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Column: A look at the 2023 Dreamville Festival lineup


"Hip-hop artist J.Cole and his record label are headed back to Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh this weekend for the third annual Dreamville Festival. As a huge fan of the Dreamville artists and based on my attendance at the 2022 festival, here are my rankings of the artists I am most excited to see this weekend."


Column: The NIL policy is saving college basketball


"Rather than having five skilled but out-of-sync players that often make up a predominately first-year team, veteran-led teams are those of development and experience. And among the list of reasons that encourage players to stay, we now also have NIL to thank for that."


Column: The N.C. Supreme Court is in crisis


"Ultimately, elections have consequences. N.C. voters chose to give these justices a seat on the court and we’ll have the opportunity to take that seat away from them in a few years. That doesn’t absolve the justices of the harm they can do to the state when making decisions based on partisanship rather than law, but at least it means their influence is not permanent."


Office DJ: Songs for unproductivity


"Being still is a stellar use of my time — even if it takes energy. If you need me, I'll be using my unproductive skills to photosynthesize on the quad. And I think I'll stay there a while."


Column: Steel and stone can’t replace what Black students bring to campus life


"While the memorial is a huge step forward in recognizing UNC's racial history, it doesn’t replace the physical and emotional support that comes when Black students actually take up space together. The weekly recurrence of "Pit Poppin' Fridays," an informal event hosted midday with music playing and Black students convening, speaks to the value we place on togetherness."


Op-ed: Saving The Purple Bowl means saving Chapel Hill

"The Purple Bowl predicament is a sign that we’ve reached the painful stage of economic growth. What could be good for our overall economic well-being could be hell for our local businesses that make this place feel like home."


Editorial: When falling out of a deep platonic love


"According to Psychology Today, platonic loss, not from death but by friend breakup, is just as painful as a romantic one. It can lead to psychological symptoms of anxiety and “depression with feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness and helplessness.” And the less we talk about it, the more we internalize it."


Column: UNC housekeepers deserve better


"If UNC's administration cared, it would advocate on behalf of the workers it represents. It would be working with OSHR to increase the allowable salaries for service workers on campus. It would be working with its staff, not trying to placate them with distracting raises and a bonus program designed to shut down dissent."


Editorial: UNC knows how to go pro


" The Tar Heels have been a leader in almost all of the varsity sports the University offers — and it goes beyond just being a good college team. UNC has consistently put athletes in the pros, and a lot of them. But allowing athletes the opportunity to grow into professionals includes not discounting those who don't have the privilege to display their talent earlier in their career."