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Ian WIllIams, WHy I HaTe DukeColumn

UNC record against Coach K
The last time an unranked Carolina team won at Duke
won by Duke in
the last 35 years
Of 33 games won
by Duke in the
UNCs AP poll ranking in the
last 134 games compared to
Dukes ranking of 90
Carolina leads in all-time
series with Duke
UNC NCAA Regional
Championships won
When the unranked Tar Heels
face No. 2 Duke today, the odds
will be stacked against them.
Can the
odds be
Duke ACC
Overall series record
Lead by Duke in games played
in Durham and 40-35 in
Cameron Indoor Stadium
UNC win in last game
versus Duke
Duke Final
Duke wins in
the last seven
meetings of
the series
Consecutive meetings in the
series when at least one of
the schools is ranked in a
national poll
UNC conference
record this season
UNC conference
record this season
Duke conference record
this season
Previous meetings
between Duke
and UNC
UNC National
Championships won
in the last 35 years
National players
of the year from
UNC since 1953
players of
the year from
Duke since
Wins against
Coach Roy
since his
All-time versus UNC at Cameron
Indoor Stadium
Q&A with
Duke hater
Ian Williams
his friends back home in New Jersey. He tells them all the time
just how lucky he feels to be where he is today.
Going from averaging just five minutes per game last season
to now holding down a starting role for UNC, Hubert feels for-
tunate for his increased responsibility and the privilege of put-
ting on a Carolina blue jersey. Playing before a packed house of
more than 9,000 fans in Cameron Indoor Stadium will soon be
just one more reminder that hes living his dream.
In a seat behind the North Carolina bench tonight will be one
fan in particular to whom Hubert owes much of his gratitude.
For almost every UNC basketball game, Huberts uncle, Henry
Jackson, is in the stands looking on. Its a seven-hour drive for
Jackson to Chapel Hill from Cream Ridge, N.J., where he raised
Hubert since his mother passed away in 2007. But Jackson does
his best not to miss one, even if it means driving through the
night to get back home in time for work the next day.
Having never played organized basketball before moving to
New Jersey as a teenager, Hubert has his uncle to thank for his
continuously blossoming basketball career and for being the
parent he so tragically lost at the age of 14.
He didnt have to do that, Hubert said. Him taking care of
me and raising me like I was his son wasnt his responsibility.
But tonight at tipoff, when the buildup is big and the stakes are
even bigger, Jackson will be able to look to center-court and see
examples of not just the gifts he gave, but also the life-changing
one he got in return.
Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
National players
of the year from
UNC since 1953
players of
the year from
Duke since
Volume 120, Issue 150
See HUBERT, Page 7
Hubert: man
By Kelly Parsons
Senior Writer
hen North Carolina forward Desmond Hubert tips off tonight against Duke in what will likely
be the biggest game in the new starters career to date, the atmosphere associated with college
basketballs biggest rivalry will be just one more illustrious tale the sophomore can report to
By Brandon Moree
Sports Editor
here are few venues comparable to Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Its loud. Its intimidating. Its crowded. For the North Carolina
mens basketball team, its decorated in a more ominous shade of blue.
See DUKE, Page 4
Ian Williams wrote a 1990 column for The Daily
Tar Heel entitled Why I Hate Duke. It remains one
of the DTHs most popular stories. In 2007, Williams
wrote a follow-up column, Why I Still Hate Duke.
In light of todays game, staff writer Jackson
Knapp spoke with Williams to revisit the column
that famously said things like I want Krzyzewski
calling home to his mother with tears in his eyes.
Williams is now a professional writer currently liv-
ing in Los Angeles.
Daily Tar Heel: What type of feed-
back did you get when your column
was first published?
Ian Williams: I thought that at The
Daily Tar Heel we held ourselves
to a pretty high bar, where if some-
thing were just too obvious, even a
cliche, then we wouldnt do it, and I
felt like an article about why some-
one should hate Duke would be like
shooting fish in a barrel.
Its one of those things when you say something
that everyones been thinking, but no ones said yet.
It has a surprising amount of power. It was the first
codification of that sort of feeling.
See WIllIams, Page 4
To read Ian
Williams 1990
article, visit dai-






NOTED. More than 4,000 people are
trapped on a Carnival cruise ship after fire
killed its engines, which would already be
a nightmare without human feces running
down the walls, crying and hysterical pas-
sengers and buckets as makeshift toilets.
Carnival plans to offer passengers
another cruise. They ll be eager to accept.
QUOTED. She had no energy and was
feeling sick all the time She would get
up and vomit in the morning.
A woman who drank 2.5 gallons of
Coke a day died three years ago. A coroners
report released today pointed to the drink.
More than 11 times the acceptable
amount of sugar per day will do that to ya.
e cant say he didnt see it coming. The unofficial
spokesman-slash-megafan of the aptly named Heart
Attack Grill died Monday of wait for it a heart
attack. Loyal customer John Alleman never missed a
day at the Las Vegas grill, which serves such atrocities as a chocolate
milkshake topped with a pat of butter and the Quadruple Bypass Burger,
which clocks in at 9,982 calories. (How is that even possible?)
People who weigh more than 350 pounds eat for free at the grill, where
Alleman became a mascot, often trying to persuade people to come eat.
Why people will continue to eat at the grill is the question, but hey,
their slogan is pretty catchy: Taste worth dying for. Yow.
He was already in heaven
From staf and wire reports
Someone was assaulted
at 207 W. Cameron Ave. at
3:40 p.m. Sunday, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.
The person threw a book
at the victim and also threw
a rock through a window,
reports state.
People were fighting at
the 100 block of E. Rosemary
Street at 2:47 a.m. Sunday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
A person was beaten up,
reports state.
Someone damaged prop-
erty at 114 Laurel Hill Road at
5:24 p.m. Sunday, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.
The person pushed a cabinet
over while attempting to
enter the residence, reports
state. The person was trying
to put out a fire on the stove.
Someone assaulted
a female at 130 S. Estes
Drive at 8:11 a.m. Monday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
Someone shoplifted at
5623 Fordham Blvd. at 4:48
a.m. Tuesday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
Someone lost property
at 1050 Martin Luther King
Jr. Blvd. at 9:47 p.m. Sunday,
according to Chapel Hill
police reports.
The person left a cellphone
on a car, reports state.
Someone was fighting
at the corner of E. Rosemary
Street and Columbia Street at
2:24 a.m. Sunday, according
to Chapel Hill police reports.
The person hit and kicked
a victim, reports state.
Someone resisted arrest
at 1721 Legion Road at 9:26
p.m. Monday, according to
Chapel Hill police reports.
The person sped to elude
arrest, reports state.
News Wednesday, February 13, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 2
dance silhouette
unior Erica Sabol attends the Dancer
BLUEprint gallery opening in the Union on
Tuesday, hosted by the Carolina Dance Initiative.
It features photos of 11 UNC dance groups in iconic
places on campus. Sabol is president of Carolina Vibe.
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The UNC Club Baseball
team won three straight
games this weekend to sweep
their season opening series
at the University of South
In game one starting
pitcher Seth Beane threw five
scoreless innings, allowing
just two hits and striking out
eight. David Coffey provided
relief pitching for the final
two innings, maintaining the
combined shutout on just
one hit and three strikeouts.
Truman Vereen led the Heels
at the plate, going 2-3, along
with Chip Lewis and Max
Wasser, each with 2 RBIs.
The Gamecocks jumped
out to an early 3-2 lead in
the first two innings of game
two. Pitcher Justin Pryor then
shut the USC offense down
for four innings, allowing the
Tar Heels to regain a 8-3 lead.
