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Memorial Day for respect, not for ‘letting loose’

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TO THE EDITOR:The paper’s recent Weekly QuickHits section discusses Memorial Day as “Three day weekends are a great excuse to let loose.”How about telling your readers why Memorial Day was established and what it represents? We take Monday off to remember those who have served their country and have died defending it to preserve the freedoms we all enjoy.


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Community brainstorm plans for crisis prevention

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TO THE EDITOR:Want your community to be safe and resilient through the coming effects of unstable economy, climate change and the end of cheap oil? A great start was made on this issue at The Great Unleashing, held May 15 at Carrboro’s Century Center, sponsored by Transition Carrboro Chapel Hill.


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Quidditch match on Polk Place, anyone?

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I pulled out my Marauder’s Map yesterday, (you probably call it a “campus map”), and decided it’s time to come clean: UNC students, we go to Hogwarts.The twisted arrangement of corridors and rooms in Davis Library is reminiscent of an ancient castle. Why are there so many locked doors, hidden towers and staircases to nowhere?


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Heel insurance: Students should research health insurance plans

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This fall students will be required by UNC to acquire health care insurance.Students need to do their homework to decide whether they want health insurance provided by the University.The students not covered by an individual or family health insurance plan by Sept. 24 will automatically be billed by the University for a new systemwide plan.


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Homeless communication: Carrboro pantry should not combine with kitchen

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Community members in and out of Carrboro should be concerned by the Inter-Faith Council’s plans to turn Carrboro’s food pantry into a combination pantry and food-serving facility.The Inter-Faith Council is optimistic about the relocation, but residents should be wary.The already tight and heavily trafficked streets of Carrboro are the wrong location for a homeless kitchen.




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Quick hits for May 27, 2010

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BP Oil SpillThumbs DownIt’s been more than 30 days since the Gulf oil spill and the well is still gushing. What’s BP’s newest solution? Procedure “top kill.”  Memorial DayThumbs Up


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Quick hits for May 20, 2010

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Wear TwinsThumbs DownThis is what abandonment feels like. We had high hopes for the Wear Twins. They may have a legit reason for leaving, but they didn’t share with us. Episcopal ChurchThumbs Up



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Grab your summer by the horns

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As you navigate through the array of opportunities available this summer, never underestimate the importance of a challenging experience. While you could spend the next few months putting your feet up and basking in the warmth of the sun, not only will you increase your chance of skin cancer, but you will miss out on seriously beefing up your future.





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Donate blood to win back the title from Appalachian

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TO THE EDITOR:With a little bit of luck and a lot of donors, UNC can take back the distinction of holding North Carolina’s largest single-site, single-day blood drive.In the past two years, Appalachian State took that title away with its September drives, collecting more than 1,060 units in 2008 and just over 1,000 last year, beating our 966 and 976, respectively.




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Quick hits for May 13, 2010

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Oil SpillThumbs DownThe Gulf of Mexico oil spill was catastrophic. Luckily, hair salons across the country are donating hair to make oil slip soppers to absorb the mess.   GraduationThumbs Up