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The 4 Best Places to Cry as UNC Finals Season Approaches

Attending UNC is forever a rollercoaster of emotions. One minute you’re acing your Econ 101 midterm and the next day your bombing your Hist 140 final and pulling all-nighters at the UL. UNC is taxing, both mentally and physically. The best way to cope with all of this is to let it all out and get a good cry in, and as finals season dangerously approaches, you’ll need to find some good cry spots. So, purely to help out fellow UNC students, here’s a list of the four best places to cry at UNC.

4.) Davis study rooms:

These bad boys are small, secluded rooms in Davis that suppress sound relatively well. Commonly compared to the Sarlacc Pit in Star Wars, instead of dying you get a lot of work done. No one on the same floor will hear a thing if you just let a big ole’ cry out. The tricky part is you’ll have to rent one of these rooms out. So, look at your calendar and try to plan when you think you’ll need to shed a couple tears and reserve a room online beforehand. You can even snag a nice whiteboard to cover the window on the door for maximum privacy. You can turn off the lights too, if you’re a twilight crier.

3.) Literally anywhere in Phillips Hall:

Half the battle of finding a good wail spot is making sure everyone else around you understands why you’re crying. Phillips Hall has to be one of the most depressing buildings at UNC, hands down. The building’s lighting is ominously dim, it’s always dirty, and most of the halls don’t even have proper ceilings. So, it’s socially acceptable to just burst into tears in a crowd of people as long as you’re in Phillips. Your fellow UNC students will just reason with themselves that this building has to be why you’re shedding tears. Every student at UNC knows Phillips Hall is basically Mordor.

2.) The Playmakers Theater:

A sign of any good actor or actress is the ability to cry on cue. Try belting a nice sob on the stage of the Playmakers Theater, what’s the worst that could happen? The UNC students working there will either think you’re just independently rehearsing for your next big break, or some producer in the crowd will be so impressed with your work he’ll offer you a contract right then and there. Suddenly you’re off to the big leagues. It’s a win-win scenario: you get to cope with your crippling sorrows, and also get your golden ticket to Hollywood. That’s show business, baby!

1.) The Pit:

Yes, yes, this is the most public location at UNC, but there’s something so exhilarating about showing your entire school your lowest low. Nothing says, “I can’t even” like standing in the middle of the pit, (hopefully Gary’s there as well) and just letting the waterworks flow. Who knows? You might even make a few friends if anyone tries to console you. Joke’s on them though; we all know you’re a lost cause. No amount of Ben and Jerry’s and Netflix can cure the show you’re putting on for UNC, but you don’t care, let them watch.

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