Meet Malaika's Circle
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Fellow RA Alex Hamilton is helping develop Cobb’s official dorm dance: The Cobble.
Met Diana Nguyen at a Tar Heel Outreach Program meeting about bringing elementary kids to campus for a day to give them an early preview of what college is like. Great idea, right?
Candace Howze is a junior Journalism major who turned out to be Malaika’s second cousin.
Junior Amber Gautam is good company, “even when you’re capsizing a sailboat.” (Long story.)
Poli-Sci major and Durham native Seth Rose can talk education reform for hours.
“As an out-of-state student,” Malaika explains, “I applied to Carolina on a whim.” All I knew was that I loved basketball and wanted a public school, and I figured the weather would be mild. I had no idea of the amazing opportunities for academic, social, and personal development.”
Well, Malaika soon found out what was in store for her at UNC, through classes, experiences, and, of course, people. Whether examining the ethics of volunteering in Honduras or arguing over whose hometown has the most swag (“New Orleans, obviously,”), her connections keep her engaged and intrigued. And pretty happy about that initial hunch.
I may be somewhat biased, but this is still the best place in the world.