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Saturday October 23rd

Andrew Harrell


Opinion

More spite for speakers

No love was lost last year for a graduation speaker who studied ants for a living. Indeed, Harvard professor E.O. Wilson set the bar low. As one dailytarheel.com comment courtesy of “Grad” attested, “Anything is better than what we had this past spring …

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Opinion

Don’t knock it until you try it

I’m a fan of new things and I’m a fan of porn, but I can’t claim to be a fan of The New Pornographers. That doesn’t mean I think the indie rock band is a bad choice for tomorrow night’s Homecoming concert. Having never taken the time to listen to them, I’m indifferent.

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Opinion

The real concern about Facebook

There were two major developments for the social media site Facebook in September. The first was the introduction of a number of changes and new features. You probably heard about those, either from the f8 conference where Facebook announced them, or from the now-traditional backlash the changes brought.

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Edit: Get a clue, Sherlock

With work falling somewhere between scholarly research and fan-fiction, groups across the world are keeping Sherlock Holmes alive, even if he never was to begin with. These societies, such as the Baker Street Irregulars, find it fun to act and write as if Holmes were an actual historical figure. For some people, it’s strange to see so much time and energy spent pretending a fictional character is real.

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