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Thursday December 2nd

Addie Sluder


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Date-Rape Drug Gains Popularity In Club Scene

Some call it being on a swirl. After swallowing the drug, the music begins to throb louder. The room spins faster. The lights dance, faces blur, and all inhibitions suddenly are lost. "It's like a hypnotic sedative. It's basically like being really, really drunk -- but a different kind of drunk," said a 21-year-old former UNC-Chapel Hill student who spoke to The Daily Tar Heel on condition of anonymity. The student, who will be referred to as "Mark," said he has taken the drug between 10 and 15 times -- usually pouring it in a glass of water or a Red Bull energy drink.

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Parking Provides Challenge at UNC

There is one common complaint among almost all students, faculty and visitors who frequent the UNC campus. Parking. The lack of parking spaces on campus, combined with ongoing construction projects, makes finding a place to park especially difficult. To accommodate extra cars this weekend, the Department of Public Safety has created designated parking areas for visitors. To avoid getting a pricey parking ticket, the DPS Web site suggests parking at the Friday Center on N.C. 54 -- about 3 miles from campus.

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Interning in Nashville: Priceless

Rarely are people's summer plans inspired by a television commercial. But UNC sophomore David Krusch has a MasterCard advertisement to thank for what he describes as the experience of a lifetime. After seeing a commercial advertising a summer music program sponsored by MasterCard, Krusch decided on a whim to submit an application essay online. "I wrote a 250-word essay about the music industry at 4 a.m. one morning last year," he said.

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Wilmington: A Drive to Remember

Now that white shoes have been put back in storage and classes are back in session, vacation might not be the first thing on students' minds. But for those looking to cherish the last days of warm weather, Wilmington, with its abundant beaches and bars, can make a great weekend road trip from Chapel Hill. "Research has shown that (Wilmington has) two main attractions: 31 miles of beautiful beaches and a historic downtown," said Connie Nelson, communications manager at the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Downtown Wilmington, about a three-hour drive from cam

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A Tale of Two Dorms

Click here to view more photos of the two dorm rooms The floors shine. The paint is fresh. And the red and white "Welcome to Morrison South" banner still has pleats from being freshly unfolded. For the next nine months, Matt Salda

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Free Speech Long Protected by UNC

At the end of each summer, freshmen meet in small groups across campus to discuss summer reading. This summer, however, discussion groups carried with them the weight of protest, lawsuits and debate. This year's freshman reading selection, "Approaching the Qur'

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New Library Brings Relaxed Studying Area

The word "library" does not usually imply a buzzing social scene or evoke images of students eating and laughing into early morning hours. But students who have been at UNC long enough to remember the Undergraduate Library before it underwent renovation might characterize it as more of a hangout than a place to study. "I remember going in there with bags of chips and drinks," senior Alisha Forbes said. "The rules were less strict. It wasn't as formal as Davis or the other libraries."

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Police Close On-Campus Assault Case

University police have officially closed the investigation of a sexual assault that occurred on campus Feb. 27. University police Capt. Mark McIntyre said Monday that the assault victim positively identified the assailant as an acquaintance and decided not to press charges. The incident, reported March 22, involved an 18-year-old female student who was attacked at about 2:30 a.m. while walking alone to her residence hall from Franklin Street.

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UNC Bids Good Morning to Show

Televisions across the country were flooded with images of blue heaven Monday as ABC's "Good Morning America" broadcast live from UNC-Chapel Hill. Anchors Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson and weather anchor Tony Perkins, filmed live in front of a poster-bearing crowd made up of students and community members anxious for a spot on television or a glimpse of the celebrities.

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