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12/6/2011 8:17pm

It’s not always about the money

We’re so used to saying it that it’s become a representation of who we are, right behind our names and our birthplace. We use it constantly to categorize people’s personalities, academic capabilities or even as a predictor of future success.


12/1/2011 8:20pm

All day I dream about sex?

Men think about sex every seven seconds, or so they say. While this factoid has spread far and wide, masquerading as fact, it needs a big, blue Wikipedia-style “citation needed” stamped onto it. I mean, come on, do men really have 8,000 thoughts about sex every day?


11/30/2011 5:43pm

Not so activist here at UNC

There’s no doubt that UNC has a history of activism. Last year, we celebrated 150 years of the Campus Y, and in October, a commemorative plaque was laid for the fight against the 1963 Speaker Ban Law. So I’ve been surprised by the muted campus response to the Occupy movement.


11/28/2011 5:27pm

The JNF troubles in East Jerusalem

In just more than a month, thousands of Jewish students from across the country, including 16 from UNC, will depart on winter Birthright trips to Israel.


11/27/2011 5:14pm

Don’t Scrooge over the planet

Turning green for the holiday season shouldn’t make anyone feel like a Grinch. It might actually be the best present you can give to planet Earth.


11/21/2011 6:14pm

The audacity of lunch reform

Congress overcame partisan gridlock for the kids earlier this month, heroically blocking measures that would rob American children of their rights to eat poorly, develop chronic illnesses and die premature deaths. Congress voted down changes proposed by the U.S.


11/17/2011 2:14am

Tuition isn't just about the numbers

Poverty is not an excuse from but a reason for education. Former UNC President Edward Kidder Graham wrote this in 1916, reminding us of the bedrock principles of accessibility and affordability upon which our “University of the people” is built.


11/16/2011 4:39pm

Let Eve’s memory inspire your best

This Saturday would have been Eve Carson’s 26th birthday. Though the community will honor her at the memorial 5k in her name, almost all the students with whom she shared this campus have left.


11/15/2011 7:47pm

Respect, one kick at a time for kids

Leadership. Confidence. Respect. Control. These are some of the values that martial arts can give its students. They’re also the values that are considered lacking in the lives of the so called “at-risk” youth, values that one local martial arts program noticed as missing and decided to fill.


11/15/2011 4:58pm

Let’s talk about ... gender

We use gendered pronouns all the time in English: he/she, his/hers, him/her. We learn early on to refer to people by their genders, but does this grammatical rule affect the way that we treat men and women?


11/15/2011 4:56pm

Tuition isn’t just about the numbers

“Poverty is not an excuse from but a reason for education.” Former UNC President Edward Kidder Graham wrote this in 1916, reminding us of the bedrock principles of accessibility and affordability upon which our “University of the people” is built.


11/14/2011 7:29pm

Carbon paw prints pack a punch

Lassie may be a lot more cute and cuddly on your front lawn than your neighbor’s giant yellow Hummer, but his carbon foot, or paw, print might be just as painful to the planet.


11/10/2011 11:45pm

When football is crowned king

From the first day I passed through the Dean Dome’s doors, my support of UNC athletics has been a blasphemy. It was during my freshman year, of course, the year of all years to drown oneself in Carolina blue.


11/10/2011 4:45pm

Don’t let health stop ‘the next JFK’

JFK suffered from excruciating spinal instability, severe fatigue and Addison’s disease, a destruction of the adrenal glands with resulting hormone deficiencies. His illnesses required mind-altering medications that could have affected his ability to think clearly.


11/9/2011 11:52pm

A time for re?ection, and a look ahead

It’s been more than seven months since the Cooper Administration took office. Though it’s a little hard to believe how fast the time is flying by, we are excited about what we have accomplished so far and what we will accomplish in the next few months.


11/9/2011 4:21pm

Eating animals on stage

If you’d asked me a few months ago whether I could see myself delivering an impassioned monologue to a stuffed chicken, I would have said, ‘probably — just maybe not with people watching.’ I’m not a performer. I didn’t do plays in high school.