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Monday December 5th


A degree in four minutes, not years

Budget cuts have reduced the University to nothing but a single professor operating a Twitter account. He alone must provide a full education through bite-sized summaries, lessons and assignments. Getting a degree now only takes four minutes, not four years. Through some cosmic joke, I’m the aforementioned final professor. Here’s your new curriculum:

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Column: A year in pursuit of a silver lining

It’s always good to start the year on a positive note. Especially this year. Last year left many of us with a bad taste in our mouths, and it didn’t get much better during the summer. All year, the looming threat of budget cuts cast a dark cloud over campus.

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Opining apart from the pack

This week, the summer DTH editors were asked to submit anonymous questions about each other for a Real World-style confessional video that will be shown at the DTH summer banquet tonight.

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Textual healing is worth the wait

They say the first step toward recovery is admitting that you have a problem. Well, my name is Sam, and I have a problem. No, I’m not an alcoholic (you can’t be an alcoholic if you’re still in college, right?), I’m not a drug addict or even a smoker.

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150 years later, race con?icts remain

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. With North Carolina commemorating its secession decision on Saturday, I find myself wondering if reality and the reenactment differ in any way besides the style of dress. It was, of course, not just the war itself but the aftermath that defined the next century and a half of American history.

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The learning curve of the DTH

The job means working constant hours and making decisions that draw merciless public scrutiny. It means feeling, sometimes, like you’re graduating from The Daily Tar Heel and not from UNC.

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