The Daily Tar Heel

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Wednesday June 29th


Hooking them early

The recent move by Student Congress to reinstate the position of parliamentarian may prove the perfect prescription for providing clarity to the Student Code. But the effectiveness of the position could be improved through a more formal selection process and longer-term appointments. According to Joe Levin-Manning, speaker of Student Congress, the position largely came about as the result of freshmen interest in being involved.

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Hooking them early

The recent move by Student Congress to reinstate the position of parliamentarian may prove the perfect prescription for providing clarity to the Student Code. But the effectiveness of the position could be improved through a more formal selection process and longer-term appointments.

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Yates not the only one to blame for football woes

TO THE EDITOR:We disagree with the popular notion that quarterback T.J. Yates deserves the brunt of the criticism of our offensive football team. While Yates is certainly not going to win the Heisman trophy, he is currently our best option at QB. If he were not, Coach Davis would play someone else. It’s important to keep in mind that our receivers this year are very inexperienced, with the exception of Greg Little, who is having his best year yet. Several of Yates’ incompletions have been the result of receivers cutting their routes short.

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Hooking them early

The recent move by Student Congress to reinstate the position of parliamentarian may prove the perfect prescription for providing clarity to the Student Code. But the effectiveness of the position could be improved through a more formal selection process and longer-term appointments. According to Joe Levin-Manning, speaker of Student Congress, the position largely came about as the result of freshmen interest in being involved.

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Hooking them early

The recent move by Student Congress to reinstate the position of parliamentarian may prove the perfect prescription for providing clarity to the Student Code. But the effectiveness of the position could be improved through a more formal selection process and longer-term appointments. According to Joe Levin-Manning, speaker of Student Congress, the position largely came about as the result of freshmen interest in being involved.

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DTH right to focus on the positives of urban archery

TO THE EDITOR:I would like to applaud The Daily Tar Heel for running several recent articles that included positive potential of the proposed “urban archery” program. Deer overpopulation is a major problem across the state, and the proposed urban archery season is a viable and cost effective method to help remedy the problem locally.A recent article published on MSN.com stated that “each year, an estimated 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions kill several hundred people, injure tens of thousands more and cause more than $1 billion in vehicle damage.”

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Growth is right decision

The Robertson Scholars Program’s new effort to enroll mid-year freshmen at UNC and Duke University is a great way to reward students who have demonstrated campus leadership and a passion for learning during their first semester.Thanks to a new two-year pilot program, four first-year students from UNC and Duke will be invited to join the 2013 class of Robertson Scholars this spring.In the past, only high school seniors have been eligible to apply for the scholarship.Each year, about 36 high school graduates are admitted to the program at either Carolina or Duke.

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Criticizing Fabolous not racist; opinions are valid

TO THE EDITOR:I think that it is outrageous to say that the feelings about Fabolous coming to perform for Homecoming are extremely biased (“Outrage over Fabolous performance is biased,” Oct. 30). Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and to accuse people of bias because of their taste in music is absurd. If someone doesn’t like hip-hop, and they happen to be white, it does not make them a racist. If someone doesn’t like country music, and they happen to be black, it also does not make them a racist.

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Update on controversy

Recently there has been some controversy involving a Daily Tar Heel columnist.Last week, The Carolina Review released Facebook photos that showed several people, including columnist Domenic R.A. Powell, painting a room with the floor covered in dozens of its issues.The date of the photos coincides with the disappearance of a sizable number of issues of the conservative magazine.Bryan Weynand, editor of The Carolina Review, told the DTH that as many as 400 issues went missing at a cost of $100 to $200.

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Fabolous a popular artist, has wide student appeal

TO THE EDITOR:In regards to the Oct. 29 editorial “Concert Not So Fabolous,” the Carolina Union Activities Board would like to defend this year’s Homecoming concerts. The Homecoming Concert committee, composed of Carolina Athletic Association and CUAB members, has worked since April to bring diverse Homecoming acts. Availability, contract fees and scheduling were challenges. We are excited to present Fabolous and Carolina’s own Anoop Desai, two rather different artists.

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Choose your own ending (part one)

In the vein of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series and Goosebumps’ “Give Yourself Goosebumps,” think of your own continuation of this story. Send your plot twists to dthedit@gmail.com, subject line ‘twist.’It was a gray, arduous morning and thick black clouds collected weightlessly in the sky.Candy and Clark sat together in the Pit sipping cardboard-coastered coffees.“Teen pregnancy is God’s punishment for teen sluts!” the Pit preacher yelled, shaking his fist in their direction.

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Hunting for a solution: Deer population requires a call to arms

Deer hunting. To some, it’s a sport. To others, it’s cruel. And to some towns, it’s a way to control the  deer population. Given the circumstances, urban archery should at least be considered.With deer roaming Chapel Hill, town residents have taken notice of their presence. And some don’t like the creatures.Problems with deer range from car crashes to ruined flower beds, and what some people consider a friendly animal neighbor, others think of as a terrible nuisance.

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Is anyone there?: Scheduling meeting during registration not best move

Students, especially seniors, need access to the registrar’s office on registration days to troubleshoot problems.So it is unfortunate that the office scheduled a meeting on the seniors’ registration day Tuesday from approximately 11:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. During this period — in the middle of the registration day — seniors were unable to reach the office to have any questions addressed.This winter, the registrar’s office moved registration to weekdays rather than Saturdays.

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All spaced out: Collaborative effort needed among students, departments and Student Union to allocate rooms

The University needs to look at alternative ways for allocating campus space for student groups to try to accommodate as many groups as possible. Students must also be willing to make compromises in their scheduling to deal with the lack of space.Limited campus meeting space has forced some student groups to camp out to get the space they need.As is, rooms are divvied out on a first-come, first-served basis, which is an inefficient method for deciding who gets space.

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Outrage over Fabolous performance is biased

TO THE EDITOR:I don’t think it would be too outrageous to say that the feelings about Fabolous coming to perform for Homecoming are extremely biased.Being that UNC is a predominantly white school and one of the main performers for homecoming is a major hip-hop performer, it doesn’t surprise me that people are seeing it as a waste of money, when really the Homecoming committee probably decided that this year might be a good year to cater to a different genre of music that happens to cater to a different crowd than it usually does.

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Celebrate strides UNC has made, but push for more

TO THE EDITOR:Universities typically don’t rest on their laurels, but rather continue to aggressively advance future-looking leadership, especially regarding society’s most pressing issues like climate change. Following the University’s positive sustainability grade and the release of this week’s report, the attitude is, “Great! We’re doing our part.”

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Students must heed health reform

Matlock, bingo and health care reform have one thing in common.If you are young, it’s that all three probably do not tickle your fancy, which is a real shame.No, not because you are missing the classic antics of Matlock. What is troubling is that, by ignoring the health reform debate, young people risk being screwed in a big way. That spells trouble for everyone.

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QuickHits for Oct. 29

Personal assistantThumbs downA Georgetown sophomore recently placed a classified for a personal assistant to do daily chores. Listen, buddy, quit being a douche and clean your own room. Also, way to break the private school stereotype …Irish pubThumbs upThe newest bar on Franklin Street will be a bona fide Irish pub. The owner plans on bringing decorations directly from Dublin bars. Rumor is it’ll be so authentic that U2 will be the house band.Toilets with water

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