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Saturday June 10th

Nicole Gallagher


Boys on the Ball

The Smith Center erupts into thousands of fans screaming, stomping and chanting "Tar Heels" as UNC center Brendan Haywood dunks the ball and storms up the court in a blaze of glory.The enthusiasm for UNC men's basketball is apparent as the sea of Carolina blue continues to roar and the jerseys and banners of years past wave majestically overhead.But a less noticeable facet of UNC basketball is the ball boys who eagerly perch under both baskets, ready to help the game run more smoothly by assisting players and referees.The boys arrive to home games two hours early and are responsible f

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Climbing for a Cause

Jeremy Ackerman, in mountaineering gear with his pet greyhound nearby, proudly wears a meaningful T-shirt while tromping through an open field behind his Chapel Hill residence. The shirt of the 26-year-old UNC graduate student reads, "El paciente no es apto para la practica del alpinismo," which translates to, "The patient is not fit for the practice of mountaineering." Ackerman laughs as he explains that the quote is the "ironic inspiration" for his upcoming journey. Ackerman, a diabetic, is a founding member of International Diabetic Expedition to Aconcagua 2000, a group of diabetic

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