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Saturday December 3rd

Abe Johns


Opinion

Prevailing in the pursuit of soul food

You begin to look at life in a different way when you’re waiting in line for food stamps. For me, that point in life has come sooner than expected. I was made aware of the fact that I would soon be dependent on social services after learning how little a salary I will earn next year while working with City Year (part of AmeriCorps).

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Opinion

Grab your summer by the horns

As you navigate through the array of opportunities available this summer, never underestimate the importance of a challenging experience. While you could spend the next few months putting your feet up and basking in the warmth of the sun, not only will you increase your chance of skin cancer, but you will miss out on seriously beefing up your future.

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News

Desai chosen to play at UNC

Anoop Desai, former “American Idol” contestant and UNC Clef Hanger, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Memorial Hall as a second Homecoming act, organizers confirmed Wednesday.“I think this will be real cool,” Desai said.“I was planning on coming back anyway since the ‘Idol’ tour didn’t come through the Chapel Hill-Raleigh area.”

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News

Anoop Desai to perform for Homecoming

Anoop Desai, former American Idol contestant and UNC Clef Hanger, will perform on campus as a second Homecoming act, organizers confirmed today.He will play at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 in Memorial Hall, a week after hip-hop artist Fabolous performs on Homecoming weekend.The show is free for students, but tickets are required. The tickets will be given out Monday to students with valid OneCards. Tickets will be available to the public for $5 beginning Nov. 6.Homecoming director Courtney Brown said she was satisfied with the decision to bring Desai.

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Ravi Shankar, called the “godfather of world music” by George Harrison, will perform with his daughter at Memorial Hall.
News

‘Godfather of world music’ to perform

Ravi Shankar, deemed the “godfather of world music” by former Beatle George Harrison, will perform a sold-out show with his daughter tonight in Memorial Hall.Through collaborations with major musicians such as The Beatles and virtuoso violinist Yehudi Menuhin, Shankar is noted for bringing Indian music to contemporary global audiences.

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News

Tobias Wolff kicks off Living Writers lectures

As a paratrooper during the Vietnam War, a high school teacher, a night watchman and an honors English student at Oxford University, Tobias Wolff garnered a variety of life experiences that inspired him to write.Now, as the first of four distinguished visiting writers this fall, the acclaimed memoirist and short story author will sit down with the Living Writers creative writing class to talk with students who have been studying his work.

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