UNC goes to Washington: Graduates reflect on their paths to politics

Politicians like N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper and U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., were involved in a variety of campus extracurriculars during their undergraduate careers at UNC, which set them on their political careers. 

“There’s no set pathway to get into any career, but especially with politics it’s so liquid to get to that point,”  UNC sophomore Serena Singh said. 

Singh, who was recently elected co-chairperson of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Outreach Committee in the Undergraduate Executive Branch, said having political role models is beneficial because it shows you don’t have to go to law school to go into politics. 

College Republicans

College Republicans is a politically conservative student organization. Members of the group work to help get Republican candidates get elected to public office at all levels of government. They also promote conservative ideology and help facilitate political debate and discussion across campus. The College Republicans seek to educate college students the public about conservative politics and principles. 

The group frequently brings conservative speakers to campus. Previous speakers include former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, columnist and author Ann Coulter, former republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and economist Walter Williams.

This group organizes events which commemorate events in American history such as planting American flags on campus to honor those who died on Sept. 11.

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