• Archived,  Sports

    The Season of Reason: Which sports season reigns supreme?

    Spring: Charlie Caron Fall: Henry Caron The sports calendar is filled with action year-round. However, two times of the year excite fans like no other: the spring and the fall. The Caron brothers debate over which season is better. C: The spring season brings about the pinnacle of three of the four major US sports, including the biggest American sporting event, the Super Bowl. This event captivated more than 111.3 million viewers at any given moment during this year’s Super Bowl, according to Nielsen television ratings service. According to Nielsen, 46.1% of households watched at least a portion of this year’s game. H: Come on, you know that the Super…

  • Archived,  Sports

    World Cup preview

    By Charlie Caron As the summer begins, the action of the sports world tends to stagnate as the seemingly everlasting season of baseball begins to dominate the sports networks. Every four years, however, the rest of the world tunes in to the highlight of the soccer calendar: the World Cup. The ECHO helps you identify important trends and information ahead of the most anticipated sports event of the summer. Group A: The host country Brazil is expected to ease past their mediocre opponents in the group phase, and should be able to treat their first few games as a warmup for the knockout stage. Led by 22-year old Barcelona man…

  • Arts & Culture

    The Bacchanalian – Indian Lunch Buffets

    The Indian restaurant lunch buffet is one of the best lunch options you can find. For around $10, you can sample a diverse selection of some of the tastiest food in Chapel Hill. However, most East students are unable or unwilling to venture to the delectable Indian options in town. It’s true that most of Chapel Hill’s best Indian options are far from campus, but as the fourth quarter approaches and seniors (and the occasional junior) become more amenable to skipping class, the adventurous diner should consider playing hooky with an all-you-can-eat sampling of the subcontinent’s finest cuisine. The ECHO’s Charlie Caron and Sam Killenberg did just that, and here…

  • Opinions

    Year-Round Schools should be implemented

    By Charlie Caron As the summer break ends, students groan under the realization that school is just around the corner. By this point, many students are bored, having beaten all the video games they own and gone to the pool far too many times for it to be fun anymore. In addition, students often find it difficult to retain information during the long summer break. Then, a two month vacationless span of school ensues in which students become zombies trudging to their next class. Year-round schooling is an idea that could solve these issues. Many people maintain a very flawed perception of what year-round schooling actually constitutes. In truth, the…

  • Sports

    Wrestling Preview

    By Charlie Caron Throughout the preseason of a sport, players try to fine-tune their skills and shake off the rust as they prepare for the upcoming season. However, since there aren’t games and tournaments regularly, it is often difficult to motivate athletes to train. Without a coach, hard workouts and training are near impossible. East Wrestling has faced the challenge of not having a coach bravely, and will have a formidable showing in the upcoming season. “So far it’s been a little difficult not having a coach because the activities of the team have been been pretty limited during preseason,” said senior captain Cole Jenson. “We’ve been conditioning and working…