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The Daily Tar Heel for April 9, 2014

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Serving UNC students and the University community since 1893
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Volume 122, Issue 28
226,914 voters165,775 voters
WhiteAsian & otherBlackWhiteAsian & otherBlack Democratic votersRepublican votersUnaffiliated voters
Early voters by ethnicity and party in the N.C. 2012 primary election95 percent of voters used one-stop voting in 2013
Number of voters who used one-stop voting for primary elections by party
68,686478,519172,972495,502This year is the first year since 2008 that N.C. voters cannot register with one-stop voting. Below is a breakdown of how one-stop voting has been used in the past.
130,330 voters
Friday is the registration deadline for the May primary 
By Kate Grise
Staff Writer
Mark another deadline on your calendars — voter registration ends on Friday.This year marks a shift in North Carolina’s  voting schedule: last election cycle, citizens could register to vote on the same day they cast their ballots during early voting.Now, voters must register 25 days before the primary election, which is on May 6.Early voting, which will take place this  year from April 24 to May 3, is also a week shorter than in the last election.The voting regulations passed last year also allow people to vote only in their pre-cinct and ban straight-ticket party voting.UNC student government is sponsor-ing a voter registration drive in the Pit this  week to encourage students to get regis-tered before the deadline.“We are trying to accomplish two things — registering people to vote and handing out information about the shifts in voting procedures,” said Wilson Parker, director of state and external affairs for student gov-ernment and president of the UNC Young Democrats.Parker said the drive is a bipartisan effort  by student government, Young Democrats, College Republicans and the Campus Y.In the 2012 primary election, 1,507 vot-ers in Orange County registered during the early voting period, said Tracy Reams, director of the Orange County Board of Elections. But some worry that the new laws will keep people from the polls.“The changes affect people pretty broad-ly,” said former N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird,  who represented Orange County. Kinnaird has been working with groups across the state to spread the word about changes in voting laws resulting from the new voter identification law, which requires all voters to show valid photo IDs at the polls beginning in 2016.In this year’s elections, poll workers will ask if a voter has ID, and, if not, they will provide the voter with information on how to obtain one before the 2016 election. Identification  will not be required to vote in either the 2014
UNC could get food pantry by fall 2014
By Mary Tyler March
Staff Writer
There are students on campus who are finish-ing their days hungry, unsure how they’ll be able to afford their next meal. A food pantry that could help these students is in the works at UNC and is tentatively sched-uled to open this fall.The idea was conceptualized by UNC junior Roderick Gladney, who said he’s been develop-ing an on-campus food pantry, named Carolina Cupboard, since last spring.“There have been times when I’ve been hun-gry and not had meal swipes and not had a job,” he said. “We were trying to find a way for stu-dent government to reach out to students and came up with the idea of a food bank.”M., a UNC sophomore who wished to remain anonymous for privacy reasons, has struggled  with hunger, too.For the first 13 years of her life, she and her mom got their meals from a food pantry. Now she’s a full-time student, working two part-time  jobs and struggling to keep food on the table.M. supports herself financially, but even with two jobs, by the end of the two-week pay period, she’s still struggling for money to buy food.“It’s really stressful to think about when I’m going to be able to eat,” she said.Carolina Cupboard aims to help students like M. It would be student-led, but Gladney said he plans to create an advisory board comprised of student leaders and administrative staff, at the suggestion of Dean of Students Jonathan Sauls.Gladney said, for now, the pantry will just be open to students predominantly below the pov -erty level before it is opened to staff and faculty.“We hope we get enough momentum so we
A UNC junior has been working to create the Carolina Cupboard.
