The Daily Tar Heel

Serving the students and the University community since 1893

Tuesday October 4th


DTH Photo Illustration. The cost of running shoes adds to the inaccesability of running.

Column: The financial barrier to running

"When runners, myself included, evangelize about running, we like to talk about how accessible it is. We preach that "anyone can do it!" But running mile after mile, passing runner after runner, each wearing a different shoe with a different price, I realized how incorrect that statement is."

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First-year pre-business student Hannah Vance enjoys a coffee chat with junior psychology student Marleny Nolasco in Stone & Leaf Cafe on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

Editorial: It's time to get rid of Friday classes

"The University has also introduced 'Well Being days' in recent semesters. These sporadic days off were put in place to support student mental health. While this is a step in the right direction, I propose that the University take things a step further — it is time we move to a four-day school week."

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Frat Court Flea takes place on Sept. 23, 2022.

Column: The tyrannical rise of vintage markets

"In 2022, there were so many separate vintage markets (Tar Heel Market, Frat Court Flea and Franklin Street Market Fest, to name a few), that there was no way they could all stay in business. They had the exact same concept, clientele and clothes. They were each other’s greatest competition, and something had to give."

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A young Preston Fore happily drives his toy Jeep through his yard.
Photo Courtesy of the Fore Family.

Office DJ: My I-40 soundtracks

"There is no comparable feeling of having the windows down, music blaring and venturing through multiple windy turns and even a few tunnels. It provides the most direct time for reflection, as you are forced to have two hands on the wheel, eyes straight ahead, thoughts with yourself and the car."

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Graphic by Shamil Luqman

Column: The chips and queso of it all

"As the girl who used to be gifted cheese from family members (we’ll leave it at that), it felt too good to be true that I’d get to drag my friends around and indulge in quite possibly the most beloved appetizer there is. Well, indulge I did, and I’m happy to announce, the results are in."

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Le Ha, Toluwanimi Dapo-Adeyemo, Kezia Kennedy, and Adam Sherif, first-year students at UNC, pose for facial detection by artificial intelligence.

Editorial: Even robots need ethics training

"Bias must be eliminated from the data used in AI algorithms, beginning with a more representative group of artificial intelligence developers. Either artificial intelligence algorithms need to have corrective measures or the solutions to our growing world just got a lot more complicated."

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Op-ed: Kenan-Flagler Business School needs a change in leadership

"Kenan-Flagler does not prioritize the success of all students, and has made it very clear that if something is not revenue-generating, there is no room for it. Let’s make sure the next dean of UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School is truly focused on the mission to build and inspire leaders who make the world a better place."

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A dorm located in Granville Towers West on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.

Column: ... And they were roommates

"You might think you have it bad. Especially if you’re a freshman sharing a room with someone for the first time. I’ve been there. But if you’re just marinating in the terribleness, waiting for your own room next year, I’ve got bad news."

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Column: Let's gossip

"Water cooler conversations and class GroupMes aren’t chintzy spaces of the public. They’re powerful networks. Their influence is feared by those who are too 'good' to be a part of them. When people in power converse, they are just speaking. When marginalized groups converse, we are dangerous."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student reads emails from the ROML Listserv on her laptop.

Column: Listserv Survival Guide

"For those of you who don’t know about the listserv emails I’m referring to: consider yourselves lucky. The chain emails began my freshman year. I remember the day vividly: I was sitting in my Morrison dorm room, absentmindedly reorganizing my hand sanitizer and disposable mask collection, when all of a sudden I heard a familiar noise. 'Ping.' And then again. 'Ping.' 'Ping.' 'Ping.' 'Ping.'"

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