Daniel Medina


Who we are

The charismatically outspoken Winston Churchill once candidly remarked: “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”


Smoking on campus is a choice and a right

The following statement coincidentally was released only weeks after the recent smoking ban at the Miller School of Medicine: “Dear UM Student, Effective Fall 2010 there will be a $50.00 per semester surcharge for smokers who are enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan through United Health Care.” You may have read this in an…

B.o.B. not another one-hit wonder

B.o.B. not another one-hit wonder

Atlanta-based artist B.o.B, whose acclaimed single “Nothin’ on You[feat: Bruno Mars]” has reached near platinum status, believes his unique sound and musical style is unlike the rest. The Miami Hurricane recently had the opportunity to interview the artist and find out what exactly separates him from a myriad of performers plagued by the “one-hit wonder” label.


The Anomaly of the Modern Tea Party

The tea party is marching towards Washington. Again. This occasion, however, is not in protest of a specific piece of legislation. The April 15 scheduled event is an all-out protest on what is seen by participating groups as reckless Washington spending and an increase in the size and scope of the federal government. Yet, what…


Saving lives and solving problems

Aside from the pejorative critics of the surreal media-driven political theatre that resulted from the recent passage of the health care reform bill in partisan Washington, many Americans are still asking what affect the bill will have on them.
More specifically, what do the provisions in the nearly 2,000-page bill do for those most in need in South Florida?


Afghanistan could be Obama’s Vietnam

Although decidedly less candid and more eloquent than his predecessor, the clock may well have been turned back eight years to when Bush addressed the West Point graduates where he defiantly praised American superiority and the necessity for total American involvement in the “war on terror.”


La vida madrilena

As I write this article sitting under a tree in perfect homage to Socrates in Madrid’s famed Parque del Retiro contemplating how to possibly place my experience abroad thus far into words, I find it fitting to begin with a recommendation.

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