 Alpha Sigma Phi colony grows on campus
By Claire Smith
Staff Writer
Last summer, UNC sophomores and roommates Connor DeHaven and Corey Cobb spent hours thinking about how they were going to leave their mark on campus. Their solution? Create a new fraternity. “At first we had a network of friends and friends of friends. Initially we didn’t have to market very much because we knew these people really well. Now it’s just been a process of expanding that net- work to friends of friends of friends,” Cobb said.In November, the duo met with Aaron Bachenheimer, director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and Community Involvement, to express their interest in adding another social fraternity on campus to the 23 existing chapters. Bachenheimer said it’s rare that students try to pitch a new fraternity or sorority with such a  well-executed plan.“The way I see it, the survival of fraternities on campus is a lot like capitalism. We let them start and then see how far they get. Some of them go on to be great and others flop,” Bachenheimer said.DeHaven and Cobb had perfect timing to express their interests, because the national  Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity had also recently contacted Bachenheimer about starting a chapter at UNC. Within a month of the initial meeting, DeHaven was on a flight to Indiana to participate in a national conference for the fraternity.  With the help of Alpha Sigma Phi’s National Expansion Coordinators Robbie Layman and Connor Gau, the fraternity is now an official col-ony at UNC, and is a recognized member of the Interfraternity Council. The colony currently has 68 members and will participate in fall rush.“It’s been like running a small business, you have to worry about what all these individuals in  your group want, what you as leadership want and how to bring those two things together,” Cobb said. “It’s taught me how to let go a little. As the group grows you have to trust people that you bring in,  because no single person can be in charge.But the young fraternity has a six-month journey ahead of it before it is officially chartered nation-ally as well as within UNC. The group will have to maintain a strong GPA, hold a philanthropic event on campus and learn about the history of the frater-nity, which was founded in 1845 at Yale University.“This group has a good problem right now, they have about 70 pledges, so they need to work
 The Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity is an official colony at UNC and is a recognized member of the Interfraternity Council. The fraternity’s prudential board poses outside of South Building.
Two UNC sophomores aim to add the fraternity to the 23 current chapters.
Objections to ‘Blurred Lines’ cause stir at Fitzgerald’s
By Jenny Surane
City Editor
 What started with a spat between a UNC student and a disc jockey at a bar Saturday night ended with a  boycott and a formal apology from the pub. When a DJ at Fitzgerald’s Irish Pub played “Blurred Lines,” Liz Hawryluk stepped into the DJ box to ask him to stop.Critics say the song promotes rape culture with lyrics like “I know  you want it.Hawryluk said she was then asked to leave the bar completely.But Lauren Shoaf, a spokes- woman for Fitzgerald’s, said it was a misunderstanding, and the UNC senior was only asked to leave the DJ’s area, not the bar.“Fundamentally, all I was aim-ing to do is to create a safe space in the Carolina community,” Hawryluk said. “In a lot of ways, violent or graphic images that allude to sexual  violence are triggers.Hawryluk took her fight to Facebook. Dozens of students and community advocates flooded Fitzgerald’s Facebook page, con-demning the pub for allowing the incident to occur.This week, Fitzgerald’s issued a formal apology to Hawryluk and her friends.“This song is played by many DJs at Fitzgerald’s, and other places,  but it will never be played here again,” Shoaf said in her apology to Hawryluk.The DJ, who was only visiting Fitzgerald’s that night, will not be allowed to return to the pub, Shoaf said in her apology.Hawryluk said it is incidents like that of Saturday that make her appreciate programs like Raise the Bar, a program sponsored by UNC Student Wellness that trains bar staff to be more aware of issues regarding alcohol impairment and sexual assault.Local DJs also stepped forward to help Hawryluk’s cause.Junior Trevor Dougherty, who performs as a DJ under the name good ratio, read Hawryluk’s Facebook posts and decided he had to step in.“I just think its totally unaccept-able for DJs in a college town — or anywhere — to play it,” Dougherty said. “As a good DJ you can do better than playing a track that is so over-played and so insensitive.”Dougherty, who is studying abroad in Tokyo this semester, began posting negative reviews on Fitzgerald’s page for the bar’s actions.“I think the bar and club culture in Chapel Hill and beyond needs a lot of help in the way it treats  women,” Dougherty said. “Especially in a liberal and educated college town, I think young women should feel safe to go out and have a drink and enjoy themselves. While Hawryluk said some of her friends had agreed to return to Fitzgerald’s after the bar issued its apology, she wouldn’t be returning.“But thank you so much to the community who has spoken to address this issue and to the bars and companies on Franklin who are  willing to speak out.
A student said she was asked to leave Fitzgerald’s after arguing with the DJ.
Assassins (Musical):
 This musical explores the United States’ culture of celebrity and the violent means to obtain it through the context of success-ful and attempted assassinations on American presidents. Tickets start at $15. The show runs until April 20.
 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 Paul Green Theatre
UNC Baseball vs. Coastal Caro-lina:
Cheer on the Tar Heels as they take on the Chanticleers at home. Tickets range from $5 to $7. Students can get in free with presentation of a valid One Card.
