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A squeamish woman’s experience with donating her plasma

I was eventually led to the blood drawing area: a row of chairs attached to carts holding tubes and blood bags. I started to feel nauseous – I hate needles, and bodily fluids make me squeamish. Nevertheless, my desire for a free shirt carried me through, and I sat down and prepared to be harvested.



NEWS

City Council addresses Oxford’s response to recent weather emergency

In response to the recent freezing temperatures, community member Barbara Caruso asked council on behalf of Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice (OCPJ) to extend funding for the city’s cold shelter. Council allocated $74,000 last fall to pilot the program, which provides shelter to homeless people in Oxford during extreme cold.










MULTIMEDIA

Press Box Thoughts - New year, new host

This is Press Box Thoughts, the podcast where your host Conan Demian discusses anything and everything sports related. This week, meet Conal Demian, your new host of Press Box Thoughts. Get to know a little bit about Conal and where he plans to go with Press Box Thoughts.


OPINION

Brrrr-ing on the snow

I pressed myself to the window and just watched, wide-eyed and open-mouthed, as these gigantic, fluffy snowflakes hurtled down toward us from the sky above. It was the most ethereal thing I had ever seen.



Taking another step towards better representation on campus, the Miami Middle Eastern Students Association provides a new space for one of Miami's minority groups. Photo provided by @mesa_miami
NEWS

Middle Eastern Student Association furthers representation at Miami

  On Miami’s campus, there exists an Indian Students Association, an Asian American Student Association, an African Students’ Union and many others. But until recently, there wasn’t an organization representing Miami’s Middle Eastern student population. This semester, the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) held its first meeting as an organization at Miami.



Miami students and alumni see the spike in hate crimes as a symptom of a media that doesn’t meaningfully address anti-Asian racism and its significance in American society. Graphic by Kayla Lynskey.
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Students question media coverage of anti-Asian racism

  This February, as both Asian and Asian American Miami University students enjoyed the Lunar New Year, a nationwide spike in hate crimes against the Asian community dampened the celebration. Both the Oxford Police Department (OPD) and Miami University Police Department (MUPD) have not received any official reports of hate crimes against Asian or Asian American people over the past year. However, Miami’s Asian and Asian American students are disheartened by the anti-Asian racism in the United States, as well as the media’s lack of coverage of these events.



Cafe Lux has closed for the spring semester and will reopen this fall.
NEWS

Café closure creates inconvenience for students

Due to necessary COVID-19 precautions, Miami closed many facilities for the fall and spring semesters. Among these closures was Café Lux, the European-style café located in Armstrong Student Center. While Café Lux will remain closed the rest of this semester, students can look forward to its reopening and updated menu next fall. 

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