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Crossing Party Lines

I have a confession to make. I’m a huge Duke fan. Huge. It’s hard not to be having been an undergrad there. So you can imagine that I’ve had to make some adjustments now that I’m living at the other end of 15-501 (the road between Durham and Chapel Hill). And with that, I give you the FSBCF framework: Four Stages of Becoming a Carolina Fan. Stage 1 – The “No way, no how” stage: This is where any self-respecting Duke alum (or NC State alum, for that matter) convinces himself that under no circumstances will a Carolina victory be something to celebrate. Even if Duke wins the national championship and goes undefeated, the Stage 1 individual is disappointed with Read More


Posted by Alex   The first thing that you will notice when you arrive in Chapel Hill is the omnipresence of the light blue color everywhere in town. This is not your basic blue, it is the UNC blue, it is more than just a baby blue color, it is the Tar Heel standard. Welcome to Tar Heel territory! North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State but the Tar Heel moniker takes its full meaning in Chapel Hill. The inhabitants, the students and especially the UNC sports teams are the Tar Heels. As an International student, I did not grasp the full extent of what it means to be part of the Tar Heel community until I went to Read More