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North Carolina junior Danny Green has
come off the bench to be an 'X factor’ for
the Tar Heels in their trip to the Final Four.
Streak}' junior brings
spark off the bench
BY GREGG FOUND
Danny Green sat in the North Carolina
locker room, patiently answering questions
just minutes after his team beat Louisville
83-73 to advance to the Final Four.
He responded to each question duti
fully, with thought and sincerity —but
after a while, his true emotion came out.
“You have no idea how exhausted I
am," he said.
And with good reason Green had
just wrapped up a game in which he
dropped in 11 points, picked up four
fouls and had to guard
forward Earl Clark in
He displayed four
stitches over his left
eye from a first-half
collision to boot.
“I have mixed feel
ings," Green said. “I’m
so happy and excited,
but I have no energy
He didn't even have
much energy to cel-
a man of many
After he climbed the celebratory lad
der and snipped his piece of the Bobcats
Arena net. Green left the group of his
teammates and sat on the makeshift stage
at center court to rest his weary legs.
The move was surprising because it was
one of the few instances in which Green
actually looked fatigued on the court.
Usually a bundle of energy off the
bench, Green seemingly has a different
role every game sometimes different
roles even within each game.
He is called on to defend big men
and small guards, to shoot threes and to
rebound, to bring energy without being
Sometimes he gets in trouble with
coach Roy Williams for that overanxiety
throwing the ball away or committing
an unnecessary foul.
But he always finds himself on the
court in close games. And that's the way
he likes it.
“When I got fouled. I couldn't even see
the rim,’ Green said of the collision that
split open his eyebrow during the game.
“But luckily they didn’t notice, so I just
He spent the next few possessions hiding
the blood trickling down the side of his face,
often wiping it with his jersey, so that he
wouldn’t have to come out of die game.
It worked for a while, until a Louisville
player turned him in during a free throw.
“It’s happened, like, eight times," Green
said of his wound. ‘l’ve had stitches on
SEE GREEN, PAGE 8
State | page 4
UNO'S student groups have
banded together to try to register
voters in advance of the April 11
deadline. North Carolina's primary
takes place May 6.
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BY MEGHAN PRICHARD
As the torches passed from this
year’s student leaders to next year’s
during Ttiesdav night’s student govern
ment inauguration, it was the jokes, the
laughs and the memories that filled the
And though there was one empty seat
and an absent smile that drew atten
tion, most of the leaders focused their
words on the opportunities that next
“I wish Eve were here with us," Student
Body President J.J. Raynor told the audi-
Mike Tarrant spoke on former Student
Body President Eve Carson's behalf,
relaying advice to Raynor about her new
“If Eve were here right now, 1 believe
her first piece of advice would be to work
on your jokes prior to your first Board of
Trustees meeting," Tarrant said, teasing
Raynor for what he termed her inability
to tell a decent joke.
‘But if all else fails, a big smile should
do just fine."
He also recommended that she take
time for herself and encouraged the new
student government overall to continue
promoting the Carolina way, as Carson
Associate Justice Dominic Ruiz-
Esparza of the Student Supreme Court
swore in the 38 members of the 90th
session of Student Congress and the 14
executive and judicial officers.
While both old and new student gov
ernment members discussed the past,
they focused primarily on the future for
student government and the University.
“When 1 look in your faces, 1 see
exactly w’ho we are —a generation of
change agents," Raynor said.
“The beauty of being a Carolina stu
dent is that we have an opportunity to
grow and the privilege to watch that
growth create change.’
Congress Speaker TYler Younts also
SEE INAUGURATION. PAGE 8
Soldiers get sense of
community at base
BY ERIK RUST
FAYETTEVILLE - For Robert
Moorehead of the 82nd Airborne
Division, two years of duty in Iraq can
be summed up in one word, delivered
with a smirk.
Back from his tour of duty since
November, it's now early March, and he
is standing outside Fort Bragg's PX center
of Fort Bragg.
In retrospect he has nothing but good
things to say about his experience.
“I like being at Fort Bragg. I like the
area, the people I’ve met," he said. ‘lt
has a good environment and good senior
leadership. It’s a good place to start."
A sense of unwavering devotion and
commitment to the military life and the
Fort Bragg area is clearly present when
talking to the soldiers, who even affec
tionately use the term “Fayettenam."
The base is home to almost 10 percent
of the Army’s active forces, with 43,000
military personnel. That strong Army
presence creates an atmosphere of cama
raderie in Fort Bragg and Fayetteville.
This is a good place to be," said Megan
Belprez, who has worked at Fort Bragg's
arts | page 5
For its final production of the season,
Play Makers Repertory Company will
put on "Amadeus,* the tale of
dueling pianists Amadeus Mozart
and Antonio Salieri.
