In lieu of something more maudlin, I would like to use my farewell to both UNC and the Daily Tar Heel to shout out my soon to be fellow UNC alum Adam Reed, creator of the FX television show Archer.
When we first arrive at UNC, we are normally inundated with various accolades that are meant to inspire pride in going here.
For example, we go to the first public university in the United States, which is consistently ranked the best value public university, has five — well, now, six — basketball national championships, and is located in the “Southern Part of Heaven.”
The fact that we are so often bombarded with these details is not necessarily bad; school pride in and of itself is not pernicious and can in fact be a good thing.
But it does, at the very least, engender a propensity to hold these metrics on a pedestal.