Chip Lewis (2-3, 3 RBIs) and
Jared Sobo (3-5, 1 RBI) led
the offensive onslaught that
led the Heels to their eventual
8-4 victory.
Game three was a pitchers
duel between UNC starter
Dillon Cockrell and John
Arnold. After two innings the
Tar Heels had a 3-2 lead that
would remain unchanged
until the 8th inning, when a
sacrifice fly scored the tying
run for South Carolina. A
costly 9th inning error let
two runs cross the plate for
Chip Lewis records his second hit of the weekends second game.
first-year equestrian team member Kerry ODonnell
UNC, bringing the final score
to 5-3. Cockrell allowed only
4 hits threw 6 innings, while
striking out 7. Ryan Langevin
received the win for the Tar
Heels with his 3 innings of
relief pitching, allowing only
3 hits. Max Wasser again
proved dangerous at the
plate, along with third base-
man Andrew Romaine, going
3-5 and 2-4 respectively on
the day.
water polo
Youre treading water,
using only your legs to stay
afloat since both of your arms
are occupied; one arm is
keeping the ball as far from
the defender as possible and
the other is attempting to
keep the distance.
But what cant be seen by
the referees is your defenders
hands grabbing you by the
suit underwater and attempt-
ing to drag you down. This is
womens water polo.
The University of North
Carolina Womens Club
Water Polo team returns to
the Mid-Atlantic Division
of the Collegiate Water Polo
Association with the return of
experienced players, the addi-
tion of several new players,
and experienced new coach
Ben Byers. After finishing
7th in last years conference
season with a travel team of
only 12 girls, womens water
polo now has a roster of 21
players including 9 returning
players. With solid starters
and a large bench, the Tar
Heels are optimistic about the
upcoming season. Returning
veteran players and high
point-scorers Kelli Avalos,
Aubrey Germ, Ashley Gremel,
and Laura Seidel are expected
to play crucial roles in the
pool this season. Also expect-
ed to put on a show are new
players Barbara Cole, Sarah
Lahidji, and Lindsay Loyd.
The UNC Club Gymnastics
team hosted 60 competi-
tors from North Carolina
State University, University
of North Carolina at
Wilmington, and University
of Virginia for a Jersey Floor
themed gymnastics competi-
tion this weekend. The Tar
Heels hard work in practice
was apparent at the meet.
Ian Everitt won 1st place on
floor exercise, while Eric Luu
and Brad Cockrell took 2nd
and 3rd place, respectively.
Ryan Lynch also placed 1st
on vault. For the women,
Heather Frederick won 1st
on vault, Ashley Ross got 1st
on uneven bars, and Jenna
Kilgore took home the gold
on floor exercise. Desiree
LaFountain placed 2nd on
floor exercise and vault, and
Kaitlyn Townsend got 3rd
place on balance beam. UNC
placed second overall as a
team, just two-tenths behind
NC State with a score of
UNC Darkside was
crowned champion at the
Queen City Tune Up, in
Charlotte, NC. Darkside out-
scored its opponents 90 43
over six games for the week-
While many of the other
top seeds were, UNC took
care of business and blew
through teams in pool play.
The only hiccup occurred in
the semifinal game against
Harvard, which saw Darkside
down 8-6 at halftime.
However, they came out in
the second half with fire,
smothering their opponent
with tight defense and layout
after layout after layout. The
gymnastics team members pose for a picture after celebrating
their second place finish in a competition this weekend.
Mens Rugby: 11 a.m.
(Hooker fields)
Womens Rugby: 2:30 p.m.
(Hooker fields)
saturday, Feb. 23:
Mens Rugby: 11 a.m.
(Hooker fields)
Womens Rugby: 5 p.m.
(Hooker fields)
saturday, Feb. 23 and
sunday, Feb. 24:
Mens Handball
Tournament: Saturday 8
a.m.-6 p.m. ; Sunday 8 a.m.-
4 p.m. (fetzer gyms)
entire team played lights
out defense, helping UNC
to outscore Harvard 9-3
in the second half to reach
the finals. Junior Charlie
Shaffner and freshman Aaron
Warshauer provided incred-
ible highlight reel catches, as
they grabbed everything out
of the sky. Continuing their
great defense, Darkside blew
out Ohio 15-4 in the finals.
The fact that the most lop-
sided win of the tournament
occurred in the finals only
further emphasizes the depth
of UNC.
Fresh from a winter hiatus,
the members of the UNC
Triathlon Team have started
to ramp up training for the
spring triathlon season,
looking ahead to the USA
Triathlon Collegiate Nationals
on April 12-13.
Nationals are slated to take
place at Tempe, Arizona, and
over 120 collegiate club teams
from around the nation are
expected to compete.
The mood at Collegiate
Nationals is like no other
race Ive ever done, says Gil
Cukierman, president of the
triathlon club team. The
noise at the starting line last
year was deafening.
Im pretty sure my heart
was beating at an unhealthy
rate right before the start-
ing gun went off, continued
Mollie Brewer, vice presi-
dent of the team, has raced
at Collegiate Nationals every
year she has been at Carolina.
I guess I want a grand
finale of my collegiate rac-
ing career, said Brewer. I
am expecting this year to be
another very competitive.
While most triathlon train-
ing is a solitary endeavor, the
team meets to train together
twice on Tuesdays, with a gru-
eling morning swim workout
and then an equally tough
track workout. Only about
9 weeks of training sepa-
rate UNCs triathletes from
I think our team has got-
ten stronger and stronger
every year, added Cukierman.
Im excited for our team this
gAA cafe: Enjoy some Valen-
tines treats bagels, pastries
and more from the general
alumni association. Students
can sign up to be gaa members
at the event.
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
location: Polk Place
UNc vs. radford: UnC softball
takes on Radford.
Time: game one at 4 p.m., game
two at 6 p.m.
location: anderson Stadium
bitter hearts ball: Waltz night
and Cats Cradle present the in-
augural Bitter Hearts Ball, featur-
ing Chocolate Suede. Tickets $10
for singles and $17 for pairs.
Time: Dance lesson begins 8
p.m., band plays 9 p.m.
location: Cats Cradle
be Our valentine celebration:
See the exhibit More Love: art,
Politics and Sharing since the
1990s. In addition, enjoy some
treats, make your own valentine,
take a self-guided love hunt
through the museums collec-
tion and more. free and open to
the public.
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
location: ackland art Museum
Frontier ruckus concert: Cats
Cradle presents frontier Ruckus,
also featuring Mary johnson
Rockers and The Spark. Tickets
$10. all ages.
Time: Doors open 8:30 p.m.,
show begins 9 p.m.
location: Local 506
hadewijch screening: as
part of the Tournees festival
for french flms on campus,
Hadewijch is being shown in
french with English subtitles.
To make a calendar submission,
email calendar@dailytarheel.
com. Please include the date of
the event in the subject line, and
attach a photo if you wish. Events
will be published in the newspaper
on either the day or the day before
they take place.
COMMUnIty CaLEndar
Time: 6 p.m.
location: fedEx global Educa-
tion Center
create valentines treats: join
Kidzu to learn to make trufes
with local chocolatier fitita
Slade. $12 per child. Must be 4
to 10 years old to participate.
Registration and adult supervi-
sion required. To register call
Kidzu at 919-933-1455 or pay
online on Kidzus website:
Time: 4 p.m.
location: Kidzu Childrens
News Wednesday, February 13, 2013 The Daily Tar Heel 3
City brief
Man hit by car on Franklin
charged for failing to yield
After being hit by a car while
crossing Franklin Street Monday
evening, Chapel Hill resident
James Baker Jr. has been charged
with failing to yield the right of
way to the vehicle.
