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Don’t forget service aspect

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If Homecoming royalty don’t follow through on their projects, the contest risks becoming a pointless popularity contest. This is a shame, considering the service potential.This year’s royalty, Desmond Rowe and Carly Brantmeyer, should be obligated to complete successfully their projects within the year. This would help put the focus of the tradition squarely back on service.


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Cap and trade-off

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The administration needs to seriously discuss the effect the UNC system’s 18 percent out-of-state student cap has on UNC-Chapel Hill.The Daily Tar Heel recently reported that administrators have no intent to even consider doing so as they craft the University’s new academic plan. There is no reason for this refusal.


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Musical theater deserves due credit

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I secretly like musicals.Probably shouldn’t have said that, right? Whenever I tell people, they give me looks like I’ve just told them I’m in a Nickelback tribute band or have just expressed an interest in naked ice skating. Musician friends of mine shake their heads and judge me. It’s not real art, they say. And furthermore, it’s kind of embarrassing.



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Every squash and turkey has a story

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Everything we eat has its own story. By the time you take your first bite of squash casserole this Thanksgiving, the squash has developed a story of its own. The same goes for the turkey, the stuffing, and, yes, the cranberry dressing from the jar.





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Students not so artful: CUAB and student artists should do a better job to ensure that gallery exhibit doesn’t leave wall bare again

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Citing complaints from student artists about a lack of space to show their work on campus, the Carolina Union Activities Board’s art gallery committee decided to showcase student artwork in the Union gallery this semester. But when the time actually came for students to submit pieces for the gallery, only 10 sent anything in to be displayed.



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Getting crushed by a crush can help

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Do you remember your first crush?I had a late-night talk with a friend of mine earlier this week on how to deal with her unwanted suitor. It was the usual story of a boy’s mindless love taps and the girl’s flat-out rejection.I used the opportunity to tell her and a few of her friends about my theories on infatuations and why men and women act the way they do.


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Stores harm town’s image

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Earlier this year, Chapel Hill was named the most livable small city in the country by the United States Conference of Mayors.Free public transit, a sustainable environment and local businesses all contribute to Chapel Hill’s small-town atmosphere and make it a great place to live. They make Chapel Hill unique.


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Sales tax revenue needed

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Chapel Hill is undoubtedly a charming place to live. Although it is not far from Durham and Raleigh, Chapel Hill has maintained its small town atmosphere, making it an appealing place to go to school or raise a family. But some residents believe that preserving the town’s charm means rejecting the presence of “big-box” stores like Wal-Mart and Target, and this rejection comes with a price.


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Facebook presents perils in job search

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I had a Facebook identity crisis last week.After submitting my application for a competitive post-graduate opportunity, I decided it might be a good idea to deactivate my Facebook account.


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Billions at stake in ‘biologic’ medicines

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Expensive medicines can make lifesaving treatments unaffordable. We allow drug companies to sell at monopoly-level prices to help them recoup investment, but these high prices come at the expense of our welfare. Fortunately for traditional drugs, generic competition can quickly and dramatically reduce prices after the monopoly protection provided by patents expires.



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QuickHits for Nov. 5

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Tree fallingThumbs downA large oak tree fell on campus, inflicting minor injuries on two people. This incident answers the age-old question: If a tree falls on a college campus, does it make a sound?FloatsThumbs up




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Out-of-state, out of mind

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Students should demand a fair, proportionate tuition increase for all students at the next tuition and fee advisory task force meeting Nov. 11.The N.C. General Assembly has mandated in-state tuition rise by only $200, or 5.2 percent. But under the most recent plan, out-of-state students would be subject to a 6.5 percent increase — $1,414.30 for the next school year.