Students refuse to abandon strike, even when it gets dark

Abby Kempf

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UM junior Baylin Petrillo describes what a safe UM would look like for minorities

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UMC sophomore Adriaunna King, one of the leaders of Concerned Student 1950, explains the purpose of the strike, while coordinating the practical aspects of the overnight camp.

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UMC senior Maiya Ptman, the Missouri Student Association director of student activities, discusses the atmosphere of the strike’s campsite.

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