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Hurricon’s anime celebration transforms campus
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Hurricon’s anime celebration transforms campus

The sounds of karaoke singers, all dressed in anime attire, replaced the UC Sunday humdrum for the second annual Miami Hurricon led by the Anime Club. “There are people who have come as far as Gainesville,” said Ashu Joshi, the president of the Anime Club. Hurricon celebrated the Japanese cultural art form anime, which has…

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Stacks workers see other side of campus

Senior Ethan Cloutier has spent the past three and a half years sorting books and keeping the Stacks’ micro-universe in sync. But like most student workers at Richter Library, his hard work goes underappreciated in the pin-drop silence of over-caffeinated students studying and writing papers. Cloutier is a student supervisor for the 16 student workers…

College stress drives depression
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College stress drives depression

Freshman Katie Thompson moved into Stanford Residential College one month after her parents announced their divorce. The severe change in her home life and the already difficult acclimation to a new atmosphere caused her to feel unstable. “It felt like everything had been ripped out from under me,” she said. “I couldn’t talk about any…

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Mathematician makes visit to campus

Famed mathematician Persi Diaconis captured the attention of UM students, faculty and guests by explaining how coincidences can affect where we live and with whom. A jam-packed audience filled the Wilder Auditorium last month to hear the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University. The talk was part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual McKnight-Zame Distinguished…

Cuban blogger paints picture of Cuba
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Cuban blogger paints picture of Cuba

Freshman Daniela Lorenzo immigrated to the United States from her hometown, Havana, Cuba, at the age of 6. “My parents wanted my little sister and I to have a good future, something hard to get in Cuba because of the government,” Lorenzo said. Lorenzo, who now serves as the secretary for the Federacion de Estudiantes…

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Future lawyers take the stage in annual lampoon

It’s not far-fetched that lawyers, known for their theatrics in court, would take naturally to the stage. But between property torts and the bar exam, law students never seem to have much time for jokes. That wasn’t the case Thursday evening at UM’s Storer Auditorium. The law school’s students, faculty, and staff gathered to laugh at…

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UM’s rich history provides looking glass for future

Hurricane football players, Sebastian the Ibis and President Donna E. Shalala are not the only ones who have contributed to the University of Miami’s rich history. “Miami and UM were built around big ideas, so naturally … history would be drawn down here,” said Peter Perez, a UM alumnus who graduated in 2012. This idea…

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UC student workers provide guidance

Student employees at the Information Desk in the University Center are the primary providers of information on campus. They have to know where places are and who to contact if they don’t have the answer to a question. They also help distribute tickets for events, run the lost and found, and provide students with office…

Historic building regains former glory
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Historic building regains former glory

Germaine Price, a UM alumna who graduated in 1983, recalls attending photography classes in the Art Building when she was a student. “It was not what I was expecting from a college campus,” she said. “The paint was peeling, and the floor was creaking. I guess it had that funky college feel.” Price is referring…

Rachel Maddow sits down with Shalala
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Rachel Maddow sits down with Shalala

  President Donna E. Shalala got to pick the brain of one of America’s sharpest political commentators. UM students and hundreds of other attendees gathered at the Fieldhouse on Sunday for a conversation with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Maddow has hosted “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC since 2008, where she is revered as much for…

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