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UNC Mascot Transformed from a Robot to a Mr. & Mrs. Wuf to a Live Siberian Husky

So much is expected from North Carolina State University being the oldest State University in the U.S. When it opened its door to the public in 1887, it was known as North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. NC State U., based its academic strengths from their offerings of agriculture, engineering, life sciences, textiles and design.  These disciplines are contained in their offerings of 106 bachelor’s degrees, 104 master’s degrees, 61 doctoral degrees and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wuf

Mascot Founded1921
Mascot ColorWhite and Red
Mascot MeaningThe name was adopted in 1921 when a disgruntled fan described the behavior of some of the school's football players as being "as unruly as a pack of wolves".

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The wolverine mascot of UNC

In the ‘20s, University’s football star Jack Merrit was called by his fans as the “Battering Ram”. Utilizing the idea, UNC’s head cheerleader Vic Huggins suggested that the need of the University to have a mascot like other institutions and proposed the idea of a ram as the Carolina mascot. The school populace and athletes were in a slump after a series of defeats. They were hoping that a mascot would bring the much-needed luck.

From 1946 until the present, the sports team of Carolina is known as Wolfpack. Although retaining the wolverine aspects, North Carolina State University mascot has undergone several transformations from a remote control mechanical robot then to a live timber wolf and even a howling coyote. In 1981, they chose a mascot dressed as a wolf and addressed as Mr. Wuf and was later joined by his bride, Mrs. Wuf after they were married in a mock ceremony. In 2013, a Tamaskan dog named Tuffy became the new live mascot as Siberian huskies resembled wolves.

In 1895, the students voted red and white as colors for the sports teams. It was decided that the colors could only be changed after new suggested garner majority votes. Until today, the same colors stay.

Why students prefer life in the dorm

Most undergraduates opt to live reside on campus for facilities nice with myriad of social activities that are accessible on campus. An attractive feature of UNC housing is its convenience of being located right next to Franklin Street and very close to building where classes are conducted. There are traditional dorms and suite style dorms. UNC also offers living and learning communities with different themes for those interested in interacting with hall mates who share the same interests.

More than 35% -five of full-time undergraduate students are living in the campus occupying one of the 19 residence halls that acclimatize incoming students to the college experience. Every residence hall area elects a council to provide for local event programming and an outlet for student concerns. The council is collectively represented by each hall to compose the Inter-Residence Council that represents the on-campus residence-life community as a whole. University housing facilities are divided into four areas: (1) East Campus; (2) Central Campus; (3) West Campus, and (4) University Apartments.

Whirl of activities in the campus

Life at Carolina is never at a standstill with so many activities around. Students move fast to attend classes, do research, engage in arts, perform public service, enjoy recreation of all sorts, and much more. These activities trained students for their future roles in the real world.

Student life at NCU is diverse as it includes opportunities covering a wide range of activities and organizations. There are academic and professional groups, arts group, Greek organizations, multicultural groups, political and social action groups, religious groups, service and professional groups, sports & recreation groups and special interest groups as the Black Finesse Modeling Troupe, Clogging Team, the Equestrian Club, the Film Society and the Judo Club.

For additional information about North Carolina State University, please visit their official website.

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