The Miami Hurricane asked members of the UM community what Homecoming means to them. Here’s what they had to say about the significance of the annual traditions.
There is no doubt that Miami loves Halloween, and with everything from public trick-or-treating events to exclusive themed parties, there is no shortage of ways to celebrate. To U.S. natives, these festivities are nothing new, but some international students are about to experience Halloween night for the first time.
“Our message is simple and straightforward: animals deserve better,” the ecosystem science and policy and geography major said. “I’m sick of protesting this. I want people to wake up already.”
“Many people don’t discuss [OCD] openly, even when it is a pretty debilitating disorder,” she said. “People who might not be able to access these resources otherwise, can get the opportunity to in this setting.”
“Moses was an engaged scholar and journalist deeply committed to social justice,” Hughes said. “It permeates everything he did. He was my student, but became my teacher and inspiration.”
Matthew Deroo created this project to integrate the Lowe’s resources with the local community and to support students’ learning across contexts. This is Matthews’ second year partnering with the Lowe, which he began at the end of 2018.
“I think it’s important that something is done about all this bacteria being found,” said Emma Rodriguez, a freshman majoring in communications. “The beach is one of my favorite places and something we should ensure is safe for everyone to enjoy.”
“What I look forward to the most about carnival is it feels almost like a huge family reunion,” Pitter said. “It’s one of the only times of the year that all my friends and all of my family are in the same place. I also meet so many people who feel like an extended family. It’s truly a completely carefree day—nothing compares.”
“Tea is an intensely global drink. For 500 years prior, there have been global tea cultures consumed around the world,” she said.
Though Coral Gables may fall prey to high living costs like all urban cities do, not everyone thinks it should lose its historical fingerprint.