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Thursday December 2nd

Tina Chang


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Senior Gives New Life to Forest Theatre

Drama began thousands of years ago in outdoor amphitheaters, and UNC senior Sonya Dowhaluk aims to recreate that experience for theatergoers. For her honors thesis, the dramatic art major will produce Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in the Forest Theatre, UNC's own outdoor theater, located on Country Club Road. She also is working toward raising funds to renovate the theater so the space will become a more viable option for student group performances.

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New Year Stirs Up Familiar Resolutions

The new year symbolizes a fresh beginning for many UNC students who are making resolutions to change their lifestyles. One of the most common resolutions on campus is eating healthier and getting in shape. Freshman Teri Williams from Rocky Mount said she is worried about gaining weight because of the "freshman 15," a common rule of thumb that says freshmen gain an average of 15 pounds during their first year of college.

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Students Adopt Families, Spirit of Giving

The holidays conjure up images of festive dinners with family both near and far, and it is easy to forget about less fortunate families. But this year, students from the Spencer Triad area did their part by adopting three families in the Chapel Hill area. Adopt a Family is a project that matches needy families with charitable groups. The groups help families, especially during Thanksgiving and holiday seasons, when children would notice if they do not receive any presents.

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Cuban Missile Crisis Professor's Passion

Timothy McKeown, a UNC political science professor, said he believes history can be the best teacher. McKeown is an expert on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. His extensive research on the conflict has produced scholarly papers and published books. His background helps him assess foreign policies, especially dealing with the United States' relations with the Middle East after Sept. 11.

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Homecoming Candidate Campaigns Take Time, Energy

Signs that Homecoming week has arrived are evident in the Pit, where fliers and banners advertise seniors who are vying for Homecoming king and queen positions. But most of the candidates' campaigning goes on behind the scenes before the week of festivities even begins. Laura Kiernan, co-chairwoman for the Carolina Athletic Association Homecoming Committee, said the application process is a long one.

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New Campus Y Committee Reaches Out to Furry Friends

At last count, the Orange County Animal Protection Society in Chapel Hill housed more than 200 animals -- and feeding, cleaning and playing with all of them is not an easy task. In steps Campus Y's newest special projects committee, Helping Paws. The committee, founded by junior Vincent Ha, was formed when Ha realized there was no organization for students who wanted to volunteer to help animals. Volunteers for Helping Paws go to the animal shelter on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to help employees take care of the animals.

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Students Split Time Between Schools

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are often compared as academic rivals, and some students are forced to choose between the schools in the classroom and on the athletic fields. But Gina Flakes, a junior from Augusta, Ga., can brag to her family and friends that she attends both universities. Flakes, who is a junior international studies and political science major, wanted to study Korean for her foreign language requirement.

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Professors Bring Expertise to UNC

Two Emmys. A novel made into a movie. An invitation from the president to visit the White House. Though these accomplishments sound like those of famous figures, all of these have been achieved by UNC faculty. Students might view their professors as one-dimensional instructors, but many of UNC's faculty are considered experts in their fields and are respected and known around the world. Faculty Council Chairwoman Sue Estroff said she is proud of the national and international presence of many of UNC's faculty members.

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Man's Drive Saves Girl's Life

Carrboro Fire Chief Rodney Murray has been a fireman for 34 years, but he said he's never met anyone like Danny Mangum. Mangum, a tow truck driver who owns and operates American Eagle Towing and Recovery in Durham, was driving to Chatham County on Aug. 15 to pick up a car when something completely unexpected happened. An overturned Chevrolet truck lay burning in a ditch on the side of Jones Ferry Road.

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Students Make UNC No. 2

After high school, Christina Bell was ready to leave Chapel Hill, the place she had called home for most of her life. So when Bell applied to UNC-Chapel Hill and was waitlisted, she decided to attend UNC-Greensboro. She said heading to Greensboro seemed like a good escape. "I wanted to get away from the town and from my parents," she said. But Bell wasn't quite ready to let Chapel Hill go. She transferred back to UNC-CH this fall after two years at UNC-G. Bell said she admired UNC-CH's reputation, which ultimately drove her to change schools.

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