Baker crossed the street out-
side of a cross walk, said Sgt. Josh
Mecimore, spokesman for the
Chapel Hill Police Department.
Police estimated that the car
was traveling at 25 mph when
it hit Baker. He traveled 89 feet
after impact, according to police
Baker was taken to UNC
Hospitals with what appeared to
be non-life threatening injuries,
Mecimore said.
CAmpus brief
Friday deadline for seniors
to apply for graduation
All UNC seniors planning
to graduate in May must apply
by Friday. The application can
be found within the Connect
Carolina Student Center.
Students with a primary major
in a professional school must
apply for graduation through that
From staff and wire reports
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Christy Lambden, with 22 percent of the vote, will move on to the runoff. Will Lindsey, with 37 percent of the vote, will also advance to the runoff.
The runo
election will be
held next week
By Katharine McAnarney, Andy Willard
and Lillian Evans
Staff Writers
After weeks of collecting signatures, hold-
ing rallies in the Pit and attending debates,
Will Lindsey and Christy Lambden are in
the home stretch for student body president.
The Board of Elections announced that
Lindsey and Lambden will move on to a
runoff election Tuesday, Feb. 19, as no single
candidate garnered a majority of votes.
Lindsey who gathered the most peti-
tion signatures to get on the ballot col-
lected 37 percent of the vote .
I am so honored and so excited, Lindsey
said. Weve been working so hard and
reaching out to many students, and it is
Lambden collected 22 percent of the vote
and had the most endorsements from stu-
dent organizations.
Im feeling incredibly honored
delighted at the opportunity to reach out to
more people, he said.
Candidate Rob Jones collected 11 percent
of the vote. He said he was proud of all the
people he worked with.
Were disappointed we thought we
did our best job, he said. Its been a long
couple weeks, but I think we can look back
and say that we gave our best effort.
Candidate Hetali Lodaya collected 19
percent of the vote.
Im happy with everything we did Im
happy with my ideas, I love my team, and
Im really proud of what we did here.
Lodaya said she is looking forward to
continuing her involvement in student
Im excited to work with (Lindsey and
Lambden) and to work with whoever ends
up being elected, she said.
Kevin Claybren collected 11 percent of the
By Sarah Brown
Staff Writer
One of Gov. Pat McCrorys key
education proposals has found leg-
islative backing at the N.C. General
The N.C. Senate voted unani-
mously last week to approve Senate
Bill 14, which would make two
tracks college preparatory and
vocational education avail-
able to state high school students.
The bill is currently in a House of
Representatives committee.
During his campaign, McCrory
advocated for the dual pathway
system, with an emphasis on voca-
tional training, as a means of boost-
ing employment.
Beginning in the 2014-15 aca-
demic year, high school students
would select one of three paths
college, career or both and earn
career endorsements in addition to
diplomas, according to the bill.
Steve Farmer, vice provost for
enrollment and undergraduate
admissions at UNC-CH, said voca-
tional education can motivate stu-
dents to stay engaged in school and
learn a wide range of skills.
He said the effect on university
admissions remains unclear, but
students who follow a vocational
track would not be excluded from
admission to the University even
though it is a liberal arts school
as long as those students took a
rigorous course load.
We dont care what label is on
the transcript, Farmer said.
June Atkinson, state superin-
tendent of public instruction, said
in an email that students will gain
credit beyond the national mini-
mum requirements for high school
She said students would receive
career endorsements for taking
three or four courses in a specific
But Chris Hill, director of the
Education and Law Project at the
N.C. Justice Center, said the focus
should be on making high school
students both career- and college-
ready not one or the other.
You shouldnt have to make a
decision about your career when
youre 15 or 16 years old, Hill said.
He said minority groups might
be pushed into vocational tracks
because they have historically lower
high school graduation rates.
There are just too many unan-
swered questions for me, he said.
The bill is only the start of the
process, said Terry Stoops, director
of education studies at the John
Locke Foundation.
He said the bill directs the
State Board of Education and the
Department of Public Instruction
to research similar models in other
states and conduct trial runs of the
dual-track system in select schools.
Five other states have pledged to
develop multiple pathways for high
school students.
The bill gets the ball rolling on a
series of larger reforms, he said.
Stoops said he would like to see
UNC-system schools play an active
role in helping to develop the new
vocational pathway.
Some universities have the
Lambden and Lindsey move on
Proposal emphasizes job training
deGRee PaTHWays
As part of the Pathways to
Prosperity Network, N.C. pledged
to develop more career pathways
for high school students that
incorporate community college
courses. Common pathways
include information technology
and advanced manufacturing.
Other participating states are:
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Student Congress candidates won for
each district and to see a photo gallery
of reactions, visit
This is an experience that I would not
trade for the world, he said.
Despite his loss, Claybren said he is excit-
ed about the two remaining candidates.
The students voted for them and their
issues I just hope they stay to the core of
(their) values when it comes down to it, he
Chairwoman of the Board of Elections
Shruthi Sundaram said some students
experienced technical difficulties during the
voting period and had to vote through an
alternative write-in ballot.
Tuesdays turnout 5,691 students, or
about 19 percent of the student body was
an increase from last years record low of
4,507 votes.
In an effort to increase voter turnout,
Lindsey and Lambden said they will
strengthen their campaign efforts during
the next week.
I think its a case of doing a lot of what
weve been doing already move the mes-
sage a little bit further, Lambden said.
Lindsey said he will continue to cam-
paign in the Pit to keep students engaged in
the election.
As campaigners we need to keep people
involved and informed. We need to keep
enthusiasm high.
Staff writers Trevor Casey, Kristen Skill and
Hailey Vest contributed reporting
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By Josephine Yurcaba
Assistant Arts Editor
Chancellor Holden Thorp
announced Tuesday that UNC will
add a dance minor.
The minor will be offered within
the College of Arts and Sciences
and will allow student registration
beginning in either fall 2013 or fall
2014, according to a press release.
Thorp announced the plans at
a meeting of the Student Advisory
Committee to the Chancellor.
The proposal for the minor was
submitted in the fall by Lauren
Friedmann, a junior and advisory
committee member.
Originally, we had heard that the
earliest it would happen was 2014,
Friedmann said. But it seems that
its moving pretty quickly.
Though Friedmann held meetings
with students and dance groups about
the minors curriculum, she said shes
still unsure what exactly it will offer.
We did submit an idea to the
dean of what wed like the cur-
riculum to look like, and wed really
like administrators to take that into
account, Friedmann said.
She said students and dancers want
the minor to include various levels of
classical ballet, modern dance, world
dance, hip-hop and ballroom dance.
And Sarah Bird, a dancer in
Inversions Modern Dance Company,
said she wants to see dance classes
that incorporate performance
Amanda Ziesemer, an intern at
Carolina Performing Arts and an
advisory committee member, said
its interesting to see the academic
planning that goes into a minor.
A lot of people have preconceived
ideas that a dance program is just
dance classes, but the whole idea of
a dance minor is to incorporate the
academic side of it, she said.
The proposal Friedmann submit-
ted in the fall followed years of lob-
bying for a minor.
The dance community at
Carolina has worked really tirelessly
for this, she said.
Theres such a thirst for dance in
an academic setting that the curricu-
lum will be met with open arms.
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student registration for
the minor will begin in
fall 2013 or fall 2014.
High school students
may choose between two
education pathways.
Nice Price Books leaving Carrboro
By Holly West
Staff Writer
For 26 years, Nice Price Books
has been a place for students, pro-
fessors and residents to buy used
books and vinyl records.
But on March 10, the Carrboro
bookstore will close its doors.
Cindy Kamoross, who owns Nice
Price with her husband, said the
stores other locations in Durham
and Raleigh will remain open.
