by Charly Mann
The post Vietnam era of the 1970s was probably the least stressful time to live in Chapel Hill. It was the time of sex, drugs, and rock n roll. UNC students had little worry in those days about finding a good job after graduating. Most young people were carefree about sex, and there was no need for men to use condoms since every girl seemed to be on the pill and there was no AIDS .Chapel Hill even had a "massage" parlor on West Franklin street where men could pay to have sex for less than $50. Marijuana was plentiful and cheap, and for those with a little money cocaine was the drug of choice around town.
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What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. or the crisp October nights. No, our love for this place is based upon the fact that it is as it was meant to be, The University of the People.