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Wednesday December 2nd

Culture


Hrishika Muthukrishnan, a senior neuroscience major and editor-in-chief of the new student-run South Asian publication, SAATH HAI SHAKTI, shows off the front cover of the magazine’s first issue on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.

New student-run magazine celebrates diversity in the South Asian community

A new student-run magazine launching Nov. 15, called "SAATH HAI SHAKTI," focuses on mental health and experiences of the South Asian community.  For students who feel the cultural experience they have on campus has been put on pause, the magazine offers a new perspective.  While the magazine emphasizes the unique and diverse cultures of the South Asian community, readers of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds are encouraged to learn more. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, SAATH HAI SHAKTI’s editors had to prepare for unprecedented methods of collaborative communication.

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“Second Cousin Once Removed” by UNC alumnus Dr. Kenneth Toppell is the first in what he hopes to be a series of chilling, sarcastic murder mysteries. Photo courtesy of Toppell.

'I write, and then I hope': UNC alumnus Kenneth Toppell releases murder-mystery book

When Dr. Kenneth Toppell graduated UNC-Chapel Hill in 1963, he began an education and career in pulmonology. In his retirement, Toppell is exploring his passion for writing which brought the September release of his book, “Second Cousin Once Removed.”  “The last time I wrote was for The Daily Tar Heel in 1961,” Toppell said. “When I had time, I started writing again; but this time, fiction.”

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