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Tuesday October 19th

Student Life


(From left to right) Political committee member Daniel Kang, President Anna Hattle and Senior Advisor Jessie Huang of the Asian American Student Association prepare to address the members of the organization in Bingham Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.

Looking back at 30 years of the Asian American Students Association

Amid the challenges of a virtual school year and COVID-19 last year, one of UNC’s first Asian-interest organizations — now called the Asian American Students Association (AASA) — remained strong. “The idea of having an Asian American community – it was something that I hadn’t grown up with before,” AASA president Katrina Jagadeesan said. “After meeting a couple of the members and getting to know them and participating, that was something I was missing in my life.”

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UNC senior human development and family studies major, Kayla Dang, opens a box of free stuff that she won at a UNC event. Photo courtesy of Kayla Dang.

How to get free stuff on campus

UNC has a variety of organizations that host events throughout the year where students can snag free things — including swag, food and health products. But knowing how and where to find these events can get a little tricky. Here’s a first-year’s guide to finding free stuff on campus. 

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Kimberly Abels, the director of the Writing and Learning Center, poses outside of the Student and Academic Services Building on Tuesday, June 8.

Student resources available to all UNC students

Incoming first-years are encouraged to take advantage of as many of the services the University provides since they are free and easily accessible. "The graduating seniors tell us 'I wish I would have come earlier,'" Abels said. "So, a first-year student or a sophomore shouldn't hesitate to make an appointment. You don't have to have a particular reason. Just come to check us out or come to one of our events, and we will be glad to see you."

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DTH Photo Illustration. A recent study at UNC has shown that anxiety in first -year students has increased in the past year with the pandemic and distance-learning.

How to study at a college level effectively

Transitioning from high school to college can be difficult for students. In order to set themselves up for success, students should create positive study habits that help them perform well in college courses. UNC students use a variety of techniques in order to create effective and healthy study habits — such as scheduled study sessions, studying in public places and switching up the content to avoid burnout. 

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