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Friday June 2nd

UNC Law Students walk through the Pit on Thursday, April 13, 2023. The students walked out in support of Jamie Marsicano, a student removed from the program after her arrest in Georgia.

Editorial: Terrorism charges against UNC activist indicative of unjust police violence, overreach

"For any student involved in social change, Halperin and Marsicano’s experiences are crucial to understand. Their time in Atlanta reflects a power dynamic between law enforcement and protesters that has become increasingly prominent in America, in which law enforcement justifies the use of Draconian, disproportionate force by misrepresenting dissenters as violent aggravators."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Jeff Jackson (D-N.C. 14th) using his TikTok platform to advertise his campaign and inform viewers about politics.

Column: Transparency from our politicians should not be a luxury

"What Jeff Jackson is doing here matters. For one, it’s increasing political engagement by reaching millions of Americans through the most dowloaded app in the world. As much as political news is available to the average American, many do not seek it out. Jeff Jackson is able to reach his constituents and more on a free app that most people already have downloaded."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Two UNC students are pictured exchanging money. House Bill 347 would legalize sports betting in North Carolina.

Column: Sports betting is a dangerous game

"North Carolina needs to properly address the industry of online sports betting with safeguards and preemptive policies to help our vulnerable youth. We have seen the spread of addiction in the schools of surrounding states, and we have no reason to bet against it."

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Posters decorate the UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern studies bulletin board on Monday, March 27, 2023.

Column: Combatting Asian American 'study culture'

"Although Asian study culture's emphasis on academic success has proven to be practical for furthering one's career, factors such as wellness, individuality and creativity can not be undervalued. Asian American students today are acknowledging this, and doing work to break the stereotypes of the model minority myth. By continuing to do so, we can create a healthier academic culture at UNC and beyond."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Couples are making changes to ordinary traditions in order to celebrate this Valentine's Day.

Column: L is for 'Learning to love yourself'

"There have also been pros to my lack of high school dating experience. When most of my peers had their trials and errors in relationships, I had time to 'date myself.' I was able to take care of myself mentally and physically, invest time into hobbies or new activities, and, most importantly, learn to love being alone. At the end of the day, you will always have yourself to fall back on."

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Part of "The Gift" by Senora Lynch is pictured in the late afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. The path is positioned outside the Graham Student Union and has celebrated American Indian culture and unity in general since its first addition in 2004.

Column: Protect Indigenous children

"Imagine how tired Indigenous communities must feel. Petition after petition, protest after protest, speech after speech, only to still not be heard. Imagine being stripped of your rightful land, your country and your livelihood. Imagine being proud of your heritage and culture only to be forced to conform to whiteness, shipped off to boarding schools and made to feel as if you are nothing. After being denied almost everything, overturning ICWA would deny Indigenous people the right to even raise their own flesh and blood."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A student watches TikTok on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023.

Column: TikTok ban misdirects outrage on data abuse

"What Republican and Democratic lawmakers are concerned with is the inappropriate use of data, but targeting TikTok misdirects their frustration, thinly cloaking it in nationalism and xenophobia. Rebuking TikTok for the dangers of their data practices fails to acknowledge the practices of American companies — a real pot and kettle situation."

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