Taylor Duckett

Housing should be guaranteed to all students
Opinion

Housing should be guaranteed to all students

The University of Miami attracts students from all over the globe, as well as from varying socioeconomic backgrounds. Although living on campus can be expensive – especially when you add in a mandatory meal plan – for some students, it may be the best option. Every year, we have a lottery system in which students…

Opinion

Stand Your Ground law needs revision for better understanding

Michael Dunn, a middle-aged white male, was recently tried for shooting into a car with four African American teens and killing one of them. The dispute was over the volume of the teen’s music. Dunn claimed self-defense under Florida’s confusing and controversial Stand Your Ground law, arguing that he saw a shotgun in the teen’s…

Buns and Buns bakes, beautifies diverse bounty of bread
Culture, Food

Buns and Buns bakes, beautifies diverse bounty of bread

“This, sir, is not a sandwich shop,” proclaims the menu of the new restaurant, Buns and Buns, which recently opened across the street from Sunset Place. The “breadery” focuses on offering  customers an affordable gourmet-dining experience. The owners named the restaurant Buns and Buns after traveling the world and noticing each country had a unique…

Tuition affordability should be prioritized
Opinion

Tuition affordability should be prioritized

As tuition goes up, it seems like financial aid packages and grant funding goes down. Coupled with a tough job market, student debt has exacerbated, and the government is not doing enough to help. Tuition at UM for the 2013-2014 school year was $41,580 with fees of $1,272. This is up from $32,422 and $730…

Opinion

Use UM resources to stay sane during finals

Finals are here, and with only one reading day this year, students may find themselves more stressed than usual. This year, the semester ends on a Tuesday and finals begin that Thursday. In the past, classes have ended on a Friday with finals beginning the following Wednesday, giving students four days in between. Though the…

Appreciate the sacrifices military families make
Opinion

Appreciate the sacrifices military families make

There have been stories in the past of anti-war groups protesting at military funerals or other events that honor the military. People have the right not to agree with war – I myself do not support it – but there is a time and a place for everything. What few people realize is the extremely…

ENN alerts improve upon effectiveness
Opinion

ENN alerts improve upon effectiveness

Many remember the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) alert from last year warning the university to be on the lookout for a black male. The only other descriptors given were that he was wearing a white T-shirt and gym shorts – a very generic outfit. While some students found the ENN alert to be comical, many…

Appreciate time in Miami
Opinion

Appreciate time in Miami

Everyone has something to leave for the next generation. As future professionals and alumni, we need to stop thinking about ourselves and think about what kind of university we want future students to inherit. Future Canes can avoid experiencing the same struggles we do. All this requires is for students and alumni to give back…

Breathe freely initiative off to healthy start
Opinion

Breathe freely initiative off to healthy start

Last month, the university instituted the final phase of its Breathe Freely campaign, becoming completely smoke-free. All designated smoking areas on the Coral Gables campus have been removed, and students, faculty and staff must now go to the perimeter of campus if they wish to smoke.When I first heard that the University of Miami was…

Networking increases job options
Opinion

Networking increases job options

College is supposed to be fun and memorable, but at the end of the day, we are students first. We are here to get an education so that we can either get a job or create one. When we get handed our diplomas, we aren’t also handed a set of job options on a silver…

Explore what Miami, campus can offer
Opinion

Explore what Miami, campus can offer

Congratulations on not heading to Gainesville (or dare I say, Tallahassee). Bienvenidos a Miami, Class of 2017! There are a few things to know about your new home. The city of Miami and its suburbs are extremely diverse, and our campus reflects that. At UM, you will find people from almost every culture, ethnicity, nationality…

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