I love the fluidity of devotion in college.
People change, rapidly and with conviction, finding things to call themselves and be. We have all these options after the middle and high school identities of nerd, jock or big fat weird nerd (that was me!). And so we become Carrboro kids, or the people that skateboard or post-nerd trying to pull off flannel shirts (me again!). That idea inspired an unwritten editorial.
I wanted to serialize the life of a first year from Charlotte named Trevor. Each week Trevor would become entrenched in a new community on campus and through his journey we could talk about issues here.
Unfortunately, I joined a new group — people coasting through senior year — and did not make time to write it. But I thought I could muster up a taste of it for my final piece.
My favorite idea was called “Trevor Learns About the North Carolina GOP.” I do not have much space, so I am going to quickly skip to the scene when he meets the final foe.