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Know any great heroes? Applications are now out for the Vice President’s Award for Service and the Robert Bates Cole Award for volunteer Leadership. The Vice President’s Award for Service is given out annually to recognize outstanding UM students, faculty and staff for their volunteerism in the Greater Miami community. Nomination forms are located in:…

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Vigil sparks light

“Every seven minutes someone dies because of an alcohol or drug related incident,” was the message at the candlelight vigil organized by Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol [GAMMA] Wednesday night at Lake Osceola. It was a sad and sobering ceremony. The vigil is an annual event brought to campus by Jennifer Brack, Assistant…

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Women’s History Month kicks off

“Behind every successful man there is a woman; behind every successful woman there is a man,”- Anonymous. March 1 commemorated the beginning of Women’s History Month [WHM]. It was first declared by Congress in the late 80’s and has been celebrated ever since. The Women’s Resource Center [WRC] at UM, in conjunction with other organizations…

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UM students prepare for Alternative Spring Break 2002

What are your plans for spring break? Chances are, you’ll be spending your time doing nothing at home or hitting the beach and the night scene if you opt to remain in Miami. Not for some University of Miami students. These students are taking the initiative to jazz up their spring break by participating in…

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‘A Change in U’ takes election

Hard work has paid off for student government spring elections ticket “A Change in You…’Cause it’s time.” After six days of relentless campaigning-three for elections and three for the elections run-offs- Mike Johnston, Justin Levine and Mahala Dar have come out victorious, winning the titles of SG President, Vice President and Treasurer, respectively. All three…

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Tight spaces damage cars in campus parking lots

After a tiring day, walking from class to one’s car, the straw that breaks the camel’s back: the car is dented and scratched, and there is no culprit in sight. Notorious for the small, cramped spaces, University of Miami parking lots are also known for their propensity for damage. “The parking spaces are so small….

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SG elections head towards run-off

Peppered by several complaints of foul campaigning that deferred results for 24-hours, the first round of Student Government elections yielded no winners for the three prime posts, which will remain up for grabs until precincts close for good Wednesday afternoon. Michael Johnston, current Student Government speaker, gained an ample edge in the presidential race with…

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Greek Week ends with record turnout

University of Miami fraternity and sorority members ended Greek Week 2002 with a renewed sense of community. 2002 was a record year for participation, with every fraternity and sorority involved in the Greek Week events. “It gave a great positive outlook on the Greek community on campus,” said president of the winning sorority Delta Phi…

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UM student battles the odds against heart problems

Ryan Magee is a Wellness Center fanatic, frequenting the gym about five to seven times a week. He plays soccer and racquetball on Mondays and Wednesdays, takes Karate classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and runs bi-weekly cross-country journeys through Coral Gables. Magee is 19 years old, 5’11”, 160 pounds, has brown hair and blue…

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Hurricane Productions referendum voted down

The Hurricane Productions [HP] referendum to increase the student activity fee by $7.50 was turned down by 572 students during this year’s student government elections. The increased budget of about $108, 000 would have enabled HP to increase the quality of on-campus entertainment, members said. 472 student voted in favor of the referendum, and 181…


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