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Possum Drop could return The North Carolina Possum Drop tradition — which had comedian John Oliver in fits of laughter during his visit to Durham in December — might be returning this year. A proposal making its way through the legislature would allow a live animal to be part of the Brasstown Possum Drop.


UNC students and faculty gathered in front of Wilson Library Wednesday afternoon to support higher wages for faculty and staff.

Adjunct faculty push for fair pay

There are the familiar faces of the worker’s rights movement: fast-food workers, health care workers, farmers. And there are the unexpected ones: university professors.


UNC-system ASG will tap new leader this weekend

Some UNC students know the Association of Student Governments for its advocacy to state lawmakers and the UNC-system Board of Governors — while others know it as an ineffective organization that the University has considered leaving twice since 2012.



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UNC associate professor Altha Cravey reads a statement supporting the poverty center at the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting Friday in Charlotte.

UNC associate professor Altha Cravey reads a statement supporting the poverty center at the UNC-system Board of Governors meeting Friday in Charlotte.


UNC profressors Suzanne Gulledge, Joy Kasso and Andy Perrin discuss the recent resignation of UNC-system President Tom Ross during a panel on Monday.

UNC profressors Suzanne Gulledge, Joy Kasso and Andy Perrin discuss the recent resignation of UNC-system President Tom Ross during a panel on Monday.


A K9 unit walks near Carroll Hall on Thursday afternoon following a threatening Yik Yak post late Wednesday night.

A K9 unit walks near Carroll Hall on Thursday afternoon following a threatening Yik Yak post late Wednesday night.


	More than 1,000 people turned out at the N.C. General Assembly for the fifth “Moral Monday” protest earlier this week. The pre-protest rally took place in the late afternoon on the lawn behind the legislative building.

More than 1,000 people turned out at the N.C. General Assembly for the fifth “Moral Monday” protest earlier this week. The pre-protest rally took place in the late afternoon on the lawn behind the legislative building.


	Pro-abortion rights activists sported motorcycle helmets at the N.C. General Assembly Thursday in recognition of state legislators’ decision Wednesday to insert abortion clinic regulations into a motorcycle safety bill.

Pro-abortion rights activists sported motorcycle helmets at the N.C. General Assembly Thursday in recognition of state legislators’ decision Wednesday to insert abortion clinic regulations into a motorcycle safety bill.


	Looming clouds didn’t deter more than 2,000 protestors from flooding Halifax Mall outside the N.C. General Assembly for the 10th Moral Monday, many of them decrying an abortion bill passed by the Senate last week.

Looming clouds didn’t deter more than 2,000 protestors from flooding Halifax Mall outside the N.C. General Assembly for the 10th Moral Monday, many of them decrying an abortion bill passed by the Senate last week.


	U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Eric Shinseki (left) and UNC system president Tom Ross spoke Tuesday on ways to improve access to higher education in North Carolina for military veterans.

U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Eric Shinseki (left) and UNC system president Tom Ross spoke Tuesday on ways to improve access to higher education in North Carolina for military veterans.


	While the arrests occurred inside the building, supporters continued to rally, chant and hold up signs on Salisbury Street.

While the arrests occurred inside the building, supporters continued to rally, chant and hold up signs on Salisbury Street.


	Hundreds of protestors at the N.C. General Assembly Monday rallied against several Republican legislative proposals, including attempts to expand gun freedoms on college campuses in the state.

Hundreds of protestors at the N.C. General Assembly Monday rallied against several Republican legislative proposals, including attempts to expand gun freedoms on college campuses in the state.


NC senator makes BuzzFeed when he spends snow day at legislature

Democratic lawmakers in North Carolina have been in the minority for the past four years — so when one Democrat from Charlotte apparently had the legislature to himself during Tuesday's snow, he got right to work. Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg, documented his day at the General Assembly on his Facebook page, starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, using the hashtag #JustOneLegislator.


Newt Gingrich comes to UNC-Wilmington

As the campaign to select the 2012 Republican presidential nominee enters its final stages, Newt Gingrich is hoping to get a head start on frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in North Carolina. Gingrich spoke Wednesday to a full house of students in the Lumina Theater at UNC-Wilmington.


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Got Resolution Worries? 10 Workout Songs for the New Year

Most people can count on one hand the number of New Year’s resolutions they’ve actually ended up sticking to for an extended period of time. And weight loss probably accounts for at least half of the resolutions in any given year. How to spice up your January gym sojourn? Just lose yourself in the music!


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Think before you...click?

Throughout the past few years, software engineers have been devising more ways for people to waste more time in cyber land. As if Facebook wasn’t already addicting enough. Chances are you’ve already played some social game at one time or another. Board games like Monopoly and multiplayer video games like Modern Warfare 3 are two popular options. Now, enter social network gaming.


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You snooze, you don't lose!

Although college equals tons of freedom, amazing people, and fun times galore, it also means constant sleep deprivation. With the pre-Thanksgiving exam cram just around the corner, now is a perfect time to learn how to properly take a nap. Don’t let sleep always be the sacrifice. Perfect your power napping by reading on!


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UNC grad President Polk, expansionist extraordinaire, turns 216

The “dark horse” who improbably won the 1844 presidential race and propelled American expansionism to new levels amid the dream of “manifest destiny” celebrated his 216th birthday today. James K. Polk, an 1818 graduate of UNC and the 11th U.S. President, was born on this day in 1795.


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Double, double, time-wasting and trouble

Before I got to UNC, I thought Facebook would forever and always be the one website on which I wasted the most time. I stand corrected. Unfortunately, my list of time-wasters is getting longer by the day. Click here for 10 sites to steer clear of. Save yourself from the time-wasting turmoil!