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Sydney Dunlap


Second-year journalism student Sydney Dunlap poses on top of a newspaper rack on Jan. 8, 2023. Dunlap was appointed as the Daily Gamecock's 2023 editor-in-chief. 

Letter from the editor: Take on the unknown

The Daily Gamecock's 2023 Editor-in-Chief Sydney Dunlap reflects on what it means to take on the role. "I hope you’ll allow your nerves to fuel you instead of scare you, because taking on the unknown means growing into the best version of yourself," Dunlap writes. "And I hope we can do it together."

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FILE—A picture of the Center for Health and Well-Being on June 14, 2022. The building houses University Health Services and supports students' medical needs. 

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FILE—A picture of the Center for Health and Well-Being on June 14, 2022. The building houses University Health Services and supports students' medical needs. 

FILE—Head football coach Shane Beamer high-fives fans while walking into Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 3, 2022. Beamer led his team to a 35-14 win against Georgia State. 

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FILE—Head football coach Shane Beamer high-fives fans while walking into Williams-Brice Stadium on Sept. 3, 2022. Beamer led his team to a 35-14 win against Georgia State. 

Emily Collie, the Secretary of Health and Wellness for the Graduate Student Association speaks during a lunch panel at the "Reconnect and Restore " mental health summit. Student Health Services hosted the summit on Oct. 6, 2022 in the Russell House Ballroom to bring together university leaders and discuss resources for students who struggle with mental health. 

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Emily Collie, the Secretary of Health and Wellness for the Graduate Student Association speaks during a lunch panel at the "Reconnect and Restore " mental health summit. Student Health Services hosted the summit on Oct. 6, 2022 in the Russell House Ballroom to bring together university leaders and discuss resources for students who struggle with mental health. 

Dr. Reynolds Scott, the president of the Booker T. Washington high school class of 1947, stands to be recognized by the crowd on Sept. 27, 2022. The Center for Civil Rights History and Research announced a $3.4 million grant to support renovations of the Booker T. Washington building and the expansion of civil rights education programs.

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Dr. Reynolds Scott, the president of the Booker T. Washington high school class of 1947, stands to be recognized by the crowd on Sept. 27, 2022. The Center for Civil Rights History and Research announced a $3.4 million grant to support renovations of the Booker T. Washington building and the expansion of civil rights education programs.

A picture of renovation plans for the Booker T. Washington Auditorium on Sept. 27, 2022. The Center for Civil Rights History and Research received a $3.4 million grant to support renovations of the building and expansion of civil rights education programs.

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A picture of renovation plans for the Booker T. Washington Auditorium on Sept. 27, 2022. The Center for Civil Rights History and Research received a $3.4 million grant to support renovations of the building and expansion of civil rights education programs.

An LGBTQIA+ flag sits alongside a U.S. flag in a vendor’s truck window during the Outfest festival on June 4, 2022 on Park Street in Columbia, SC. Outfest featured performances, food and vendors in honor of Pride month.

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An LGBTQIA+ flag sits alongside a U.S. flag in a vendor’s truck window during the Outfest festival on June 4, 2022 on Park Street in Columbia, SC. Outfest featured performances, food and vendors in honor of Pride month.

FILE — Junior quarterback Spencer Rattler passes off the ball during the South Carolina and Georgia State game in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 3, 2022. The Gamecocks won 35-14 against the Panthers.

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FILE — Junior quarterback Spencer Rattler passes off the ball during the South Carolina and Georgia State game in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 3, 2022. The Gamecocks won 35-14 against the Panthers.

Redshirt junior quarterback Spencer Rattler passes a ball to senior wide receiver Xavier Legette during a game against Georgia State on Sept. 3, 2022. The Gamecocks won 35-14.

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Redshirt junior quarterback Spencer Rattler passes a ball to senior wide receiver Xavier Legette during a game against Georgia State on Sept. 3, 2022. The Gamecocks won 35-14.

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