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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Student of the Month: Enjoying the mix of high school and college

The way Crystal Gordon sees it, she’s got the best of both worlds.

The Clement Early College High School senior has had a mix of traditional-style high school classes while also immersing herself in college-level courses at N.C. Central University.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

In defense of excess

In some places it’s called speculoos, which kind of sounds like a medieval medical/torture device.

It’s also known as biscoff.  That reminds me of a wrestling move. “Holy Moses! He’s giving him the old biscoff maneuver! That’s gonna hurt!”

But to me, the very best name for it is cookie butter.

 

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Class Notes

  • Candidate forum at Hillside High
  • DPS releases superintendent survey
  • Literacy summit
  • Hayes selected for PBS honor
  • ECHHS ethics team wins national title

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

Campus briefs

  • Columbia professor tapped for UNC Center for Civil Rights
  • Duke student named 2014 Goldwater Scholar
  • N.C. Central archivist inducted into historical society
  • State government offers paid summer internships

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Columnist: Lewis Bowling View All »

Mar. 04, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

Lewis Bowling: NCCU's athletic tradition among richest in N.C.

A short list of the great athletes connected to NCCU will ultimately leave out many deserving name, but hopefully the following names will remind area college sports fans that NCCU stands proudly as a university in athletics along with academics.



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Apr. 15, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Will e-cigarettes help smoker quit?

Q. I recently have started using an e-cigarette. It has dramatically cut down my smoking of traditional cigarettes, plus there is no smoke smell or residual on clothing or furniture.
I initially experienced headaches and was told to reduce the nicotine percentage in the liquid. That helped. Are you aware of any other side effects?



Columnist: Blue Greenberg View All »

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

In Durham, a surfeit of still lifes

It is becoming a habit, working the art scene in downtown Durham. This past week I was back at it and Cynthia Aldrich’s exhibition of still lifes in three dimensions started me thinking about the genre and some of its history; it also sent me on a still life search in other galleries. A still life is usually a picture of inanimate objects; they are still.  Sometimes a dead animal or cut flowers are included; the animal no longer moves and the cut flowers will quickly die.



Columnist: Debbie Matthews View All »

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

In defense of excess

In some places it’s called speculoos, which kind of sounds like a medieval medical/torture device.

It’s also known as biscoff.  That reminds me of a wrestling move. “Holy Moses! He’s giving him the old biscoff maneuver! That’s gonna hurt!”

But to me, the very best name for it is cookie butter.

 


Columnist: Don Mauer View All »

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

A healthier cheeseburger macaroni dish

While perusing the contents of my pantry, a friend came across an older box of Hamburger Helper and asked "how can you have that in your pantry when you write about such healthy foods?"

I explained that my fondness for Hamburger Helper bloomed at a time when I didn't closely read product ingredient lists and sometimes still get the taste for it.
My friend then rattled off the ingredient list: "Enriched macaroni, cornstarch, salt ..."