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Between 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday, about 1,100 dancers stayed on their feet in Fetzer Gym for the 10th annual UNC Dance Marathon. More than $320,000 was
raised for the For the Kids Fund, which benefits children and their families at N.C. Children's Hospital. Visit www.dailytarheel.com for a multimedia presentation.
GROOVIN’ AND GROANIN’
10th Dance Marathon raises record amount
Editor's note: The 10th annual UNC
Dance Marathon held from 7 p.m.
Friday until 7p.m. Saturday raised
a record amount of money for the N.C.
Children's Hospital, with more volun
teers than ever. Senior writer Sarah Frier
participatedfor thefirst time:
BY SARAH FRIER
Swollen and abused after 24 straight
hours of standing and dancing, my
Ferrell antics appeal
to campus audience
BY SETH WRIGHT
When Will Ferrell first appeared on
stage Friday night in the Smith Center,
he was wearing a Duke sweatshirt.
Boos and hisses erupted from the
audience, until Ferrell pulled the sweat
shirt over his head to reveal a Carolina
blue UNC sweatshirt. Ferrell then began
to fight performers dressed as ninjas to
the “Mortal Kombat" theme song.
Ferrell was at UNC as part of the “Funny
or Die Comedy Tbur,” presented by “Semi-
Pro,’ a basketball-themed movie starring
Ferrell, which opens ( in theaters Friday.
Attendees paid $45 for tickets, a price
many students said was high. But Kyle
Slighton, who attended the event, said he
didn't mind the cost.
“It was worth it with all the comedi
ans. If it was just Will Ferrell. I would be
pretty pissed, but with everybody it was
good,’ he said.
Ferrell acted as the show's host, intro
ducing other featured comedians Zach
Galifianakis, Nick Swardson and Demetri
Martin between each of his own skits.
Midway through the show, Ferrell
appeared as his title character from
“Anchormans The Legend of Ron
Burgundy" and interviewed men’s bas
ketball coach Roy Williams
*1 just stand over there and clap and
tell everybody to run up and down the
The No. 2 Tar Heels will take on
rival N.C. State at 7 p.m. today in
Carmichael Auditorium. Students
still can get tickets for the game at
the box office.
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feet did not feel attached to my body.
Walking back from my first Dance
Marathon, every step was a gamble as
to w'hether my feet would continue to
support me or simply fall off.
But there were much bigger things at
play that night than my feet. Families
and representatives from the N.C.
Children’s Hospital came to Fetzer
Gym at the 22-hour mafk and, teary
eved and forever grateful, told all 1,100
dancers and about 400 volunteers how
Friday at the
Williams about TVler Hansbroughs level
of intensity during basketball games.
*1 understand his nickname is Psycho.
Is that because he has psychological
problems?’ Ferrell said.
After learning Hansbrough was in
attendance, Ferrell acted frightened and
told the star forward, “I’ve got my eye on
While Ferrell was undoubtedly the
headliner, audience members said other
performers made the show great.
Martin came on stage playing a jet-black
Gibson Les Paul guitar as his comedic
drawings were displayed on large screens
hanging above each side of the stage con
structed on the Smith Center floor.
SEE FERRELL, PAGE 5
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CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
Past and present leaders of the
Black Student Movement gathered
at a luncheon this weekend to
reflect on the past present and
future of the group.
of the 10th
with an underdeveloped heart, to pay a
single mother’s rent so she could sup
port her daughter during cystic fibrosis
treatment and to fund new technology.
This year, the event raised $321,938.53
—a record amount and about 585.000
more than the year before.
Dancers seek to unite
BY NASH ROBERTS
When differences of language, cul
ture and geographical origin can stand
to divide, it can be easy to forget the con
nectivity’ humans share.
Fridays dance performance at Memorial
Hall featuring Brooklyn-based Urban
Bush Women and Senegalese Compagnie
Jant-Bi was a reminder that despite these
differences, people can come together
around shared histories, even if the mem
ory of these histories is often painful.
The two groups performed their inter
pretation of a dance called “The Scales of
Memory," which explores cultural mem
ory; and shared history in light of slavery's
legacy upon peoples of African descent.
Senior Marie Garlock said the perfor
mance brought tears to her eyes.
“It reminded me of when I took dance
classes in Tanzania.' she said. “The open
ness with which they moved involved so
many dance forms, and their fierceness
cut to the heart of it’
The dance companies performed before
a near-capacity crowd, executing a visual
experience of cultural history.
“It was a lot about the oppression of
people, rising above it and becoming
empowered by the situation you're in,"
said senior Graciela Seila, who attended
The production relied heavily on
contrast between light and dark and a
court. It looks pretty
good,” Williams said
in response to Ferrell’s
question about what
In the middle of the
interview, ninjas came
on stage and attacked
Williams as Ferrell
fought them off.
Williams said the
ninjas looked like
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exactly the money in
the For the Kids fund
In the past 10
years, money has
been used to pay
for the surgery that
saved a baby born
And the night was a nonstop string of
events, dancing and performances. Even
Will Ferrell made a surprise appearance
to tell us we were missed at his show, but
what we were doing was more impor
“It’s easier when my legs are moving,’
freshman Cameron Battle said, while
brushing her teeth at 3:30 a.m. “When
entertaining things are going on, I don’t
think about the pain as much.”
I’ll admit I started the marathon
skeptical. 1 expected to see students
SEE MARATHON. PAGE 5
Urban Bush Women and Senegalese
Compagnie Jant-Bi performed modern
dance Friday night at Memorial Hall.
dynamic sound track created by French
composer Fabrice Bouillon-Laforest.
The dancers moved to a variety of sounds,
including dog barks, crashing waves and
ambient drum and bass.
“The Scales of Memory’ brings me back
to my roots,” said Cire Beye, a dancer from
The dancers' movements varied through
out the night. Sometimes they appeared
SEE DANCE. PAGE 5
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2008
HEAD TO HEAD:
DTH /LAUREN COWART
The North Carolina men’s
basketball team beat Wake
Forest 89-73 Sunday in the
Smith Center. See pg. 14 for the full
story and visit wwvv.dailytarheel.
com for a photo slideshow.
BY MATTHEW PRICE
President Eve Carson
said she finds her
2007 campaign slo
gan just as cheesy
today as she did dur
ing her campaign.
But she said the
concept of the slogan
encompasses one of
her most important
roles as president
being a representative
of all UNC students.
“When I think
about the voice of the
students, I am a voice,’
Carson said. ‘l’m a loud
voice and a talkative
voice. 1 talk a lot and I
talk to whoever will listen to me."
And Carson’s role as a representative
for students is set out in the constitution
of the Student Code.
The Code states that the student body
president shall "represent the student
body, especially in dealing with the stu
dents of other schools, with the faculty,
with the administration, with the employ
ees, with the Board of Trustees and with
the Board of Governors."
SEE CARSON, PAGE 5
BY ANASA HICKS
Chapel Hill resident Boh Buysse and his
wife stopped irrigating their lawn last fall.
They wanted to avoid their neighbors’ ire.
“Your neighbors will shame you if they
see your green lawn," Buysse said. “We
don’t want to have our neighbors looking
cross-eyed at us."
Even though conservation tactics still
haven't caught everyone's attention, authori
ties have yet to turn off anyone's water, the
most severe punishment for violations.
Police and the Orange Water and Sew er
Authority said first-time violators still are
given the benefit of the doubt.
SEE WATER, PAGE 5
this day in history
FEB. 25.2002 ...
An environmental competition to
promote conservation on campus
called the Green Games kicks off.
Teams participating are judged for
a 16-day period.
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as a delegator
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