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Nothing says the “Last Day of Class” more than a party with coloring, cookies, an over-the-top Christmas suit, an appearance by Rufus the dog, and a reading of 'Twas the Night Before Finals!
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December 7, 2016
I love retiring to my room after a long day. It’s got all the comforts of home: my Tennessee flag, political memorabilia I’ve collected from around the world, and my calendar of North American birds. I’m wrapping up my day as I often do, with a warm cup of rooibos tea and a book of essays about life in Johannesburg, South Africa, one of my favorite cities. Rapid global urbanization presents both daunting challenges and exciting opportunities for people around the world – but I remain optimistic about the shared urban future we all have to look forward to. I suppose this is where we part ways for now – see you later and thanks for following along! | 📷: Adam Hasan '19
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December 7, 2016
Since we'll all be studying abroad next semester, we thought it would be a good idea to indulge in Cook Out, a North Carolina favorite, a few more times to prepare for hibernation in Scotland. Live from Apex: it's Tuesday night. Pictured: Aisling Henihan '19 and Ezra Rawitsch '19 | 📷: Adam Hasan '19
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December 7, 2016
My favorite study spot: the urban planning library in New East. My fellow urbanist Martha Isaacs '17 agrees: there's no better place on campus to learn about cities and write Christmas cards at the same time! | 📷: Adam Hasan '19
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December 6, 2016
It's bean a long day – but slowing down to brew a cup of pour over coffee makes the afternoon less of a grind! I've been a coffee roaster for 7 years and roasted these beans myself earlier this year. Pictured: Christopher Combemale '19, Rachel Joyner '19, Annie Kiyonaga '19 | 📷: Adam Hasan '19
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Grabbing a quick bite to eat before class with Sebastian Nabatoff '19! Food might not be a core tenet of the Morehead-Cain, but as Virginia Woolf once said, "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." #FoodInTheAir | 📷: Adam Hasan '19
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Morning, y'all! My name is Adam Hasan, and I'm a sophomore from Knoxville, TN, studying economics/geography and urban planning. It's a cold, rainy day here in Chapel Hill - and I'm missing the sunny skies of Quito where this pic was taken last month while on a discovery fund proposal to attend a UN conference on urbanization. The end of the semester is always a busy time of year, so I'm looking forward to showing you my daily routine on this #TakeoverTuesday! | 📷: Adam Hasan '19
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Looking good, December. ☀🍁🍂 #UNC #TARgram
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December 2, 2016
こんばんは (good evening) from the bicentennial mural in the @carolinaunion! It's a great place to learn some kanji in time for my Japanese 101 class tomorrow at 8 AM. Thanks for sharing the day with me! しつれいします. #takeovertuesday | 📸: Bridget Mizener '20
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November 30, 2016
Ultimate frisbee is totally a real sport, and the ladies of @uncpleiades have #nodaysoff... A little late night throwing sesh to work on my flick is always in order. #takeovertuesday | 📸: Bridget Mizener '20
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