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Program guides high school community to college
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Program guides high school community to college

The college admissions process is full of costly testing, confusing paperwork and long applications. For high school students without peers or family members who have gone through the process, it can act as a deterrent to attending college. The Civic Engagement High School Partnership between the University of Miami and Miami Southridge High School is…

Pizzeria’s future uncertain
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Pizzeria’s future uncertain

Miami’s Best Pizza co-owner Raymond Papich confirmed that the restaurant may remain open until December. The local pizzeria originally announced that it will close in November when its landlord, Sager Management Corp., requested a higher rent. Former University of Miami football player Big Al Papich founded the local pizzeria in 1970. Today, it is co-owned…

Miami’s Best Pizza to close this November
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Miami’s Best Pizza to close this November

Walking into Miami’s Best Pizza is like being struck with an explosion of the senses. The tradition-rooted mom-and-pop restaurant takes customers on a journey to the past with its classic decor and hand-tossed pizza dough. This is where junior Danielle Sheerer worked during her freshman year. “The great thing about Miami’s Best is that the…

Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons
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Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri put the issue of police militarization under the national spotlight. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer set off protests and rioting in the mostly black suburb of St. Louis. Images of local police confronting protestors with military-grade weaponry raised questions about…

Traffic safety checkpoints to surround campus
Community, Crime and Safety, News

Traffic safety checkpoints to surround campus

A series of traffic safety checkpoints will be set up in the area surrounding the University of Miami campus Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will also coincide with events aimed at educating people on driving safety, in the hopes of lessening traffic accidents. According to a press release from the Southeast Community Traffic Safety Team (SE CTST), the…

CPR Day teaches how to save lives
Community, Health, News

CPR Day teaches how to save lives

Pamela Rauseo’s five-month-old nephew Sebastian de la Cruz suddenly stopped breathing in the backseat of her car last February. Rauseo, who had learned infant resuscitation after her son Alex stopped breathing seven years ago, was able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her nephew and save his life. Her story, which was captured by major…

Young Democrats show support for Charlie Crist, shake Bill Clinton’s hand
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Young Democrats show support for Charlie Crist, shake Bill Clinton’s hand

Former President Bill Clinton paid a visit to Miami on Friday in support of Republican-turned-Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. UM Young Democrats showed its midterm support Friday night, volunteering with the Crist campaign and earning themselves priority access to shake hands with the former president as well as Crist. Young Democrats President Ishtpreet Singh emphasized…

Transfer Student Association helps with transitions
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Transfer Student Association helps with transitions

Dealing with the stress of college can be tricky, particularly for those transferring schools. Rising senior Andre Buchanan, with the help of some friends, has created UM’s first-ever Transfer Student Association (TSA) with the hopes of helping students through this transition. “We are trying to build a family amongst a family,” said Buchanan, the club’s…

Overpass construction progress resumes
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Overpass construction progress resumes

Freshman Bobby DiLorenzo was heading to Shake Shack for lunch with friends in October. As he attempted to cross the intersection of U.S. 1 and Ponce de Leon Boulevard, a Toyota Prius came careening around the corner, knocking him onto the windshield. Before any of the students got a good look at the driver, the…

Professor takes different approach to elementary math
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Professor takes different approach to elementary math

A new after-school program that aims to make math education more effective and enjoyable has reconnected UM with a local elementary school. Jennifer Langer-Osuna, a School of Education professor, is working on a research project at West Lab Elementary School that looks into how kids work together to solve math problems. The School of Education…

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