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2/21/2011 4:52pm

You may need to rethink that DTR

Oh, the DTR, or “define-the-relationship”: A watershed moment for many couples. Some take it on immediately after starting to date; some let it float nebulously for months.


2/20/2011 10:52pm

Welcome, spring fashions!

A groundhog predicts an early spring? Marvelous. It appears the weather really is improving and this tends to imply blokes throwing a Frisbee around willy-nilly with their shirts off, and the main quad transforming into something that resembles a zoo.


2/20/2011 10:20pm

Elections decisions were the right ones

Suppose I asked you what have been the three most noteworthy developments at UNC this semester. If you read this newspaper frequently enough, I would venture a guess that one of your responses would be something along the lines of “The SBP campaign process — what a sideshow!” While there are Board of Elections hearings and fines levied against campaigns in most years, this year’s campaign has been more particularly focused on the Board’s administrative hearings and the rulings of the Student Supreme Court.


2/17/2011 10:47pm

Maple View Milk: a life story

If you live in Chapel Hill and shop at the grocery store, you’ve probably seen the glass Maple View milk jars available in the dairy section. But are you familiar with the story behind the milk or conscious of the business that produces it? Us either.


2/17/2011 10:36pm

Welcome, spring fashions!

A groundhog predicts an early spring? Marvelous.It appears the weather really is improving and this tends to imply blokes throwing a Frisbee around willy-nilly with their shirts off, and the main quad transforming into something that resembles a zoo.


2/14/2011 7:59pm

Dating is not as ?outdated as it seems

Even though Valentine’s Day has passed, it will take a few weeks for the corny “Will you be my Tar Heel” T-shirts to be removed from Student Stores and for the various events involving love to be painted over on cubes in the Pit. As relieved as I will be to see the departure of these lovey-dovey remnants, Valentine’s Day provides an opportunity for us to think about the state of college dating — or lack thereof. From talking with my parents and grandparents, I know times have changed since the days when they were in the dating game.


2/10/2011 9:16pm

Love and sports: ?a natural bond

Valentine’s Day presents a great opportunity to reflect on the impact of love and intimate relationships in our lives. And UNC happens to be an excellent place to find a significant other. You might be surprised to know some of the parallels between athletics and Valentine’s Day.


2/9/2011 4:28pm

Innovate UNC hits the District

On Wednesday morning, The Atlantic held a televised town hall event about jobs and the economy here in D.C. As I watched UNC shine in the national policy spotlight, it made me optimistic for the future.


2/7/2011 4:32pm

No such thing as an ideal situation

ove your body. At least that’s what the National Organization for Women says you should do. Its ongoing campaign for positive body image encourages women to see through the smoke and mirrors and Photoshop used in the media, and to celebrate their own natural bodies. But has anyone told you lately to love your vagina?


2/6/2011 8:24pm

Accents: a subtle form of ?attery

Sometimes I have a very Southern accent. Other times, it’s practically undetectable. And really it just depends on where I am and who I’m talking to. But it doesn’t stop at minor alterations in dialect, and it’s not only me. We all change various things about ourselves to adapt to a slew of very different social contexts.


2/3/2011 11:04pm

A taste of good ol’ mountain moonshine

Here in the South, when we say “Moonshine,” we’re probably not talking about the cosmos. “White lightning,” as many have called it, is not uncommon in liquor cabinets and comes from a tradition older than the United States.


2/3/2011 10:36pm

UNC leads gap year efforts

Most students go straight from high school to college. It’s the expected path, the recommended path — maybe even the safest. And there’s nothing wrong with it; this trajectory is exactly what many students need.


2/3/2011 5:44pm

What I saw in Egypt

Three weeks ago when I packed to study abroad in Cairo, I could never have imagined the experience ahead. I have recently returned to the U.S. after being evacuated from Egypt.


2/3/2011 5:43pm

In a fight for rights, we are all Egyptians

What many people, including that guy downing CNN, fail to realize is that Egypt isn’t just some random desert nation, conveniently located thousands of miles away. The reality is that events in Egypt have had a direct effect on people you and I see every day. For some, the Egyptian revolution hits very close to home.


2/1/2011 5:25pm

Don’t bask in Duke’s big loss just yet

Next to a Tar Heel victory, the most popular development in the college basketball season for UNC fans is a resounding Duke loss. During and after a drubbing such as the St. John’s victory on Sunday, Tar Heel fans usually take a moment (or several) to relish in the vulnerability of our nearby nemesis.


1/31/2011 4:54pm

Women are more than the statistic

Happy Anniversary! It was one year ago this week (Feb. 5) that New York Times ‘Styles’ reporter Alex Williams waltzed into Chapel Hill and gave his depiction of the life of a UNC woman. His article was troubling, to say the least.