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Bloomberg as a person,” she said. “It is moreon the capitalist system of power that he rep-resents.” Young said the protesters cannot occupy any part of UNC because the policy againsttemporary and permanent structures is cam-pus-wide, not just specific to the Pit.Before the occupiers were asked to leave by police, two Student Union employees also warned protesters they were breaking campus
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An ‘alternative’ Pit-sit
By Maggie Conner
Staff Writer
The Occupy movement — which lingeredon Franklin Street for nearly three months— spread to the Pit on Tuesday to show oppo-sition for Commencement speaker MichaelBloomberg.But unlike the Chapel Hill protest,Tuesday’s occupation was short lived.Protesters, who were promoting an “alter-native commencement” ceremony, werethreatened with arrest by a Department of Public Safety officer if they did not take downtheir tents.DPS spokesman Randy Young said the stu-dents were violating University policy, whichstates that no temporary or permanent struc-tures may be erected on campus.Members of the alternative commencementtask force used the Occupy strategy to reach outto students and publicize their event, memberKari Dahlgren said.“One of the messages is that the Occupy movement isn’t dead.”Occupiers were mostly members of thetask force, which consists of a core groupof seven or eight students. It was created inopposition to Commencement speaker andNew York City Mayor Bloomberg.“The tent has become a symbol and itcatches people’s eyes,” member Alanna Davissaid. She added that the task force does notagree with the values that Bloomberg repre-sents.“It is less a personal attack on Michael
By Andy Thomason
University Editor
Though they have not been the focus of theGreek system’s reform-minded critics in recent years, the University’s sororities are tightening therules on how they recruit new members.Starting this summer, chapters will be subjectto a series of more strongly-enforced regulationsaimed at discouraging summer recruitment parties,promising bids to prospective new members and violating ‘no booze, no boys,’ the 11-day period in which sorority members are forbidden from con-suming alcohol and talking to men. Ana Samper, president of the PanhellenicCouncil, said the changes are aimed at putting allpotential new members on a level playing field.“How do we regulate recruitment so that no girlfeels she is at a disadvantage because of where sheattended high school or whether she attended sum-mer parties?” Samper said.Samper added that the changes were the idea of the Panhellenic Council’s leadership, but wereprompted in part by expectations from outsidestakeholders such as the Parents Council and theBoard of Trustees.“A stagnant Greek system is not going to be rec-ognized,” she said.In fall 2010, the Board of Trustees undertook an effort to reform the system, expressing concernthat freshmen interested in joining fraternities orsororities were not being given enough time to joinother campus organizations. As a result, the boardmandated that all Greek organizations begin offer-ing spring recruitment.“The Board of Trustees brought up the wholetheme of the potential new members and recogniz-ing that not everyone wants in the first two weeksof school to join a sorority,” said Jermisha Dodson, who serves as an adviser to the Panhellenic execu-tive board.Fraternities were the primary focus of the board’sconversation, but sororities established a quota sys-tem last fall requiring each chapter to take a certainnumber of upperclassmen.One notable change for the coming fall comes inhow the Panhellenic Council will handle Bid Day, when sororities hand out membership to potential
By Edward Pickup
Staff Writer
Fans of Lenoir Dining Hall’sJamba Juice will be disappoint-ed when they return to campusthis fall.Carolina Dining Services isreplacing the smoothie vendor with Freshens, which specializesin crepes and frozen yogurt.Scott Myers, director of foodand vending at UNC, said thedecision was made to give stu-dents more choices.He said Freshens offers a  variety of foods, while Jamba Juice offers predominantly smoothies.In addition to its signaturecrepes, Freshens also sells blended fruit smoothies similarto those provided by Jamba Juice, Myers said.He said the decision wasreviewed by the Student DiningBoard of Directors.“We think it will be a betteroperation with more variety,” hesaid.Freshens is being built wherethe convenience store in the bot-tom of Lenoir used to be.Jamba Juice’s current storearea will be converted to extra seating, Myers said.“We’ll put seating in whereJamba Juice is right now, but we won’t take it out until we’vefinished with the Freshens area,he said.Myers said construction onthe space should finish in lateMay or early June, and thatFreshens will be ready for thefall semester.He said the staff currently employed at Jamba Juice will be able to take other posi-tions within Carolina DiningServices.