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Saturday May 28th

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First-year Laura Saavedra-Forero is a disabled UNC student and has been denied accessible housing. She gained attention through an Instagram post calling out the University on their housing accessibility problems.

'I deserve an education': Carolina for Every Body event calls for accessibility on campus

Dozens of UNC community members gathered in front of the South Building, holding posters with slogans reading “Accessibility is not an extra step, it’s a step you missed,” and “Disabled and proud.” The April 27 gathering was part of the Campus Y’s Carolina for Every Body event held to protest inaccessibility on campus. Campus Y co-presidents Laura Saavedra Forero and Megan Murphy organized the event.

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Law students and professors at the UNC School of Law are working to raise awareness about the wealth inequality in law school and the legal field. They cite the fact that many law students take unpaid internships over the summer, especially in fields of "public interest."

Column: UNC Law devalues public interest work

"There are many factors that must go into budgetary decisions, some of which are indisputably valid. But public interest work is constantly devalued. It is devalued economically, in how different legal institutions are funded. It is devalued politically, in how public defenders and legal services are not invested in. It is devalued in labor, down to the extreme pay gap present even in summer internships."

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Graduate student midfielder Ally Mastroianni (12) in play during the 2022 ACC championship game against Boston College on May 7, 2022, in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC won that title 16-9.

Veteran leaders lead UNC women's lacrosse to sixth-straight ACC Championship

In Saturday's ACC Championship game, a veteran unit of Jamie Ortega, Taylor Moreno, Ally Mastroianni, Scottie Rose Growney and Emma Trenchard took over the game in the third quarter and never looked back. The Tar Heels defeated the Eagles, 16-9, and won their sixth-straight ACC Championship — tying the longest streak of consecutive titles in conference history held by Maryland. 

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