tion drugs to perform better.“There’s this really common belief at both East and UNCthat prescription drugs like Adderall or Ritalin turn you
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Thorp:UNC to be rolemodel
By Nicole Comparato
Assistant University Editor
After two years spent grap-pling with a damaging NCAA investigation and unprec-edented budget cuts, ChancellorHolden Thorp will look into thefuture. At today’s full meeting of theBoard of Trustees — the last of the academic year — Thorp willgive a presentation that introduc-es UNC as a potential role modelfor public institutions across thecountry.“Carolina, because of itsaffordability, is in an usual posi-tion to lead a national discus-sion,” Thorp said. “We haven’tdoubled our tuition like otheruniversities… and we haverecord-low levels of debt.”The issues Thorp will addressinclude the cost of education, fac-ulty retention and new researchobjectives, he said.Thorp said he wants the board’s committees to begin dis-cussion about the pressure thatstate budgets and schools areundergoing and how to providerelief.Thorp will also discuss theUniversity’s next long-term fund-raising campaign, which admin-istrators hope will be the largestin the University’s history. With the debate surroundingtuition hikes on hold, Thorp saidthere is no time like the presentto step back and re-evaluate. At the board’s budget, financeand audit committee meeting Wednesday, board membersexpressed relief that the long-debated tuition battle had cometo an end, at least for now.“It’s so nice to have a positivereport,” said Sallie Shuping-Russell, chairwoman of the com-mittee.
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‘Hunger Games’ showcases NC geography
By Kathryn Muller
On Josh Ferguson’s first day onthe set of “The Hunger Games” inConcord, he was led to a room inan abandoned cigarette factory,handed a pair of tighty whitiesand told that most of his hair would be cut off.On the second day, the UNCfreshman had his makeupdone while sitting next toDonald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson, then met JenniferLawrence, the film’s star.Ferguson did all of this while working as an extra on the film, which premieres in the UnitedStates Friday.“The Hunger Games” — which was filmed in various locationsacross North Carolina — is basedon the first in a trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins.The story focuses on a futuristic society in which 24
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Prescription druguse prevalent in local high schools
By Jenny Surane
As a junior at East ChapelHill High School, all BenPeltzer wanted to do was directhis own one-act play in a the-ater class.But he said his schoolcounselor encouraged him toforego his directing dreams andinstead sign up for an AdvancedPlacement class.Peltzer, a freshman at UNC,said this sort of pressure tosucceed was not unusual inChapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, and that sometimesstudents would abuse prescrip-
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Fans gathered at the Dean E. Smith Center on Wednesdayafternoon to cheer for the men’s basketball team as theydeparted for the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in St.Louis. (Above) fans raise their wrists to show their supportfor injured point guard Kendall Marshall. (Right) ForwardJohn Henson slaps the hands of supporters as he departsthe arena.
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Thompson Wall, Kristin Hardin and Josh Ferguson were cast as extras in the movie “The Hunger Games.”
adolescents are forced to fighton television until there is onesurvivor.The state first took an inter-est in the movie in 2010, saidGuy Gaster, production servicesexecutive for the North Carolina Film Office.“A combination of the taxincentive, the state’s talentedcrew base and our diverse array of locations that matched theproduction’s needs all led towardthem selecting N.C.,” he said inan email.In 2011 — the first year a 25percent tax credit was offered tofilm productions — the state’sfilm industry generated $220
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