“There will be a lot of oppor-tunities with the Wendy’s open-ing up in the Student Unionthat they’ll be able to look into, as well as at Lenoir,” Myerssaid.Construction on the 24-hour Wendy’s is expected to begin inMay, after Union renovationsare completed.Claudia Gallardo, who worksat Jamba Juice, said she is upsetabout the change.“It’s very sad — I don’t know  why they’re closing Jamba Juice,” she said.“Everybody likes it.” Although Myers said he wasoptimistic that the move would be successful, some Jamba Juice customers had mixedfeelings.Nicole Bauer, a graduate stu-dent in history, said the decision was a bad idea that did not takeinto account other nearby frozen yogurt vendors.“Jamba Juice is really popu-
By Jeanna Smialek
City Editor
Some spoke English, oth-ers Spanish. Some were angry, while others cried. But all of the women who took to the SeymourCenter’s stage Tuesday night hadsomething in common.Their lives — or the lives of the women they spoke for — have been forever altered by sexualassault.The open forum marked the10th year of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center’s “Shout Out! Against Sexual Violence” event.The evening featured artists,poets and speakers who sharedtheir stories of sexual violence with an audience of about 30.“People are coming togetherto tell their stories about sexualabuse,” said Shamecca Bryant,the center’s executive director.“We hope that people will keep
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Kari Dahlgren (left) and Alanna Davis sit in the Pit as outreach for the Occupy movement’s “Alternative Commencement Ceremony Task Force.”
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Laurie Graham, programs director at the Orange County Rape CrisisCenter, explains the forum for sexual assault victims on Tuesday night.
telling and inspiring others.This year’s forum marked a major step in the crisis center’sevolution.For the first time, the eventfeatured both English andSpanish-language presentations,and the event program had trans-lated transcripts of their pieces. Alyson Culin, developmentand marketing director, said thechange came after the centersaw a huge uptick in Spanish-speaking clientele.
Private Bid Day and stricter rules abut‘n bze, n bys’ are amng changes.
Jamba Juice is out,crepes and yogurt are in
Sororitiesramp uprush rulesfor fall
 Awareness takes the stage
 Jamba Juice will becnverted t seatingwhen Freshens pens.Assault survivrs andsupprters shared theirexperiences at a frum.
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occupy mvement membersprmted an “alternativecmmencement” in the Pit.
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“It is less a personal attack onMichael Bloomberg … It is moreon the capitalist system of power that he represents.” 
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altrntiv commncmnt ornizr
 We are a about beatin thins up tohep bow off steam — as on as those thinsdon’t incude vehices with chidren in them.Stephen Robinson, 23, of unknown residency,is wanted for throwin a chid’s scooter into the side of a movin car. The scooter broke thedriver’s side window and injured a chid in the backseat. Aso, a scooter? Reay, dude?
“He enjoyed booze, uns, cars and youner women unti the day he died.— Denver Post obituary for Michae“Fathead” Banchard. Banchard, whose cause of death was isted as “bein stubborn, refusin tofoow doctors’ orders and raisin he for more than six decades,” requested that no one under 18attend his memoria service. Wonder why?
uropean residents are well known for being more liberal than most, but the greatest part of this story is that it has nothing to do with hip-pie socialists at all. This is an actual story about an actual town.Residents of Fucking, Austria, (you read that correctly. The name of  the town is “Fucking”) are thinking about changing the name of the town after en-during years of taunting from American tourists and soldiers. Residents — let’s call them Fuckers, shall we — are fed up with Fucking postcards, Fucking Christmascards and even Fucking beer being sold to prot off their town. The mayor said that the only problem with changing the name is that “we need all of the Fuckingresidents to agree” to the change. I just wrote fuck seven times in the biggest paperin Orange County. Eight, actually. Happy end-of-semester, everybody.
 This would not be OK in America
From staf and wire reports
Someone trespassed at Bank of America at 137 E. Frankin St.at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday, accordin to Chape Hi poice reports.
Chape Hi poice assistedOrane County EMS at 450 S.Eiott Road at 11:49 p.m.Monday, accordin to Chape Hipoice reports.
Someone verbay threatenedanother at 100 N. Coumbia St. at8:17 a.m. Monday, accordin toChape Hi poice reports.
