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Tuesday March 28th

John Scarbrough


Students Eternally Ask 'On or Off Campus?'

When it comes to choosing whether to live on campus or off, it has always been a give-or-take situation. There is no right answer: The choice depends on personal preference. And for many students -- most of whom have lived at home their entire lives -- nothing has prepared them for the choices. Privacy or a more social atmosphere? A private bathroom or one shared with suitemates or even an entire hall? A monthly utility bill or cold showers?

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Fraternity's Chef Treats Brothers Like His Family

Lindsay Faucette, known for his easy smile, has worked in the kitchen of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house for more than 27 years. But Faucette does more than just cook -- he bridges the generation gap between current members and alumni. The men might not know each other, but they all know "Puddin'," the nickname Faucette earned as a boy growing up in Orange County. Faucette treats the students like they are his own kids. "We're real tight," he said.

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UNC Junior Extends a Helping MANO

Hispanic women walk hand-in-hand with their children into Carrboro Elementary School on Wednesday evenings as Laura Seman waits to greet them. Seman says hello to the children first, crouching to their eye level and tousling their hair to make them laugh. She greets the mothers with smiles and hugs. Seman, a UNC junior from Raleigh majoring in Spanish and sports science, serves as head director of Mujeres Aprendiendo por Nuevas Oportunidades, which translates into "Women Learning Through New Opportunities." MANO's success hinges on the concept of women teaching women.

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