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Thursday September 29th

Student Groups And Organizations


‘The Vagina Monologues’ take taboos to heart

The women of “The Vagina Monologues” won’t shirk away from the word. In its first ever presentation of Eve Ensler’s infamous performance piece, Company Carolina is prepared to force its audiences to consider sexual empowerment in the modern age. The play premieres Saturday afternoon.

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Sophomore Nicole Suarez from Miami walks down the runway of a fashion show hosted by UNC ‘s Helping Paws on Saturday to benefit the Orange County Animal Services Center’s spay and neuter initiatives.

Helping Paws fashion show benefits Animal Services Center

Both two- and four-legged models graced the runway Saturday to help raise money for animal welfare.UNC’s Helping Paws held a fundraising fashion show Saturday night in the Student Union to benefit the Orange County Animal Services Center.The group sold more than 200 tickets, the money from which will go to the center’s spay-and-neuter initiatives.“The idea has been circulating several years” said Alex Lane, a co-chairwoman of Helping Paws.

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College Republican's Berlin Wall display stolen

Unlike the original Berlin Wall, which fell to great public spectacle in 1989, a replica made by UNC College Republicans quietly disappeared Tuesday morning on the 21st anniversary of the wall’s fall. The group planned to tear down the mock wall as part of the Young America’s Foundation Freedom Week and has reported the theft to campus police.

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Young Dems and College Republicans debate Obama

The Young Democrats and College Republicans faced off in a heated debate Monday night, which featured topics ranging from unemployment to the environment, but never strayed far from criticisms and defenses of President Barack Obama.

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Seder addresses Israeli-Palestinian con?icts

About 20 students came together to celebrate Passover seder at a table that stretched the width of the Campus Y Faculty Lounge Tuesday night. The ritual Jewish dinner was organized by a group of students that seeks to promote dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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From right, Bushra Farooqui, a senior, and Umber Siddiqui, a freshman, are members of Sangam and the Muslim Student Association

Students fast to raise money

About 300 people on campus didn’t eat or drink between 5:22 a.m. and 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, avoiding water fountains and enduring growling stomachs. Whether Muslim or just interested in the annual monthlong holiday, participants in the Fast-A-Thon fundraiser abstained from food and drink to appreciate the plight of the hungry and poor while improving their inner spirituality. The event, inspired by the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, was sponsored by the Muslim Students Association.

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