 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 Boshamer Stadium
Priceless Gem Tour:
 This week’s “Black and Blue” tour will explore the University’s racial history, with discussion led by  Tim McMillan, a professor in the African, African American and Diaspora Studies department.  Tours are free and open to the public.
 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
 UNC Visitors’ Center
Carolina Ukulele Ensemble
Baggage screeners at Chicago O’Hare International Airport got quite the surprise when they discovered two World  War I artillery shells in checked luggage on a flight from London. The bags allegedly belonged to a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old returning from a school field trip to Europe.
“I’d rather die from torture  because the worst thing in the world is a family lifestyle.— Valeria Lukyanova, a Ukrainian  woman who has altered her appearance to look like a life-size Barbie doll, weighs in on having children in a recent interview  with GQ magazine. Well, all right.
hat do you do when you live in a tiny Colorado moun-tain town and have nothing much to do? You hold a race for mayor. Except none of the 11 animals are human — they’re all pets. Divide, Colo. doesn’t have a human mayor, so 11 animals at the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter are vying for the unofficial title.  As of Tuesday, nearly 10,000 votes had been cast, and though all of the animals are cute and furry, the race is a close one, with a cat named Buster taking the lead and a hound named Pa Kettle racing behind. Maybe animal mayors could be good for America instead of who we currently have representing us.
Mayoral race goes to the dogs
From staff and wire reports
 Someone broke and entered at a residence at 1816 Legion Road between 7:30 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. Monday, according to Chapel Hill police reports. The person attempted to remove a window screen, reports state.
 Someone vandalized property at 243 S. Elliott Road between 2 p.m. and 2:41 p.m. Monday, accord-ing to Chapel Hill police reports. The person deliberately scratched the side of a vehicle  with a sharp object, causing damage estimated at $500, reports state.
 Someone committed larceny at 110 Hogan Glen Court between 7:30 p.m.  April 2 and noon April 3, according to Carrboro police reports.  A person said someone stole 30 tablets of Oxycodone from him, reports state.
 Someone committed larceny and breaking and entering at 370 E. Main St.  between 3 p.m. April 1 and 1 a.m. April 2, according to Carrboro police reports.Two people entered an unlocked vehicle and removed items, reports state.
 Someone was involuntari-ly committed at Carolina Inn at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, accord-ing to reports from UNC’s Department of Public Safety.
 Someone damaged prop-erty at the Friday Center at 7 a.m. Monday, accord-ing to reports from UNC’s Department of Public Safety.
 Someone commit-ted larceny from a vehicle  Woollen Gymnasium at noon Saturday, according to reports from UNC’s Department of Public Safety.
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Wind down your week with some happy tunes provided by the world’s only collegiate ukulele ensemble. Advance tickets can be pur-chased in the Pit for $4; tickets are $5 at the door.
 7:30 p.m.
 Genome Science Building, Room G100
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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livia Hege, 1, enjoys a spoon of ice cream outside of Ben and Jerry’s on Free Cone Day. “This is her first time having ice cream,” her mother explained. All donations from Free Cone Day go toward the Autism Society of North Carolina.
Due to a reporting error, Tuesday’s page 3 story, “UNC considers raising student fee for bike share program” misstated the number of bicycles that have been checked out as part of the Tar Heel Bikes pilot program — 5,000 bikes have been checked out. Further, the article misstated the number of rides provided by the program over the last two years, which is 10,000. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
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Freshman right-hander A.J. Bogucki threw seven innings, allowed one hit and struck out 10 in his first career start in Tuesday’s 10-0 win against North Carolina A&T.
By Morgan Swift
Staff Writer
David Caldwell has been lobbying for improve-ments to the Rogers’ Road neighborhood all his life, and now some of those improvements are closer to becoming a reality.Caldwell, a long-time advocate for Rogers Road and a candidate for Orange County sheriff, said he feels the lack of a sidewalk on the west side of Rogers Road is dangerous. “Kids can’t walk to school, and people are standing in ditches waiting for the bus,” he said. “It’s a hazard.”The town of Carrboro will hold an informa -tional meeting for a proposed sidewalk on the  west side of Rogers Road Thursday. There is already a sidewalk on the east side of the road.Since the voters of Carrboro approved a bond referendum for the purpose of constructing side- walks and greenway trails in 2003, 22 sidewalks have already been created.The next goal of the project will be the construc-tion of a one mile sidewalk spanning Rogers Road from Homestead Road to Meadow Run Court. The Rogers Road sidewalk project will be fund-ed with bond funds and state and federal funds.Thursday’s meeting will allow residents of Rogers Road and adjacent streets to provide feedback to the Town of Carrboro about the proposed design. Alderman Sammy Slade said the town was seeking cooperation from the Rogers Road com-munity concerning the project.Caldwell said he does not foresee any problems occurring between the town and community residents, and he thinks the project should have a greater sense of urgency. Alderman Randee Haven-O’Donnell said the town was interested in hearing any questions the community may have.Haven-O’Donnell said the project was about more than just safety.“It will create a better sense of community  because the sidewalks on both the east and west side will connect the neighborhoods,” she said.If there are no objections from residents, Slade said the next step will be to continue the process and build the sidewalk.
