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How to travel through Miami on a budget
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How to travel through Miami on a budget

To freshman Sergio Castro-Rachmacy, nothing is more frustrating than the sound of the Metrorail screeching away as he ascends the concrete steps onto the platform a few seconds too late. He may have to wait up to 35 minutes until the metro’s next departure, and his evening plans are now unfortunately delayed. Without a car,…

Novelist, student writers recite creative works at USpeak
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Novelist, student writers recite creative works at USpeak

Harrowing tales of murder and intrigue meshed with soulful poetry and witty memoirs this Thursday at the Wesley House. Students performed alongside award-winning novelist, speaker and journalist, Anjanette Delgado for this month’s second USpeak Flash Fiction and Poetry Performance Series. This bi-monthly event hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department’s Creative Writing…

College kids’ guide to navigating Black Friday madness
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College kids’ guide to navigating Black Friday madness

As the holiday season approaches, it’s not only recipes and traditions on people’s mind, but presents, as well. With Black Friday around the corner, now is a prime opportunity to gather up all the necessary presents for those you love, as well as anything you may want for yourself. But, as a college student, it’s often hard…

Alumni authors shine in weeklong book festival
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Alumni authors shine in weeklong book festival

A short Metrorail ride into Downtown Miami transports visitors to a paradise for book lovers, also known as the 2014 Miami Book Fair International. The weeklong festival will feature hundreds of authors and numerous tents filled with booksellers, crafts, open mic events and entertainment from around the globe. Three authors from the University of Miami…

Best off-campus spots for pampering
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Best off-campus spots for pampering

The University of Miami’s campus does not only offer a beautiful outdoorsy ambiance, but it also provides students with a great variety of amenities. However, a beauty salon is not one of them. In a city obsessed with looks, students often struggle to find shops around campus to cut their hair or prepare for a…

Coral Skies feeds festival fix
Community, Culture, Music

Coral Skies feeds festival fix

Music festival fans who are still thinking back longingly to the days of Coachella and Lollapalooza may want to consider checking out Coral Skies Music Festival this weekend. The all-day festival features a 12-act lineup, art, food trucks and craft beer. It is being held in Tampa and West Palm Beach on Saturday and Sunday,…

Annual benefit concert draws awareness to spinal cord injuries
Community, Culture

Annual benefit concert draws awareness to spinal cord injuries

A diverse crowd gathered at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove on Sept. 27  to celebrate the annual Woodystock benefit concert. Artists offered canvases and brushes for visitors to paint with, vendors sold refreshments to combat the afternoon sun, and musicians played tunes ranging from classical violin to reggae to indie soul. Woodystock, which boasts both local…

Rock musician bridges gap between generations
Community, Culture, Music

Rock musician bridges gap between generations

Last Monday, the Miami Beach Fillmore was lit Lazaretto blue. As the curtains peeled back, a short-haired figure stood center stage. “Is that him?” whispered the fan beside me. We were thinking the same thing – where was the black-bobbed rock god we came to see? Then the figure played a familiar riff, and the…

Event, movie addresses rape culture
Community, Culture

Event, movie addresses rape culture

Freshman Alexis McDonald organized the event “Vagina, Vagina, Vagina”  held on Thursday night in the Stanford Master’s Apartment in support of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness month. The occasion drew in a crowd of nearly 40 students who were intrigued about the wonders of vaginas. The aspiring activist felt that even though this event was mandatory…

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