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City & State Assistant Editor Ethan E. Horton at Cape Elizabeth, Maine during a solo spring break trip. Photo Courtesy of Ethan E. Horton.

Column: Your guide to a solo road trip

"A solo road trip isn’t just about the road or the trip, it’s about the solo. It’s about getting quality alone time to think and to scream-sing and to take detours down small backroads. It’s about small self-discoveries. It’s about allowing yourself to really be you."

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UNC junior forward Anya Poole answers questions from the media in the North Carolina locker room during the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

'It was really bad': UNC women's basketball discusses steps toward equity in NCAA Tournament

As they start their 2023 March Madness run — and yes, the women's tournament now uses March Madness branding  — several Tar Heels have reflected on how their tournament experience has changed over the years. In August 2021, the NCAA’s extensive report found that, on average, the association spends more money on male athletes than female athletes. This discrepancy is because the organization views men’s championships in a different regard than women’s championships.  "Because of the way that the structure’s in place, it’s more lucrative for your men’s basketball team to be more successful," UNC women's basketball head coach Courtney Banghart said. "The politics of that is real.”

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Op-ed: UE Local 150 comes out in defense of academic freedom

"As workers of UNC, without whom the University cannot operate, we believe that the University should be a public good, producing research and an educated workforce and citizenry for the benefit of the State of North Carolina. We are certain that this role cannot be accomplished in the absence of academic freedom, or in the presence of political intervention in University affairs. We demand both governing boards take a step back, stick to their traditional roles, and let us do our work."

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DTH Graphic. City & State Editor Emmy Martin and her father in 2006.

Office DJ: Stealing my dad's music taste

"Even though I'm 20 now, sometimes it feels like I'm still only old enough to be 'driving' the big tractor outside the State Farmers Market Restaurant in Raleigh. I wonder if other college students ever feel like they're in a weird limbo between childhood and adulthood. Between dependence and independence?"

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