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It takes pride to be a GDI

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Which frat are you joining? Pi Lambda Phi? Sigma Nu? Some other combination of letters from the Greek alphabet? When I say that I’m not joining and that I prefer to remain unaffiliated, the conversation with some Greeks stops — but not abruptly.



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On top of laptops: With more students owning laptops before college, it may be time for CCI to change its policy

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The Carolina Computing Initiative’s yearly laptop grants for students do an ample job of making sure every student on the UNC has a dependable computer within their reach. But there are still a handful of students who receive the grant and choose not to use it because they already own a computer — or worse, they can accept the grant and have two laptops.


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CUAB shows competence

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Part of attending a prestigious public university is learning to work with a less robust budget than those of many academically comparable private schools. This is especially true when it comes to allocating funds for things that aren’t the bread and butter of an academic institution ­— say, for example, the Homecoming concert. The Carolina Union Activities Board has navigated this by choosing an act that is immensely popular (more than three-quarters of tickets to the show sold in the first three days) among college students but not yet mainstream enough to command an unfeasible price. CUAB demonstrated further shrewdness in choosing an act that appeals to a broad spectrum of Carolina students.


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New bicycle lanes on South Columbia counterintuitive

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On the heels of the revelation that Chapel Hill, like Carrboro, is considered by the League of American Bicyclists to be a Bicycle Friendly Community (why, conspicuously, is it not “Bicyclist” Friendly Community?), I think it’s important that bicycle users are aware of the hazard that is the bike lane on South Columbia Street (there are other terrible local bicycle facilities).




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Single party rule is not productive, not wanted

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One of the biggest problems in Washington is political polarization. Blatantly suggesting readers go out and vote Democrat is both counterproductive and obstructive to our political system (“Vote democrat and keep the country on right track,” Sept. 21).







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Information is power: Assault reporting boxes are effective and innovative

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The Office of the Dean of Students efforts to expand how victims can report sexual assault is an important and laudable step toward combatting sexual violence at UNC. The new method — report collection through boxes in bathrooms — is particularly useful because the method of reporting is both non-invasive and entirely within the control of the victim.



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Can you really have love at first sex?

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I’ll admit it. I’ve had sex on the first date. Actually, I’ve had sex before the first date, or any dates for that matter. Ok, I agree it’s not terribly earth-shattering. A lot of people enjoy casual, non-romantic sex, but I get the same question over and over: “Don’t you want a boyfriend?” to which I respond with a firm and decidedly non-desperate “Yeah. Sure.”