Assistant University Editor
Just days after the Freshman Focus Council launched its premiere Web site for first-year students, questions of vulgar content within the site already have surfaced.
A link to mulletsgalore.com on Freshman Central was removed Sunday after speculation that the link's content might paint an inaccurate representation of student life at UNC.
Freshman Central, a site geared toward first-year students and incoming freshmen, attempts to encapsulate University culture and to aid students in the transition into college life.
But mulletsgalore.com is a tongue-in-cheek site aiming to poke fun at the short-on-top, long-in-the-back hairstyle that is stereotypically linked to particular lower-class lifestyles.
The site's frequent graphic and pervasive sexual innuendo and adult content, along with its links to sites featuring animal pornography, has gained it a large student following.
Rebekah Burford, co-coordinator of Freshman Central, said the link was removed because mulletsgalore.com's content had the potential to cause concern among the student body.
"The Web site we constructed is for all students here, and if any students feel it is too vulgar, we don't want them to feel that way," she said.
The link was placed on Freshman Central's "Links of the Week" page, advertising a must-see Web site to students, along with a link to Student Health Service.