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Colleagues honor life of writing professor
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Colleagues honor life of writing professor

Known by friends and colleagues as an eccentric instructor and skillful storyteller, the late Lester Goran was remembered last week during Goran’s Gifts, a two-day celebration of his legacy. Goran, who passed away earlier this year, founded the creative writing department at the University of Miami in 1965 and pushed for the creation of the…

Food delivery service sends meals to dorm rooms
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Food delivery service sends meals to dorm rooms

Doorstep Delivery, a food delivery company, has expanded into Coral Gables, now allowing students to order food from restaurants that otherwise do not offer delivery service. A.J. Billapondo, the owner of Doorstep Delivery Miami, started the Miami branch three years ago. “What’s really important for us is that we have restaurants that do not usually…

Music mentorship inspires kids
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Music mentorship inspires kids

Chad Bernstein, an alumnus of the Frost School of Music, is helping provide musical mentorship to at-risk students through the Guitars Over Guns Organization (GOGO). GOGO is an after-school program that matches local musicians with students at North Miami Middle School and Allapattah Middle School once a week to teach music. Bernstein came up with…

Cyclists ride for community cause
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Cyclists ride for community cause

A crowd of bikers gathered near the Government Center Metrorail station Saturday morning. At 10 a.m., the group of more than 100 people mounted their bicycles and kicked off for a group ride through the streets of Miami. Celebrate Diversity Miami (CDM) is an organization created by UM alumna Naomi Ross. The group organized the…

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
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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…

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