Rogers Road residents want more walkways to improve safety.
Freshman A.J. Bogucki pitched a near no-hitter in his debut
Carrboro o∞cials  to talk sidewalks
By Michael Lananna
Sports Editor
 A.J. Bogucki was only six pitches into his first collegiate start, and already, a catcher’s glove could be heard popping in the left-field bullpen. Already, North Carolina A&T had a  baserunner standing on first. Already, North Carolina catcher Korey Dunbar had approached the mound. “Stay pitch-to-pitch,” he told the right-hander. “Just con-centrate on the next pitch.” After a first-pitch strike, Bogucki had thrown five straight balls. UNC pitching coach Scott Forbes has never been shy about pulling pitchers early — the leash  was tight, the window swiftly closing.The next two pitches? Both strikes.Then a grounder to short. Then another grounder. Then a swinging strikeout on a 91 mile-per-hour heater. Then — seemingly out of nowhere — 5.1 more innings of no-hit baseball.In a 10-0 laugher of a UNC (19-13) win, Bogucki, a freshman right-hander, was Tuesday night’s sterling jewel. He struck out 10 batters and allowed just one hit across seven frames, going from a near early exit to a near no-hitter, with his lone  blemish coming on a one-out single to right field in the top of the 7th.“I wasn’t really thinking about the no-hitter,” Bogucki said afterward. His mind was occupied with another goal: Whenever a UNC pitcher tosses a shutout, he has the chance to pick up a bat and participate in batting practice. “I want to hit BP the next time we go to practice,” he said, smiling, in the Boshamer Stadium lobby after the first win of his career.Coming into Tuesday’s start, Bogucki’s  work had been limited, his numbers unim-pressive. He had pitched just 3.2 innings in five appearances, allowing seven hits, four  walks and two runs. But in his first chance as a starter — a role the Gilbertsville, Pa., native filled in high school — Bogucki flashed some of the tools that made him a highly touted recruit. He worked through some early ner- vous energy, and once he found the strike zone, he rarely relinquished control of it. He pounded every quadrant of the zone  with a fastball that sat in the high 80s and touched the low 90s, jamming right-hand-ers inside with its late running movement and mixing in a hard-breaking slider to keep batters on their toes. “We threw a lot of fastballs, and he just dotted them up,” Dunbar said. “Hitting his spots unbelievably.”Dunbar said multiple times that he was proud of the freshman. He admitted that he had the potential no-hitter in the back of his mind.“But I honestly don’t even think that was running through (Bagucki’s) head,” Dunbar said. “We preach to him, ‘This pitch. Just this pitch.’ And that’s exactly what he did.”His lone mistake was a fastball that missed its low-and-away target, found the middle of the zone and dropped in the right-center-field gap off the bat of Stefan Jordan. Despite the disappointment, Bogucki again focused on the next pitch and struck out the following two batters. Coach Mike Fox said that moment showed maturity in Bogucki — it exempli-fied Forbes’ live-in-the-moment mentality. “I think that really helped me tonight,” Bogucki said. “The first batter I walked and thought I’d clear that from my mind and  just go after the next hitter.”Then he went after the next one. And the next one  And the next one.
