kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complain To the people who choose which Kvetches to publish, which one of you do I have to sleep with to be chosen? To the girl who itemized her sorority expenses — too bad all that money couldn’t buy you some class. Stop talking about how you have soccer practice and games.
Innovate@Carolina could significantly change the student experience at UNC — so, it would be a good idea to communicate the vision to all students. Listening to Chancellor Holden Thorp on University Day, visitors might have thought they had come to the University of Innovation. At center stage was “Innovate@Carolina” — the new innovation roadmap. It’s certainly a visionary document, calling for $125 million of investment in programs affecting the University and community.
Thursday, UNC students got another reminder to mind what they say online. It started when junior defensive end Quinton Coples posted a Tweet disparaging gays. His apology, posted a few hours later, wasn’t much better: “im not aginst gay people im just heterosexual.” Reaction against Coples’ tweet was swift. Steve Kirschner, the athletic department’s spokesman, said at first he hadn’t seen the tweet but “clearly, it’s inappropriate.”
My host dad has a penchant for conspiracy theories. Most are passed on to me at the dinner table and seem to come at just the right moment for me to nearly choke every time. Some are pretty mundane and, to be honest, not very original. He insisted that the moon landing was faked. This little heresy can easily be attributed to an excess of History Channel and is not that shocking.
TO THE EDITOR: As disappointing as this whole mess with the football team has been, it is an incredible slap in the face that these cheaters get rewarded with continuing their scholarships.
TO THE EDITOR: Countless pundits continue to speak of the “enthusiasm gap” in the upcoming midterm elections, particularly in regard to young voters.
Recent controversy over a fee funding renovation of the Student Union highlights the need for awareness and democratic approval of debt servicing.
The UNC-system Association of Student Governments has a lot more work to do, judging from its recent recommendations for the Four Year Tuition Plan.
TO THE EDITOR: After a lengthy wait, it was finally announced on Monday that Greg Little, Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn are all done playing football for the season.
TO THE EDITOR: In response to Isaac Hellemn’s letter to the editor, “Owen’s ‘sex PowerPoint’ is childish and reckless” (Oct. 11), I would like to praise Karen Owen and use her as inspiration to save our football team. We can rally around them and support them through dedicated athletic groupies.
TO THE EDITOR: The Oct. 12 article (“Union renovation debated”) stated that the student fee audit committee voted against the proposed debt fee “because of a lack of detail about the project.” As a member of that committee, I want to clearly state that no amount of detail would convince me to support the fee.
As the vice president of policy for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), I’ve had the great pleasure of traveling across the country throughout the past year, joining some of the nation’s top debate teams to discuss the ethical implications of eating meat.