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Man on the Street: How was your first day of class at UNC?

August 19 was the first day of school at UNC, and University Editor Bradley Saacks stopped students on campus to ask the classic question — "How was your first day of class at UNC?"

Taylor Catha

Year: Freshman

Major: Business

Hometown: Cary

Catha said she enjoyed her first day of classes on-campus, which included the customary drink from the Old Well.

“I didn’t even have to wait in a long line, even though people told me I would,” she said.

But it was the walk to class that was a little too far, she said.

“It was really hard for me to get to my last class because it is all the way on the other side of campus.” 

Sarah Pyo

Year: Freshman

Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Chandler, Ariz.

Pyo said she came to UNC because of the financial aid program.

She said her first day of classes was good, although the classrooms were cold enough for her to bring a jacket.

“I have CHEM 102 so that was big — it was a little overwhelming,” she said.

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Pyo said she is interested in service projects through UNC.

Tius Johnson

Year: Freshman

Major: Business or economics, with a music minor

Hometown: Charlotte

“Everything went smooth, not too intense,” Johnson said when asked about his first day of classes.

Johnson said he wasn’t overwhelmed by the big classes, thanks to advice from his dad.

“My dad is a non-traditional student at (UNC-Charlotte), and he told me you’re going to have classes with 300 kids in them,” Johnson, who plays guitar and is in a band with friends from high school, said. “I was comfortable in class today, for sure.” 

Keenan Brown

Year: Sophomore

Major: Drama and French

Hometown: Winston-Salem

Brown said he transferred because of affordability and a differ- ent campus feel.

“I wanted a bigger campus,” he said.

Brown’s first class of the day only had 10 people, but his music history lecture was much different.

“My next class had like 200 people and that was a big shock to me because I’m used to Wake where we had like 16 in each class.”

Paige Trexler

Year: Freshman

Major: Biology

Hometown: Cary