Kamoross said business at the
Carrboro store has declined during
the past few years.
She said one reason for the
decline is that more people are buy-
ing books from online booksellers.
Kamoross said business has also
declined because of the construction
of the towns first hotel at 300 E.
Main St., which has closed off part
of the sidewalk near her bookstore.
This problem echoes a concern
for nearby businesses that was
brought up by town officials dur-
ing the planning stages of the
hotel project.
Nice Price sells a variety of
used books from popular fic-
tion to childrens books to aca-
demic material.
In addition to selling used books,
Nice Price sells vinyl records, CDs
back alley bikes will
move into the bookstores
space in early april.
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Employee Ian Hopper looks at the used books that are on sale in Nice Price
Books. The Carrboro store will close on March 10 after 26 years of business.
capacity to include career and tech-
nical training (for high-school stu-
dents) on their campuses, he said.
Legislators should invite them to
the table and see what they have to
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and DVDs.
We get some nifty old quirky
and neat things, she said.
Betty Schumacher, manager of
Chapel Hills The Bookshop, said
she was surprised to hear about
Nice Prices closing.
I thought they were doing pret-
ty well, she said.
She said sales at her store have
declined slightly in the past few
years, but she thinks it is a result of
the economic recession.
Kamoross said Nice Price has a
loyal base of customers that includes
professors, graduate students, resi-
dents and people from out of town.
We also have, surprisingly, a lot
of customers that come here from
Durham, Cary, Raleigh, Pittsboro,
she said. There are people who
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They find us.
She said the store is offering
discounted prices for all of its
I just hope that people will
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close, she said.
Back Alley Bikes, a bike repair
shop, will be moving into the space
currently occupied by Nice Price.
Back Alley Bikes owner Jason
Merrill said the store will move
from its Chapel Hill location to the
Carrboro space in early April.
Merrill said one reason for the
move is that he will be buying
instead of leasing.
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senior class
Allison Hill Kendall Rose
Kiran Bhardwaj Georgia Walker/
Tony Botros
DTH: What made you
decide to write a follow-up
column 17 years later?
IW: I wrote that article to
say look, some things really
never go away. One of them
is the fact that all of yall are a
part of this brotherhood or sis-
terhood of like-minded souls.
The other thing that never
goes away is how much you can
really loathe that awful school,
because they have a knack for
picking players that are uni-
versally loathsome. Theres just
something about these guys. I
dont know if its like you put
on the Duke unitard and all of
a sudden youre horrifying, or if
its all predestined.
DTH: What did the article
mean for your writing career?
IW: It showed me at the age
of 19 that it was possible to
have a life as a writer. When
something you do is trusted
enough or you become vague-
ly infamous for something, I
think it goes a long way, espe-
cially if youre 19 or 20. You
start thinking youre running
the world. If youre doing
anything thats involved in
the arts you have to have an
inordinate belief that magic
will happen somewhere, and
when something like this
happens its proof that there
is some sort of magic some-
where, and it gives you a con-
fidence that if you dont have
at that age, youre going to say
screw it and go to law school.
DTH: Do you think the
UNC-Duke rivalry has
changed at all recently?
IW: The rivalry is one of
those things its like the
Grand Canyon its as good
as the cliche. Youd be really
hard-pressed to find a rivalry
that really keeps on giving like
this one does year after year. It
comes down to the personali-
ties. Carolina and Duke are
very similar in socioeconomic
strata, but somehow Duke
always manages to douche
itself into a higher level.
DTH: How badly do you still
hate Duke?
IW: Every time I think, Oh,
I dont know, maybe theyre
OK. Maybe I dont care as
much this year, somehow
when it gets to be this time
again, and its the week of the
game it just bubbles back
to the surface as if it had never
abated. I would say its gotten
worse with age, except that Im
not as physically violent to the
walls anymore when we lose.
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And today at 9 p.m., it
will be filled to capacity with
more than 9,000 fans who
want to see nothing short
of a dismantling of the Tar
When we drove in the
parking lot it was my
sophomore year they
were throwing things at the
bus, senior guard Dexter
Strickland said.
And I was like, Wow, we
cant even get a nice entrance
to the gym. That was just a
sample of how the fans are
deeply involved and how
intense the games be.
The intensity will be at
a fever pitch for 2013s first
installment of arguably
the greatest rivalry in all of
No. 2 Duke (21-2, 8-2)
will host a North Carolina
(16-7, 6-4) team that is
looking for its first win in
Durham as an unranked
team since 1990.
Coach Roy Williams said
he wants his team to play the
Blue Devils with an intensity
from page 1
that matches the environ-
If my teams not fired
up tomorrow, Im going to
send them all over to the
morgue and see if they have
enough boxes ready for them,
Williams said. Gosh, we ll
find out, but thats what you
play the games for.
And we will know a lot
more at 11:30 (tonight).
For many of the Tar
Heels, this will be their first
experience of the rivalry.
And while trips to Assembly
Hall in Bloomington, Ind.,
and PNC Arena in Raleigh
were intense in their own
rights, there is something
different about going to
That experience, though,
can only help.
Weve played in some
pretty hostile environments
this year at Indiana, at N.C.
State, freshman point guard
Marcus Paige said. Were
used to the crazy environ-
I understand this is a little
bit different level, but at the
same time, its still a basket-
ball game, and the crowd
is still rowdy so you have to
fight past that.
The Tar Heels will be
fighting past that rowdiness
without freshman big man
Joel James as he suffered a
concussion last week against
Wake Forest.
That means North
Carolina will have one fewer
body to help defend Dukes
leading scorer and rebounder
Mason Plumlee.
The Blue Devil senior for-
ward is averaging a double-
double with 18 points and 11
rebounds a game.
On the perimeter, Seth
Curry has also had a strong
year as the teams second
leading scorer. Curry provides
A decade of matchups: how UNC and Duke were ranked
The last time an unranked UNC teambeat Duke was in 2003. Since then, rankings have proved an unsteady indicator of the games outcome.
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
= UNC = Duke = UNC won H = at UNC A = at Duke
= at Greensboro
from page 1
Duke with what Williams
believes is their greatest
strength balance.
It ll be a great chal-
lenge for us, Williams said.
Believe it or not, were
really looking forward to it,
I am.
I hope the guys in the
short pants are looking for-
ward to it, too.
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Ian Williams
wrote a col-
umn for The
Daily Tar Heel
in 1990, Why
I hate Duke,
that is still oft-
quoted today.
The Lowdown on TodAYS GAme
Compiled by brandon moree
no. 2 duke vs.
north Carolina
21-2, 8-2 aCC 16-7, 6-4 aCC
9 p.m.
Cameron indoor Stadium
broadcast: aCC network
The Bottom Line Duke 77, North Carolina 71
Tonight will be marcus paiges first taste
of the rivalry and while his backcourt mate
dexter Strickland has been there before,
his consistency has been in question of
late. in contrast, dukes Seth Curry is the
teams second leading scorer and has
made 57 3-pointers this year. edge: duke
dukes senior forward mason plumlee is
second in the aCC in points and rebounds
and he averages a double-double. UnC will
be without its biggest body Joel James
and James michael mcadoo is still
struggling with a back injury. duke, though,
is still without ryan Kelly. edge: Push
Sophomore p.J. Hairston is north Carolinas
third leading scorer with 12.3 points per
game and he has started just one game
this season. When the Tar Heels have strug-
gled out of the gate, it has been Hairston
that comes through with the spark. UnC
will need that spark tonight. edge: UnC
The numbers are hard to ignore. Unranked
UnC teams are 2-9 in Cameron indoor
Stadium and the blue devils are 40-35 all-
time against north Carolina in Cameron.
also, it will be, hands-down, the toughest
environment the Tar Heels have played in
this season. edge: duke








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Refugee Jeongho Kim speaks
about his experience defect-
ing from North Korea.
