Sam Schaefer

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Sam Schaefer

Column: Learning to converse more selflessly

If there’s one rule of polite company I deeply object to, it’s this: “Don’t talk about politics.” I’ve spent the last two years of my life employed by this organization and talking about politics, and they have been the most fulfilling years of my life.


Sam Schaefer

Column: Growing up with the Tar Heels

Everyone privileged enough to attend UNC for four years does some growing up during that time. One part of growing up for me was coming to terms with the fact that UNC isn’t the idealized institution I held in my mind as a kid.


Column: You’ll never run out of work

Inevitably, over the last few years, whenever someone has found out that I am a Chapel Hill native, they have made something along the lines of this comment: “Really got away from home, huh?”


Sam Schaefer is a junior history and public policy major from Chapel Hill.

Column: Summer is a time for depth

As a person who has spent the bulk of my almost 21 years of existence within the city limits of Chapel Hill, it might be tempting to believe I know everything I’ll ever need to about this area.


Sam Schaefer is a junior history and public policy major from Chapel Hill.

Column: Seriousness of assault requires candor, firm penalty

Saturday evening, when North Carolina’s football team ran roughshod over Liberty, it was easy to get lost in the atmosphere — the smell of delicious, fatty food wafting over the campus, the sea of people dressed in Carolina’s beautiful blue, the excitement of seeing this year’s intriguing team finally take the field after what felt like an interminable wait.


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