Editorials and Columns

With all the amenities…

With all the amenities…

By Daniel Matchar Staff Writer Tales from a Jaguar: the Carrboro High School Report I’m Daniel Matchar, a sophomore at Chapel Hill High, and I’m a Tiger. I have legacy at that high school. My sister Emily and brother Ben graduated from there ages ago. For some time, I aspired to graduate from Chapel Hill High, carrying on the Matchar… Read more →

Let’s Roll / Pa’Lante

Christina Lopez highlights Latino life in Carrboro in her column “La Vida Carrboro.” Lopez is a junior journalism major from Salisbury, NC. It’s time to roll with “Radio Pa’Lante” on WCOM-FM 103.5. “Radio Pa’Lante”, a non-profit program in Carrboro, promotes acculturation and assimilation among the Latin American immigrant community.

CARRBORO FARE

By Summer Saadah EDITORIAL EDITOR “I want to say just one word to you — just one word. Are you listening?” Plastics.”

Dear Carrboro

Welcome to the Carrboro Commons, Round Two. By Jock Lauterer Lecturer, JOMC 459, Community Journalism Adviser, the Carrboro Commons We have the gall. The unmitigated gall. Some of you must be wondering: Where did this Carrboro Commons come from? Who’s behind this thing? UNC students!? How can a bunch of mere college kids presume to have the journalistic skills to… Read more →

Staff of Carrboro Commons

Staff of Carrboro Commons

The student staff of the Carrboro Commons gather for a group portrait: (front to back, left to right) co-editors Ashley Christian and Carrie Crespo; second row, Ramsey Bowman, Emily Brown and Features Editor Taylor Stanford; third row, Jordan-Ashley Baker, News and Copy Editor Joe Collevecchio, Kristan Haitz and Kyle Curtis; fourth row, Jack Carley, Tony Kim, Jung A Cho, Promotions… Read more →

It’s Carrboro

It’s Carrboro

By Emily Brown When Billy Sugarfix, 39, and his roommate Brian Risk, 31, sat down one day in their Carrboro apartment, they didn’t plan on writing a song that would become a local hit. But by the end of the day, Risk, a software developer for Rho, Inc. and Sugarfix, a musician and local substitute teacher, had produced a rap… Read more →

Dear Carrboro, Fall Semester 2006

Dear Carrboro, Fall Semester 2006

By Jock Lauterer Adviser, Carrboro Commons “Who am I and what am I doing here?” If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the words of Ross Perot’s 1992 politically unknown running mate, U.S. Navy (ret.) Admiral James Stockdale, as he attempted to introduce himself to the American public during the televised debates of ’92. (Some of you will also recall that… Read more →