North Korea refugees speak on defecting, new lives
By Mary Frances Buoyer
Staff Writer
Two North Korean defec-
tors urged UNC students
Tuesday night to shift their
attention from the nations
political woes to recognize one
thing people tend to overlook
the human experience.
Jeongho Kim and Cheoljun
Yang, two North Korean
defectors, discussed their
experiences and their new
lives in South Korea
through a translator to a
crowd of more than 75 stu-
dents at an event hosted by
UNCs chapter of Liberty in
North Korea.
In the news, North Korea
is seen as such a bad country,
but I would like to plead to
you that the people of North
Korea are not bad, Kim said.
Its only the North Korean
political system thats bad.
Both defectors said they
felt no qualms about speaking
out against the anti-American
sentiments of the North
Korean regime.
Kim told a story about
his schools sports field day,
where kicking a poster of an
American was an event.
Sorry! he said with a
laugh. I really thought that
the United States was a bad
country, and thats how I
The two defectors spoke of
the atrocities of everyday life
in North Korea with hun-
ger the most prominent of all.
Kim said he saw people
dying of starvation during the
harsh economic times.
I remember seeing these
dead bodies just wrapped
around in plastic and buried
in the ground, he said.
Yang said he experienced
this extreme hunger first-
I cannot even begin to
tell you what I saw because
when I was hungry, it was as
if I could not see anything
around me, he said.
The defectors said separa-
tion from their families was
also very difficult. Yang was
forced to leave his father, sick
with tuberculosis, at home
when he fled North Korea.
What is precious to me
is my own life, which was
threatened many times, but
also my family that I will
never be part from again, he
Kelly Heo, president of
Duke Universitys chapter of
Amnesty International, knew
the two defectors from volun-
teering at a North Korean refu-
gee school in South Korea and
set up the event on Tuesday to
knock down stereotypes.
We think that theyre
these irrational, brainwashed
people, she said.
Yang and Kim who
are now working to become
an airplane technician and
elementary school teacher,
respectively both said they
remain hopeful for the reuni-
fication of Korea one day.
I learned in school that
great people in the world and
in history did not have a nor-
mal life, Yang said.
I did not have a normal
life so I believe I am on the
right track.
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YMCA to remove racquetball courts in renovation
By Julia Craven
Staff Writer
Despite opposition from
racquetball enthusiasts, the
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA
is moving forward with plans
to remove Chapel Hills only
public racquetball courts.
Dabney Grinnan,
chairwoman of the Chapel
Hill-Carrboro YMCA Board
of Directors, said the change
is part of a two-year process
to improve the layout and
functioning of the YMCA.
We are really excited
about improving our fitness
facility, she said.
Greg Lee, senior
membership and marketing
director of the YMCA, said
the renovations are an
opportunity to offer more of
what members are asking for.
Once the racquetball courts
are removed, the YMCA will
add 200 square feet of wellness
equipment in their place.
Lee said the YMCA is
working to nail down a time-
line and decide what the new
space will offer to members.
We dont have specifics
on everything this space will
include, he said.
But Robert Epting, a
local attorney and frequent
racquetball player at
the YMCA, said he has
sentimental ties to the courts,
and he doesnt see the change
as an improvement.
Its just foolish, he said.
Epting said between 75
and 125 people regularly use
the racquetball courts.
He donated money to
construct the YMCA and was
one of the original users of
the courts in the early 1980s.
He said the court removal is
taking away from the commu-
nity a community that built
and takes pride in the courts.
Grinnan said the courts are
not exclusive to racquetball
and are often repurposed for
other sports and activities.
The racquetball group is a
fairly small group compared
to the majority of people that
we serve, she said.
Grinnan said a poll of
YMCA members revealed
that they would prefer more
wellness equipment, and
removing the courts is the
right decision.
A renovated fitness floor will
decrease crowds during peak
hours and improve the lacklus-
ter layout, she said, adding that
the renovations will improve
patrons ability to exercise.
Thats a win-win for
everybody, Grinnan said.
Lee said he understands
the frustrations of court users
and said removing the courts
was not an easy decision for
the YMCA board and staff.
Despite frustration from
frequent racquetball players,
Lee said, the YMCA is not
reconsidering its plans for
Lee said construction will
likely begin in late spring
or early summer and be
completed in the fall.
Epting, however, said he
isnt going anywhere.
Were planning on playing
right here. Were planning
on this board changing their
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College costs a focus of State of the Union
By Claire Strickland
Staff Writer
President Barack Obama
focused on boosting economic
growth and proposed mea-
sures to reduce rising college
costs in his first State of the
Union address of his second
A growing economy that
creates good, middle-class
jobs that must be the
North Star that guides our
efforts, he said.
Obama outlined initiatives
in manufacturing, energy and
infrastructure to generate
new jobs and proposed rais-
ing the minimum wage to $9.
He also called on Congress
to enact measures that would
steer more federal aid to
universities and colleges that
keep prices low.
Taxpayers cannot continue
to subsidize the soaring cost
of higher education, he said.
Colleges must do their part to
keep costs down, and its our
job to make sure they do.
UNC Young Democrats
and the Black Student
Movement co-hosted a view-
ing party in Gardner Hall.
Peter Vogel, president of
UNC Young Democrats, said
Obama has managed the
economy effectively, but that
economic growth will be a
slow process.
Id like to see him focus on
job creation rather than defi-
cit reduction, Vogel said.
But the Universitys other
political organizations were
not as enthusiastic about the
speech or Obamas plans.
David Deerson, president
of UNC Young Americans
for Liberty, said that Obama
should place more of an
emphasis on states and human
Deerson opposes Obamas
increased use of drones over-
seas, which the president did
not specifically mention in his
Obamas job creation
policies, especially for young
people, have not been suc-
cessful, said Garrett Jacobs,
chairman of the UNC College
In 2011, 53.6 percent of
bachelors degree holders
under the age of 25 were
jobless or underemployed
Unemployment for our
age group is worse than any
other age group by far, he
said. Wed like for him to talk
about what he is going to do
differently over the next four
years to help people our age.
Greg Steele, chairman
of the N.C. Federation of
College Republicans, also said
Obamas policies have failed
to benefit students.
Steele said in the next four
years Obama should focus
on the economy to benefit
A lot of that comes back to
the economy and getting our
finances in order, Steele said.
But he also said increased
government intervention is
not the best way to combat
rising tuition costs and youth
I think we need to be
privatizing student loans and
keeping the government out
of that, he said. As we see
in college tuition, prices con-
tinue to go up any time the
government gets involved.
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By Brandon Moree
Sports Editor
The most talented high
school seniors in the world of
baseball are faced with an often
difficult decision should they
start playing professional base-
ball right away, or should they
attend college first.
Why would you pick the
University of North Carolina?
UNC coach Mike Fox said.
My response to that would be
why wouldnt you?
Of the four Tar Heel
recruits selected in the 2012
Major League Baseball Draft,
three of them turned down
the big show for Tar Heel blue.
Outfielder Skye Bolt, shortstop
Landon Lassiter and catcher
Korey Dunbar head a class of
17 newcomers to the North
Carolina baseball team.
Matt Smoral, a left-handed
pitcher, had selected UNC
as his college choice before
the Blue Jays selected him
with the 50th overall pick.
The other Tar Heel recruits
didnt go quite as high in the
40-round draft.
