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University of Miami student voters play special role in this election
Columnists, Election 2016, Opinion, Vantage Point

University of Miami student voters play special role in this election

Throughout this election we’ve heard cries of “the election is rigged,” “one vote doesn’t matter,” and “why even go through the trouble of voting.” Many people eligible to vote are sympathetic to those arguments and don’t buy the “sentimental” democratic idea that “every votes counts.” However, if you are a University of Miami student reading…

See Clinton and Trump in person before Election Day
Election 2016, News

See Clinton and Trump in person before Election Day

With only one week left until Election Day and millions of Americans voting early, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are battling it out for Florida. Both campaigns, along with President Obama and former President Bill Clinton, will be in town this week. Here is where you can see them in person: Tuesday, Nov. 1  Bill Clinton…

Freshman admitted from Kansas, stirring confusion on campus
Opinion, Satire

Freshman admitted from Kansas, stirring confusion on campus

In an uncharacteristic mistake, the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission has accidentally admitted a student from Topeka, Kansas into the class of 2020. This marks the first time a student outside of Florida or New Jersey has been accepted. The admissions gaffe has caused confusion throughout the student body. “I just didn’t know…

Shift budget surplus from education to health care
Opinion

Shift budget surplus from education to health care

In January, Governor Rick Scott released his plan to spend Florida’s billion dollar surplus. His budget proposal includes certain sales tax cuts, increased education spending per student and more funds for the Bright Futures scholarship. One thing that Scott wholly ignored was health care funding for hospitals. Much of the funding for hospitals is coming…

Close-call Canes triumph over Seminoles
Basketball, Gallery, Photo, Sports

Close-call Canes triumph over Seminoles

With tournament hopes on life support, the University of Miami Hurricanes fought off a furious rally from Florida State and defeated the rival Seminoles 81-77 Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center. Florida State (15-14, 7-9 ACC) found themselves down 18 points with 4:52 to play in the game, but then Seminole guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes caught fire. The FSU freshman…

Academics, News

State initiative values cost over passion

As the University of Miami continues to celebrate the Year of the Humanities and the Arts, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education campaign to encourage students to major in science-related fields is currently underway. Gov. Scott has proposed to freeze tuition rates for majors in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This decision,…

Opinion

America must now stand behind its president

Election Day is over, but politics are not. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, polls started closing and Americans tuned into results through TVs at home, victory parties at restaurants, and radio stations in cars all over the country. But in Miami-Dade, many voters were still in line. Two days after the election, the Sunshine State shines…

Opinion

Take a stand Tuesday, vote

In less than 24 hours, Americans will make history after casting their votes in the 2012 presidential election. And as college students across the U.S. prepare to finalize their decisions and wait in line for several hours to complete the 30- to 45-minute ballot, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have their eyes…

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