Ryan Smoot

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Ryan Smoot

Column: Don't let North Carolina disintegrate democracy

"If Trump loses North Carolina’s popular vote in November, there is a clear, sinister path for our state legislature to elect Trump regardless. Make no mistake, it would trigger a behemoth of a trial — one that would eventually land in a Republican-dominated Supreme Court."


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Column: Surviving Zoom University burnout

Here’s how I’m trying to survive Zoom burnout -- these are easy to write but honestly difficult to establish as long-term habits. Do what you can to build a healthier, energetic routine, and don’t worry about being perfect. We’re all going through this together, so never be afraid to reach out to friends, family or mental health professionals for support.


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Column: Practicing mindfulness in times of fear

"Fears are as biological as any virus, simple byproducts of evolution and our environment. We all carry them with us — whether it’s a fear of dying, loneliness or forgetting to mute while Zooming on the toilet. But I truly believe, even for someone as anxious as I’ve been in my past, that we can control the extent to which our fear consumes us."