VOLUME 113, ISSUE 123
Student elections jumpstarted
(From left) Board of Election members Beth Coleman, Jim Brewer,
Matt Bruder and Nicholas Mosley address potential candidates Tuesday.
Experts sound off
as deadline nears
BY ELIZABETH DEORNELLAS
Parents aren’t just worried
about empty-nest syndrome any
more. The increasingly com
petitive financial aid market has
made sending a child to college
even more bewildering.
The Free Application for
Federal Student Aid calculates the
need for financial assistance based
on disposable income, prompting
some families to manipulate their
finances to appear more deserv
Students and parents seek
ing financial aid for the 2006-07
school year can begin filling out
the FAFSA on Jan. 1.
FinAid.org lists ways to maxi
mize aid but is careful to discour
age the unethical strategies used
by some parents, such as clas
sifying dependent students as
independent, pretending to be
separated and temporarily trans
ferring assets to relatives.
Steve Brooks, executive direc
tor of the N.C. State Education
Assistance Authority, said par
ents should not try to cheat the
“The financial aid system is not
designed to be an adversarial sys
tem like the income tax system,”
Both Brooks and Julie Rice
Mallette, director of the Office of
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How to maximize
eligibility in college
✓ DO set aside money
under the parent's name,
not the student's.
✓ DO spend students' assets
before parents' assets.
✓ DO spend students' assets
on items needed for school,
such as laptop computers.
X DON'T hold extra money
in the bank; use it to pay off
credit card debt.
SOURCE: Mark Kantrowitz,
publisher of FinAid.org
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UNC junior Douglas Weiss rides the
escalator to the Top of Lenoir on Tuesday. Weiss
is an active member of Students Working in
the Environment for Active Transformation. S.W.E.A.T.
uses unconventional methods to raise jnoney for the
OFTEN BEHIND THE SCENES,
MANAGERS KEY TO SUCCESS
Six undergraduates perform dirty work for mens basketball team
BY SAPNA MAHESHWARI staff writer
An all-access pass to the Smith Center, courtside
seats to every game and the chance to hang out
with the men’s basketball team.
It’s all in a day’s or rather, season’s work for bas
ketball managers, who are considered as much a part of
the team as the players and the coaches.
And the veterans have their own 2005 NCAA
Championship rings to prove it.
Only six undergraduates hold the position of manager
an often underrecognized role in UNC’s basketball
“They probably spend more time in the Dean Dome
than we do,” says junior guard Wes Miller. “They’re anoth
er part of the team, and we consider them part of our
How does one go about land
ing this highly sought-after job,
which almost 100 people apply
for each year?
Well, it helps to start early.
Usually beginning as junior
varsity managers, almost all
the students work at Roy
Williams’ Carolina Basketball
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UNC graduate Johanna Stokes
has seen her comic book
"Zombie Tales" grow from a
single work to a series that
has received national praise.
WON’T START UNTIL JAN. 16
BY BRIAN HUDSON
And they’re off.
The 2006 campuswide general
election kicked off Tuesday night
with eight potential student lead
ers informally announcing their
intent to run for various campus
The UNC Board of Elections
hosted an optional informational
meeting in preparation for the
Feb. 14 student body president
The leadership positions of
the Graduate and Professional
SWEATING THE BIG STUFF
Camp for boys in the summer
before applying to be man
agers, says Joe Holladay, the
assistant coach in charge of
“My dad had known Coach
Williams while growing up,
(so) I knew that if I wanted
to work with the team, I had
to work the camp,” says junior
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OPPOSITION IN DRIVE
A local Latino advocacy group
will meet tonight to discuss
its effort to fight legislation
that would stifle immigrants'
ability to get driver's licenses.
Student Federation, Carolina
Athletic Association, Residence
Hall Association and the senior
class also will be up for grabs, as
will seats in Student Congress.
The session was aimed at
outlining election laws for the
potential candidates, who still are
bound from setting off down the
Until a compulsory candi
dates’ meeting Jan. 16, students
are barred from all campaigning
except to convey an intent to run.
“You can personally tell any
body you’re running right now,”
Green Belt Movement, which helps aid hunger relief
through environmental education and the promotion of
sustainable development. Tuesday evening, S.W.E.A.T
raised about $125 by encouraging students to make a cash
donation in exchange for a free meal at the dining hall.
David Hoots (center), the head manager of UNC's men's basketball
team, reacts with other staff members during the Kentucky game.
Preston Puckett, who has been
a varsity manager since fresh
Sophomore Kathryn Howlett
of Chapel Hill interned in UNC’s
athletic department during her
senior year of high school.
She got the job with help
from Director of Athletics Dick
Baddour and then worked the
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2005
elections board Chairman Nick
Mosley told potential candidates.
“Just be careful how in-depth you
go into your platform.”
Candidates are allowed to meet
with staff and prepare for their
races. “In fact you’re encouraged,”
Not until Jan. 24 are they
allowed to publicly discuss their
platforms, and campaign materials
such as signs are disallowed until
two weeks before the election.
Mosley said the elections board
is working with housing officials
to solidify a stance on campaign
ing in residence halls, otherwise
known as dorm storming, but
nothing has been set in stone.
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camp, landing herself a position
as a varsity manager her fresh
“I was the youngest one (last
year), and I was the only girl, so
I was kind of walking on egg
shells the whole time,” Howlett
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READY TO RUMBLE?
The Tar Heels will welcome
the St. Louis Billikens to the
Dean Dome tonight and are
expected to send them home
with a tally in the loss column.
RACE: District 3
WINNER: Adam Farag
RACE: 2 seats in District 7
WINNERS: P.J. Lusk, Heather
Jankowski and Christopher
Sherman (unconfirmed tie)
RACE: District 8
WINNERS: Andrew Sloop,
Woodson Witt, Rob Rountree
RACE: District 9
WINNERS: Anita Culler,
Brett Russ, Eve Stasios, Jessica
Walters, Robin Hunt (all five
Robert Allan Scott
TOTAL VOTES: 509 votes
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As this semester draws to an
end, I would like to take a few
minutes to look back at the events
of the past months. It has been a
successful and productive semes
ter for student government, as
well as the University as a whole.
The campus has several
new additions. The opening of
Memorial Hall, a much-anticipat
ed event, is an even greater suc
cess than anyone imagined. The
shows are unparalleled in quality
and attendance, and the newly
renovated building is a sight to
see. This addition to our campus
surely will continue to attract
serve as a base
for the expan
sion of the arts
300 bronze fig
ures, shows the
made to honor
reflects on the
University-owned slaves and free
blacks who helped build UNC with
their labor and service. The Class of
2002 gift opened the eyes of many
students to the contributions made
by people in the past, for which we
all should be thankful.
The traditional events of
University Day and Homecoming
also were very successful. I was hon
ored to speak at the University Day
celebration, and was overwhelmed
by the student attendance. It also
was wonderful to hear the inspir-
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