Senior year of high school is a stressful time. The combination of difficult classes, applying for colleges, deciding if you want to continue dating a significant other, maybe working a job and a variety of other factors can make that year particularly stressful and confusing for many high school students. If, for example, you are someone who is not quite sure what college you prefer, even the process of deciding which colleges to apply to can be positively daunting.
This was the case for me. I had no idea which college I wanted to attend and had a list of prospective colleges longer than I could wrap my head around. What were the differences between these universities (besides the price)? I had no idea.
Worse than that, when I finally decided to come to Chapel Hill, I heard less than stellar things from many of the adults whom I looked up to.
“It is really liberal,” many of them told me. “There aren’t very many other Christians there.”
This is to say that, in many more traditional families and circles around the state, UNC has a less than stellar reputation about our cultural climate. For this, UNC is often attacked and accused of being a hostile climate for those of a Christian, conservative bent.