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Column: An SSRI might not be the solution


"Still, a doctor should spend longer than an hour working with patients before deciding to put someone on these types of drugs. A year of therapy has done more for me than any medication a psychiatrist ever prescribed me. And while my case is not universal, I am also not alone in this experience."

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Op-ed: Reflections on one year of war in Ukraine

"A deep, intractable uncertainty has haunted the 365 days that have now passed since the first February 24th . My questions are professional and personal. What use are nuanced histories of a Russia that only confirms the worst stereotypes of its own brutality and thuggishness? How do I process my feelings of betrayal by people whom I know to be better than this?"


Column: Ethical syllabuses don’t guarantee ethical behavior


"ProctorEdu reported that even with these policies strictly implemented, 60.8 percent of college students still act dishonestly in their studies, and 95 percent of cheaters don't get caught. It is clear that ethical policies don't always guarantee ethical behaviors. So, who is to blame?"


Column: Esports is a big deal


"The future of sports seems to be more immersive than ever before. Don’t be surprised if esports one day makes a debut in the Olympics. Esports is a big deal, paving the way for the future, and it’s here to stay."


Column: Dear UNC Class of 2027


"Class of 2027, I would like to be completely transparent with you. I have asked several of my classmates what they wish they would’ve known before they decided to commit to UNC — the good, the bad and the ugly."


Editorial: UNC Ice Hockey is earning well-deserved respect


"As UNC Hockey looks forward to building off of the foundation they have constructed this season, whether it be getting more students involved, building an ice rink, or going NCAA DI, the program has begun carving their name into collegiate hockey, earning the respect they deserve."


Column: Avoiding police brutality on social media


"Nichols is not the first victim of police brutality whose final moments circulated on social media. While the video brought the case to national attention, galvanizing protests in some parts of the country, seeing police brutality shared on social media is uncomfortable and triggering."

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Op-ed: An open letter to Board of Governors from UE 150

"Public university workers across the state of North Carolina are standing up and fighting back. In spite of the fact that North Carolina is one of a handful of states nationwide that bans public sector collective bargaining, workers have been joining together and organizing to further their demands in record numbers."

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Office DJ: Singing. Yelling, even.


" There’s nothing more cathartic than channeling your frustrations into a ballad you’re belting in an empty room in the middle of the night. Nothing like getting into the shower and pouring your sadness into a lament for someone’s long-lost love.  Nothing like taking a deep breath and then trying to match Whitney Houston note-for-note to get all that pressure off your chest, making you feel alive again."


Editorial: The University can better reckon with policing


"As a public institution – especially one designed to foster new ideas and complex conversations –  UNC needs to do a better job facilitating conversations about police brutality, protecting community members of color and highlighting the disparity in which police brutality impacts Black Americans."


Editorial: Get rich quick schemes versus college students


"College students have an obligation to stay vigilant of the signs of being recruited into a multi-level marketing scheme. Pitches to join sales teams can be from close friends or family members and incorporate buzzwords about the potential for success but do not let this confuse you from the detriment at stake."


Column: The ultimate guide to Valentine's Day


"Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and many of you are stressed. The special day dedicated to showing that special someone how you feel through a series of activities and gifts can be daunting. Especially if you're on a budget. Or if you're in a long-distance relationship. Or if you're in a new relationship. Or if you're not even in a relationship at all! Whether you are single, dating or not wanting to break the bank, I have the ultimate Valentine's Day guide for you."


Column: You should take yourself on a date


"If the goal of a Valentine’s date is to create a special and memorable experience, why should it exclude 126.9 million people? This goes to show how hard dating actually is. So if you’re exhausted from swiping right, I have a proposal that may turn things around: date yourself!"


Column: The expiration date on social security


"Generation Z and most Millennials couldn’t spot a recession if it stole their latte. We know the textbook definition, sure, and its effects on our dad’s hairline, but many of us probably couldn’t predict how it would affect us. We’re familiar with the meltdown of the late 2000s and the pandemic crash, but this could be our first 'ordinary' recession, where we actually have to worry about making ends meet and navigating a struggling economy."