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African Student Union discusses cultural appropriation, appreciation
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African Student Union discusses cultural appropriation, appreciation

Within the last year, multiple celebrities have been called out for appropriating black culture. Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg made a video titled “Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows” that addressed the cultural appropriation of historically black hairstyles such as braids, twists and dreadlocks, and criticized other celebrities for not acknowledging the appropriation of black…

Love Bridge bricks eternalize relationships
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Love Bridge bricks eternalize relationships

Typical Valentine’s Day gifts include chocolate, flowers or a stuffed animal, but the University of Miami offers a gift that will last long past the annual holiday – only it can’t be taken home. The engraved bricks that make up the Love Bridge outside of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center are also known…

‘A Week 4 Life’ hosts art expo to gauge feelings toward sexual health
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‘A Week 4 Life’ hosts art expo to gauge feelings toward sexual health

A Week 4 Life hosted an art expo to showcase participants’ feelings toward sexual health through photography, painting, song and spoken word Thursday night in the Shalala Student Center. The organization is a programming board dedicated to educating the University of Miami community on issues regarding HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. It was their fifth annual art expo. “We…

Theatre department partners with county, arts center to train African-American actresses
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Theatre department partners with county, arts center to train African-American actresses

Theatre arts department is partnering with Miami-Dade County, Arts for Learning and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center  to create an intensive three-year theatre training program for African-American high school girls. The accelerated theatre arts program will begin in summer 2016. Under professor Tarell Alvin McCraney’s leadership, students will perform a Greek play their sophomore…

Freshmen Walk gives new Canes fun first memory
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Freshmen Walk gives new Canes fun first memory

Saturday afternoon before the football team took on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, freshmen and first-year students prepared for the University of Miami’s annual tradition that takes place each first home game of the season: Freshmen Walk. Freshmen Walk is an initiative created by Category 5 and Hurricane Athletics that allows freshmen to walk on to the Sun Life Stadium football field before the…

Orientation outreach encourages community service
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Orientation outreach encourages community service

Students gathered at The Rock Plaza Saturday morning to kick off the Butler Center for Service and Leadership’s annual Orientation Outreach day of service. Orientation Outreach is the first service day of the academic year at the University of Miami, aiming to introduce and integrate new students into the greater Miami community while inspiring them…

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