North Davidsons Lassiter
was the next UNC recruit
selected in the draft as the
Diamondbacks picked him
the in 16th round. Lassiter
played for the same high
school and coach as former
UNC standout Levi Michael.
North Davidson coach Mike
Meadows said last year that
Lassiter made plays on the run
as well as anyone hes coached.
Hes gonna play somewhere
Weve had him all over the
infield, which I like to do, Fox
said. But hes got a chance to
play (shortstop). If he doesnt
play short, he could play sec-
ond, he could (be a designated
hitter). Its a good problem for
me to have.
Bolt will be competing
for a spot in the outfield. He
turned down the Washington
Nationals to bring his impres-
sive outfield range to UNC.
Hes also, as his name might
suggest, pretty fast.
I think I can add some
speed to the outfield, Bolt
said. I feel like a third role
out there (with Chaz Frank
and Parks Jordan) could
definitely keep the outfield
on lock and let as few fly balls
reach the ground as possible.
The only other Tar Heel
recruit in the draft, Dunbar,
is competing for the starting
spot behind the plate.
The class as a whole was
ranked by Collegiate Baseball
as eighth in the country and
has more weapons than just
those players who spurned
professional baseball.
Were really good,
Lassiter said of the freshman
class. We have a lot of power,
a lot of speed, a lot of good
arms. By the time we get out
of here, were gonna do a lot
of damage and hopefully win
a national championship.
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This is the third part of a
weeklong series previewing
the baseball season.
Monday Infield
Tuesday Pitching staff
Today Freshmen
Thursday Outfield
Friday Seton Hall preview
UNC to oer new nursing doctorate program
By Lynsay Williams
Staff Writer
The Universitys School of
Nursing will soon offer a new
postgraduate degree program
for its students.
The school, which last year
had to cut undergraduate
enrollment because of budget
cuts, will offer a doctor of
nursing practice program.
The new program, which
was approved Friday by
the UNC-system Board of
Governors, will eventually
replace the master of science
in nursing program that is
currently offered.
Meagen Voss, associate
director of communications
for the School of Nursing,
said the school is planning
to start the program in fall
With the new program,
UNC will become one of six
state-supported institutions
in North Carolina to offer the
advanced level of training.
Funding for the new pro-
gram will likely come from
money currently used for the
masters program and tuition,
said Kristen Swanson, dean of
the School of Nursing.
Were starting extremely
small, she said. We have yet
to solidify funding for the
entire program.
Swanson said the program
will accept students with
bachelors degrees as well
as students with masters
Students currently in the
masters program will be able
to apply to switch into the
new program, she said.
Voss said the program will
help give North Carolina a
more highly educated nurse
work force.
Debra Barksdale, president
of the National Organization
of Nurse Practitioner
Faculties and director of the
new doctorate program, said
in an email that the program
will offer two tracks.
The advanced clinical prac-
tice track will focus on direct
patient care and administra-
tion, while the organizational
leadership track will focus on
administrative support for
clinical practice, she said.
Swanson said she is excited
for the program to start.
We are incredibly lucky to
have (Barksdale) at UNC to
launch our DNP program,
she said.
Barksdale said the school
anticipates enrollment in the
new doctorate program to
eventually exceed the current
enrollment in the masters
program: 274 students.
She said students in the
new doctorate program will
learn to care for patients of
all ages, manage chronic ill-
nesses and increase the avail-
ability of health care.
Swanson said the program
will also teach nursing stu-
dents to deliver health care
with the highest quality and
The School of Nursing
is committed to joining the
national trend for (Advanced
Practice Registered Nurse)
educational preparation
to produce graduates who
can improve the health of
all North Carolina citizens,
Barksdale said.
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The doctor of nursing
practice program will
likely start in the fall.
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the lowest level
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36 Farm female
37 Drive-in offering, and
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60-Across has, in more
ways than
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43 Stein filler
44 Poets
46 Discography
50 Country
design option
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59 Italian carmaker
60 Verify
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64 Find, as a frequency
65 Whopper, e.g.
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67 It has its ups and downs
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2 Springtime bloomer
3 Tapering tops
4 Wore (away)
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6 Clean with effort
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8 Ambient music pioneer
9 Parmesan alternative
10 A minor, for one
11 Didnt quite close
12 Childish
13 Slapstick prop
18 Film Volkswagen with
53 painted on it
23 Singular
25 Mark on an otherwise
perfect record?
27 Place in the earth
28 Hot time in France
30 Dawn-dusk link
34 Like the 80s look, now
35 Tabloid subj.
36 Spa treatment
37 Aspect of paranoia
38 Person in the know
39 Therapists org.
40 Cultivate
41 Smidge
44 Unit of resistance
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The savior
Having no relationship
with his father, Hubert was
raised in Winter Park, Fla., by
his single mother, Rose. Since
it was just the two of them,
she and Hubert had a close
relationship as he grew up.
But sometimes, he just
needed to get away.
Rose was diagnosed with
cancer when Hubert was in
second grade. Watching his
only parent suffer through
a serious illness weighed on
him. When it became too over-
whelming, one thing was sure
to help him forget.
I had to grow up really fast,
Hubert said. I missed out on
a lot of my childhood when I
was younger. (Basketball) was
always somewhere I could go
to escape, take my mind off of
things. It was like therapy for
me, almost.
Shortly before Huberts
14th birthday, life as he knew
it completely changed.
Roses health had wors-
ened. Jackson, the man Rose
had appointed to be her sons
guardian should anything
happen to her, was now faced
with the real possibility of
one day having to parent the
nephew he barely knew. So he
persuaded his hesitant sister
to leave Florida and move up
north so she and Hubert could
be closer to him.
In June 2006, Jackson
drove down to Winter Park,
loaded their belongings in the
back of his trailer and moved
them into a rental property he
owned nearby his home.
My sister didnt want to
move back up here, because
she felt like she was com-
ing home to die, Jackson
said. But I just told her for
Desmonds sake, since Im
going to be the one taking
care of him, that he needs to
get to know me.
Thinking that basketball
would be something positive
for his young nephew to focus
on, Jackson got Hubert on a
club team with a family friend
once he got to New Jersey.
Later that summer, Jay
Corby, coach of the newly
established varsity basketball
program at New Egypt High
School, learned from a friend
that Jacksons nephew had
moved to town and was inter-
ested in playing basketball.
Bring him to the gym
tomorrow morning around
10, Corby told the man.
The next day, when then-
6-foot-7 Hubert showed up
to meet the other kids, Corby
was awestruck.
I remember Desmond
ducked to come in the door-
way. I squeezed (the assistant
coachs) hand, and I said,
Theres got to be a Lord, he
said. We pretty much felt like
we saw the savior walk through
the door at that moment.
A new way of life
On the court, Hubert was
learning how to use his natu-
ral athleticism in a sport in
which he had no previous
coaching. At home, it was an
entirely different learning
In May 2007, less than a
year after she and Hubert
moved to New Jersey, Rose lost
her eight-year battle with can-
cer. Aside from losing the only
parent in his life, now Hubert
had to adjust to living with
Jackson and no longer being
the only man in the house.
Jackson gave Hubert house-
hold chores and got him a job
pumping gas three days a week
after school at his self-owned
service station. It was a differ-
ent way of life, but one Hubert
grew to appreciate. After all,
they needed each other.
At about the time Hubert
moved in with him, Jackson
was going through a divorce.
Having no kids of his own to
help him get through his own
personal struggles, Jackson
leaned on his nephew.
We were going through
tough times at the same time,
Hubert said. I guess that was
our bonding moment.
By the time Hubert was
ready for high school, he had
developed more as a basketball
player, and his sheer size made
him an attraction to many of
the big-name high school pro-
grams in New Jersey.
