STORIES OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE IN ORDINARY LIFE
A SOUL BEHIND A STATISTIC: Homeless in Orange County, North Carolina
It is easy to hear statistics about homelessness and forget that those facts and figures are people — people with names, hopes and dreams, families "A SOUL BEHIND A STATISTIC: Homeless in Orange County, North Carolina" Read more.
WORN OUT SHOES: One Homeless Man’s Quest to Love His Neighbors and Himself
This is Robert. He lives in a tent in the woods near Franklin Street. If you call Chapel Hill home, then you have probably seen him handing out sandwiches on Franklin Street. He would never tell you this, but he uses his food stamps to buy bread and lunch meat for his friends who are down on their luck and need something to eat. It is hard to capture everything that Robert has gone through in words. A total of 15 years spent in prison. A lifelong struggle with drug addiction. The loss of a lot of good friends. But one thing is for sure. He loves people so radically and purely that it sometimes looks foolish to the world. That is just an indication that we need to soften our hearts and love like Robert. Read more.
A MOMENT OF MAGIC: Sick Children Trade in Hospital Visits for Princesses
They cannot make the sickness go away with the snap of their fingers. They cannot promise that everything is going to be OK. They cannot add a day to a child’s life. But for a few hours, it is magic. Not medication and hospitals, but princesses and hide-and-seek. These college students are members of A Moment of Magic at UNC-Chapel Hill and spend their time visiting medically vulnerable children. One of the children who they will forever remember? Rowan Price. Read more.
Walk in College Women’s Shoes: What Brings Them Together
Women go to college campuses every fall eager to pursue their passions and make memories, but they often have something else in common: a fear for their safety. Six UNC-Chapel Hill students recount advice that they received when heading off to college. Read more.