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3/27/2011 10:22pm

Bidding farewell to Ralph Byrns

Many of us who care to know are aware that economics professor Ralph Byrns is leaving the University at the close of the school year. As a bright-eyed student, it is easy to feel jilted by Byrns’ decision to move.


3/23/2011 10:23pm

Mission should trump the resume

Knock, knock. “Would you like to donate $150 and stand on your feet for 24 hours straight?” asked the bright-eyed philanthropic duo who showed up at my door a few months ago.


3/21/2011 7:34pm

Boobs and babies and jobs, oh my!

Boobs — we can all agree that they are pretty great. It is becoming widely recognized that “breast is best” — that breast feeding is better for infants than formula.


3/20/2011 10:13pm

NFL owners unfair in dispute

As of this morning, we are 10 days into the NFL’s announced lockout of the players. The lockout stems from owners and the players’ union unable to strike a deal regarding the appropriation of $9 billion of annual league revenue.

3/17/2011 10:20pm

We’re bringing home the bacon

Spring break diets may come and go, but when it comes to satisfying that urge to splurge on calories, bacon is forever. Quirky, kitschy and downright goofy-looking, bacon is America’s gastronomic sweetheart, but what’s with all the hoopla that surrounds pig belly meat anyway?


3/16/2011 9:44pm

New shelter, for some

Hey, progressive Chapel Hillians, how high does your social justice meter go? Do you draw the line at thinking about the rights and treatment of sex offenders — one of society’s most stigmatized groups?


3/2/2011 10:54pm

A little cordiality has never hurt us

It’s like clockwork. Every day at noon I head to the Bottom of Lenoir, grab some random-flavored Naked Juice and head to the checkout line.


3/2/2011 5:21pm

Help us help you with your tickets

Here’s the deal: There has been quite a bit of criticism surrounding this year’s ticket policy. Despite a few minor flaws, the Carolina Athletic Association feels that the current ticket policy is fundamentally good, and before it is condemned by the entire student body (or perhaps just a vocal few), your friends at the CAA would like to address a few common misconceptions: n Misconception: Seniors and last year graduate students don’t get Phase priority for Duke tickets.


2/28/2011 5:29pm

Required vaccines could save some lives

We live in a world where “natural” and “organic” are growing trends. And in general, things that are natural or organic are better for you, but if this concept is taken to the extreme, it can be dangerous. To go the more “natural” route, some parents are choosing not to immunize their children, based on the idea that natural immunity is more effective than vaccines.


2/24/2011 4:57pm

Williams deserves Coach of the Year

With college basketball entering the final week of the regular season, perhaps it is time to recognize the coach who deserves the ACC Coach of the Year.


2/23/2011 5:17pm

Capital update: shutdown looms

It’s unlikely that a temporary federal government shutdown would do too much damage to UNC or North Carolina — but here in D.C., it’s another story. It could be a painful experience for the city, and it’s not that improbable.


2/21/2011 10:53pm

UNC graduates give gift to Ghana

It’s no secret — at UNC we love our sports. Growing up in eastern North Carolina, I was lucky enough to experience the household-shattering world of ACC basketball madness (I was an N.C.