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Saturday, June 25, 2022

UM bears some responsibility for the mistreatment and overworking of campus...

Subcontracted campus workers staged a protest last Tuesday demanding better treatment from ABM Industries, a major employer of the people who help make the University of Miami function. The demonstration is the fifth in just four years.

J Street needs to take more care in choosing who they...

Mission: Hebron, a short film, purports to be an investigative documentary into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) misconduct. In practice, the film undermines the Jewish history of Hebron and vilifies the actions of Jewish residents and soldiers there. It is heavily biased, misleading and raises concerns about why J Street U Miami, a student group "fighting for peace, democracy and human rights," would screen it.

Surge in book-banning efforts must be stopped

The very books that guided my childhood and taught me, and many others like me, are being challenged in an unprecedented manner.

Silver lining of the first pig-to-human organ transplant

The first successful pig-to-human heart transplant may have opened the door to life-saving procedures for the millions waiting on life-saving organs

The metaverse could be a valuable tool- or it could tear...

While the nebulous collection of technological concepts that make up what is referred to as the “metaverse” has become a point of controversy in recent months, this decision by the University leans into the potential positives that normalized use of the metaverse could bring.

Finding the truth: Europe’s first major war of social media era

As Europe endures its first major war in the age of the modern internet, news consumption through social media has the potential to warp consumers’ perception of the conflict by spreading misinformation and insensitive content.

Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill further stigmatizes LGBTQ+ kids, will lead...

The “Parental Rights in Education'' bill (HB 1557/SB 1834) has been described by some lawmakers as a means of giving parents in Florida more influence on their children’s education. I

Op-Ed: The Miami Marathon’s recognition of transgender athletes could not have...

Athletes as young as ten have faced transphobic vitriol not only from fellow competitors and sports fans, but from government officials. Last year, for instance, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill preventing public school students who were assigned male at birth from playing girls’ sports. One especially controversial section of the law enables parents of cisgender-female student athletes to sue schools that allow their children to have transgender teammates.

Drug decriminalization is a popular alternative to preventing drug abuse

Drug decriminalization laws fall in line with the principles of harm reduction, a theory of substance abuse treatment that views drug addiction as a problem to be solved by healthcare rather than law enforcement.

Policymakers need to aknowledge causes of changing climate rather than damage...

College students have grown up in an age where climate change is at the forefront of public discussion. The symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us living in the temperamental conditions of South Florida.

Op-Ed: Innocents suffer in cross-fire between De Santis and Biden after...

Governor Ron DeSantis ignited fear among workers at federally funded shelters after he directed the Florida Department of Children and Families to cease the...

Editorial: Navigating shifting policy from UM and the CDC

When the first case of the omicron variant in Miami-Dade County was reported on Dec. 10, Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava described the news as “a...