Starting your first-year at UNC as a minor has its upsides and downsides. These students talk about their experiences being younger than average college first year.
Many students at UNC describe feeling out of place, or as though they aren't smart enough to compete at Carolina. This is called imposter syndrome, and it's a lot more damaging than you may realize.
Accusations, manipulation and threats of suicide — a once-healthy relationship slowly becomes a nightmare. While there may be no bruises, victims often endure the behavior until they lose themselves. For many college students, it can be hard to overcome emotional abuse when they have to exist on the same campus. Two UNC students explain how they live, study and heal in the aftermath of their abusive relationships and what resources are available to those who are experiencing emotional abuse.
"The Hunting Ground" brought to light the difficulties that sexual assault survivors face on college campuses. Here's how the documentary affected UNC.
There are two spheres on college campuses that have been, for the most part, pitted against each other in cinematic depictions and social media, seeming to operate in two separate realms of possibility. But being a part of Greek life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community is neither impossible nor discouraged. UNC students share their experiences participating in Greek life while also being openly gay, which is still not without its challenges. But like many things, young people are changing the way the collegiate experience looks today.
Students reflect on Chancellor Folt's legacy and their hopes for the next chancellor in the face of Folt's tumultuous relationship with students.
You probably know about the dating trend called ghosting, common on college campuses with the widespread accessibility and anonymity of digital communication. One day, you think you've met your soulmate, and the next day they're dodging all communication. "I think it’s easier to see people as numbers rather than real people," one student said. "And so, it’s easier to just turn on a switch to avoid them forever than actually talk to them about, ‘Hey, this was cool, but I don’t really want to talk to you anymore.’”
Student experiences at Counseling and Psychological Services at UNC have been generally positive, but there is one complaint: They want more sessions. CAPS provides students six sessions before referring them to treatment elsewhere and many students say it's not enough. Read CAPS' side of the story.
Last year, Carolina Housing was in the same position with unassigned students but, by the start of classes the next year, there were 60 vacant beds.
North Carolina Poor People's Campaign staged a protest in downtown Raleigh on May 14.