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Kleinschmidt, as registered Democrat, is best for mayor

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TO THE EDITOR:There has been a lot of talk about who would be the sensible choice for town of Chapel Hill mayor during this election season, but who is the best choice?Mark Kleinschmidt, an eight-year veteran of the Town Council, the only registered Democrat and the youngest candidate in the race, is the best choice.


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Czajkowski’s business sense shouldn’t be overlooked

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TO THE EDITOR:I am writing in support of Matt Czajkowski’s campaign for mayor. Matt is the best-qualified to be mayor of Chapel Hill for a variety of reasons, but the one most relevant to me is his devotion to improving the climate for small and emerging businesses in Chapel Hill.


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Endorsements show that Kleinschmidt is best choice

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TO THE EDITOR:I am a Chatham County resident now, but I lived in Chapel Hill for several years. Chapel Hill is a unique place. It has many natural areas as well as an upbeat metropolitan feel. The University enriches the town and offers something for everyone. The people I have come to know seem to care about their community and the environment.


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Vote Czajkowski

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It’s time for a new vision for Chapel Hill. Because of his fiscal prudence and emphasis on growth, Matt Czajkowski is the right choice for Chapel Hill mayor. The city needs a break from the leadership of the last eight years, and Czajkowski can deliver on an alternate vision.


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Way down on MLK, visual art stands out

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At first glance you might think UNC’s visual arts students get the short end of the stick. You’d be wrong. Sure, they have to buy their own paint and clay, and their art lab is farther down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard than Carolina North.In fact, as a musician whose biggest inconvenience is having to re-rack stands after orchestra, I originally felt vicariously enraged for my fellow artists-in-arms when I heard where their art lab was. Aren’t sculptors people too? Why not make the philosophy department hold their classes two miles north of campus?



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Hooking them early

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.