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Wednesday October 20th

Clark Cunningham


Clark Cunningham is a senior biochemistry and biology major from Chapel Hill.
Opinion

Column: Science says this column is good

During any prolonged study session, it is a safe bet that most UNC students will take a break to browse social media. Part of this procrastination might involve skimming easily digestible stories with catchy headlines. These are known colloquially as “clickbait,” primarily designed to attract attention and advertising revenue rather than to educate and inform. While clickbait might be entertaining, its oversimplified and sensational style is ill-suited to scientific coverage and should be viewed with skepticism.

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Clark Cunningham is a senior biochemistry and biology major from Chapel Hill.
Opinion

Column: Carolina squirrels: Best in the world

Upon returning from his voyage to the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin made what to modern academics might seem like a peculiar career move. Rather than devoting his energy to publishing what would become “On the Origin of the Species” — that would have to wait over 20 years — he returned to the respectable work of a student of nature at the time: writing extensive monographs of plants and animals. In Darwin’s case, it was barnacles of all things that captivated his attention.

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