News briefs: 3/21


The fifth issue of UM’s literary journal Mangrove will be unveiled at USpeak. The event will feature readings from Mangrove, open-mic readings from some of the Mangrove staffers and members of the Miami writing community. USpeak will occur at the Oasis Cafe in the UC from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday. For more information, contact or visit the Mangrove Facebook page.

Haiti Week

Haitian Culture Week began Tuesday with a celebration at the Rock. Events will continue throughout the week until March 28. Other activities include a game night and a carnival in the School of Communication courtyard. For more information, contact

Syrian Relief

The Middle Eastern Studies Society will host a clothing drive and sell Middle Eastern foods to benefit Syrians who have left their homes for refugee camps in Jordan. Club members will be tabling in the UC Breezeway throughout the week of March 25 every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit


Two basketballs signed by the UM 2013 ACC Champions will be raffled at the UC Breezeway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday  and March 25 through 29. The UM Hurricane Athletic Training Students will be selling raffle tickets. One ticket costs $2, three tickets cost $5 and seven tickets are $10.

Social Justice

The Students Together Ending Poverty (S.T.E.P.) organization will feature Hunger and Homelessness Week Saturday through March 29. Each day will focus on a specific theme, such as sexual orientation and youth homelessness, at Eaton Residental College, apartment 108 and a faces of homelessness series on the Rock from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Monday through March 28.  For more information, contact


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