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Sunday June 26th

PIT TALK


From Shakira to puppies, candidates show off their lighter sides

Last year, it was Brooklyn Stephens and a horse. The year before, it was Nash Keune and a narwhal castle. And now, in a much tamer election season, one candidate has made a Youtube splash while another lured votes with a puppy in the Pit. All three candidates this year are distinct in their public images.


Know the person behind the candidate: meet Tim Longest

Have you ever read about a Student Body President candidate and wondered who they are? Well, here’s your chance to get to know the person behind the candidate. Meet Tim Longest! Click through to read all about this candidate’s life motto, clubs and favorite band.


Know the person behind the candidate: meet Will Leimenstoll

Have you ever read about a Student Body President candidate and wondered who they are? Well, here’s your chance to get to know the person behind the candidate. Meet Will Leimenstoll! Click through to read all about this candidate’s TV show, colors and clubs.


Know the person behind the candidate: meet Calvin Lewis Jr.

Have you ever read about a Student Body President candidate and wondered who they are? Well, here’s your chance to get to know the person behind the candidate. Meet Calvin Lewis Jr.! Click through to read all about this candidate’s favorite Franklin Street restaurant, clubs and movies.


Super Bowl Commercial Roundup: Best Commercials of Super Bowl XLVI

It’s hard to watch the Super Bowl when your team isn’t in it. For those of us who don’t care about the teams, Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest advertising day in over-the-air television. The event is so popular that ad-space costs $3.5 million for a 30 second spot. Check out the best ads of this year’s Super Bowl.


Codecademy teaches JavaScript to the masses

Enter Codecademy. The site teaches users how to write in JavaScript (and is promising more languages in the coming year), which is a great language for web development. Codecademy has one million users and counting after a successful campaign to teach people how to code in 2012 brought 300,000 people to the site. Yes, everyone is doing it, so why aren’t you?


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!


From the archives: Carolina quotables

Have you ever wondered what famous figures have had to say about our fair university? Carolina Quotables is a listing kept by the UNC University Libraries of celebrities and important university figures that have had something to say about UNC. The majority of the quotes are nice, uplifting quips about the wonders of the UNC experience and its admirable reputation-


Keep calm and take a break

It’s the most time of the year…almost. Unfortunately, there are a few exams to get out of the way first, and let’s face it — studying is a drag. It’s important to keep in mind that study breaks are necessary to surviving the next few weeks, or else you just might freak out. Luckily, there are some good ways to take a moment and chill.


Run a 5k: local races are coming up!

As the New Year approaches, millions of Americans make the resolution to get in shape or lose weight, and UNC students are no exception. The gym tends to fill with those ambitious enough to start an exercise routine, making it even more crowded and harder to find a machine than usual.


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.


Best of Alpine Bagel

We’ve all had those nights where going to Lenoir or Rams is out of the question. Sometimes the busy student just doesn’t have that kind of time.


A Very Magical Book Drive

The Book Fairy is hoping for a little help with her magic from UNC with the start of the UNC Libraries Pediatric Oncology Book Drive on Nov.


From the archives: Curating Sound

Did you know that UNC’s music collection celebrated its 75th birthday not too long ago? “Curating Sound: 75 Years of Music Collections” at UNC is currently on display in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Room (that’s at the stop of the steps, in the middle of the third floor) in Wilson Library. This collection was put together to celebrate the music collection’s birthday last month.


Student of the Week: Mahati Sridhar

Name: Mahati Sridhar Hometown: Raleigh Major: Business and Public Health Year: Freshman Mahati loves to dance. When she was five years old, she began taking rhythmic gymnastic classes that heavily emphasized jazz and ballet. Later, she started participating in and eventually choreographing dance exhibitions held during festivals for Indian holidays like Diwali and Holi. Now as a freshman, Mahati has embraced the opportunity to dance with a local fusion dance group — the Chapel Hill Chalkaa. “Fusion dance allows me to both celebrate my heritage as well as bring it together with other cultures,” she said. “It lets me celebrate where I come from as well as who I am today.”


Playboy ranks North Carolina basketball number one

Today, the house that Hugh Hefner built released its rankings for the 2011-2012 college basketball season. That’s right, if you didn’t want to hear it from the AP or just wanted to hear it from someone with a little more…experience, Playboy teased its top 25 teams online. The teams will also headline the print magazine in December. Predictably, Playboy picked UNC to be the mack daddy of the upcoming season. But it also made some pretty bold predictions, for instance, picking Michigan State to finish the season ranked 13th or choosing Belmont, a team that nearly beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, to round out the list.


A night to make a wish

Laura Rozo is a sophomore business and economics double major with a French minor. This summer while working for the local government in Azores, Portugal, she was diagnosed with stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscles. She is currently undergoing an aggressive clinical trial which combines chemotherapy and radiation. Carolina Hispanic Association held a “One Night to Make a Wish” benefit ball dedicated to Laura on Friday night. They raised more than $1,000 in ticket sales and donations.


Things everyone needs in his or her dorm room

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. We’re all going to be spending a lot more time in our rooms. But dorm rooms can be the most inconvenient places in the world when it comes to living. Check out these must-have items to make your room just like home.