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Heel Country

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a beautiful city.  It has great mixture of old and new that flows seamlessly together.  The University of North Carolina campus reminds me a lot of North Campus at UGA.  As the 2nd oldest public school in the country you can see a lot of similarities with Georgia.

The basketball culture in Chapel Hill is incredible the town bleeds Carolina Blue (which apparently is different from Baby Blue).  It would be a lot of fun in the spring to go to a big basketball school (even though they lost to Duke this week).  I guess the emphasis isn’t placed on football at all since we did a mini photo shoot on the 50 yd line of Kenan Memorial Stadium (wouldn’t happen at Sanford Stadium).

I definitely felt right at home at UNC.  You could feel the parallels between the Chapel Hill campus and Athens.  These are easily two of my favorite college towns.  Such rich history, tradition, and culture at both universities.

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Athens, I Love You

I love traveling.  It’s a great way to expand horizons and meet new people.  I’ve met lots of people with different ideas, beliefs, and ways of life.  I saw some amazing places this summer, but there is no place like home.  Coming back to Athens was incredible.  Once I set foot back into Athens I immediately knew I was home.

Athens, Georgia is such a special place.  Going into my senior year I really need to take advantage of it because one day in the near future I’m going to be walking across the stage at graduation.

Top 5 Places in Athens:

The Arch – I love the Arch. It connects the historic part of UGA’s campus with Downtown Athens.  The past meets the present right there on Broad St. and I can’t wait to walk under it for the first time on graduation day.

Sanford Stadium – There’s nothing like going to a football game with 92,746 of your closest friends!  Being Between the Hedges on Saturdays in Athens as a part of the Bulldawg Nation has definitely been one of my best experiences in the Classic City.

Miller Learning Center/Tate Plaza – I normally will go out of my way to walk through the MLC and/or Tate Plaza just to see people that I know.  Both are great places to find friends in between classes and I love naps on those big orange chairs outside Jittery Joe’s.

Last Resort Grill – Jhaff’s #1 pick for Best Restaurant in Athens.  Cool atmosphere, great service, and better food! You can’t lose at the Last Resort.

Downtown Athens – The Prince Review ranked UGA the #1 Party School in the nation for one reason, Downtown Athens.  It’s reputation definitely precedes it but it offers so much more than bars.  It has great restaurants and cool eclectic shops.  The music scene is also a big deal in Athens. Home to R.E.M., Widespread Panic, and the B-52s, the Athens music scene has a long history.  More recently John Mayer got his feet off the ground here filming one of his first music videos in the historic Georgia Theatre and Bubba Sparxxx got his break in the Classic City as well.


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