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Grandin discussed autism, better understanding of the mind

Speaking to a crowd of 6,000 at the Bank United Center last January, acclaimed author and autism activist Temple Grandin talked about the success that people with autism have had in their lives. “Half of Silicon Valley could be placed on the autism spectrum,” said Grandin. “They just haven’t been tested for it.” She clarified…

Community, Edge, Food

Festival fills the need for beer

Nothing is worse than the repetitive weekends downing watery Natty Light, but where is a beer enthusiast supposed to go for a good time in Miami? On Saturday, beer aficionados will have the opportunity to sample craft spring and summer beers at SPRUNG! Beer Festival in Peacock Park. The festival is by the same producers…

Opinion

Lance Armstrong controversy should not obscure the good

I, like many of you, watched the Lance Armstrong confession on the Oprah Winfrey Network and realized something: Lance Armstrong really is a raging jerk. Lance was more committed to providing comedic fodder for late night television hosts than in providing his adoring fans with a heartfelt mea culpa. The interview was a spectacle by…

Opinion

Lewis tackles past with charity, faith

Ray Lewis’ career – one that has spanned 17 years and amassed countless accolades – has come to an end. And when all is said and done, he will be considered one of the all time greats at his position. His legacy, however, is something much more complicated that will follow him past his playing…

Opinion

Victims of Connecticut shooting need support, not scrutiny

Like much of the nation, I sat glued to my television, watching the horrifying images and details from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting unfold in front of my eyes. The images were tragic, and each detail that was uncovered about the shooting seemed more haunting than the last. I cried for the victims, for…

Opinion

Want to secede? Go right ahead

While walking through the Breezeway, I heard somebody ask his friend outside of the Rat, “Hey, did you hear about Texas trying to secede from the U.S.?” His friend slurred out the response, “Good. We should secede from Obama’s socialist country.” It took me a while to wrap my head around this exchange of stupidity,…

Opinion

Stressed-out students should take advantage of pills

There is a scene in the recent film “Limitless” where Bradley Cooper takes a pill for the first time, resulting in an exponential increase in focus, memory and mental drive. The colors surrounding him become more vivid, and the small details of his apartment come to life. Peeling wallpapers, small golden accents on hardwood banisters,…

Veterans Day merits more gratitude
Opinion

Veterans Day merits more gratitude

Five years ago during Veterans Day, something incredible happened. While sitting around at dinner with my extended family, my grandfather began to tell me a story about his time in the Army when he was stationed in France. That was the first time I had ever heard my grandfather talk about the Army. In that…

Opinion

Hope for the modern-day sports idol

A couple of weeks ago, Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter broke his ankle. Suddenly Mr. Dependable, the man known as Captain Clutch, was left writhing on the infield dirt in the Bronx. It was in that moment that I realized something. I had just watched the last of a dying breed go down. The superstar…

Edge

Kendrick Lamar lives up to expectations in major label debut album

To say that Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City,” was highly anticipated would be like saying that Charlie Sheen has a slight issue with moderation. Fans of hip-hop have been waiting on it like paparazzi waiting for the first picture of Brangelina’s most recently adopted African child. Ever since he was first…

Mayday Parade talks pressure from label, tour with The Maine
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Mayday Parade talks pressure from label, tour with The Maine

Alternative rock band Mayday Parade has seen a considerable upswing in popularity since its inception and critically-acclaimed debut, “A Lesson In Romantics.” The band is now touring with The Maine, promoting its self-titled third album. The Miami Hurricane recently got the chance to interview the band. The guys talked about the past few years, their…

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