"Oh, I Didn't Know!"

A List by Liz

A Brief Introduction

Welcome to my first of many weekly vlogs! As a current student in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media I have been tasked with the somewhat daunting assignment of posting a weekly vlog throughout the semester. Branding of Me is a class taught by Gary Kayye that aims to teach students how to create a personal image with the hopes of giving them a leg up when it comes to standing out to future employers. While I love creating content and working on big projects, being vulnerable is not one of my strong suits and it can sometimes feel a bit intimidating being in front of the camera. However, I am very excited to step a bit out of my comfort zone and dive head first into this semester!

When it came to picking a topic, I’ll be honest, it was a bit of a struggle. I have many interests, but being interested in something doesn’t necessarily equate to passion. After some ~soul searching~ I realized that one of my biggest motivators is making the most of my time no matter where I am. I always strive to take advantage of the opportunities I have available to me and not miss anything by staying busy! By trying out a decent amount of clubs and on-campus jobs, I’ve found a lot of things around campus that many of my friends say they have never heard of before! With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of things to do on or near campus that many people don’t know about! Check out my introduction to the right and stick around for what’s to come!


The Indoor Practice Facility, or IPF, is the latest sports addition on UNC’s campus. The athletic department has teamed up with Campus Recreation to make the field more accessible to students and the facility is now open to anyone with a one card between 6-10pm. For this video I interviewed Joel McLawhorn, the facility operations coordinator for north campus. Joel was previously in charge of the operations in Woollen Gym and Fetzer Hall, but now the IPF has been added under his domain. Through his efforts, the IPF is now open to the public and I highly suggest taking advantage of this new option for exercise. Check out my video to learn more about this special opportunity!

Morrison Art Studio

Free art?! Don’t have to tell me twice. The Morrison Art Studio is a newly renovated space located inside Morrison resident hall and is available to anyone on campus with a one card. All supplies needed to create can be found in the space including but not limited to canvas, acrylic paints, water color, paintbrushes, and art easels. Each student is allowed to use one canvas per day with an unlimited amount of visits through the week. I love coming in the studio when I have free time to relive stress and allow myself to be express my creativity. Growing up I had always wanted to be a cartoonist. I took various drawing courses throughout my childhood and now I’m finally able to put my cartoon skills to good use. While my skills don’t extend much further than brightly colored cartoon characters, I’ve been able to work on more realistic pieces because of this spaces and enhance my skills. After going to the studio once a week for an entire semester, I have created quite the collection. If you ever find yourself in need of a mediocre cartoon canvas, you know where to find me!

BEAM Maker Space

Vlog 3 is officially up! For this week’s latest installment of “Oh, I Didn’t Know”, I am in one of the three maker spaces located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill‘s campus! These spaces are easily accessible and offer such a unique and creative place for students to expand their creativity and design things hands-on to further their education. While these spaces are extremely beneficial in an educational setting, they’re also very fun to create funny gifts for friends and family! I highly recommend going through training to utilize all of the tools we have available to us on campus!

Hill Hall Practice Rooms

What do “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “The Star Spangled Banner” both have in common? Turns out they’re the only songs I remember how to play on the hashtagtrumpet. Check out this vlog for my hashtag Branding Of Me class with Gary Kayye where I explore the practice rooms available to students in both music buildings at the University of North Carolina!