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International Week shares cultures

Ever traveled the world in seven days? Well, starting April 5 the Council of International Students and Organizations [COISO] offers UM students a chance to experience a variety of world cultures by bringing them to the UC in honor of International Week. This annual event, according to International Week co-chair, Cory Cain, “provides international students…

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Jose Diaz competes for ‘Student of the Year’ award

Out of 144 total applicants, UM’s very own Jose “Pepi” Diaz, is among the seven finalists to compete for the Florida College Student of the Year Award. This prestigious scholarship competition – founded in 1987 by Florida Leader magazine, Sun Trust Education Loans, and Office Depot – recognizes outstanding campus leaders statewide, honors those who…

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 KOSHER MEALS AVAILABLE DURING PASSOVER Kosher for Passover lunches and dinners will be available at the Hillel Jewish Student Center from today through Thursday, April 4. Lunches are served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and cost $7 for students and $11 for others. Dinners are served from 5 – 7 p.m. and are…

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Greeks support the blind

The University of Miami’s Delta Gamma [DG] sorority hosted its second annual Grand Slam softball tournament on March 24th at Tropical Park to benefit the blind. “It’s one day of fun and it’s all for charity, unlike other week-long Greek philanthropy events,” said Shelley Ann Hancock, DG’s Vice President of Foundation. Kicking off at 1…

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SURVEY 73% OF COLLEGE WOMEN IN THE SOUTH FEEL EXTREMELY STRESSED OUT. UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HOSTS “o.b.U” EVENT ON MARCH 26 TO HELP COLLEGE WOMEN UNWIND WHAT: o.b.U., an interactive event aimed at inspiring college women to increase their own level of self confidence and their beliefs in their abilities. Activities include: “National Confidence Collage”…

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Getting to know your SG leaders

Student government president elect Mike Johnston only has one suit; he hasn’t even worn it yet. As a matter of fact, Johnston says his wardrobe is quite simple: “A pair of board shorts, white t-shirt and flip flops – a day at the beach – I love the beach.” While Johnston believes that a good…

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Bands battle for spotlight, cash

Filled with flying hair, bucket-drumming bands, bouncing groupies, lots of energy and music for all tastes, the first annual Battle of the Bands, organized by Hurricane Productions [HP] and QuantUM, had a rocky start. Conceived out of two separate events, then somewhat haphazardly put together two weeks before the actual date, the show left many…

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Causes a priority for UM students

While many students were soaking up the sun in Cancun and the Bahamas, a group of UM students had a different idea of how best to spend spring break. Leaving behind suntan lotion and hedonistic desires, over 70 students spent their vacation divided amongst eleven volunteer sites across the country for this year’s Alternative Spring…

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Hoops-4-Hunger raises funds for homeless shelter

Hoops-4-Hunger helped homeless women. “No one deserves this. These are real people. There are a lot of people in this country who are one paycheck away from being on the streets. Homelessness is a growing problem,” said Sarah McGrail, public relations representative for Students Together Ending Poverty [STEP], a student run charitable organization at UM….

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UMTV game show tests knowledge

Apartments against Commuters, Greeks against Pearson-the heat is on for the $10 000 prize for the Live Championship Game in the School of Communication courtyard, April 17. The UMTV produced 30-minute fact-based trivia game show where the questions come from the professors, rallied participants from the five residential colleges, the apartments, commuter students and the…

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Season a success despite loss

The Miami men’s basketball first round loss to Missouri in the NCAA tournament was clearly a disappointment, but it should not by any means overshadow the great success that the Hurricanes accomplished this season. Miami finished the season with a school-record 24 victories and only eight defeats. The 23 regular season wins was the most…

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Academics for athletes come under fire

Surfacing allegations that a university disciplinary appellate committee went soft on a football player who got caught cheating twice in separate classes taught by the same professor, have once again thrust into the spotlight the rocky marriage between stringent athletic programs and academics. Miami New Times recently reported that the Honor Council’s appeals committee –…


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