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Program offers advice for student concerns, conflicts

Miami Hurricane reporter Alexandra Leon sat down with the Assistant to Vice President and Ombudsperson Dr. Gail Cole-Avent to discuss her role as the overseer of the Ombudsperson and University Troubleshooters Program. Read more to see how she and the rest of the staff members assist students. The Miami Hurricane: What is the role of…

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On-campus theater offers students more than free films

When Cosford Cinema Director Trae DeLellis plans what movies to screen, he runs into a strange dilemma. The cinema’s odd dichotomy of young college students and older moviegoers makes for an interesting mix of films. DeLellis said Italian and French films usually do well, as does the Cosford’s opera series, but he also tries to…

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A Cultural Snob’s/Hipster’s Guide to the Gables

As you begin your college experience, your orientation leaders bombard you with what to do, see and eat in Coral Gables. With seminars like “Getting Around Campus and the Community” and “Diversifying Your College Experience,” they almost guarantee you’ll find your place at UM and in Coral Gables.  But to be quite frank, you’re not…

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‘Babycakes’ continues to sweeten students’ days

As students bustle through the University of Miami food court, ordering Canes chops, calling out to their friends, discussing weekend plans, one voice rings out above the rest. “Have a nice day, my babycakes!” Johnnie Mae Dawson, a cashier at Mango and Manny’s, the food court vendor specializing in Caribbean cuisine and chop chops, has…

Spice up your Halloweekend at these hot spots
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Spice up your Halloweekend at these hot spots

Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience sassy transvestites and UFOs both on screen and in live acts by students. There will be screenings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from midnight to 2 a.m. It’s free for UM students, but bring your Cane Card. For more information, check out hurricaneproductions.org. Cin-e-maze Miami Beach Cinematheque has prepared…

Farmers market boosts healthy lifestyle
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Farmers market boosts healthy lifestyle

It’s always the same old story. You want to start eating better, but after a long day you inevitably find yourself stuck on campus calling a honey bun from the vending machine “dinner.” Well, things are about to get a little easier because a new group is coming to campus that will help take the…

Phuc Yea
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Phuc Yea

While it’s not the first of it’s kind, Phuc Yea is the first full scale pop-up to appear in Miami.

RSMAS’ watering hole
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RSMAS’ watering hole

Cavernous halls, stuffed sharks, cork message boards, classrooms … and beer? It seems like an odd mix, but marine life, education and brews find perfect harmony at Wetlab, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s campus bar. Founded in 1979 by Walton G. Smith, this waterside hangout is a place for students, professors and…

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Students clean up oil spill, help wildlife

On April 20, 2010, an explosion occurred on a BP-leased drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest oil spill in history. Since then, there has been an outpouring of aid and research from local and international communities in efforts to contain the spill, save local wildlife and determine…

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School of Communication promotes media in Haiti

One effective way to help Haiti may be by just sitting down and having a conversation. School of Communication community members have discussed the role media need to play in Haiti’s future in a January conference co-hosted by the Voice of America, an international news service that has been working in Haiti. “We’ve talked about…

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