The Daily Tar Heel

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Saturday June 10th

Cuba is evolving with new generation

This is not your father’s Cuba. Walk down the malecón, where the Caribbean meets the streets, and you’ll feel a strange air in the city of Havana. Cuba is changing.I find myself here while Cuba finds itself at a generational crossroads. The younger generation is becoming self-aware, and the older generation, which started the now half-century-old revolution, is fading away.

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Imagine what could have been

Three seconds left, down by two, he rebounds the missed free throw. He eludes a defender and dribbles to half-court. Two seconds left. He loops around a screen, racing toward the basket. One second. He jumps and releases a prayer from 40 feet. The buzzer sounds. The shot banks off the backboard, rattles inside the rim and drops through the net with a satisfying “fffp.” He won it!

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Be a ?erce advocate: Medlin should focus energy on communicating impacts of tuition increases and budget cuts to students

Student Body President Hogan Medlin had an impressive campaign. Now it’s time for him to prioritize his proposals as he transitions into his new role.He was inaugurated Tuesday evening. He now has one year to make his mark on the University.There are two issues that deserve his immediate and utmost attention: tuition increases and budget cuts.

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QuickHits for April 6, 2010

iPad releaseThumbs upThe iPad debuted April 3. Scores lined up during the middle of the day to get one. (Yay for unemployment.) We wrote this QuickHit on our new iPad, and we only had to trample six people in order to get it.Census dayThumbs up

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More coverage of winning sports teams is needed

TO THE EDITOR:How about focusing on our winning teams?The Daily Tar Heel should pay more respect to the many quality sports teams UNC has in addition to men’s basketball. However, I noticed that “SportsMonday” featured three articles with four color photos on one page for our men’s basketball team, which lost this weekend in the NIT finals.

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Four ?ght to make DREAM a reality

How far would you go for a dream? I know four who will go the distance.On Jan. 1, Juan, Carlos, Felipe and Gaby started their 1,500-mile journey from Miami to Washington, D.C., on the Trail of Dreams. Today they arrive at UNC. Their goal: to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform and the DREAM Act.

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