Poice responded to reports of  breakin and enterin and arceny at 425 Hisborouh St. at 11:19p.m. Monday, accordin to ChapeHi poice reports. An Xbox 360, ames and ap- tops were stoen, reports state.
Someone stoe a bue Mopedfrom a parkin deck at 110 N.Roberson St. between 6:45 p.m.and 8:45 p.m. Monday, accordin to Chape Hi poice reports.The Moped was vaued at$1,000, reports state.
Someone abandoned a back  Vovo at 140 Forsyth Drive at 8:56p.m. Monday, accordin to ChapeHi poice reports.
Someone was in possession of an open container of acoho at120 E. Frankin St. at 3:16 a.m.Monday, accordin to Chape Hipoice reports.
Chape Hi poice responded to reports of trespassin at 167 E.Frankin St. at 9:22 p.m. Monday,accordin to Chape Hi poicereports.Someone was trespassed fromFrankin Street Market after beinintoxicated and threatenin thecerk, reports state.
Chape Hi poice assisted Anima Contro at 604 Brookview Drive at 8:18 a.m. Monday, accord-in to Chape Hi poice reports. A rabid raccoon was reported to be in someone’s yard, poicereports state.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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ophomore communications major Josh Orol sits inPolk Place with anti-Amendment One T-shirts. “Weare encouraging people to vote against the amend-ment. Almost 900 people will be wearing these shirts thisFriday. We are having a march at 3p.m.,” Orol said.
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arts Briefs
Senior Ben Boecker wins Selden Prize forPlaywriting for full-length play ‘Spellbound!’
The department of dramatic art announced Tuesday that Ben Boecker won the Selden Prize for Playwritingfor his play “Spellbound!”The prize accepts unproduced, student-written one-acts and full-length plays. Winners receive a cash prizeand a public reading of their work.Last year’s winner was Pat Robinson for his script“Where the Ocean Meets the Sky.”
City Briefs
Festifall seeks bands and entertainment forChapel Hill’s yearly autumn community event
Chapel Hill’s Festifall event is seeking bands, chil-dren’s entertainers, buskers, dancers and street per-formers for this year’s event.Entertainers will showcase local talent at the festi- val, which will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 7.The selection committee includes community mem- bers involved in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro music scene.Provisions by the town include covered stages, PA system, and a table to sell merchandise at the event.Completed entertainment submissions must beemailed, postmarked or dropped off by 5 p.m. May 30.
Structure fire causes $3,000 in damage butno injuries at one Rosemary Street building
 A building at 342 W. Rosemary St. is reported tohave approximately $3,000 in damages after catchingfire on April 14 at 4:03 p.m. According to a Chapel Hill Fire Department pressrelease, the fire began on the outside of the buildingthat houses Legacy Cuts and Tate Realty. It then spreadto the wall cavity, where it was discovered.No one in the building was injured from the fire.
- From staff and wire reports
 Athletes say, ‘It gets better’
By Olivia Frere
Staff Writer
More than 30 student athletesfrom 10 different varsity sportsteams echoed a simple but powerfulphrase in a video released Tuesday.“It gets better.”The UNC Athletic Departmentsponsored the YouTube video, which is part of the national “It GetsBetter” campaign that promotesanti-bullying and suicide preventionfor lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender teenagers. Associate AthleticCommunications Director DaveLohse, who proposed producing the video, said it provides comfort tokids who are bullied.“They can watch a video whereTar Heel athletes are saying to hangin there,” he said.“That speaks volumes about whatour school is about and what ourstudent athletes are doing to stepup.” Assistant Athletic Director forStudent Athlete DevelopmentCricket Lane said UNC is one of few athletic programs in the nationto sponsor an “It Gets Better” video.“UNC is such a big name — they look to us as a leader in setting thestandard,” junior field hockey playerMeghan Lyons said.Lohse introduced the idea to thestudent athlete advisory council andCarolina Leadership Academy inOctober.Student athlete volunteers col-laborated with script writer DevinFratarcangeli and members of theathletic department to produce the video.“The repetitiveness of ‘It gets bet-ter’ is pretty powerful coming fromso many people,” Lyons said. Volunteers were in charge of selecting the locations where the video was filmed.Junior fencer Jenna Rodrigues,chose the arboretum to shoot her partof the video because she feels that themessage should resonate across thecommunity beyond athletics.“I didn’t think the message should just carry over in an athletic stage,”Rodriguez said.The video has received more than2,800 views on YouTube and is alsofeatured on outsports.com, a websitefor gay sports fans and athletes.
