UNC campus organizations held a forum for Chapel Hill town council candidates Thursday.
The candidates discussed topics mainly focusing on how their position will affect the lives of the students and how the students’ voices will be heard through the candidate's actions if elected.
“Being aware of what affects you and other people is important,” said Emmi Farrell, a first-year in Civic Engagement, a committee in student government.
Farrell said there is a lot of negative attention on the federal government. It is important to be aware that what is most important and relevant to everyday life is what happens on the local level, she said.
Issues such as Silent Sam and diversity on campus are at the forefront of students' minds with the upcoming elections.