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Kvetching Board for October 20, 2010

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kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain I liked the Chilean Miners when they were still underground, now they’re so mainstream. To the girls at Davis talking about doing blow, I believe this is an “Adderall Only” zone. Professor: Don’t say I said something I didn’t say in the debate.


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A vote for B.J. Lawson is a vote for economic growth

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TO THE EDITOR: The opinion piece “The Challenger” could have done without the asides that quickly exposed both the author’s bias and ignorance. The author dismisses Lawson’s faith in entrepreneurs, their ability to “get up every day and change the world by starting in their backyard,” as idealism.



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Zen and the art of bicycling

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Someone yells “Passin’ on your right.” I hear this harried phrase accompanied by a jaunty bell ringing. If I don’t move quickly enough, then I face being plowed over by the oncoming biker. Even if I somehow manage to survive, I’ll still be the victim of a look of disgust.


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Faculty First: Address faculty salaries before administrators

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The UNC system’s leaders have the right mind-set in being alert to potential administrative poaching. Instead of raising administrative salaries, which seems like the logical solution to the problem, system leaders have decided to maintain the previous policy decision of making faculty salaries a priority.




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There is honor in being college poor

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Many adults look back fondly on their college days as the best four years of their life. The years spent in college are supposed to be the foundation for the rest of our lives.


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KD/Chi Phi Crawfish boil was a great green success

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On Friday Oct. 8, Kappa Delta Sorority and Chi Phi Fraternity co-hosted their annual Crawfish Boil at Chi Phi. More than 750 people attended the dinner, raising $1,500 for the Orange Country Rape Crisis Center, Dance Marathon, the Susan Hope Lambeth Ovarian Cancer Fund and HOPE Gardens.





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No curfew on safety: Violence a bigger concern than turnout on Halloween

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The town’s efforts to limit the size of the Halloween celebration on Franklin Street, known as “Homegrown Halloween,” have had mixed effects. The police plan this year on clearing people off Franklin Street at 11:30 p.m. But will forcing people off the streets earlier really change the chances of any illegal and violent activity? In 2008, there was only a reported 35,000 people on Franklin Street. However, it was estimated that nearly 50,000 people celebrated downtown.


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The challenger: B.J. Lawson is running for election on the Republican ticket in North Carolina's Fourth District

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Before we even begin the formal interview, B.J. Lawson is knee-deep into a discussion on the financial crisis — discussing credit derivatives and mortgage-backed securities. His detailed grasp of the issues contradicts what might be the most prominent criticism of him: that he is just an angry Tea Party supporter. Lawson says that he is running in 2010 for the same reasons he ran in 2008 — he is concerned about the direction of the country. More specifically, there are four things he explicitly identifies: jobs, the economy, health care and trust in government.



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Brought to you by the letter, 'O'

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The new NSSHB is out! No, I’m not talking about the latest New Kids on the Block. It’s the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. This is the biggest sex survey conducted and published since 1994’s National Health and Social Life Survey, which was, like, so ‘90s.




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Coples' Tweet out of line with Thorp's message

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In response to Tuesday’s “Message from the Chancellor” e-mail to the Carolina Community, I wonder if Quinton Coples and the UNC football coaching staff received Holden Thorp’s message. Coples, or @QueCoples, seems savvy enough with social media to appreciate Chancellor Thorp when he encouraged the Carolina Community — which I assume to include the football team — with these words: “The expanding universe of social media offers ways to come together as never before, but it also comes with new responsibilities.