Campusesgrapple with suicideprevention
By Amanda Albright
Staff Writer
 A recent lawsuit regarding a tragedy at CornellUniversity has sparked a nationwide discussion aboutuniversities’ responsibilities for the prevention of one of the most common killers of college students — suicide.Cornell student Bradley Ginsburg was one of theestimated 4,000 young adults between the ages of 15and 24 that commit suicide annually in the UnitedStates. Ginsburg jumped off a bridge on Cornell’s cam-pus in 2010.Suicide is the second leading cause of deathamong college students, according to the AmericanFoundation for Suicide Prevention.Because of this high rate of suicide on college cam-puses, parents and others have questioned universities’liability for suicide.The student’s father, Howard Ginsburg, has fileda $180 million lawsuit against Cornell for negligence because the bridge that Bradley Ginsburg jumped off of did not have a fence, according to reports from TheCornell Daily Sun.Negligence for universities usually includes admin-istrators ignoring the warning signs of suicide, saidCharles Daye, a UNC law professor.But Howard Ginsburg’s lawsuit expands the defini-tion of negligence to include a lack of physical barriersto suicide.Public entities — such as UNC — are not usually liable for deaths, but there are exceptions with certaincases, Daye said.The lawsuit against Cornell has also raised questionsabout whether alternative suicide prevention measuresshould be mandated on college campuses.Physical barriers to suicide, such as fences on bridg-es, are known as methods of restriction. Methods of restriction are not legally required at universities.“Colleges can’t possibly have a responsibility to pre- vent suicide in every possible way,” Daye said.Dr. Morton Silverman, senior advisor to the SuicidePrevention Resource Center, said studies on whetherrestriction completely prevents suicide are mixed.“We talk about measures that might be done to‘suicide-proof’ a building,” he said. “But there is nosuch thing as a 100 percent guarantee that any physicalchanges will prevent suicide in all situations.”Skip Simpson, a Texas-based lawyer who works onsuicide cases at schools and workplaces, advocates for a prevention approach that mobilizes personnel.Simpson said students, resident advisors, professorsand faculty must recognize the signs and symptoms of a suicidal person. Warning signs include moodiness, social with-drawal and alcohol abuse, according to the AmericanFoundation for Suicide Prevention.“The student body must be aware that silence kills,Simpson said. “Students need to help each other outand refer one another to campus health.UNC Campus Health Services utilizes a suicide pre- vention method called SIREN, which teaches studentshow to act as allies and resources for potentially sui-cidal peers.In addition, UNC Campus Health Services advisesfaculty to also be on the lookout for warning signs suchas unusual behavior or absences.Silverman does not discount either method of utiliz-ing personnel or physical barriers.“It is a combination of preventative interventionsthat have the highest likelihood of reducing most, butnot all, suicides,” Silverman said.
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A Cornell student’s suicide has raisedquestions regarding schools’ liability.
By Kathryn Trogdon
Staff Writer
 After experiencing its first deficitsince 2006 last year, Chapel Hill istrying a new method to allocate its$51 million 2012-2013 budget —and officials say the system will giveresidents more say than ever before.This is the first year the town will use priority budgeting, whichadjusts department budgets individ-ually rather than making uniform,across-the-board cuts.“It forces you to make decisionson what services are most importantto the public rather than try to cutthings across the board in an incre-mental fashion,” said Ken Pennoyer,Chapel Hill’s director of businessmanagement. As Chapel Hill Town Councildecides what services it deems mostimportant, residents have contrib-uted through surveys and publichearings.Pennoyer said they have partici-pated more than in the past, partly  because of resident involvement inChapel Hill 2020. They will haveanother chance to join in April 30 atthe next budget public forum.Pennoyer said besides givingresidents more input, priority  budgeting makes sense in tougheconomic times.“It’s a better decision-making pro-cess when you are in a time of scarceresources,” Pennoyer said.But he said it is a much more dif-ficult process than incremental bud-geting because it is easier to makethe same cuts to all services than todecide what is most important.“The simple thing to do is try toapply the pain the same across theentire organization,” he said.UNC School of Governmentfaculty have recently brought“Budgetopolis” to Chapel Hill tohelp residents understand theprocess.The budget simulation exerciseis in the form of a board game thatasks participants to make budgetdecisions in a variety of situations.“I think it gives a real perspec-tive of what the trade-offs are forcommunities that are making tough budget decisions,” said Lydian Altman, the director of the strategicpublic leadership initiative at theUNC School of Government.It also allows participants to seethe environment local government isoperating under, she said.“I think people who participatedhave a greater appreciation for theservices the town provides andunderstand that funding is neces-sary,” said Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt.He said getting more community input on the budget will help thetown to better meet the needs of thecommunity.But even with a change in budgetprocedure, he said resident concernshave not changed.Kleinschmidt said there is no dif-ference in public concern betweenfiscal year 2012-13 and past years, asmany are still worried about servicecuts and tax increases. And Pennoyer said althoughthose public concerns can some-times be difficult to manage, it is beneficial to hear from many differ-ent perspectives.“Everybody realizes that we stillhaven’t fully recovered from theeconomic downturn so we still haveto make some difficult decisions,” hesaid. “There is also a sense of reality that we can’t have everything.”
