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Tuesday December 6th

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UNC senior Megan Murphy and sophomore Laura Saavedra Forero, the co-presidents of the Campus Y, pose in front of the Campus Y building on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.

'Collective dreaming:' Campus Y leaders reflect on leadership and activism

The Campus Y has been a home for student activists at UNC since the 1860s. Today, approximately 30 student-run committees dedicated to various aspects of social justice operate out of the Y. Current Co-presidents Laura Saavedro Forero and Megan Murphy have emphasized campus accessibility, support of local workers and student-led mutual aid.   "I think people feel more so like humans and individuals and friends, before feeling like organizers and activists and all of that, which was definitely a goal of ours," Saavedra Forero said. 

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Photo Courtesy of Michelle Seucan.

Column: The Chinese character 'biang' and what it means to me

"From my many years at the Chinese school, I have developed an intimate relationship with the many complexities and simple pleasures of my culture — from language and conversation to traditional dances and costumes. I've uncovered the various parts of humanity through the lessons of discipline, global understanding, storytelling and communication. To me, biang is representative of the diverse aspects of humanity, a story told through numerous building blocks of history. "

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