Demi Rafuls

Opinion

A Word from the Editor: Make mistakes, forge own path

I came to UM with high hopes and the best intentions. Some were met and some were altered along the way. Most of all, I discovered myself in the process. I’ve faced challenges I never thought I would have. I took courses I never imagined were taught. Professors and students became mentors to me –…

Miller scientist dies at age 70
News, Obituaries

Miller scientist dies at age 70

Professor Walter A. Scott, a researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1975, passed away Jan. 28. A professor for biochemistry and microbiology, Scott was an exceptional developer in HIV/AIDS research funded by the National Institutes of Health. “His first love was the laboratory,” his wife of 42 years, Dr. Gwendolyn…

Blogs

An Eye on the Hurricane: Preparing for February’s issues

With every spring semester the staff as a whole groans at the idea of basketball season. It means late games and even later deadlines. And with our strict 11 p.m. deadline with The Miami Herald, it puts us in a bind. But our long nights in the newsroom are made sweeter when our ancient television…

Blogs

An Eye on The Hurricane: Kicking off the semester

The start of the semester constantly brings about a new long list of ideas. Some of them make it through, some of them are forgotten and lost. I am new to the editor-in-chief position this semester, and as per tradition, I have a long list of ideas and plans to get done. From our Specs…

Academics, News

State initiative values cost over passion

As the University of Miami continues to celebrate the Year of the Humanities and the Arts, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education campaign to encourage students to major in science-related fields is currently underway. Gov. Scott has proposed to freeze tuition rates for majors in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This decision,…

Opinion

Study pills boost focus, but not intelligence

As a student attending a top 50 university, I have never taken the easy road. I was accepted to UM, and I excel because of my hard work and dedication to my studies and extracurriculars. But when I have three exams and a paper due in the same week, it is easy to want to…

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