During Finals Week, it’s easy to forget those last few things on your to-do list.
1. Take a Study Break – Make these last few days on campus before the semester ends worth it.
If your summer is going to be anything like mine, your days are limited until work, internships, summer school, awkward reunions with hometown friends and cheesy family vacations take over your life. While you’re still here, take some time to hang out in the arboretum on a sunny afternoon, play frisbee in Polk Place or have a night out with friends. With all the stress of exams, it’s hard to remember that it will be a solid three and a half months before most of us get to come back to the Hill.
Here are some events happening around campus to help you prepare for your exams:
Finals Boot Camp,April 24-May 3 in SASB North. Stop by the Learning Center for snacks, quiet study areas, raffles and mini-workshops.
P.A.S.S. Exam Support Fair, Monday, April 29, 6-8 p.m. in the Union Great Hall. This event includes massages, craft stations, gaming stations, blue books, scantrons, make-your-own trail mix bar, pizza, Med Deli and much more! Sponsored by Student Wellness and Housing and Residential Education.
Reading Day Stress Relief with Campus Rec,Monday, April 29 in the SRC. Zumba: 4-5 p.m., Cardio Blast: 5:15-6 p.m., Muscle Cut: 6:15-7 p.m., Bliss Down Yoga: 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Do you have questions about Housing or UNC in general? Housing staff will be traveling to area cities for the Admitted Student Receptions:
Wilmington – April 10 at 7 p.m., Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Fayetteville – April 11 at 7 p.m., Hilton Doubletree
Charlotte – April 15 at 7 p.m., Hilton Charlotte University Place
Greenville – April 16 at 7 p.m., Hilton Greenville
Triangle – April 17 at 7 p.m., Sheraton Imperial Hotel in RTP
Triad – April 18 at 7 p.m., Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
There will be a program at the reception where current students and professors will speak about their experiences at Carolina. After the program, there will be a Q&A session with many campus organizations. You can also meet fellow students who live in your area who are also attending Carolina. Maybe you’ll find your roommate or future best friend.
Where to find the perfect study spot during exam week
While it’s still hard to believe that it’s already LDOC, it’s time to finally face reality – exam week is here.
At the risk of sounding a little melodramatic, finding the right place to study can be the difference between passing an exam or not. When you’re in a good environment, you’re more likely to stay focused and productive.
Halloween on Franklin Street: I’ve heard about the legendary event for years, but never knew exactly what it consisted of. As first years, my friends and I were eager to participate in the Carolina tradition, and we now know what a successful Heeloween is made of.
Costumes. There was talk of Halloween costumes months in advance. It’s tricky to come up with a costume that’s original, easily identifiable and not too complicated or expensive to make. After months of debate and a rainy, cold trip to Target, a few of my friends and I decided to go as our favorite beverages. I dressed as a coffee cup, my roommate was a juice box, and two of our other friends went as a Mountain Dew and a YooHoo. We made our costumes using poster-board, Sharpies and string.
UNC students attend conference to improve residence life
By Kinsey Richardson, UNC-RHA National Communications Coordinator
“R-O-C-K! You rock! You rock!” College students from all across the nation and other countries as well could be heard screaming this cheer at the top of their lungs. Along with several other UNC students, I attended the annual NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) as part of my role in UNC’s Residence Hall Association (RHA). We congregated together for one reason: to improve residence halls (not dorms) in colleges and universities.
Hosted by the University of Colorado at Boulder, the 2012 NACURH conference paid tribute to the upcoming summer Olympic Games with a theme of “passing the leadership torch.” As members of Residence Hall Associations (RHA) and the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), we were encouraged and challenged to be leaders and create innovative and effective programs that would benefit the residents at our respective schools. Presentations about different cultures, sex education, leadership, GLBTSA issues and much more were given during the conference. Though NACURH serves to provide informative programs that students can bring back to their campuses, the conference is not designed to be dull lectures and socials…
Annual music festival adds a new philanthropic twist
Connorstock has been a residence life community government (RHA) tradition for at least four years. Towards the end of the school year, many Carolina students gather on the Connor Community lawn for a day of music, dancing, food and fun.
Collection of student artwork enlivens campus living spaces
Aleise Preslar was browsing the Housing website one day looking for part-time job openings, when she stumbled upon the call for entries to the 5th Annual Student Art Exhibit and decided to submit her work.
Now, her work will be on display for many years to come, in the public spaces of Craige and Ehringhaus residence halls.
The jurors for the exhibit selected nine of Aleise’s pieces of digital photographic art to be added to Housing’s permanent student art collection.
Aleise said she was motivated to submit her work because the show provided a chance to display her work publicly for the first time. She also wanted to contribute to the art collections in the residence halls.
As for finding subjects for her artwork, Aleise says she observes things in her surroundings that are interesting. She makes the subject her own by emphasizing and subduing the dimensions of color and contrast.
Aleise mostly taught herself what she knows about photography and digital art, and she is registered for JOMC 180 next semester to learn more about photojournalism.
This question was featured in the lobby of Cobb last week when students checked in to go through the Tunnel of Oppression. Students could post their secrets on notecards, and the chilling words were only the beginning of a very thought-provoking experience. My journey through Tunnel lasted about an hour and a half, but its impact will be seen in my everyday life.
For those who have not experienced Tunnel, it is a series of scenes discussing different types of oppressions. Topics ranged from learning disabilities, religion, sexual assault, human trafficking, homophobia and race. An important aspect of the program is that the stories of oppression were true stories that had happened to actual UNC students. The stories were voluntarily submitted, and in the program, the identities of the victims were kept anonymous. The impact on me was much stronger when I found out that things like sexual abuse, racism, and poverty had happened to my own peers.
Carolina, spring has sprung. What better way to celebrate the change of season than by throwing paint at your fellow Tar Heels?
Every March, Hindus and Sikhs mark the arrival of spring with a huge celebration called Holi Moli. Traditionally celebrated in North India, Holi draws large crowds of people who throw water and colored powder on each other. This festival has been going on for centuries and cultivates a spirited good time across all castes, classes, ages, and genders. Holi Moli is about channeling the energy and life of the new season.
You can do it too! Here at Carolina, you simply sign up, receive your packets of colored powder, and show up on the day of the festival decked out in white, ready for some fun. Join your fellow schoolmates in running around the quad streaked in multiple dyes. Holi Moli is sure to be a liberating experience that you must try at least once during your years at UNC.