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Only with more time comes deeper meaning to traditions
Opinion

Only with more time comes deeper meaning to traditions

Homecoming Week celebrates the proudest UM traditions, such as the Alma Mater, Iron Arrow and the Hurricane Howl canoe burning. The celebrations culminate with Alumni Weekend, when past Canes reunite with old friends, enjoy a football game and be baffled by the new construction around campus. While many enjoy the flagship events, the focus on…

Editorial series: Conservative or liberal, insulated ideologies prevent real dialogue
Staff Editorial

Editorial series: Conservative or liberal, insulated ideologies prevent real dialogue

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s we approach what is perhaps the most divisive presidential election in recent history, political ideology has become increasingly central to identity. Ideology, at its best, inspires passion and activism, and at its worst, fuels disrespect and even hatred. This divisiveness was evident during Sunday’s debate in St. Louis, when the presidential candidates refused to…

Transparency, concrete solutions needed to improve UM’s financial aid process
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Transparency, concrete solutions needed to improve UM’s financial aid process

The Miami Hurricane Sept. 22 cover story, “Financial aid office gives students a run for their money,” details complications University of Miami students experienced with the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OFAS). Scores of students had waited all summer to know whether they could afford to return to school in August. While some found solutions,…

Retro-branded Hurricanes face high expectations going into Saturday
Sports, Staff Editorial, UM-FSU

Retro-branded Hurricanes face high expectations going into Saturday

UM football is just a day away from its biggest game of the regular season – its matchup against the Florida State Seminoles. The historically intense rivalry between the two ACC programs never fails to bring a highly anticipated contest and almost always an equally competitive game. However, the circumstances going into next Saturday are slightly different than in recent years….

News outlets mislabel canceled speaker as shutdown of ideas
Staff Editorial

News outlets mislabel canceled speaker as shutdown of ideas

Has the University of Miami suppressed the right to free speech? That was the claim made by Breitbart News when an on-campus appearance by alt-right personality Milo Yiannopoulos was cancelled last week. The right-wing news outlet and other media sources such as Fox News implied that UM faculty rejected the commentator’s campus event. The UM…

Substance-free housing implies policy contradictions
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Substance-free housing implies policy contradictions

Incoming freshmen have enough questions about college as is, and an on-campus housing option often causes confusion. Substance-free housing puzzles many students and parents who may not fully understand the concept. According to Housing and Residential Life, students on a substance-free floor “agree to abide by any and all University policies including all regulations regarding…

Focus on positive growth in freshman year
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Focus on positive growth in freshman year

The incoming freshman class of 2020 was selected with a 38-percent acceptance rate, continuing the trend of increasingly selective admission at UM. With a more competitive pool of applicants, one would assume that each year would bring a new batch of students who are a little more mature and levelheaded than previous freshmen. But selectivity…

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