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Student media outlets earn national awards
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Student media outlets earn national awards

Over spring break, University of Miami student publications brought home several awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) at Columbia University in New York. Distraction Magazine, UMiami Scientifica and Ibis Yearbook were awarded Crowns for their work in 2016. Crown Awards are the highest recognition from the CSPA given to student publications around the…

From Broadway to Ring, ‘Spring Awakening’ provokes audiences with sexual coming-of-age story
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From Broadway to Ring, ‘Spring Awakening’ provokes audiences with sexual coming-of-age story

Teenage angst. Sexual discovery. Rebellion against a stifling social order. These are just a few of the phrases that might describe UM’s undergraduate production of “Spring Awakening,” the Tony-Award-winning musical playing at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre until Saturday. The gutsy, young rock musical may not be for everybody. Even though this adaptation has already been toned…

Miami-grown ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture at 74th Golden Globes
Edge, Movies

Miami-grown ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture at 74th Golden Globes

Update, 12:18 p.m., Jan. 9, 2017: Tarell McCraney officially stepped down from his UM faculty position Dec. 31, but will still be on campus in the spring semester to work on pending projects.  “Moonlight,” the 2016 independent film based on Tarell McCraney’s play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” took home Best Motion Picture – Drama…

Multiple dead, injured in FLL shooting, suspect taken into custody
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Multiple dead, injured in FLL shooting, suspect taken into custody

Update, 7:14 p.m., Jan. 6, 2017:  Suspected gunman Esteban Santiago was an Army veteran and had previously been flagged by the FBI in Anchorage, Alaska for mental health issues. A violent shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) killed five individuals and injured eight, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 p.m. on Friday, the sheriff’s…

Student’s death under investigation by Miami-Dade Police
Campus Life, Housing, News

Student’s death under investigation by Miami-Dade Police

UPDATE. Dec. 16, 2016, 5:11 p.m.: Miami-Dade Police identified the student as 22-year-old Tahir Alikhan Kurji, an industrial engineering and economics major from Tampa, Fla. Kurji was a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, according to his Facebook page. Kurji launched his own “student-run, start-up venture,” Canes Student Services, in 2014 to “sell ease-of-mind” to UM…

Miami’s Cuban community rejoices at the end of Castro era
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Miami’s Cuban community rejoices at the end of Castro era

Fidel Castro, leader of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, passed away at 10:29 p.m. on Friday night, according to an announcement by his brother and President Raul Castro on state television. Fidel Castro began Soviet-inspired communism in Cuba and ruled for nearly 49 years before stepping down in 2008. In Miami’s Little Havana, spontaneous festivities broke out…

‘Arrival’ revisits higher-order science fiction
Edge, Movies

‘Arrival’ revisits higher-order science fiction

Ostensibly, “Arrival” is another alien-invasion movie: 12 sinister, floating ships appear all around the world and threaten civilization as we know it. And yet at its heart, the craftful film adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” is a movie about humans – about how we experience language, time and the persistence of love….

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