Meet Your 'Bus Driver'
Hey everyone! I am a rising senior at UNC majoring in Exercise and Sport Science - Sport Administration, with minors in Conflict Management and History. Sports are a huge part of my life, so when I'm not playing on the Club Water Polo team, I am cheering on the Tar Heels at whatever sporting event is going on. I am also a Campus Ambassador for Gift of Life Marrow Registry, so ask me how you can save a life!
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Why University of North Carolina?
What do you love about your school?
The school spirit! Everyone is proud to wear Carolina Blue (unbiased, it is the greatest color ever) and it is evident as you walk across campus. There really is a place for everyone at Carolina and students, professors, and staff alike are there to help you find your right spot.
Why did you choose your school when you were a senior in high school? Walk us through that process.
I have always wanted to be a Tar Heel. Ever since I did a book report on Mia Hamm in the third grade, I knew Chapel Hill was the place for me. As a senior in high school, I was looking for a place where I could have an outstanding experience in the classroom and gain experience outside of the classroom without going very far. I loved how hands on the learning at Carolina is. I am planning on working in the Sports Industry after graduation, and there is no better place to start than at one of the most iconic sports brands in the country.
What has been your favorite class so far? Tell us about it!
Food Writing! My sophomore year I took it as an English class for my general education requirement in creative writing. It was a small class with about 15 people in it, and I signed up for it with two of my best friends. We wrote about our favorite meals and recipes, family traditions, and even went out to dinner as a class and then wrote a restaurant review! It was so much fun and the small class size led to us all becoming close friends.
What fun traditions do you like to partake in at your school?
Singing the Alma mater! At the end of every event at UNC, from sporting events, to concerts on the quad, everyone links arms and sings "Hark the Sound." If you don't know it when you step onto campus, you're bound to know it by the end of the first month. It is such a joyous song and makes everyone feel like they are a part of the UNC Family, win or lose. and most importantly... Beating Duke! Duke and UNC are the greatest rivals in all of college sports and it is an amazing thing to be a part of. When we beat Duke in basketball, we rush Franklin St. and it is truly amazing to see how passionate everyone is.
Tell us about Jewish life on campus. How have you been able to engage with this aspect of your identity while at school?
UNC is very open and has opportunities for people of all backgrounds to find their home. Hillel is very active on campus and has a building close to the center of campus. There are a variety of events every week at Hillel and also at Chabad. Both work closely together to provide opportunities throughout the year, and especially for holidays. One of my first (and favorite) memories of my freshman year was a scavenger hunt from Hillel that led my friends and I all throughout campus, ending with frozen yogurt. (and yes, of course we won the scavenger hunt.)
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