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Thursday June 1st

QuickHits for April 20, 2010

4/20Thumbs upLuckily for us, we don’t have to make these QuickHits that funny today. We’ll rely on the fact that it’s 4/20 to turn these into positively the funniest thing hundreds of you have ever seen. Teacher awardsThumbs up

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Area takes artful steps: Refurbished N.C. Museum of Art will be the highlight of a ?ourishing art scene in the Triangle

A new and improved N.C. Museum of Art will demonstrate that cultural growth in the Triangle is equally as robust as the region’s economic expansion.The new museum is set to open this weekend. In addition to a new, beautiful building, it will house numerous new works that will make it one of the artistic centers of the Southeast.

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Duke’s situation handled with care

The controversy over the ousting of Duke University’s College Republicans chairman has garnered national attention — sparking discussion on two campuses and a firestorm on Internet comment boards.The reaction has been all over the map, with all parties involved being condemned at some point — even The Daily Tar Heel.

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Kvetching board for Apr. 16, 2010

kvetch: v.1 (Yiddish) to complainTo the guy sitting next to me in class who got up and moved two seats over when I congratulated you on getting the professor’s question right: Why?To the guy in HoJo who told us to move our pizza box at 12 a.m. and claimed to be an RA: Stop being a creeper.

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Not much ‘lost’ in Paris this generation

I’m terribly jealous of Julia Child.Not because of her infectious charm or her formidable skill as a master chef — things that still make her painfully endearing — but for her chance to live in a much different Paris than the one in which I currently find myself.

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Easiest test you’ll take all semester

It’s April, so don’t leave home without an umbrella — and another form of protection. April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, which is particularly important on college campuses. Why? Because one in two sexually active people will contract an STD by the time they are 25. And most of them won’t know it.

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Let’s be FRANK: New gallery on Franklin shows promise

If you’re interested in what is happening in the local arts scene, it might be a good idea to check out FRANK, the new art gallery that opened last Friday on Franklin Street. The gallery’s grand opening attracted about 600 people. The nonprofit collective prides itself on featuring the best of local artists, while providing an elegant atmosphere for patrons.

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No need to move trial: Judge in Eve Carson trial right to prevent change of venue and keep proceedings in North Carolina

Thankfully, a change of venue for the federal trial of Demario James Atwater, one of the men charged with killing former Student Body President Eve Carson, will not be granted. Following several attempts by defense attorneys to move Atwater’s trial out of the state, a judge dismissed the argument that the high-profile nature of the case has tainted the state-wide jury pool.

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