One thing that will never change, no matter where you go, is the need for food.
It is true that food varies by region. If you aren’t already aware, UNC-Chapel Hill plays host to Southern food—fried, sweet iced tea, deliciousness—but also Chinese, Vietnamese, organic, local… and free.
There are several organizations on campus selling, sponsoring and giving away food. Just look in the Pit and you are sure to find something.
While you’re in that part of campus, make your way to the steps of Wilson Library. You might see a fashion show of the latest styles and trends as people walk across the Quad (see pages 4 and 5) or have the chance to see COUTURevolution (visit www.blueandwhitemag.com for the story). You can also witness different dance teams perform, a human vs. zombies massacre (see page 9) and, of course, free food.
Beyond that, though, the University also embraces food. There are students who are obsessed with and make their own food (see page 12), and if you are in the creative writing program (see online story) you can even take a Food Writing class. And there is the added convenience of the University’s close proximity to several well-known restaurants on Franklin Street. There’s Sugarland—which appeared on Food Network—Mama Dip’s and Crook’s Corner (see page 15) and my new favorite, Jack Sprat Café. Get the bruschetta, it is to die for!
And if you aren’t already addicted to coffee, it is a popular trend in college that you might eventually follow. I don’t drink coffee, but I often go with my friends to the coffee shops on campus and take part in the coffee culture (see page 16).
The best way to find out what UNC-CH has to offer is simply to explore and listen. Pay close attention when you hear the guy behind you talking about how good the Pokey Stix are or about free cone day at Ben & Jerry’s. Even though Carolina’s campus is large, word about food travels fast.
If everything else fails, you can always sit outside and see what comes your way. Sunshine, warm temperatures, green grass and music are all to be found at UNC-CH. There’s even great places to sleep (see page 28).
To the freshmen out there: this issue holds a lot of stories chosen with you in mind, including scheduling advice (see page 4) and First Year Seminars (see page 30).
To the seniors: congratulations on graduation!
It’s a great campus on which to stay outside and witness all kinds of things.