But Jackson, his roots in
the Cream Ridge area along
with the business hed owned
since 1984, thought it was best
that Hubert stay at New Egypt
High School, despite the fact
that the program had won just
six games in its first five years.
As Hubert began to grow
into relevance, so did his team.
Soon, Corby was no longer
looking at the same clumsy kid
onship loss.
He saw 10 combined min-
utes in UNCs four NCAA
Tournament games and less
than one minute in the Tar
Heels last-second loss to Duke
last season in the Smith Center.
But the lack of a major pres-
ence on the team didnt cause
him to slow down. In fact, it
was just the opposite. Once
Henson and Zeller were select-
ed in the first round of the
NBA Draft last June, Hubert
knew it was his time to strike.
Hubert intensified his
workouts during the offsea-
son, and when the 2012-13
campaign began on Nov. 9,
the sophomore started the
first five games.
Still, Williams wouldnt
commit to a permanent starter
at the position throughout
the first month of the season,
giving freshmen Joel James
and Brice Johnson a chance to
show what they could do.
But in the end, it was the
thing at which Hubert has
always excelled that forced him
to finally make up his mind.
Desmond is just so much
more effective on the defensive
end of the floor in rebounding
and talking, making our whole
team defense a heck of a lot
better, Williams said.
So far this season, Hubert
leads the team with 23 blocks.
Offensively, hes still very
much a work in progress.
Williams said Hubert has
done a much better job at
communicating on the court
this season. Teammate and
roommate James Michael
McAdoo revealed that after
UNC fell to N.C. State on Jan.
26, nobody on the team took
the loss harder than Hubert.
His teammates stat lines
might not jump off the page,
but McAdoo insists his true
value is immeasurable.
I could talk all day about
Desmond, McAdoo said.
Hes an example of a guy
who might not get that much
credit, but everybody knows
its guys like him that make
this team successful.
A gift that keeps giving
Sometimes covered up by a
chunky black watch when hes
not on the court, the tattoo of
his mothers death date on his
wrist is a daily reminder of the
person he lost too early and the
lifetimes worth of storms hes
already weathered.
But for Hubert, whos used
to conquering lifes often
unexplainable challenges,
theres always a silver lining.
When I go through adver-
sity or when I have tough times
in life or on the court, I always
think back to, This is noth-
ing compared to what I went
through, he said. Its always a
pick me up.
The economy, and recently
Hurricane Sandy, have taken
a toll on his uncles car garage
business. But despite his
struggles, Jackson refuses
to let that keep him away
from coming down to watch
Hubert play.
Because Huberts not just
his nephew, hes his son. And
thats what fathers do.
He was like a gift from God
to me, Jackson said. My sister
knew exactly what I needed
from page 1
that walked through his door
that summer day.
(At the beginning) he
couldnt catch a cold, Corby
said. Youd throw a ball at
him, and youre pretty close to
breaking his nose eight out of
10 times.
In four years on the varsity
team at New Egypt, Hubert
recorded more than 1,000
points, 1,500 rebounds and
750 blocks. During his senior
year, he captained the Warriors
and led them to a program-
record 24 wins and a spot in
the Central Jersey Group 1
Section Championship game
with his obtrusive presence
under the basket.
He was just a freak defen-
sively, said Ron Tortoriello,
Huberts high school team-
mate and mens basketball
team manager at N.C. State.
Kids wouldnt even go in the
paint because he was down
there. He would just change
an entire teams game plan.
And those are just the kind
of players coach Roy Williams
likes to have on his team.
A work in progress
After making a couple of vis-
its to New Jersey to see Hubert
in action, Williams invited him
and Jackson to Chapel Hill in
April 2011 for an official visit.
Though it meant a second big
move away from home, Hubert
signed a couple weeks later.
During his freshman sea-
son, Hubert didnt see a lot of
playing time, as current NBA
forwards John Henson and
Tyler Zeller had a stronghold
on the big-man roles.
Hubert struggled going
from being the hometown hero
to spending so much time on
the bench. As a freshman, he
scored just 17 points two
fewer than his total in New
Egypts 49-47 section champi-
dth file/erin hull
After seeing limited playing
time during his freshman year,
Desmond Hubert has worked
his way into the starting lineup.
when she gave him to me to
raise him. I tell everybody that
I think it was more for me than
it was for him.
When talking about basket-
ball and the home into which
he was so warmly welcomed,
words of gratitude roll right off
Huberts tongue. He never has
to wonder where the evidence
of his many blessings lies.
Because win or lose against
Duke tonight, Hubert knows
Jackson will be right there
behind him cheering him on.
And thats all the proof a
thankful Hubert will ever need.
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Show more support
for basketball recruits
Before I begin let me set
a few things straight: I love
Carolina and UNC basket-
However, as a first-year
student, one word dominates
my mind when I think of
UNC basketball fans inter-
acting with recruits: apathy.
Before I came to UNC, I
was an IU basketball fan (I
live in Indiana). Fortunately,
my family has season tickets.
Every game I attended,
the student section erupted
in numerous chants for
basketball recruits visiting
the game.
Chants like Co-dy Zell-
er! and Yo-gi Fe-rrell!
echoed in the stadium when
the recruits were as young as
sophomores in high school!
Why doesnt this hap-
pen at Carolina? Blue chip
recruits, the future of our
Tar Heel team, are at every
basketball game.
Why doesnt the fan base
show them any love?
Chanting recruits names
is a growing sensation in
college basketball, and yet,
the Dean Dome is quiet.
Isaiah Hicks, a top-15
commit, was at the Virginia
Tech game.
So, I ask: Why didnt
the student section chant
his name? This needs to
Andrew Wiggins,
deemed the Michael
Jordan of Canada and
the best high school player
in the world, will take an
official visit to UNC this
It is crucial and abso-
lutely necessary we not only
chant his name at the game
but also roll out the red car-
pet for him.
How, you ask? There are
plans; big plans. But if the
majority of UNC fans keep
being apathetic towards
the future of our Tar Heels,
nothing will happen.
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What more would Caucasian studies add
to the table other than what European and
American history have already?
Temi, on the flyers for a Caucasian studies department at UNC
Desmond ducked to come in the doorway.
I squeezed (the assistant coachs) hand,
and I said, Theres got to be a Lord.
Jay Corby, on the first time he met Desmond Hubert
EDiTOriAl cArTOOn By Matt Leming, UNC Comics,
en are overwhelm-
ingly the perpetrators
of violence against
women and other men. But
physical violence is reinforced
and sometimes surpassed by
another kind of violence that is
even more pervasive.
In a 1968 speech given the
day after the assassination of
Martin Luther King Jr., Sen.
Robert F. Kennedy called it
the violence of institutions;
indifference and inaction and
slow decay.
Institutional violence is
reflected in the actions of those
in positions of power and poli-
cies implicitly and explicitly
designed to protect male privi-
lege, even protecting perpetra-
tors of sexual violence.
This University, sadly, is no
exception. Since a complaint
to the U.S. Department of
Educations Office for Civil
Rights was submitted by three
current students, one former
student and former assistant
dean Melinda Manning, the
UNC community has woken up
to the reality of sexual assault.
But we have not yet
addressed the central role
played by the actions of
administrators, particularly
Dean of Students Jonathan
Sauls, Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs Winston Crisp,
the University Counsels office
and the policies they made.
Since December, survivors
of sexual violence have come
forward saying they were
mistreated by administrators
and their cases mishandled by
judicial boards that had not
received sufficient training to
hear sexual assault cases.
According to the complaint,
Manning, a long-time advocate
for survivors of sexual violence,
was subject to a hostile work
environment under Sauls
because of her advocacy.
