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Wendy Walk co-chair to receive Student of Distinction Award

Walking through the School of Communication courtyard, senior Jackie Landes cradled a box filled to the brim with shirts, hats, sunglasses and socks, all bearing the Wendy Walk logo. With her enthusiastic demeanor, Landes, who lost her mother to liposarcoma only a month ago, was gearing up for a local fund-raising walk that bears her…

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Czech exchange student leaves her mark on the U

Karol Hosek, 23, has been at the University of Miami for only three months, but her accomplishments and hectic schedule have inspired almost anyone she meets. Not to mention her love for food, outgoing personality and fluorescent streaks of pink hair. Hosek came to Miami as an exchange student from Prague in the Czech Republic…

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Judge Alex Ferrer stays true to Miami roots

For the last eight years, Alex Ferrer has been solving consumer complaints, landlord disputes, and conflicts and confrontations between families and co-workers. He does it in 30-minute TV episodes seen daily in 96 percent of the country. According to Variety magazine, his show, “Judge Alex,” averages about 3 million viewers a week. While he is…

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Alumnus launches EDM-inspired clothing line

Last year, Ryan Simone was struggling with what many college seniors are struggling with today – finding a job after graduation. But last year during his senior year at UM, Simone embraced his inner entrepreneur when he came up with an idea for his EDM-inspired clothing line, Ravee Apparel. Simone’s inspiration for Ravee Apparel (RA)…

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Alumna climbs ladder to VP of MTV Networks

University of Miami alumna Michelle Alberty’s journey to MTV began with a karaoke night in Miami. “We set up a karaoke night at a local bar and had to promote it all throughout Miami to fundraise for our trip to a major advertising conference in New York City, where we were exposed to some of…

SG president-elect looks forward to her new post
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SG president-elect looks forward to her new post

When she’s not running around campus between meetings and classes, newly elected Student Government (SG) President Bhumi Patel can be found in the cozy confines of her University Village apartment watching “Friends” surrounded by her friends. “We all love tea, so we have teatime,” said Patel’s roommate, Kate Maier. The two met in middle school…

WVUM DJ turns up volume with her passion
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WVUM DJ turns up volume with her passion

Senior Katie Sullivan can always be found at her second home, the WVUM studio, from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. “Being a DJ helped me find balance within the hectic, sometimes crazy life of a college kid,” said Sullivan, a media management and English literature double major. Sullivan lives life to her own beat with…

Sugarcanes sweeten baseball experience
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Sugarcanes sweeten baseball experience

Sophomore Suzanne Ghannam emerges from the Hurricanes dugout and darts to home plate to retrieve the baseball player’s bat after he reaches first base. Ghannam is a Sugarcane – a bat girl at Miami Hurricanes baseball games. Sugarcanes are responsible for retrieving the bats and foul balls for both the Hurricanes and the visiting team….

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Course notifier generates buzz

Senior Rob Rankin was sitting in BIL 481 when he overheard two students behind him talking about a friend who had made a program to alert him about the availability of certain courses. “So, I said, ‘Okay, I’ll go ahead and make it for everyone to use,’” Rankin said. Rankin is the creator of the…

Rat celebrates staff, 40th birthday
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Rat celebrates staff, 40th birthday

The Rathskeller has been the on-campus gathering place for University of Miami students, alumni and visitors for decades and will celebrate its 40th birthday this year. While many UM students cherish their time at the iconic campus location, few have had their college experiences shaped as distinctly by the Rat as the restaurant’s student staff….

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