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Junior combats clause that limits access to care
Featured, News

Junior combats clause that limits access to care

Junior Audrey Winkelsas was not going to let spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy, stop her from attending the University of Miami. Before college, she depended on friends and family to help care for her. Originally from Apopka, Fla., a suburb outside of Orlando, she requested 24-hour, attendant care through Medicaid for her…

Crime and Safety, News

Recent muggings put campus safety in question

Campus was bustling mid-afternoon on Jan. 28 when a student was mugged in broad daylight near her University Village apartment. Senior Michelle Waltenburg was walking from the UV to the computer lab to print a lecture for class. When she took her Cane Card out of her wallet to gain access to the building, someone…

Unpaid internships still provide experience
Opinion

Unpaid internships still provide experience

Conde Nast, the leading magazine company behind The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Vogue, recently ended its internship program after two former interns sued for getting paid below minimum wage. Now, eager college students are wincing because their foot in the door was abruptly slammed on. I was accepted to the Conde Nast program last…

Students reignite smoking policy discussion
News

Students reignite smoking policy discussion

Juniors Micah Nellessen and Mason Schecter do not smoke. But at 2 p.m. Friday, they were sitting on the Rock’s steps proudly inhaling the secondhand smoke of the group of students who gathered to deliberately disobey the smoking ban on campus. “We just want to go back to the old system,” Nellessen said. “That way…

Frost School violinist reunites with childhood idol
Edge, Q & A + Profiles

Frost School violinist reunites with childhood idol

Joshua Bell is an award-winning, world-renowned violinist who visited the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall to perform at the annual Festival Miami showcase on Oct. 4. While most students were excited to be seated in the same auditorium as the bona fide musician, for freshman Elijah Kirkland-Andrews, the evening was a heartwarming reunion. When…

Frost School singer releases second EP
News, Profiles

Frost School singer releases second EP

During the 15-minute break between class, sophomore Jared Dylan camouflages in the sea of scattering students with Arctic Monkeys blasting in his ear buds. The music business major is one of the nation’s youngest and most talented songwriters and was awarded the prestigious John Lennon Scholarship on Sept. 24. “I was sitting in the dining…

Canadians take boat for illegal joy ride on Lake Osceola
Blogs

Canadians take boat for illegal joy ride on Lake Osceola

In a stroke of humorous linguistic luck, two visiting Canadians were found oat and aboat in a boat. Eleven minutes after midnight on Saturday August 31st, Officer Castillo was dispatched to Lake Osceola. Apparently two white males had taken the University of Miami’s 13-foot Boston Whaler on a late night joy ride without permission. The…

Don’t let Kappa Sigma dismiss their grizzly history
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Don’t let Kappa Sigma dismiss their grizzly history

Kappa Sigma fraternity has returned to the University of Miami’s lush Coral Gables campus to recruit backward-capped bros with the rest of the Greek alphabet this Spring. After a four year ban, their Facebook page shows smiling young men in pastel tanks and boat shoes participating in sorority fundraisers and charity events. Not nearly as…

Entrepreneur builds tribal-inspired hat company
News, Profiles

Entrepreneur builds tribal-inspired hat company

Junior Ben Birns is responsible for the crop of colorful rimmed hats from Peru that have been sprouting up around campus. This summer he partnered with longtime friends and Penn State students Andrew and David Grossman to launch their own apparel company, Tribal Threadz. Their online shop connects people to unique designs from remote areas…

Former SG president sees SAC through to opening
News, Student Government

Former SG president sees SAC through to opening

Eight years ago, Brandon Gross wore an orange ‘Vote Yes’ T-shirt to show support for a pricey proposal to centralize student activities. Now, he is assistant director of that actualized proposal, the newly constructed 119,368-square-foot Student Activity Center (SAC). “I’ve been a part of this from the beginning,” Gross said. “From the vote to now,…

Campus Life, News

Stacks workers see other side of campus

Senior Ethan Cloutier has spent the past three and a half years sorting books and keeping the Stacks’ micro-universe in sync. But like most student workers at Richter Library, his hard work goes underappreciated in the pin-drop silence of over-caffeinated students studying and writing papers. Cloutier is a student supervisor for the 16 student workers…

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