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Fear the pundits, not the vaccines

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Vaccines aren’t cool these days — at least that’s how many young people seem to feel. A recent ABC-Washington Post poll reports that only 28 percent of respondents ages 18 to 24 plan to get the H1N1 vaccine, a lower percentage than older age groups.


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Buy into cost savings

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Unless SciQuest can demonstrate that it is a superior system, UNC should move forward with using PeopleSoft for electronic procurement. The University is debating which of the two platforms to use after much of the UNC system committed to using SciQuest — while UNC owns a license to use PeopleSoft.



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Don’t mind the gap

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Admissions decisions should be based solely on the merits of one’s application. Although the female-to-male ratio at universities across the country is rising, administrators at UNC shouldn’t begin giving preferential treatment to male applicants.


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UNC raises HIV/AIDS awareness to celebrate World AIDS Day

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Between the Pit-sit, free walk-in HIV testing and a symposium featuring eight HIV/AIDS researchers, campus groups offered a wide range of activities throughout the week to celebrate the 21st annual World AIDS Day on Tuesday. “Our goal is to coordinate a collaborative effort between separate organizations,” said Kate Barker, co-chairwoman of UNC’s World AIDS Day planning committee.



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What’s the value of the food we eat?

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Everything I know about diet and exercise I learned from magazines.From years of casual research and exposure, I can tell you with little pause how many calories are in certain foods and what activities will burn them off.






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When’s the next bus?

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Installing GPS tracking systems in the P2P buses around campus would be well worth a marginal increase in student fees.Student government is currently looking to install NextBus tracking equipment on the P2P buses starting next semester but is still slightly short on cash.


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A good hook up

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While UNC and N.C. State University might remain athletic rivals, the collaboration between the two universities on information technology is a welcome change.The choice to combine N.C. State’s human capital with UNC’s financial resources for implementing a new software system could save an impressive sum, perhaps $1 million.


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Student voice on Palestine lacking

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Thirty-two years ago, the Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat traveled to Israel in hopes of seeking a permanent peace settlement with the Jewish state, with President Jimmy Carter acting as arbiter, in what is now known as the Camp David Accords.


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Student voice on Palestine lacking

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Thirty-two years ago, the Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat traveled to Israel in hopes of seeking a permanent peace settlement with the Jewish state, with President Jimmy Carter acting as arbiter, in what is now known as the Camp David Accords.


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QuickHits for Dec. 3

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Roy gets 600th winThumbs upUNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams recently notched his 600th career win. Congratulations are in order. Now let’s see if he and his boys can pull a repeat of last year’s NCAA victory. Texting lawThumbs up


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Homesick blues

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Recently released data on the arrests of homeless people should not derail efforts to build a new homeless shelter.The Chapel Hill Police Department released data detailing 315 offenses committed by the town’s homeless population so far this year.


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LFIT helpful? Fat chance.

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UNC’s lifetime fitness requirement is an unnecessary component of a liberal arts degree.Lifetime fitness courses were created in 2006 as a replacement for the swimming test graduation requirement.


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Yo, Congress, represent!

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Despite the squabbles and procedural issues that have plagued Student Congress this year, there remains a larger, more intrinsic problem: representation — or lack thereof. There are several problems. First, Congress is overwhelmingly composed of white males. This is a surprising statistic, given that about 60 percent of this campus is female.


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Gen Y is witness to history’s repeat

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Generation Y. You were the tireless foot soldiers in the campaign that elevated the junior senator from Illinois to the White House. You ushered in an era in which America would reclaim its stature abroad, a stature tarnished during the Bush neocons’ reign of arrogance.