If you’ve lived in an on-campus dorm, you’re probably familiar with Carolina Housing’s unique brand of scammery.
They reel in eager first-year students with the promise of a community-oriented atmosphere and on that note, they certainly deliver. Students are unified by distance, but more often, however, by a shared disgust for unpleasantly scented common rooms and chronic ladybug infestations (this sounds cute in theory — it isn’t).
Air conditioners that release loud and unpredictable ticking noises have created a groundbreaking form of auditory waterboarding, minus the water. This unique method of psychological torment should be reserved for criminals of the worst offense, not college students.
Between obsessively calculating the lowest grades we can get on our midterms while preserving our fragile GPA's and trying to keep track of which of Davis Library’s bathrooms carry the least amount of toxic waste, we face enough psychological torment as it is!
One of this University’s most valuable attributes is the way it directs students towards continuous self-improvement. It seems that University officials have chosen to apply this value towards internal efforts, too, but almost exclusively sports-related ones.