2/9/2009 12:00am

Endorsements: Make it Staffiera Williams

If you're looking for innovative service projects and a better variety of social events next year vote for Meggie Staffiera and Sebastian Williams for senior class officers. Staffiera and Williams want to provide more original service projects for seniors instead of focusing solely on a senior Habitat for Humanity project.

2/9/2009 12:00am

Endorsements: Vote Edwards for SBP

Thomas Edwards has a really long platform. But that's not why you should vote for him. Edwards has the experience and knowledge to tackle one of the most difficult jobs on campus and he has the charisma to get things done in a position that's largely advocacy.

2/8/2009 12:00am

Endorsements: Brown for CAA

Courtney Brown is the best candidate for Carolina Athletic Association president. Composed and organized Brown will bring clarity and communication to the position. Of all the candidates Brown will benefit the student body the most.

2/8/2009 12:00am

Endorsements: Write in Lee for GPSF

Keith Lee is the right choice for the Graduate and Professional Student Federation president although he just decided to run as a write-in candidate last week. First Lee has the time required for the federation president position — a factor that has often deterred students from running.

2/8/2009 12:00am

Endorsements: Fluet for RHA

Christina Fluet is the only person running for Residence Hall Association president but that doesn't make her candidacy any less important. The RHA president is a valuable position that serves as a liaison between students and the housing department.

2/4/2009 12:00am

Leave sit-ins alone

Chancellor Thorp tried to make his new protest policy about protecting the safety of students. Really it's an attempt to decrease or prevent sit-ins from occupying his office.

2/4/2009 12:00am

Let there be light

Improved lighting on West Franklin Street is long overdue. The Chapel Hill Town Council should act now on new lighting initiatives. Adequate lighting is important to the safety of town residents and students.

2/1/2009 12:00am

Upholding due process: Student Supreme Court set good precedent

The Student Supreme Court made a wise decision when it ruled last week that the Board of Elections violated a student's right to due process. The court's ruling came after the board levied a $40 fine on student body president candidate Matt Wohlford for holding a meeting in an on-campus building and speaking with The Daily Tar Heel.

1/29/2009 12:00am

Shine new light on panels: Chapel Hill must be held accountable for past promises on sustainability

Chapel Hill must maintain its focus on green objectives and should be accountable for sustainability goals set in the past. In 2000 Chapel Hill Town Council passed a resolution to pursue the goal of fitting 500 area buildings with solar panels by 2010. Also in 2000 a committee was established to oversee the process. By 2004 more than $20000 of public and private funds had been allocated for the project.