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Monday October 25th

Sarah Sanders


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Platform Basics Endure Through Years

Tuition, parking, campus safety -- all issues on student body president candidates' platforms this year. And last year. And 15, 25, even 50 years ago. These three basic ideas have been at the core of student body president candidates' platforms for almost as long as the office has existed. But as the student body has grown, new types of issues have been added to candidates' platforms and remain there year after year, even if little progress is made on them.

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Harnessing His Musical Energy

To those uninitiated in electronic music, senior computer science major Thomas Logan can be a little overwhelming. Enthusiastic and quick-thinking, Logan discusses the genre with zeal, but he speaks in a smooth, even tone. He answers questions before they can be fully asked, but he eloquently finishes one thought before launching into another. Even if you don't understand exactly what he means, you can follow easily.

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Filling an Information Void, Serving a Community

Tony Quirk spends two hours every Monday morning preparing an e-mail aimed at helping 1,600 Triangle residents plan their social schedules. As coordinator for the Local Events Listserv, the Chapel Hill resident compiles a calendar and other information for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Coming-out support groups, AIDS awareness activities and social gatherings at local night clubs are some of the events listed. Quirk said he knows there is a tremendous need for the listserv because of his experience when he came to Chapel Hill two years ago.

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Uniting Through Compassion

The horrible effects of extreme violence are not new to senior Rajesh Panjabi. As a child in Monrovia, Liberia, Panjabi witnessed the devastation of the West African nation's civil war in 1990. He was 10 years old. Panjabi's family decided that his mother should flee the hazardous conditions with him and his sister. Their first destination was neighboring country Sierra Leone, but the three eventually immigrated to the United States. Panjabi's father stayed behind, separating the family for more than three months.

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Guiding First Impressions

Walking backward from the shade of Jackson Hall, senior Corrie MacLaggan leads a group of 10 potential UNC applicants, parents in tow, into the afternoon heat. Squinting at the sun, everyone listens as she explains the building was named for the University's first tenured black professor.

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Hunter Unanimously Chosen for DTH Editor

After three years of climbing the ladder at The Daily Tar Heel, Katie Hunter has finally reached the top.The Editor Selection Committee confirmed her to the position of 135th DTH editor Saturday morning, and Hunter said she is eager to pass on the lessons she has learned over the years."I am so excited," said the junior from Newburgh, N.Y.

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Student Offers Hope With Hoops

Like many UNC students, Robin Britt is a basketball enthusiast. What sets the fourth-year graduate student apart is his desire to help others. Take these two passions, add a need to hobnob with future employers, throw in a deeply embedded urge to mercilessly batter any basketball team from Duke University, shake vigorously and the result is Gradhoops -- a basketball tournament that raises money for cancer research. Britt, who is working on a joint law and business degree, founded the tournament with Duke law student Gabe Feldman in 1998.

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Lone Candidate Hunter Has High Hopes for DTH

For junior journalism major Katie Hunter, obtaining the job of editor of The Daily Tar Heel would be the culmination of a college journey.When she first arrived in Chapel Hill from Newburgh, N.Y., Hunter said, she was a freshman lacking direction."I knew practically nothing about UNC, what to get involved in or what I wanted to do with my life," Hunter said.She stumbled upon the DTH at an interest meeting early in the fall, and it has been her road map ever since."I got hired without ever having written a news story," Hunter said.But inexperience proved no ob

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DTH Editor Selection Set for Sat.

An 11-person committee convenes Saturday to select one student who will decide what 39,000 people read next school year.But the choice will likely be an easy one.Four Daily Tar Heel staff members and seven at-large students will interview junior Katie Hunter, the lone candidate for the 135th DTH editor, and vote whether to confirm her to the post."There is always someone out there with a burning desire to be editor," said DTH general manager Janet Gallagher-Cassel.Each spring, editor hopefuls submit extensive applications outlining their abilities, experience and goals fo

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