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Flight of the Phoenix

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Some students take a different path with their approach to education. Not everyone can or should be treated the same. Alternative high schools like Phoenix Academy offer a great solution by giving students another choice.Although the school started 12 years ago, it wasn’t officially recognized until July of last year.


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QuickHits for April 13, 2010

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Justice StevensThumbs upVenerable Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced he is retiring at the end of the term.   With Stevens gone, Obama must keep in mind the importance of keeping a bow tie seat on the bench. Palin/BachmannThumbs up





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Right to focus on underage drinking?

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Correction (April 13 11:14 p.m.): Due to an reporting error in this column, the instances of underage binge drinking are incorrectly stated. There are roughly 1.5 billion instances of binge drinking a year in the U.S. involving those 18 and older. Most of those involve people age 26 and older. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.


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Live from UNC

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At long last, it looks as if UNC Webmail might soon be history.Not long after Information Technology Services committed to upgrade faculty and staff to the Microsoft Exchange platform, it has committed to upgrading students to a similar system — Live@edu.


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Give Greeks responsibility

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It’s time for fraternities to take on more responsibility and independence in their judicial process. And the University should approve draft proposals to make that change happen.A draft of recommendations was written by Interfraternity Council members, Greek alumni and other University community members.


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Charity is only part of solution for Haiti

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On Jan. 13, the day after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, all I felt was relief to learn that my grandparents were alive.Soon after, worry replaced relief. As a Haitian-American, I feared that people would donate to Haiti without taking the time to learn about Haiti’s less well-known designation as the first black republic in the world.




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Support system needed: University should provide ample pregnancy support to undergraduates and devise a ?exible policy

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The University should strive to support all of its students — especially through pregnancy.Currently, there aren’t enough resources available for students who plan on having a child or who are pregnant during their undergraduate years.This isn’t unusual. Many of our peer universities, public and private alike, don’t have any such policies for undergraduates.




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Cuba is evolving with new generation

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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.