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    North Carolina wins 2016 ACC Tournament

    By Karlton Tate Last week, Carolina Men’s Basketball played three tough games in the ACC tournament to emerge as champions. The Tar Heels cemented their ACC regular season championship in a gritty win over Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium, which net them a double-bye in the ACC tournament. The Tar Heels remained resilient against a tough Pittsburgh team that is currently seeded 10th in the East region of the NCAA tournament. The Heels finally pulled away in the final ten minutes of the game to stretch the lead out and win by 17 points. The Heels took advantage of their momentum to steamroll a dangerous Notre Dame team that was…

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    Carolina Men’s Basketball: primed for perfection

    By Karlton Tate The strongest Carolina basketball team in recent years, complete with phenomenal big men, a deep bench, and a versatile offense, finally appears equipped to dominate ACC conference play and reach the Final Four. The absence of prominent starters throughout the season thus far has granted increased playing time to various other players and positions on the deep Carolina bench. A metacarpal fracture in senior guard Marcus Paige’s right hand sent him to the sidelines for the Tar Heels’ first six games, giving guards Joel Berry and Nate Britt valuable playing time against low-stakes opponents. Likewise, a bone bruise in junior forward Kennedy Meeks’ left knee forced him…

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    Folt preaches optimism as she prepares to take helm at UNC

    By Sam Killenberg On April 12, UNC-Chapel Hill made history by naming Carol Folt as the university’s first female chancellor in its 224-year history. Folt was elected as UNC’s 11th chancellor at a reception on campus last Friday. Wearing a Carolina blue blazer, Folt offered enthusiasm and excitement to a position and a university that has been plagued by controversy over the past two years. “It’s the honor of a lifetime,” Folt said at the reception. “It’s a little bit of a dream state.” The 61-year-old Folt, an environmental scientist, is a native of Akron, Ohio. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of California-Santa Barbara. After earning…

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    Chapel Hill bus ads cater to big business to generate revenue

    By Sam Schanfarber If you’ve seen the State Farm bus, you’ve seen the new source of revenue for Chapel Hill Transit. While the Chapel Hill Transit has always offered local businesses the opportunity to run ads on the sides of its buses, a recent change offers a “Full Wrap” option, which allows for the entirety of the vehicle to be covered in advertising material. At the cost of $1500 per month at a maximum of 12 months, it’s obvious that the service will apply only to companies with deep pockets. The change comes after the city Transportation department announced that it would be shaving an approximated $2.3 million from its…