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Drugstore shuts down local strip-mall
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Drugstore shuts down local strip-mall

[imagebrowser id=9] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] On an inconspicuous corner of a strip-mall about a mile from the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, Beehive Natural Foods sells supplements and snacks. At lunchtime, the Beehive Juice Bar in the back bustles with hungry regulars at its counter. “Carlitos, I’m starving,” murmurs a woman whose young daughter is…

DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research
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DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research

Sign-ups are underway for the university’s second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge spin-a-thon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to raise money for life-saving cancer research. UM officials created the spin-a-thon as a way to involve more students and others on campus who might not be able to participate in the DCC’s main fundraising event, which features group bike…

Chartwells employees walk out of work, protest wages
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Chartwells employees walk out of work, protest wages

  Approximately 20 Chartwells employees at the Hecht Stanford Dining Hall walked out of work at the start of the noon lunch hour Thursday to protest their pay rates. As employees began walking out of the dining hall, union members and UNICO workers lined the walkway cheering and chanting, “Si se puede.” They also passed…

Controversial overpass cleared for construction
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Controversial overpass cleared for construction

    After several hurdles, plans for a pedestrian bridge that will allow UM students to cross U.S. 1 well above speeding cars and distracted drivers are finally concrete.   All legal and budget issues have been resolved, and Miami-Dade County is now in the process of finalizing the design before construction commences. The Mediterranean-style…

Custodial staff reaches wage agreement
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Custodial staff reaches wage agreement

University custodial workers decided not to go on strike. They reached a tentative agreement with their employer Debenham, Thouard, and Zadelhoff (DTZ), formerly called Unicco, on Friday. Members voted on Tuesday at St. Bede Episcopal Chapel near UM to make the agreement official. The final agreement includes a 35-cent wage increase per year for the…

Chartwells, Unicco negotiate for higher wages
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Chartwells, Unicco negotiate for higher wages

On Wednesday, at the entrance of Stanford Drive, about 50 Chartwells and Unicco employees could be heard shouting “justice.” The full slogan: “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” They were holding signs that stated “We Are Worth More” with a backdrop of orange and green. Employees gathered with Eric Brakken,…

Community, News, Student Government

Overpass plan gains steam

The city of Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County are working out a deal to build the pedestrian bridge across U.S. 1. This bridge will not involve the University Centre, a strip-mall located across from the university. The owners of the center refused to accept Miami-Dade County’s $1.8 million offer to make up for the five…

Community, News

Wendy Walk carries legacy of liposarcoma fighter

Wendy Landes, the symbol for the annual Wendy Walk that raises funds for liposarcoma, passed away this March. “She was an incredible human being,” said Alex Norton, a member of the Wendy Walk executive board. “She lived life to the fullest and never pitied herself.” A memorial service for Landes will be held before the…

Community, News

Damas de Blanco leader honored

Every Sunday, mothers, daughters and wives dress in white to attend mass and set out on their mission. After the service, the Damas de Blanco head toward Fifth Avenue in Havana to silently protest the unjust incarceration of their relatives and the lack of basic human rights in Cuba. The head of Damas de Blanco,…

Community, News

U.S. 1 overpass stirs controversy

In a final push for the completion of the pedestrian overpass project, Student Government is circulating a petition addressed to the owner of the University Centre Plaza, and the Division of Student Affairs will host a public memorial for the eighth anniversary of UM student Ashley Kelly’s death on Friday. “We’ve been working on this…

Community, News

SunSmart raises funds, provides skin cancer screenings

Runners wearing sunglasses, a dab of sunscreen and a visor will join Sebastian the Ibis for the SunSmart 5K Run/Walk. Students in the Miller School of Medicine organize SunSmart to help raise awareness about skin cancer and public access defibrillation, the process of applying electric currents to the chest wall or heart during medical emergencies…

Cuban blogger paints picture of Cuba
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Cuban blogger paints picture of Cuba

Freshman Daniela Lorenzo immigrated to the United States from her hometown, Havana, Cuba, at the age of 6. “My parents wanted my little sister and I to have a good future, something hard to get in Cuba because of the government,” Lorenzo said. Lorenzo, who now serves as the secretary for the Federacion de Estudiantes…

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