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Monday December 5th

Meet the Editorial Board

As we dive head-first into a new semester, we are beyond excited to be sharing our perspectives, experiences and – wait for it – opinions with the Chapel Hill students and community.

The Editorial Board comprises 18 members, an Opinion Editor, Assistant Opinion Editor and the Editor-in-Chief. We meet twice weekly to discuss everything from local happenings to what students are buzzing about.

We are honored and excited to be able to shed light on issues that impact the day-to-day lives of our readers. So, here are the faces– some new and some returning – behind the Editorial Board:


Caitlyn

Caitlyn Yaede (she/her)

Opinion Editor

Senior from Mooresville, N.C., studying journalism, political science and public policy

My Happy Place: Lanza's Cafe in Carrboro, sipping on a honey bee latte and playing trivia.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Almond milk is the worst dairy alternative.

Twitter Mail
Layla

Layla Peykamian (she/her)

Assistant Opinion Editor

Senior from Cary, N.C., studying media and technology production, political science and writing for the screen and stage

My Happy Place: The UNC Arboretum, laying out on a picnic blanket in the sun.

My Most Controversial Opinion: The upper quad is superior to the lower quad.

Twitter Mail
Tanner

Tanner Arter (they/them)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Newell, N.C., studying political science and journalism

My Happy Place: The grand piano at Graham Memorial Hall

My Most Controversial Opinion: Pineapple does belong on pizza, and it's even better with pepperoni!

Twitter Mail
Tasso

Tasso Hartzog (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Philadelphia, P.A., studying English, comparative literature and journalism

My Happy Place: Anywhere as long as I'm on my bike.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Dark chocolate is always better than milk chocolate.

Twitter Mail
le

Le Ha (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

First-year from Hanoi, Vietnam, studying journalism and business

My Happy Place: Anywhere with sunshine, friends and a breeze.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Cereal doesn't need milk.

Twitter Mail
Kennedy

Kennedy Cox (she/her)

Editorial Board Member, Columnist and Co-Photo Editor

Junior from Cornelius, N.C., studying political science

My Happy Place: Laying in the grass with my dog by the lake while listening to my yacht rock playlist!

My Most Controversial Opinion: "La La Land" deserved the Oscar for Best Picture.

Twitter Mail
Nico

Nico Gleason (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Greensboro, N.C., studying public policy and global studies

My Happy Place: Spotted Dog in Downtown Carrboro.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Ranch could go with almost anything.

Twitter Mail
Michelle

Michelle Seucan (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

First-year from Staten Island, N.Y., studying journalism

My Happy Place: Midland Beach in Staten Island.

My Most Controversial Opinion: I may be biased, but I think that NYC is the best city in the world.

Twitter Mail
Claire

Claire Burch (she/her)

Editorial Board Member and Columnist

Senior from Charlotte, N.C., studying journalism and creative writing

My Happy Place: On a walk in the Gimghoul neighborhood (because have you seen those houses?)

My Most Controversial Opinion: I brush my teeth with warm water and I think everyone should – we wash everything else with warm water!

Twitter Mail
Kailee

Kailee Sullivan (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Davidson, N.C., studying global studies, Latin American studies and social and economic justice

My Happy Place: The Health Science Library

My Most Controversial Opinion: Volleyball is an underrated sport!

Twitter Mail
Katie

Katie Sanger (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., studying economics

My Happy Place: Anywhere where I am outside on a walk with a pretty view.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Water isn't wet.

Twitter Mail
David

David Rowe (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

Junior from Cary, N.C., studying communications

My Happy Place: Duke Gardens.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Zaxby's is by far the best fast food restaurant.

Twitter Mail
Allie

Allie Schreiber (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

Senior from Charlotte, N.C., studying journalism and German

My Happy Place: The tent on the quad when it existed (I miss it).

My Most Controversial Opinion: Not all dogs are cute.

Twitter Mail
Rishabh

Rishabh Sharma Vemuri (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

First-year from Cary, N.C., studying business and computer science

My Happy Place: Downtown Cary.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Mint chocolate chip is the best ice cream flavor.

Twitter Mail
Neva

Neva Diers (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Howard Lake, M.N., studying journalism

My Happy Place: Darwin Hill, M.N.

My Most Controversial Opinion: The Earth might be flat ...

Twitter Mail
Max

Max Von Weihe (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., studying English and comparative literature

My Happy Place: Anywhere with tree shade.

My Most Controversial Opinion: I am adamant that Fritos are the best chip out there. They're unoffensive, salty, and have a nice texture.

Twitter Mail
Layan

Layan Qaimari (she/her)

Editorial Board Member

First-year from Cary, N.C., studying global studies

My Happy Place: Coker Arboretum

My Most Controversial Opinion: There is no such thing as too much garlic.

Twitter Mail
Alan

Alan Chen (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

First-year from Waxhaw, N.C., studying health policy and management and biostatistics

My Happy Place: My closet – I like quiet and dark spaces.

My Most Controversial Opinion: Oatmeal is bomb as heck.

Twitter Mail
Matthew

Matthew Agudelo (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

Junior from Asheboro, N.C., studying English and comparative literature

My Happy Place: Anywhere I could get some cookies.

My Most Controversial Opinion: If a tree were to fall and there was nothing there to hear it, it would not make a sound.

Twitter Mail
Harry

Harry Black (he/him)

Editorial Board Member

Sophomore from Huntersville, N.C., studying chemistry and human development and family science

My Happy Place: Thaiphoon Bistro.

My Most Controversial Opinion: I hate Harry Styles.

Twitter Mail


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