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Friends, Food and Funnies

New to UNC? Get a glimpse of Carolina’s campus culture

UNC Class of 2017
The UNC Class of 2017 Facebook page is a great way to start talking with other first-year students. (Source: UNC Class of 2017)

UNC Class of 2017: This Facebook page is a perfect way for incoming first-years to meet other students and start talking about classes, orientation, roommates and more. I still use the one for my year, Class of 2014, to find stuff like cheap textbooks. It can definitely come in handy.

Carolina Advice tumblr: This is another great resource for incoming first-year students. Submit any question you have about life at UNC, and one of three current first-years will respond. What makes this page so great is that because all of the writers come from different backgrounds and have different interests, most of the answers come from their own personal experiences. Don’t be afraid to ask whatever’s on your mind – it’s completely anonymous! The page also posts lots of other great information, like news and events happening in the Carolina community.

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Housework Horrors

Confessions of a cleanliness-challenged college student

Cleaning supplies
These are indispensable tools for any college student.

Growing up, I learned to live with chores. In a home with four kids, that’s just how it was. Tidiness never came easily, but my mother delegated tasks with a cheerful efficiency that scared away even the dirtiest of socks.

Going to college, I imagined that my housework would have the same satisfactory outcome. Honestly, how hard could it be? Skipping about like Giselle in Enchanted, I would fluff pillows and toss cans in the recycling bin and everything would turn out fine.

But instead of a fairytale, my freshman year produced many housework horrors – including these three classic catastrophes.

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Humor Series Part II: The Internet

UNC Basketball Meme
A meme that I submitted to UNC Memes last year.

The good, the bad, and the just plain weird.

Well, it’s that time of year again: finals.  If there’s one thing I do more than studying this time of year it’s finding distractions to help me get through the stress.  I always find myself in need of a break from the monotony of textbooks and study guides.  I need some humor.

But where could I take a break and find a good laugh?

Watch a comedy movie? Listen to a comedian’s routine? Try to pull some pranks? In the words of one famous video sensation, “ain’t nobody got time for that.” So like any other college student these days, I begin surfing the web. Continue reading Humor Series Part II: The Internet

Humor Series Part I: Pranks

Invisible walls, burnt toast and Gumby

Sam in Gumby Costume
Me, as Gumby, on the P2P.

I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but coming to college was serious business for me. All of sudden I felt so much pressure, had so much responsibility, was overwhelmed with stuff to do and had so many people to see all the time.

It’s no coincidence that it’s in the college movie Van Wilder,  that we get the classic quote “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never make it out alive.”  There can be such a serious feel to class, work, friends and job searching that we never really stop and appreciate a good laugh.

Luckily laughter is out there, waiting at every moment!

Over the next few days, I’m going to try to highlight some of my favorite ways to find simple humor amongst the hustle and bustle of college life. Whether it’s a simple joke from a friend or a comedy sketch from online, I hope that my stories will help you lighten up and share the funny things have happened to you or that you’ve found.

Today’s topic is one that I have all too often been on the wrong side of – pranks.

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