Newsbriefs 2/20

Elections Results

The Elections Commission will be announcing the Student Government election results at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday on the Rock. The results will include the Executive Candidates (president, vice president and treasurer) as well as the College of Engineering Senator, a College of Arts and Sciences Senator, a Commuter Senator and a School of Communication Senator.

Yearbook photos

Students can take their yearbook photos at the UC Lower Lounge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Portraits for freshmen, sophomores and juniors are free, and appointments are not required. Graduating seniors need to sign up online at Walk-in appointments for underclassmen are welcome. For more information, call 305-284-2005.

SunSmart 5K

The SunSmart 5K Run/Walk  will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Crandon Park South Beach. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students are hosting the 5K to celebrate heart and skin health. UM dermatologists will be at the race to provide free post-race skin cancer screenings. Registration is $15 for students and includes a T-shirt, professional race timings with chip technology, food and giveaways.

Miss UM Caribbean

The Miss UM Caribbean Pageant will take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Gusman Concert Hall. The scholarship pageant will feature an introductory phase, a swimwear portion, talent portion and evening gown section. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 if purchased from a contestant.


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Ashley Martinez is a senior majoring in journalism and psychology, which have sharpened her people-watching skills. She has worked as a staff writer, copy editor, assistant editor and is now the Edge arts and entertainment editor at The Miami Hurricane. She serves as the president of UM's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Her work has been featured in The Hurricane, Distraction Magazine, The Communique, Gables Home Page and The Miami Herald. When she's not working on a story, she loves going to the theatre and singing show tunes.