The Daily Tar Heel
Printing news. Raising hell. Since 1893.
Saturday, May 25, 2024 Newsletters Latest print issue

We keep you informed.

Help us keep going. Donate Today.
The Daily Tar Heel

The Daily Tar Heel

Police academy: Police department program should help transparency

|

Local law enforcement is often perceived as an intrusive force rather than a protective organization. The Chapel Hill Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy is a great way to combat such a perspective by reaching out to citizens in an effort to establish a stronger community understanding of law enforcement operations.



The Daily Tar Heel

Get them a lawyer: Plaintiff’s council would help ensure due process

|

The Student Supreme Court needs an appointed plaintiff’s counsel position to ensure fairer and more effective procedures.This would give people who sue student government greater access — if they so choose — to representation by an individual who has an understanding of the Student Code and the process of suing in the Student Supreme Court.


The Daily Tar Heel

Speak French? No right answer

|

The little old man from Upper Normandy was rather proud of his cigars, and he made sure to tell me just how proud he was.I didn’t know him. I was minding my own business, eating a pain au chocolat on a bench by the seaside and thinking pensive thoughts — until he sat down next to me and started extolling the virtues of the cigar when compared to the normal cigarette.


The Daily Tar Heel

Tiger Woods’ hard knock life

|

I feel terrible for Tiger Woods. He has spent years married to a wife of average attractiveness, dealt with the disappointment of two toddlers who have not yet measured up to his early golfing aptitude and suffered through a hard-knock life of solitude on driving ranges.


The Daily Tar Heel

Town should be stricter: After developer violated various Chapel Hill tra?c ordinances, town should have issued citations

|

The town of Chapel Hill should have been more stringent with the Greenbridge development project regarding recent traffic violations.The developer violated at least five traffic laws within the last few months. These violations included construction vehicles traveling the wrong directions on one-way roads, lacking proper traffic controls and illegally closing Rosemary Street.




The Daily Tar Heel

Defend education, it’s your right

Students across the country are organizing to defend public education. The National Day of Action to Defend Public Education, to be held today, was called for by organizers in California and New York and will see students at institutions of higher education in 30 states and Washington, D.C., march, rally, sit-in, picket, teach-in and more to defend the right to an education for all.




The Daily Tar Heel

Making the grade: Schools should require minimum GPA for athletes

|

High school student athletes should be held to the same academic standards as every other high school student.So it makes sense that Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is considering a 2.0 grade point average requirement for high school students who want to participate in their school’s athletic programs.



The Daily Tar Heel

Diffcult to escape pretension in college

|

In the first few minutes before class yesterday, I overheard a conversation between two classmates. From what I could gather, they were talking about a play or a book. The conversation was about the depth of a character or something like that. Then I heard the following sentence: “I have a distinct curiosity about humanity.”






The Daily Tar Heel

QuickHits for March 2, 2010

|

U.S. in VancouverThumbs upThe U.S. won 37 medals — the most all time at the Winter Games. Typical America. But how about that closing ceremony? Nothing says successful Winter Games like Michael Buble and a beaver … Typical Canada.AppleThumbs down