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UNC to offer new honors class focusing on art and social change

In an environment riddled with slashed budgets, new classes can be hard to come by. But the culture/isssues committee — a subset of the Carolina Scholars Program at UNC — is helping to keep honors students’ schedules diverse by allotting part of the honors program budget to create a new course each fall. This fall, with the creation of HNRS 356, “Art and Social Change,” students will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of art and its impact on social change on an interactive scale. The committee created the class in order to demonstrate to students that art often precedes major social changes and revolutions. “It seems that the arts kind of have the freedom to say a lot of things that you can’t say as a politician, or the president of a company,” said junior Amanda Ziesemer, a student on the committee board.

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Class of 2015 from fewer places

Foreign accents and out-of-state license plates might not be as common among the freshman class this year. The incoming freshmen are from fewer countries, states and North Carolina counties than their predecessors, according to UNC News Services.

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Edit: Damage control gone wrong

Chancellor Holden Thorp’s long overdue decision to fire head football coach Butch Davis, paired with Athletic Director Dick Baddour’s resignation, represents a much needed reinforcement of UNC’s values. But his attempt at damage control is overshadowed by the months of unnecessary waiting that have left the University’s reputation scarred by scandal.

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Column: A year in pursuit of a silver lining

It’s always good to start the year on a positive note. Especially this year. Last year left many of us with a bad taste in our mouths, and it didn’t get much better during the summer. All year, the looming threat of budget cuts cast a dark cloud over campus.

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UNC men's soccer snags 2-0 victory against Coastal Carolina

The North Carolina men’s soccer team started its 2011 season — and Carlos Somoano’s career as head coach — with a 2-0 exhibition win Friday night against Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. Senior midfielder Kirk Urso, who is just getting back to playing after taking the summer off to nurse a leg injury, said it was nice to get back on the pitch and compete against another team. “It was a good thing to get a game in after we’ve been kicking each other for the past eight days,” he said.

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Hector's to reopen on East Rosemary Street

Pita double cheeseburgers are making a comeback in Chapel Hill. Hector’s, tentatively slated to open Labor Day weekend, will be a revival of the original Hector’s, which opened in 1969 in Chapel Hill and has closed and reopened three times since.

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UNC women's soccer team focuses on the season ahead

Revenge might be sweet, but it’s no substitute for a national title. So while the North Carolina women’s soccer team would certainly like to avenge last season’s third-round NCAA Tournament loss when it plays Notre Dame this Friday, the team’s main focus is on the season at hand — and, just as importantly, on what could be waiting at the end of it.

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