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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.


11/3/2011 6:17pm

Yes, it’s strong enough for a man

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is the new sex ed. It’s the latest front in the heated discussion on adolescent sexuality, challenged by the same denial and fear about teen sex.


11/2/2011 5:36pm

Make your voice heard

First and foremost, I want to be clear: my goal is to hear from the student body so that I can be the best advocate that I can be.

10/31/2011 4:31pm

Election winners must keep us green

As evidenced by last night’s festivities, Chapel Hill isn’t your average small town. It doesn’t think small, whether it’s thousands crowding Franklin Street for Halloween or a national championship — or, as it turns out, when it comes to the environment.


10/26/2011 5:20pm

Don’t knock it until you try it

I’m a fan of new things and I’m a fan of porn, but I can’t claim to be a fan of The New Pornographers. That doesn’t mean I think the indie rock band is a bad choice for tomorrow night’s Homecoming concert. Having never taken the time to listen to them, I’m indifferent.


10/25/2011 6:57pm

Student debt and the price we pay

Last year, the amount owed for student loans surpassed credit card debt. That was troubling enough. But by the end of this year, student debt will have reached a new milestone: the $1 trillion mark.


10/25/2011 5:12pm

Finding time for career exploration

According to UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, more than half of all freshmen nationally say that a key reason they picked their college was because “graduates get good jobs.” I don’t think I’ve ever heard a friend at UNC explain their college choice quite like that, though it seems increasingly important when we hit senior year.


10/18/2011 5:14pm

Can you really pray the gay away?

Across the country, Christian churches and ministries — including at least nine in North Carolina — want to help free you from homosexuality. But does it work?


10/16/2011 7:41pm

Thou shalt not litter or waste

If God were one of us, one thing’s for sure: His carbon footprint would be miniscule. At least that’s what the world’s first bestseller, the Bible (Leviticus to be exact), seems to indicate with this passage: “Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.”