CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WTVD) — With many college campuses going virtual amid the pandemic, UNC-Chapel Hill student Prasiddhi Jain found inspiration during the extra time in quarantine to launch a business.

Jain has always loved stickers and as a senior studying biostatistics and computer science, she has also become an entrepreneur launching a custom sticker business, The Printaholic.

“Luckily, I have some like overlap with creating my website I get to use my computer science skills,” Jain said. “Not so much biostatistics but more computer science.”

The idea started when her mom had a birthday during the quarantine. Jain wanted to make a personalized gift, so she drew a print of her family and her mom loved it.

“And then, I decided to post like in some Facebook groups that I’m in. I’m like, ‘Hey like I’m doing custom prints,'” Jain explained.

From there, her idea and hobby turned into

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Palantir Technology, a data analytics company known for secrecy and ties to the U.S. intelligence community, ended its first day of public trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.



Peter Thiel wearing a suit and tie: Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel is pictured while speaking in support of then-candidate Donald Trump at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2016.


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Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel is pictured while speaking in support of then-candidate Donald Trump at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2016.

Shares of Palantir closed at $9.50 after opening at $10, reaching a valuation of around $21 billion. The company filed for the initial public offering (IPO) last month. The public debut was “mired by technical issues,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Government contracts are believed to be a major source of revenue for the company co-founded in 2003 by Peter Thiel, the tech billionaire also known as the co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook who still sits in its board of directors. It

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President Donald Trump gave a shout out to a young black woman who took on those who have “been manipulated” to hate him in a viral video.

The president retweeted a video posted by a social media personality named Samantha Marika on Friday, in which she ripped into Democrats and warned that not reelecting Trump would be “one of the worst things to happen in American history.”

(Source: YouTube/SamanthaMarika1)

The four-minute-long video posted by Marika a few weeks ago has garnered nearly 3 million views and over 38,000 retweets on Twitter. It apparently got Trump’s attention as well, getting a retweet from the president on his official account with a special message of thanks.

She later thanks him on her Instagram account, adding a screenshot of his tweet and caption,

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