Amanda Herrera

Back-to-back hurricanes ravage UM students’ home countries
Environment, Hurricane, International, News

Back-to-back hurricanes ravage UM students’ home countries

For most University of Miami students who reside in the United States, the main concern in anticipation of Hurricane Irma was evacuate and safety from the storm. However, for other students, Hurricane Irma and its successors, including Hurricane Maria, exceeded mere concern after both ravaged their home countries. Senior Paula Landrón was in her native…

They fled Hurricane Irma. Then they experienced another natural disaster.
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They fled Hurricane Irma. Then they experienced another natural disaster.

While the University of Miami recovered from the effects of Hurricane Irma and the thousands of evacuated students prepared to return to the university, two students had a close encounter with another natural disaster. Junior Alec Litofsky experienced two major earthquakes in Mexico City after evacuating Miami. Mexico’s largest earthquake in over a century, with…

UM cleanup process fully underway, university trying to get up and running as soon as possible
Campus Life, Housing, Hurricane, National News, News

UM cleanup process fully underway, university trying to get up and running as soon as possible

Nearly two weeks after the University of Miami’s Office of Emergency Management team began monitoring and activating plans for Hurricane Irma’s arrival, damage cleanup in its aftermath is in full force. According to Director for Emergency Management Matthew Shpiner, over 50 percent of the campus was “impassable” after the storm and 75 percent of the…

University announces date classes will resume, residential colleges to open Sept. 22
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University announces date classes will resume, residential colleges to open Sept. 22

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m., Sept. 14, 2017: 24 hours after UM announced a slew of dates when classes will resume and changes to the fall semester’s academic calendar, a new advisory sent out today details the school’s recovery progress. The 11th alert, now called a storm recovery alert, said the university has made “significant progress in the…

Hurricane Irma Liveblog
Blogs, Cover, Hurricane

Hurricane Irma Liveblog

Hurricane Irma is expected to make a turn toward Florida in the next 24 to 48 hours. The size and strength of the storm drove the largest evacuation in the state’s history. Thousands of residents are in shelters. Even more left the state entirely. Most of our reporters and staff at The Miami Hurricane left…

Venezuelan students help their homeland from afar
International, News

Venezuelan students help their homeland from afar

Venezuela. A country on the verge of collapse, full of violence and uncertainty. It’s also the country that hundreds of University of Miami students call home and have had to watch deteriorate from afar. In mid-December of 2016, senior Katherine Fernandes returned to Venezuela after not visiting for six months. She visited over winter break,…

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