Institutional violence isnt
perpetrated through actions
alone, it is written into policy.
The Universitys current
policy was written with-
out input from experts in
interpersonal violence, even
though the Sexual Assault and
Relationship Violence Training
and Education Committee,
composed of such experts,
wrote a letter to the chancellor
asking for input over a year ago.
Instead of utilizing their
expertise, Sauls, Crisp and Ann
Penn from the Office of Equal
Opportunity and representa-
tives from University Counsel
wrote it. And according to the
complaint, Sauls threatened
Manning because of the letter.
While UNC administrators
acknowledge an imperfect
system, they have not admit-
ted the ways they directly and
indirectly harm student survi-
vors and enable perpetrators of
sexual violence.
The recent hiring of a
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
with interpersonal violence
prevention experience was a
good first step, but ending and
reversing years of institutional
violence will take much more.
Students and faculty should
push for a new policy rewrit-
ten by a public committee that
includes students, faculty and
interpersonal violence experts.
Additionally, they should call for
reviews of key administrators
especially Sauls, Crisp, Penn and
Leslie Strohm from University
Counsel and for the establish-
ment of an independent, cen-
tralized department for sexual
violence response.
Jagir Patel discusses the awk-
wardness of Valentines Day.
Tim longest
Manning Forward
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major from Greenville.
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dont confine love to
just Valentines day
Valentines Day just isnt
going to be the same this
It is exactly two months
to the day after the inex-
plicable, heart-wrenching
massacre of 20-odd little
individuals innocently and
indefensibly learning at
And I feel guilty con-
templating whether I ll be
savoring a romantic dinner
for two, or if roses will be
delivered to my door.
What does it even mean
to lose the love of your
Such a heavy question
for a day meant to be filled
with dark chocolate and
cards the color of magenta
and burgundy.
The other day, during
my interview for a teaching
residency post-graduation,
I walked the halls of an
elementary school and
witnessed 100 beautiful,
smiling, happy children,
whose laughter echoed
throughout the halls and
They hauled minia-
ture backpacks, stood in
(almost) straight lines,
and for once, I was the
tallest person in the room.
And immediately, I fell in
I think that up until
that moment in time, the
gravity of this massacre in
Connecticut had not truly
hit home in my heart.
It felt removed, dis-
tanced, like a bad dream
that resurfaced occasionally
and ended when I turned
off CNN.
Why do I even write
this? Is this an ode for the
fallen teachers, a literary
construction for the mem-
ory of these children whose
futures were mercilessly
taken from them?
Or a wandering, non-
consecutive collection
of senseless musings, as
senseless as the tragedy
we witnessed on Dec. 14,
I write this not to
depress anyone, to inflict
feelings of guilt for want-
ing chocolates and love
notes and poems declaring
unflinching devotion.
But I think that this
year, Valentines Day mer-
its more than just spend-
ing time with your special
This day of affection
demands a phone call
home, a friendly text, a
thank-you note for being
alive and here and part of
my existence.
You can have more
than one love of your life
and the poor families
of Newtown, Conn., lost
theirs a fateful two months
Love, whether roman-
tic, familial or friendship,
should not and cannot be
contained to one day of the
calendar year.
So give everyone you
love an extra hug on Feb.
14, and remember, theres
more to life than being
scratched by Cupids
Madeline Merrill 13
he new joint bio-
medical engineer-
ing program for
undergraduates at UNC
and N.C. State University
will help combine the
strengths of both schools,
leading to more diverse
opportunities for students.
The program began for
graduate students 10 years
ago and will be extended
to undergraduates this
Noteworthy under-
graduate programs in
biomedical engineering
already exist at both uni-
versities, but opening up
the channel will enhance
collaboration between the
Rather than opening
up an engineering school
from scratch to lure more
biomedical engineering
students, UNC students
will have access to classes
and professors at N.C.
States already well-estab-
lished and distinguished
engineering program.
This will attract more
prospective students who
wish to study engineering
but prefer the liberal arts
curriculum and overall
environment of UNC.
Additionally, N.C. State
students will benefit from
UNCs renowned school of
Yet, in order for the
partnership to be success-
ful, a consistent bus sys-
tem has to be created.
As of right now, Triangle
Transit only offers one bus
between both universities,
which only operates in the
early morning and late
If an hourly transit
system, such as the
Robertson Express
Bus, can be worked out
between UNC and N.C.
State, the benefits would
go beyond just the joint
The frequency of the
Robertson bus allows
students at both campuses
to enjoy events and take
classes at both UNC and
Opening up the joint
biomedical engineering
program between UNC
and N.C. State will be a
stepping stone to a stron-
ger cohesion between both
The program will
benefit UNC and
N.C. State students.
tudent Congress
nearly unani-
mous decision in
December to pass a reso-
lution that would iden-
tify any gunman within
a mile of campus as an
Alert Carolina emergency
deserves the adminis-
trative consideration it
recently received.
The plan should be
applauded for two rea-
sons: trying to improve
student safety and open-
ing vital communication
lines between student
leaders and University
The recent shortfalls of
the Alert Carolina system
Speed up notications
have been well-docu-
mented. Students have
reported receiving warn-
ings well after the threats
arose, while others did not
receive any notice at all.
This is unacceptable.
For some students the
haphazard text messag-
ing alert system riddled
with all clear and take
cover announcements
that hold little weight
functions more as a news
delivery system than a
safety system.
Reliability and timeli-
ness are indispensable,
especially in matters of
public safety.
Student Congress
led by Speaker Paige
Comparato understood
the gravity of the situation
and responded. Dean of
Students Jonathan Sauls
and Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs Winston
Crisp both took notice,
admitting that the ideas in
the resolution raised valid
However, those con-
cerns must now be acted
upon. Comparatos idea of
sending out preliminary
warnings is especially
worthy of implementation.
While the Department
of Public Safety has a duty
to confirm the details of an
event before sending out
notifications, the safety of
the University community
must come first. And this
requires fair warning.
It is important for both
sides to unite in the inter-
est of preserving the safest
possible environment on
campus. After all, peoples
lives are at stake.
Student Congresss
Alert Carolina plan
is right for UNC.
he N.C. Senate
needs to follow the
lead of the N.C.
House of Representatives
in unanimously support-
ing House Bill 5, which
would provide a tempo-
rary funding extension for
group homes.
In December state legis-
lators wrote a budget that
cut Medicaid funding, and
made some who live in
group homes ineligible to
receive personal care ser-
vices by raising the thresh-
old needed to qualify for
Those who lost their
funding are able to appeal,
and during their appeals
Support House Bill 5
they are still entitled to
receive full benefits until
the appeal is completed.
This appeals process,
though, is moving much
more quickly than most
had anticipated.
This rapid legal process
has exacerbated the need
for a solution. If the legis-
lature doesnt take action
soon, the affected group
home residents may have
nowhere to go, forcing
people who cannot per-
form daily tasks on their
own into the street.
House Bill 5 would
extend personal care ser-
vices funding until the end
of June for people who
have been told they will no
longer receive assistance
from the state.
This extra time will
allow all parties involved
to find a solution without
leaving some of the states
most vulnerable residents
to fend for themselves.
The money for this con-
tinued funding will come
from a $39.7 million fund
in the 2012-13 state budget
that had originally been
intended for funding for
those who live in in-home
living arrangements. The
group homes would stay
open without costing the
state extra money.
Governments have
to face tough budgetary
choices, but economic diffi-
culties have also highlight-
ed the need for compassion
when facing serious issues.
The passage of House
Bill 5 will allow time for
a more thoughtful and
long-term solution to this
distressing problem.
Funding for people
with disabilities
should be a priority.