in Koury and structural issues in these buildings themselves. Since it seems the additional money isn’t going to the residence halls, it must go to the housekeepers or workers, right? Nope."


Column: The battle of housing costs in two college towns


"Both Chapel Hill and Athens have been named the best college town in the country in years past. And both schools have plenty of national championships under their belt, so the comparison makes sense.  The one thing those slobbery bulldogs have on us, though? Athens is cheaper than Chapel Hill." 


Column: Stop believing everything you read


"It's important to actually stop and review something before you screenshot and send it to the next person. Continuing the spread of misinformation can cause actual harm. If you don’t care enough to fact-check something before sending it, then you don’t care enough to send it in the first place."


Editorial: Two times too many


"Standing alone, the presence of an armed individual on campus is terrifying. Coupled with the death of Zijie Yan on Aug. 28, this is unimaginable and despicable."


Column: The irony of wellness influencing


"Every day when I open TikTok, I am overwhelmed. I am attacked by not only influencers, but therapists, chiropractors, doctors, nurses, aestheticians, hypnotists and a whole host of other people about my daily habits. My 'For You' page is full of videos recommending skincare products, criticizing and suggesting improvements for my posture, diagnosing me with irreparable trauma that supposedly ruins all my relationships or recommending that I make a huge mindset shift. They all inundate me with buzzwords and hacks that are supposed to change my life."


Satire: It's time for the annual running of the bids


"You’re on campus one Wednesday afternoon, and something feels off. There’s a rare energy in the air — Gucci perfume with hints of Lululemon — and low whispers of Greek letters seem to be echoing from all corners of the Quad. You’ve been camped out under a tree for hours trying to finish up an assignment, but suddenly, even in the September swelter, every hair on your arm is standing up straight. You feel uneasy and apprehensive."