Swerve director Sarah Vassello
Last year, I was kind of harsh on the Carolina Union Activities Board.
It was from a place of love, and I feel justified in writing the column I wrote about Jubilee. I’m not a hater — I was just frustrated, and from what I found from my reporting, a lot of the student body was frustrated too. But I do realize that it probably made me some enemies, and I also think that’s fair.
But this year’s Jubilee has me feeling a different way. I deeply commend CUAB for this year’s Jubilee, especially for the way they handled it falling on the same day as the Final Four game.
I know CUAB got a lot of backlash for what many said was poor planning regarding Jubilee’s date. But after so much pressure to book a big-name artist not only from the DTH, but also from students in-person and on social media, how would they not jump on a chance to book someone that meets the requests of students: a well-known hip-hop artist.
It seems unfair to demand a big-name hip-hop artist and then to complain when it’s given to you. Given, I get the circumstances, but still.