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Alicia Garza discusses BLM movement
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Alicia Garza discusses BLM movement

In 2012, as Alicia Garza watched a jury give a “not guilty” verdict in the trial of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death, she couldn’t sit still anymore. She was disillusioned by the breakdown of her belief in justice and knew there was a pressing need for action, so she created #BlackLivesMatter (BLM). Garza, along with Opal…

Campus committed to tackling diversity challenges
Opinion

Campus committed to tackling diversity challenges

Dear University of Miami Family, Universities command powerful resources at our very core — education, research and the ability to convene the kinds of conversations that can transform the world. Universities can also serve as models for society and lead the way toward enlightened change. The University of Miami, like many colleges and universities across…

Intolerance furthered by our silence
Opinion

Intolerance furthered by our silence

Lately, I have been meditating on the meaning of words. I’m not talking about dictionaries and flashcards, but rather the silent, often profound implications that our words carry. When I first read about the harrowing string of hate crimes happening at the University of Missouri, my initial reaction was one of vague and profound unsettlement….

Distasteful compliments leave unsavory aftertaste
Opinion

Distasteful compliments leave unsavory aftertaste

Since I came to college, I have accepted the fact that I apparently don’t look like other Indian students. Some combination of my hair color, skin tone and facial features leave a lot of people surprised when I tell them that yes, both of my parents are Indian, and I don’t mean the Christopher Columbus…

Film industry needs diverse voices behind camera
Opinion

Film industry needs diverse voices behind camera

In recent weeks, a blog created by actor Dylan Marron has been making waves in the online film community. The blog, titled “Every Single Word” (ESW), features major films edited down to only the moments when non-white actors speak. The edited films clock in around 30-40 seconds when edited down, exhibiting just how consistently actors…

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Focus on Fitness: The Five Best 5k’s for Spring

Whether you’re still going strong on your New Year’s resolution, feeling fresh off spring break, or just enjoying the South Florida sun, when the calendar turns to April road race season begins. Behold, a list of five challenging races around Miami to put your training to the test this spring.   1. Beach Beast 5K,…

Opinion

Holocaust hate still affecting society

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day recently commemorated the 68th anniversary for the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Presently, we have the leaders of Iran calling for the annihilation of the people of Israel declaring that “the people of Iran are ready to march on Israel to wipe it out.” The British Sunday…

Themed charity runs become latest fundraising trend
News

Themed charity runs become latest fundraising trend

Clad in all kinds of warrior garb, runners made their way to Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. Costumes ranged from traditional viking gear to “Rosie the Riveter” but participants were all there for one reason: the Warrior Dash, a 5K run to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Participants were encouraged to dress up for…

Opinion

Tunnel aims to challenge views of current issues

Tunnel of Oppression seeks to challenge people’s thoughts and perceptions on issues dealing with oppression and hatred. Before entering the Tunnel, individuals hear and read a disclaimer. “The experience is not intended to offend or bring about tension,” it states. “The Tunnel is meant to be an educational experience and the views expressed in the…

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