Because of restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Students Together Ending Poverty, also known as STEP, had not organized in-person volunteer opportunities, said Ivanova. Instead, members hosted guest speaker events with various non-profit organizations and partnered with Project UP-START, a virtual volunteer opportunity in which members provide tutoring and mentorship to youth with housing insecurities in Miami-Dade County.
A viral social media post shows screenshots of University of Miami College Republicans making racist comments during a club meeting via Zoom directed at Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris on the eve of the election.
“Not a lot of people feel comfortable voicing their opinions on campus, and we kind of wanted to have a big broad flashy advertising for them, and I mean, as you can tell, it worked spectacularly."
“Black Awareness Month is designed to not only unite the black students, but to engage the entire university in the promotion and support of black students’ history and cultures which they represent.”
“It becomes like a family. It’s taught me that you never know what’s going on in someone’s personal life, so you should treat everyone the same.”
In the aftermath of 9/11, Belliard knew he was going to enlist in the military before he even graduated high school. “I had my mom sign off on the delayed entry program, which meant that as soon as I graduated I was going to join the forces.”
“The happiest days are when a care package arrives,” said Derek Auguste, veteran and president of VSO. “It touches you in the heart and gives you a sense that you're not forgotten.”
“We’re a publication that holds its own among other publications across the country.”
The event will focus primarily on discussing the lawsuit UM is facing from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for gender-based discrimination on the behalf of political science professor Louise Davidson-Schmich.
“We’re a new organization,” said Karsh, a sophomore studying Jazz Piano and Performance “We are working towards bringing awareness and peace between Palestine and Israel through various political means.”
All students can participate in the largest service day at the University of Miami. This is an opportunity for students to get involved in the community and really attune to Mahatma Gandhi's life ideals and fulfill their civic duty through community service.
“When I finally got here, I was like ‘it’s time for me to reinvent myself, but I don’t want to change myself and lose the core essence of what I am and the morals and values my parents gave me."