Alysha Khan

TMH serves as a second family
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TMH serves as a second family

At heart, I’m a words girl, a storyteller to my core. But ask me to put my time here at the University of Miami into sentences and I’m rendered mute. Mostly because it’s hard to reconcile this painful ache in my chest with the longing I feel to leave. But I’m going to try anyway….

Sophomore cycles cross-country to volunteer
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Sophomore cycles cross-country to volunteer

This summer, sophomore Athena Jones will be biking more than 3,800 miles cross-country – from Virginia Beach, Va. to Cannon Beach, Ore. – in order to raise money for affordable housing. “It’s been one of my life goals to ride across the country ever since I started cycling,” Jones said. Jones is participating in Bike…

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended from campus
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Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity suspended from campus

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, also known as Pike, has been suspended from campus for four years. The national headquarters for the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity said in a press release the Gamma Omega chapter lost its charter for “violations of university and fraternity risk awareness policies.” The more than 50 active members of Pike have…

New superhero connects with Muslims
Opinion

New superhero connects with Muslims

There’s a new superhero on the block, and she’s 16 years old, Pakistani and Muslim-American. Marvel will be debuting a new comic next year about New Jersey teen Kamala Khan, who discovers she has superpowers, and inspired by her own idol, Captain Marvel, takes up the name Ms. Marvel. Marvel comics editor Sana Amanat has…

Celebrating Halloween in a creative fashion
Community, Edge

Celebrating Halloween in a creative fashion

Halloween is usually about candy overdoses, cheap costumes and crazy nights. But for some people, the holiday means something more. From  haunted houses to elaborate homemade costumes to running parties, these Canes take Halloween a little more seriously than most. Spooky spaces Every year at senior Jennifer Castellani’s house, her family hosts a miniature haunted…

GOP is responsible for shutdown
Opinion

GOP is responsible for shutdown

In crime dramas and in real life, hostage situations usually end poorly for the hostage takers. Whether they are hauled off in handcuffs or killed in a police shootout, they are the bad guys – plain and simple. Nonetheless, the Republican Party failed to consider this when they took our government hostage. To drive home this…

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Week of spirit events united, energized campus

Homecoming 2012 kicked for students in October, but for the teams that were participating in the competitions, Homecoming began a month and a half ago. “It’s all about Homecoming in the weeks leading up,” said Lara Lackstein, chair of the Homecoming Executive Committee (HEC). After the Homecoming theme, “The Tried, The True, The U,” was…

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Campus joined relief effort for Sandy victims

In October, Hurricane Sandy hammered the Northeast, causing more than 100 deaths and $20 billion in damage. Senior Briana Ciraulo’s home in Long Island Beach, N.Y., was flooded with four feet of water. Several of her friends’ houses burnt down in electrical fires caused by downed power lines. “My aunt is seven months pregnant with…

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Frost MusicReach connects two worlds

In a small, cluttered room, a group of five middle school students gathered with their instruments – guitars, basses and keyboards. They began to play and slowly, the individual notes form into the ‘50s hit “Lean on Me.” In the corner, behind the drums, was 25-year-old Geoffery Saunders, a graduate student who is directing the…

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