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Evana Bodiker

Undergraduate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Looking Back: A UNC Student’s Perspective on the Chapel Hill Shooting

It was Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The air was crisp and the sky was clear; all the constellations were visible. It was a beautiful day in the piedmont of the Old North State. Campus buzzed that day…

1 Comment / 228 View / February 26, 2015

The Power of Saying No

It’s not always easy being the one to say “no.” Being in college is all about seizing the moment; from parties to higher-level courses to club leadership opportunities, this so-called moment seems to be incessantly reaching out to us. The…

0 Comments / 147 View / February 12, 2015

Marvel’s Change For the Better

Marvel Comics has brought countless of its most famous superheroes from page to screen since 2002’s Spider-Man. Although adaptions of the comics had been produced for the screen starting in 1944 with Captain America, the popularity of the films have…

0 Comments / 69 View / February 8, 2015

Surviving Lectures

Picture yourself sitting in a room that can fit over three hundred people. You feel a little like you are looking into the bottomless mouth of the Grand Canyon. You feel small, anonymous, and if you shouted out, your voice…

0 Comments / 169 View / February 3, 2015

The Use of Gender Pronouns in the 21st Century

There is no denying it: we are living in a different age than our parents. When this generation’s parents were our age, there was no talk about the Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. There was no open…

1 Comment / 345 View / January 24, 2015

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Freshman’s Second Semester

It’s the beginning of the second semester of freshman year. The good news is that you have survived one-eighth of your collegiate career. The bad news is that with a new semester, responsibility comes crashing back down after almost a…

0 Comments / 476 View / January 17, 2015

Will Lena Dunham’s Girls Get It Right?

“Whitewashing” is a term that is commonly murmured in the television industry. It is a phrase that producers and executives do not want associated with their program, as it is linked with the practice of racism. Despite television shows like…

0 Comments / 155 View / January 13, 2015

The Year of the Boy

2014 was a year for a new, fervent wave of feminists. With powerful, inspiring lists such as Mic’s 39 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2014, movement endorsements from celebrities like Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, and Joseph Gordon Levitt, and films like Reese Witherspoon’s…

0 Comments / 103 View / January 7, 2015

The Do’s and Don’ts’ of Seeing High School Friends Again

Winter break is a time to catch-up: whether it’s sleep, Netflix, or family time, every college student relishes in the fact that for a brief few weeks, they get to do what they want. One of the biggest catch-ups college…

0 Comments / 2193 View / December 28, 2014

Review: The Theory of Everything

Time. In the first few seconds of the critically acclaimed film The Theory of Everything, it is apparent that time is the central subject. This is no accident, but rather a deliberate and stylistic choice of Director, James Marsh, directly…

0 Comments / 138 View / December 23, 2014