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‘Craft beer renaissance’ takes Miami area
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‘Craft beer renaissance’ takes Miami area

There is no denying that a craft beer trend is brewing in Miami. Since the ‘70s, beer drinkers in the United States have started to give up mass-produced favorites from Anheuser-Busch and the Miller Brewing Company for new tastes by American-bred craft breweries, from Dogfish Head to Magic Hat. Now, Miami is home to a…

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Embrace new experiences, embrace the U

As I reminisce about my four years at the University of Miami, countless memories and lessons learned race through my head. I didn’t dream of attending UM because I went to elementary and high school less than three miles from campus. I wanted change and a real “college experience.” Now, I truly can’t imagine myself…

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Drinking in moderation can reduce health risks

Alcohol is unquestionably part of the college lifestyle. What isn’t typical of a college student, however, is drinking in moderation. While excessive drinking can lead to obesity, heart disease and infertility, small amounts of alcohol every so often can benefit one’s health. Drinking one or two servings of alcohol, not just wine, every day can…

Casinos offer more than slot machines, smoke
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Casinos offer more than slot machines, smoke

Didn’t get that straight flush? No luck playing the slots? Stop chasing dreams of a jackpot, and explore the options that lie outside the jingling slot machines and clouds of smoke. Calder Casino and Race Course Put on your derby hat and sip on mint julep as you watch horses from around the world compete…

With less funds, clubs get creative
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With less funds, clubs get creative

On Tuesday night, Kevin Hamlin and about nine other Salsa Craze members stood applauding and cheering as they watched several brave locals conquer – or be conquered by – a challenging obstacle course that ended with an almost 20-foot climbable wall. “Cameras were on us all the time and they would tell us ‘now a big…

Grab an apron and get cooking at the Wellness Center
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Grab an apron and get cooking at the Wellness Center

Leave your spatula, food processor and measuring cups at home and join other chefs-in-training at the Wellness Center’s Instructional Kitchen, where you can learn to master cuisines from around the globe. Step into the kitchen about twice a month and join Chef Lori or Chef Mercedes in their cooking classes featuring flavorful menus, from the…

Studio jazz band transforms favorite Radiohead tunes
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Studio jazz band transforms favorite Radiohead tunes

With bright trombones, crooning saxophones and an upbeat piano, the students musicians of the Frost School of Music’s studio jazz band blended Sinatra with modern alternative rock at their Radiohead Jazz Project performance Wednesday. The project, which was first recorded in Wisconsin in 2010 by Fred Sturm’s Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble, transformed 12 popular Radiohead…

Bar crawling in South Miami
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Bar crawling in South Miami

Tired of hopping a cab every Thursday to get grimy at the Grove? Stroll on over to South Miami, just a mile away from UM’s campus, for something new, cheap and – of course – alcoholic. Stop #1: Sunset Tavern With a happy hour that begins at 2 p.m., how can you resist? Boys, your…

‘How to Succeed’ a satirical success
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‘How to Succeed’ a satirical success

Success is measured not by money, but by talent. Junior Veronica Diaz and alumnus Bill Duncan are quintessential examples of this concept, even though the songs and characters of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” convey quite the opposite. The two are featured in the Roxy Theatre’s production of the Tony award-winning musical….

Obama advocates energy efficiency, independence during UM visit
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Obama advocates energy efficiency, independence during UM visit

Throwing up the “U, United States President Barack Obama took the stage at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. Obama’s visit to the Coral Gables campus was targeted at motivating the country to support the development of American-made energy in an effort to decrease dependence on foreign oil. Several…

Clinton, Obama make visits to campus
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Clinton, Obama make visits to campus

Monday marked the 212th President’s Day – and just this week, some students at the University of Miami will have seen two presidents in their own backyard. “It’s a civic lesson every time a president comes to campus,” UM President Donna E. Shalala said. On Monday, former President Bill Clinton paid a visit to Shalala’s…

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SoBe Wine and Food Festival oozes flavor

Miami has been on the foodie map for years. From the trendy and fresh Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, to the classic Joe’s Stone Crab, to the culture-filled Palacio de Los Jugos, the Miami area is spilling over with unique and delicious restaurants. This weekend, prepare to celebrate food of all kinds by driving down…

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