6:30 p.m. Thursday
Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love International Church at 8005 Rogers Road
 Head to page 6 to read about junior shortstop Michael Russell’s transition to the leadoff spot in the batting order.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro school dropout rate falls
Group works to match system drug rules to state law
Rate of dropouts per school yearRate of dropouts per school year for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Durham Public SchoolsOrange County Schools
0.950.65 0.790.720.40
CHCCS dropout rate dips to one of lowest in state
By Jamie Strassman
Staff Writer
Last updated in 2012, the UNC-system drug policy might be in for serious revisions because of students right here at UNC. As part of a capstone project, a group of six masters students  within the Department of Health Behavior in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health have part-nered with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition to encourage a new system-wide drug policy that would reflect recent changes in state regulations.Last year, the N.C. General  Assembly passed the Good Samaritan Law/Naloxone Access Law and the Possession of Needles/Tell Law Officer act.The first law states that if an individual is overdosing and some-one seeks help for that person, neither individual can be pros-ecuted for the possession of a small amount of drugs or drug parapher-nalia. The law also encourages the dispersal of Naloxone, an opiate overdose reversal drug. Ariana Katz, one of the six students working on the project, said that to compose and advocate for revisions, the group turned to UNC students by way of an online survey.“One of the reasons why we want-ed to survey the students is because there’s not a ton of good data specifi-cally regarding overdoses on college campuses, as well as just opiate use in general,” Katz said.Though Katz was unable to comment specifically on survey results, she said the findings were helpful in supporting their cause.Phil Hanson, another member of the group, said there is no indi-cation that drug use at UNC is  worse than at any other university.“From the bit of information that I have, there is not necessarily any indication that UNC has some kind of epidemic or anything like that,” he said.“However, overdoses are general-ly increasing in the population and  we know that a high risk population for drugs in general is often young people and people in college.”Leilani Attilio, a coordinator for the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition and instructor for the cap-stone team, said the work she has done with UNC students is proof of the drug use on campus.“And then I tell them the story how some say drugs aren’t an issue and they’re like, ‘No there’s been a couple times when I thought my friend was going to overdose,’” she said.Though the team plans to pres-ent its revisions to the UNC-system Campus Security Initiative, as well as to administrators in Student  Affairs and Student Wellness across the system during April, there is no guarantee as to if or when changes  will be made.“Even though our project ends this semester, and even though  we will be distributing this policy  brief shortly, realistically we don’t expect to see a change this year. These processes are often times complicated and slow,” Hanson said.“With that said however, there is definitely some direction towards change, which is promising.”
N.C. legislators have approved laws to protect good Samaritans.
By Bailey Mathias
Staff Writer
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools is celebrating the district’s lowest dropout rate in the past 15  years.Twenty-three students were counted as dropouts last year, for a dropout rate of 0.4 percent, accord-ing to this year’s annual report. That number has decreased from 1.04 percent, which was posted in the 2007-08 school year .Orange County Schools had 54 students drop out last year, which equated to a dropout rate of 1.54 percent. Durham Public Schools had a dropout rate of 2.18 percent, with 323 students who dropped out in the past year.Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ decreasing dropout rate might be due to the organizations the district has created in order to help kids stay on track, said Jeff Nash, spokesman for the district.“Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate does an amazing job with students  who might be thinking about drop-ping out,” Nash said.The program starts in fourth grade when a child receives a men-tor within the community to help them move forward in his or her life.Nash said freshman year is the main period of time when schools really have to work to keep stu-dents.The program mentors provide students with tutoring, mentoring, leadership training and scholarship support services, according to the organization’s website.The organization is designed to improve the achievement of African- American and Latino students, and it has also helped the district battle its widening achievement gap — the term used to describe the disparity  between the academic performance of black and Hispanic students and their white peers.The district met 96.6 percent of the 560 federal goals last year, according to a press release from the district in November. The district also met 94.6 percent of the state’s 947 Common Core goals.Of the 27 achievement goals the district did not meet last year, 20  were from the economically disad- vantaged students group.“It’s not specifically academic,said James Barrett , a member of the district’s Board of Education.“It’s great to see support for kids to see what their goals are and  what they need to do accomplish them.”Barrett said Rep. Graig Meyer , D-Orange, did a great job with the program as coordinator.Barrett also said the Blue Ribbon  Youth Leadership Institute and Phoenix Academy High are orga -nizations that helped decrease the dropout rate in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.“I think we have put together a really good group of programs  between the mentoring work that  we do, as well as the great work we do at our alternative high school, Phoenix Academy,” Barrett said.The Phoenix Academy is  within the Chapel Hill-Carrboro High School and serves 35 to 45 students. The academy targets students that have been severely dissatisfied with the educational system in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.Barrett said he thinks these pro-grams help keep students in school.“I think all of these things con-tribute to a great environment for our students.”
The district has seen a decline in high school dropouts since 2007-08.

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