The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday February 7th

DTH Photo Illustration. Music plays in a home studio on Jan. 17, 2023.

Column: "Name three hip-hop songs"

"Through my years of being a woman who appreciates this kind of music, I have noticed men consistently have not taken me as seriously as other male fans. In no way am I an expert on every artist and album, but I often feel belittled by the misogynistic comments that men make toward me."

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Patron of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) visits the University of Johannesburg on Oct. 1, 2019, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo Courtesy of Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock/Getty Images.

Column: Thank you, Meghan Markle.

"Despite all of the vitriol that Meghan Markle has received from the media regarding her experiences, her words and her vulnerability have made me feel seen in a world where conversations like this are so frequently ignored. Putting aside whatever opinions one may have about the series and how Markle has carried herself, she has done so much for someone like me who has often felt so invalidated."

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Column: My week of rejection therapy

"You get rejected – it’s an unavoidable aspect of life and you might as well accept its inevitability. I think I’ll pause on my rejection therapy for a while, but if you too tremble at the thought of asking for a refill while out to eat, it’s certainly something to consider."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Duke Energy's power grids failing most of Wake County during the coldest days of the year last month calls for establishing public electric utilities.

Column: Down with Duke (Energy)

"Wide-scale blackouts because a company ran out of electricity during a weather event they had the potential to know about far ahead of time is not inevitable, nor is it something that we should accept. Duke Power does not deserve to continue existing. Private electric utility companies shouldn’t exist. Period."

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An empty classroom in Carolina Hall prepares for the return of in-person classes on Monday, Feb. 8, 2022.

Editorial: It's time to weed out weed-out classes

"Weed-out classes are introductory-level courses, typically in STEM, defined by an intensity and rigor that only allows its most high-performing students to progress. They are the infamous GPA tankers, unskippable pre-requisites and barriers to entry for a wide range of higher-level courses."

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Emily Gajda, Copy Board Member

Office DJ: Songs for a new haircut

"As we start a new semester at the beginning of a new year, join me in listening to songs that give us permission to sing, dance, jump and embrace when we finally feel joyfully comfortable with who and where we are."

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Local libraries are a staple in many communities, like the Chapel Hill Public Library, pictured here on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.

Editorial: Go to your town's public libraries

"Public services exist as the name implies to serve the public, we should be focused on helping them help the most people, not making money or breaking even. If the library loses money, so what? It’s not a government-run bookstore. It’s a public repository of knowledge.  Go to the public library, and be glad it exists."

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