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9th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights educates and entertains

Hundreds were in attendance at the 9th Annual Diwali Festival of Lights, which was presented by UM’s Indian Students Association. Diwali is the Hindu celebration of the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. “The goal of the show is to evoke joyous feelings, education, and entertainment so that we can all have…

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Student attacked at UC

Coral Gables police officers arrived at the University Center (UC) Patio last Tuesday afternoon in response to an act of violence and left with a male student in handcuffs. According to police reports, 20-year-old Virgilie Aliu-Otokiti stated that Bjorn Moncur, 20, approached her while she was sitting at a table on the UC Patio and…

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Cory Cain talks about culture

UM graduate student, Cory Cain entered the Mr. UM Pageant two weeks ago representing the Council of International Students Organization [COISO]. Cain, 24, won over the judges and the crowd with his impressive James Brown impersonation. He is working towards his MBA in marketing, finance and e-commerce. What swayed the Mr. UM judges in your…

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Campus tours address safety

Safety is a major concern on every college campus, and the University of Miami is not an exception. The Campus Lighting and Safety Tour was conducted this past Wednesday evening as representatives from FPL, UNICCO, Disability Services, Student Government, Public Safety, and several other services came together to inspect safety on campus. “The campus lighting…

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correction There was a grievous error made in the Tuesday Nov. 13th issue of the Miami Hurricane, the article was titled “UM dean pens controversial novel,” when in fact Robert M. Levine is not a UM Dean and his book is not a novel. The Miami Hurricane would like to apologize profusely for our error….

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SWEET REVENGE

By Zev Mines Sports Editor As the Miami Hurricanes jubilantly walked off the Orange Bowl field Saturday night having avenged last season’s lone loss, vindication was replaced by the promise of something much sweeter – win one more and you’ll be smelling roses. The top-ranked Hurricanes moved themselves that much closer to a Rose Bowl…

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parking garage closed for maintenance To facilitate required annual maintenance while minimizing inconvenience to the University community, the Ponce Garage (5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard) will be closed during the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22-25. The garage will re-open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 26. To accomplish the necessary work, the garage must be cleared of…

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Basketball Review Hurricane women

Martha Bodley (45) C, 6-3, Senior, St. Croix Educational Complex Last Year: Bodley saw spot duty off the bench, averaging two points and 1.3 rebounds in 18 games. This Year: As the only true center on Miami’s roster, Bodley should see a significant block of time early on. She will have to show results in…

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Innocence lost

Some remembered his charisma. Others remembered his sense of humor. Still others, with a sensible chuckle, remembered his accent. “Chad had a funny Indiana accent that we’d kid around about all the time,” said junior Jason Seuc, a brother of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. “He was a very easy-going, sociable guy who just wanted to…

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AEPi members sanctioned for theft of papers

Three members of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity were sanctioned this week by the Office of Students for the Oct. 5 theft of 9000 Miami Hurricane newspapers. Disciplinary action and names are kept confidential by the administration at UM in accordance with the Buckley-Pell Amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act- a federal statute…

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Plane Crash hits close to home for students

The first thought that ran through most people’s minds after hearing about the plane crash in Queens, New York, early Monday morning on Nov. 12 was: “Not again,” and the first question: “Was it another terrorist attack?” But for senior Nicole Mingo, the fear was immediate and the question was much more personal. Nicole heard…

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Divali Show celebrates culture

In their 8th year running, the Indian Students Association is planning for their annual Divali show this Saturday. Divali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. This year, with a new committee board, the emphasis of the show has shifted from religious to educational. “I don’t want to say that we’re being really politically correct but…


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