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    Upcoming elections in France show rising populism in Europe

    On April 23, France will hold the first round of its presidential elections. Due to low popularity, current President Francois Hollande announced that he will not be running for reelection, opening up the election to five potential candidates. The current frontrunner, Marine Le Pen from the far-right Front National party, has a comfortable lead in the polls. Le Pen took over the party leadership from her father and has gained considerable attention this election. She is running on a platform of slashing legal immigration, deporting illegal immigrants, increasing police numbers and prison places. Le Pen also wants to hold a referendum for France to leave the European Union and the…

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    NC is hub for refugees looking to resettle

    One of the most talked about policies from the first 100 days of the Trump Administration was the temporary ban on travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, sometimes referred to as the “Muslim Ban.” The ban also suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days so that the program could be vetted to the Trump Administration’s standards. Although President Trump passed a new executive order March 6, which removed Iraq from the ban, the Refugee Admissions program will still be suspended for 120 days. Once the program is reinstated, it will only accept 50,000 refugees. According to the Atlantic, the U.S. accepted between 56,000 to…

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    Firing coaches mid-season hurts team dynamics

    Mark Gottfried, coach of North Carolina State men’s basketball team, was informed mid-February, that he would not be returning as head coach for the next season. The Wolfpack’s current record is 15-17 and 4-14 in the ACC play, largely in part to a seven-game losing streak they had earlier this season. Gottfried’s dismissal was seen as a response to the lack of success of his team. Many people and coaches have come to Gottfried’s defense saying it was wrong for NC State to fire their coach midseason. Kentucky men’s basketball coach, John Calipari, was one colleague of Gottfried to come to his defense, denouncing NC State for firing Gottfried midseason.…

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    UNC Women’s lacrosse program emerges as powerhouse

    The University of North Carolina is known for their successful athletic programs. Men’s basketball has a reputation for greatness, having helped developed the skills of some of the most famous basketball players in the world. Women’s soccer has dominated their league for years, winning a record 21 national championships. One athletic program in particular that has risen in the ranks over the past decade is women’s lacrosse. The program was started in 1994 when Jenny Levy, a recent graduate from the University of Virginia, was hired as the head coach. Over the years, Coach Levy has built up the women’s lacrosse program. UNC women’s lacrosse has had nine appearances in…

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    East softball looks to defend title

    By: Kayla Merriweather Coming off their first PAC-6 conference championship in school history, the East softball team is poised to defend its title this year with a strong returning roster. Having lost just one senior, the Wildcats look to utilize their experience to improve their 9-2 conference record from last year. According to senior captain Jenny Suwanmanee, the team’s major goal for the season, reaching the playoffs, is dependent upon their conference performance. “We are all striving to become conference champs for two years in a row and we are looking forward to winning our very first first-round playoff game this season,” described Suwanmanee. In regard to how to accomplish…