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Town makes cuts using priority budget
Varsity athletes participatein a video for the“It Gets Better” project.
Chapel Hill will balanceprograms rather than makeacross-the-board cuts.
screenshot courtesy of unc athletics
Gymnast Zoya Johnson contributed to a video featuring UNC student athletesfor the “It Gets Better” project, a campaign to support LGBT youth.
Freshman swimmer John PaulGaylor, who participated in the video, said he was surprised the video had received so many views.“It had already made that big of an impact,” he said.But Gaylor said he will promotemore publicity through social media.He said the athletic department is working to get the video posted onTarheelblue.com.Lane said the video has receivedpositive support and that sheanticipates making another videoin the future.“I think a person would be hardpressed for viewing something likethis negatively,” Lohse said.Lohse said the video did not haveany relation to the Amendment Onedebates and was not intended to bepolitical.“It’s a very simple message. It’snot about forcing beliefs. It’s about valuing human life,” he said.
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Andrew Scharfenberg (left) and Will Isley, two of the three founders of Steel String Craft Brewery, toast to their creation of Carrboro’s new craft brewery.
3 friends to brew homemade beer at Steel String brewery 
By Graves Ganzert
Staff Writer
 A UNC graduate, a lawyer and a marine arelooking to bring their passion for home-brewed beer to the Carrboro market. Will Isley, Andrew Scharfenberg and Cody Maltais, co-owners of the Steel String CraftBrewery, said they plan to open a brewery in downtown Carrboro within the next sixmonths.“Every home brewer’s dream is to open a  brewery of their own and share a bit of whatthey do with more people,” Scharfenberg said.The three friends, who call themselves the brewery czars, said they got their start experi-menting with homemade beer concoctions.“Home-brewing was the natural off-shoot to becoming a beer geek,” said Scharfenberg, logis-tics czar for the brewery. “Its like how you may  watch the Star Wars movies over and over, but we are the guys who made our own Boba Fettcostumes. Now we are designing our own lightsabers and hope the public will buy them.”The owners say their craft brewery will fill a  void in Carrboro, which is known for having a strong market for locally-grown products.“We think we can fill a gap in Carrboro andhope the locals will support us in our littleadventure,” Scharfenberg said. “Carrboro sup-ports its locals like no other town I’ve seen, which is very refreshing and gives us a hopefulfeeling.”Isley, brew czar and a bluegrass player, saidhe hopes to be a part of the Carrboro commu-nity by supporting town events.“To me that is just as important as makinggreat beer,” he said. “I think a lot of times thecommunity really rallies behind craft beer because there is such a sense of community created when you can sit around and share your beer.”In addition to Steel String Craft Brewery,Starpoint Brewing will also open for businessin Carrboro soon.Owner Tim Harper said he is working toretrofit his garage with brewery equipment andplans to start brewing around Memorial Day.“I’m not into publicity. I’d rather just openand have my beer out there for people to try,Harper said.He said he looks forward to the new brewer-ies in the area.“A long time ago, there were a lot of local breweries located in the community doing goodtogether and we are starting to move back to it,”he said.Carolina Brewery owner Robert Poitras saidhe is excited to see the startup companies enterthe market soon.“I wish them the best of luck and look for- ward to having a beer with them sometimesoon,” he said.
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