There are a lot of beautiful things that occur when summer begins to wind down.
Students return to campus, the chaos of classes ensues and we start to ease back into our usual routines. However, one of the most beautiful things in my opinion is our untapped potential to break up those routines.
Insert FallFest. As a several-hour event spread out on South Road and Hooker Fields, FallFest enables students both new and old to engage in what campus organizations have to offer, embrace food and stickers and fliers, as well as sign up for things that pique their interest enough to hopefully spark involvement once the school year starts. This yearly tradition gives students and campus groups the opportunity to recruit new members as well as promote the values and issues they stand for.
Continue reading “What is it that draws us to this place like no other?”
With less than a month left before you move into your dorms in Chapel Hill, you’re probably thinking you’ve heard every piece of generic “going to college” advice in existence. You’ve gotten lectures about drinking, speeches beginning with, “when I was in school..,” and rants about keeping your GPA up. I’ve been there and heard them all. But, I want to give you some advice that will (hopefully) resonate, from a former first-year to a current one:
Get involved with the Campus Y.
Continue reading “A Letter to the Class of 2019 from a Recent First-Year at UNC”
Last year, even as a freshman new to campus and unaware of what it was like to be a student at Carolina, I could tell that the 2014-2015 academic year stood out amongst previous years.
Continue reading “First year reflection.”