Staff Editorial

Keep candid about sexual assault issues
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Keep candid about sexual assault issues

On Monday, the Association of American Universities (AAU) released data from a large-scale survey on sexual assault climate among 27 of its member institutions, including large state schools like the University of Florida and smaller private universities. The comprehensive results of the survey are sparking discussion and concern among many institutions where sexual assault was revealed…

Maintain balanced parent-child relationship
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Maintain balanced parent-child relationship

Heading off to college means gaining an enormous amount of responsibility and newfound independence. For many of us, it’s our first time out of the parental nest; we will make our own decisions and, inevitably, our own mistakes. But defining the parent-child relationship in this next chapter of our lives can be a challenge. It’s…

UMiami app redesign overdue
Opinion, Staff Editorial

UMiami app redesign overdue

In April, the university launched a sleek, redesigned website to replace the plain, lackluster homepage that many encountered when first applying to the University of Miami. The dull greens and oranges were superseded by vibrant, graceful color schemes and plain pictures were replaced by eye-catching slideshows. It was visually appealing, well-organized and easy to use….

Ranking not reflective of campus reality
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Ranking not reflective of campus reality

The 2016 U.S. News & World Report’s National University college rankings were published Wednesday morning, and the University of Miami has experienced a disappointing slip. We have long prided ourselves as the best university in the state after consistently ranking above other Florida schools, but that reign ended today as the University of Florida rose…

Give Al Golden another chance
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Give Al Golden another chance

“Hurricane[s] fans aren’t known for their patience, and they won’t stick around for long. Something good has to happen fast,” wrote sports writer Spencer Dandes in a September 2011 issue of this paper. His rebuke was directed at head football coach Al Golden, who was then just inheriting the team amidst the fallout from the…

Strive to keep up family connections
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Strive to keep up family connections

Living away from home is an essential part of growing up and developing into a somewhat functional adult. And independence is exciting. Now, we buy groceries, do chores and take care of ourselves according to our own rules. We are building lives for ourselves and embellishing them with new friends and college experiences that we stumble…

Stay safe during back-to-school party frenzy
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Stay safe during back-to-school party frenzy

It’s no secret that the beginning of the school year is open season for back-to-school keggers, fraternity recruitment parties and Bud Light-soaked tailgates. Anyone who’s been around campus long enough knows that nothing is going to stop students from having a good time and blowing off steam outside of class. But too much craziness can…

Frenk must focus on boosting spirit
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Frenk must focus on boosting spirit

While past President Donna E. Shalala initiated a massive physical transformation of the campus to make the University of Miami a better place for 21st century learning, President Julio Frenk must continue that legacy by invigorating the school’s social and academic spheres. One of the largest challenges President Frenk will face at UM is the…

Chapter disbandment doesn’t fix deeper issue
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Chapter disbandment doesn’t fix deeper issue

Nearly two weeks after the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march in Selma, Ala., the nation is still unsure of its footing on racial divisions. Notably, the University of Oklahoma’s  (OU) Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) chapter was recently disbanded following the circulation of a video showing some fraternity members chanting antiquated racist slurs….

Stop fearing the feminist label
Opinion, Staff Editorial

Stop fearing the feminist label

Connotations powerfully shape the way we use and choose our words. We are quick to describe ourselves in positive terms and distance ourselves from negative ones. It is easily better to be “decisive” than “bossy,” “spontaneous” rather than “unorganized.”  However, sometimes words are not as clear-cut. When contradictory connotations are associated with a single word,…

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