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Culturally-appropriated costumes offensive, immoral
Opinion

Culturally-appropriated costumes offensive, immoral

Americans have associated Halloween with evil witches and spooky skeletons for years. Recently, however, historically oppressed groups have brought to light the issue of cultural appropriation, which might be scarier than any supernatural creature. Cultural appropriation takes many forms, but its most basic comprises members of a privileged group mimicking select aspects of an oppressed…

Opinion

Why aren’t students going to Miami football games?

Last week, the Canes broke into the top 10 in the AP poll, coming in at No. 8. The team is on an 11-game winning streak since Nov. 2016, with notable wins against FSU, Syracuse and Georgia Tech this season. They’re sitting comfortably atop the ACC Coastal division and have a clear path to the…

Politics in Florida polarize, not unite, the state
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Politics in Florida polarize, not unite, the state

Former South Miami Vice Mayor Walter Harris proposed a resolution calling for Florida to split into two states – North Florida and South Florida – in 2014. The idea of southern counties separating from their northern counterparts is one that is tossed around every now and again. This is nothing more than a hypothetical scenario,…

Prioritize health during hectic semester
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Prioritize health during hectic semester

This semester has felt like a punch to the gut in a lot of ways. Hordes of burnt-out students crowd the library, madly trying to study what they may have learned weeks ago, before the hurricane. Student organizations scramble to figure out how to engage members who are more focus on their classes and regain…

Opinion

EPA rollback on Clean Power Plan a foolish decision

Massive wildfires recently left at least 40 people dead in California. Thousands of Adélie penguin chicks starved to death in Antarctica in 2016, the hottest year on record, according to the World Wildlife Fund. What’s at the root of each of these events? Climate change. Who’s causing climate change? Us. Coal-fired power plants emit nearly…

Weinstein sexual harassment scandal signals need for people to speak out
Opinion

Weinstein sexual harassment scandal signals need for people to speak out

Numerous celebrities, actresses and former Weinstein company employees have come forward to describe the sexual misconduct of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. And yet, the jarring and disgusting allegations have been kept under wraps for decades. How much power must a big-time Hollywood producer have in order to successfully silence dozens of women and hide his…

Future of NCAA Men’s Basketball left uncertain in wake of scandal
Opinion

Future of NCAA Men’s Basketball left uncertain in wake of scandal

With college basketball season right around the corner, some NCAA Men’s Basketball teams, including our very own Miami Hurricanes, have been in the spotlight, though the attention has been far from glamorous. It is alleged several coaches organized the bribery of students through Adidas to steer top athletes into signing with particular schools, in the…


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