And you know what? I am so happy that I am replaceable. I’m happy this place can go on without me. What a self-absorbed thing to say, as if this place needed me to make it so wonderful. Here’s to knowing what comes next will matter as much as these last four years of letting go have been.
To all the hopeful Tar Heels visiting campus: I’ve been where you are now.
Seniors, enjoy the last part of your undergraduate career how you wish to, whether that includes senior traditions or not.
Literature is everywhere on UNC's campus, and students should take advantage of the many opportunities and events on campus that it gives them.
'On the third anniversary of the tragic deaths of these brave, selfless young people, I would encourage others to remember not only their names but also what they stood so passionately for.'
In summer 2016, the Chelsea Theater, located in the Timberlyne Shopping Center, became my dark hideaway. On fuzzy, humid nights, I’d make solitary pilgrimages to the little theater just ten minutes from my Carrboro home.
The night before Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” was unleashed upon the waiting world, I boldly announced to my squad, “If Taylor doesn’t address her political silence on the album, I think I’m going to have to let her go.”
I can say without a doubt that the Varsity Theatre is my favorite thing on Franklin Street. That seems like litotes.
We are all learning. As young people, we possess some of the greatest awareness when it comes to social justice issues. Like everyone else, there have been times when I was unaware of larger narratives. People have called me out for it; sometimes graciously and sometimes not as much.
My dad took me to see “Spider-Man” the first week of its release in 2002. I walked out of the theater feeling a little dazed; my seven-year-old self had never seen that much action, apart from the minuscule amount in films like “Mulan” and “Hercules.” It was exciting, adventurous and seemed so real. I wanted to see the movie again, because it was that movie that made me decide I was a comic book film fan.