Serving the students and the University community since 1893
A NEW BEGINNING
ence of about 150
trators and parents.
“I know she'd be so
Body Vice President
After hearing former Student Body Vice President Mike Tarrant offer advice that former Student Body President Eve
Carson could not, J.J. Raynor delivered a speech outlining her goals as student body president for the 2008-09 year.
BY ZACK TYMAN
Since her Feb. 12 election, J.J. Raynor
has been developing a plan and preparing
an approach to her new office
Now that she’s been sworn in as stu
dent body president, Raynor is ready to
act —and her goals are set.
“I want a stronger student voice in
every decision made on campus," she
said. “And 1 want to make it possible for
every student to embrace their experi
ence at Carolina."
To accomplish that, she plans to put
holding a grocery bag
full of 2-liter sodas.
The day marks the
conclusion of active
duty for Moorehead,
ending a five-year
Army stint based out
Sgt. first Class Robert Sepulveda trained
at Fort Bragg and spent 15 months in Iraq.
He is now an Army training instructor.
Womack Army Medical Center for 18
months. The soldiers and families support
each other and the community together."
Belprez said bombs exploding in the
distance and helicopters zooming overhead
are just elements of everyday life on a mili
tary base. “That’s part of what we do here,"
she said. “I don’t mind all that stuff"
She playfully flexed her biceps and
flashed a grin: “We gotta, you know, pro
tect the country."
SEE SOLDIERS, PAGE 8
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Raynor lays groundwork for year
New SBP stresses outreach, organization
WHO IS HANSBROUGH?
UNC's Tyler Hansbrough has
accumulated many nicknames
during his three years at Carolina,
but the one that always seems to
stick is "Psychol"
more students on University committees
and increase outreach programs.
Raynor also said she wants to forge
a strong working relationship between
the students and the new chancellor,
whoever that may be.
“I want to find a chancellor that’s
incredibly good for our school. Someone
w’ho will work with students," said
Raynor, who is a part of the 21-member
chancellor search committee.
Already she has a full plate.
And she said she’s got her priorities in
order, especially for the summer, when
Carolina Performing Arts
BY DANIEL STAINKAMP
Chris Dias, a junior music major,
couldn't have landed an internship with
the Chicago Symphony this summer on
Dias is one of several students whose
involvement with Carolina Performing
Arts and particularly his relationship with
Emil Kang, UNC’s executive director for
the arts, allowed him to network with
prominent members of
the national arts com
“He pretty much
me pick up an intern
ship with the Chicago
Symphony this sum
mer," Dias said, "He’s
done a lot to help me kick-start my career."
But Dias said CPA was more than just a
career springboard it offered him a chance
to experience internationally renowned
artistic performances on a student’s bud
get, something he said has inspired him to
further hone his own musical skills.
“Carolina Performing Arts really
offers students the opportunity to travel
around the world almost, just by going
in their backyard,” Dias said. “All 1 have
to do is walk from Hill Hall to Memorial
Auditorium and pay 10 bucks. It doesn’t
get any easier than that."
Sophomore Amy Zhang said she was
able to gain a fuller understanding of the
arts on campus through meetings with per
formers that were organized by students.
this day in history
The student legislature divides its
$121,000 budget among student
groups, anticipating 5,400
undergraduates for the next
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 2. 2008
she plans to mingle with administrators
and work on her tuition proposal —one of
the biggest responsibilities of the office.
But being student body president, or
holding any elected office for that matter,
takes more than good intentions.
“You need the ability to get things
done," said N.C. Rep. Bill Faison, D-
Orange. “You need to communicate
the idea and then create a consensus to
move toward a desired goal."
So to get her officers organized and to
spread awareness of student government,
Raynor is proposing an orientation.
“Student government is very com-
SEE RAYNOR. PAGE 8
"It 's less about projects
and more about giving
everyone a chance ... to
see whats going on."
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such as discussions with members of the
Khmer Arts Ensemble in October 07.
“(CPA) has helped me achieve a more
interdisciplinary perspective when it comes
to courses and in general," Zhang said.
Other students have organized to raise
awareness of the arts on campus through
two fledgling programs.
Front Row, a student-run organization,
was created last year to enhance students’
arts experience at UNC.
Established in spring 2005, the Student
Arts Forum serves as a means of facilitat
ing communication between leaders of
student arts organizations, administra
tors and student government members.
“It's something that's just getting off the
ground now," said Meghan McNamara,
president of Front Row. “At this point it’s
less about projects and more about giving
everyone a chance to communicate and
allowing them to see what's going on."
And in attempt to show case the efforts
of student arts organizations. Front Row
created Campus Arts Day.
“Campus Arts Day is a great opportu-
SEE FRONT ROW. PAGE 8
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