Word on the street: Seniors' favorite UNC memories
As the end of the semester approaches, UNC students are preparing their summer plans and signing up for fall classes. For seniors, it’s time to take their last exams, pose for graduation photos and look back on their years spent at the University.
Staff writer Emily Chambliss asked seniors about their favorite memory during their UNC experience.
Natalie Clark, biology major
“My favorite UNC memory is when me and my friend met in our LFIT class freshman year. We ran back in the rain and we came home soaking wet. But we had lots of laughs and lots of fun. And I met my best friend.”
Jordan Hill, biology major
“My favorite UNC memory would have to be last year when we beat Duke at Cameron Stadium. That was a good game to watch and then everyone rushing Franklin. I was actually one of the first people there.”
Ana Tan, chemistry major
“The first football game that I went to. I went to football games in high school and they’re about the same thing — tailgating and then going to the game. But it was different here. Seeing everyone in blue was really nice.”
Katarina Holecek, environmental science major
“(I am) on the Vegans for Peace club and being with this club has been super fun, and I’ve been able to make a lot of friends that are like-minded and work toward environmental justice, human rights and animal rights all at the same time.”
Christina Persona, management and society and psychology major
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“The Final Four UNC vs Duke game — amazing. When we were rushing on Franklin Street, it was my first time rushing. It was a great time. I watched the game at a house party and it was just my first time being around so many UNC students because the last year was COVID. It felt good. I felt united.”
Madeline Leung, public policy and medical anthropology major
“My favorite memories were going to the dining hall with my friends freshman year. It’s really social — you can meet anyone at the dining hall. It was so casual and easy freshman year because everyone was at the same place.”
Will Adair, neuroscience major
“After we got to the championship (basketball) game, I climbed a tree on Franklin Street and it was a great time. The environment and everything about it was just fantastic. All the people there. It was so cool to see almost 10,000 people in one place.”
Ruth Jeffers, English and comparative literature major
“In spring 2021 we had been in online classes for the whole semester and I had a class with three people in a giant auditorium, all wearing masks. It was a funny experience to be in a giant auditorium with only three people, and it felt really symbolic of the experience of COVID.”
AJ Cook, business administration major
“Freshman year UNC-Miami football game in Kenan. Mack Brown’s first year back. We won on the game winning catch with Dazz Newsome and Sam Howell. It was awesome.”
Emily Chambliss is a 2023-24 assistant copy editor at The Daily Tar Heel. She has previously served as a staffer on the copy and university desks. Emily is a sophomore pursuing a major in journalism with a minor in philosophy, politics and economics.