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Eight former Delts appeared in court on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Hazing survivor wants to be voice for others: 10 former Delts sentenced, but most avoid jail time

Tyler Perino stood between his parents, Randy and Laura, while facing the judge in the Oxford Courthouse. A few rows behind him sat several former members of the Delta Tau Delta (Delts) fraternity, and just a few feet to his right stood another: Joshua Plaster, who had just pled guilty to hazing him.  Nine of the 18 former Delts charged in October pled guilty to hazing and received their sentences in court on Tuesday, Feb. 25, which mostly consist of fines.


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CULTURE

Digging up the truth about Miami’s tunnels

  Buried deep beneath Miami University’s pristine quads and beautiful buildings, a hidden network of tunnels criss-crosses the campus.  Some of these passages, like the one underneath the sidewalk that runs alongside Bell Tower Commons, are visible to students who walk above. However, this tunnel system is far more extensive than what one can see above ground — approximately five miles of tunnels connect the various buildings on the mile square. 


The Miami Quidditch team flew to a default victory this past weekend.
CULTURE

And the House Cup goes to … Miami?

Leading up to their first tournament of the spring semester, the players on Miami University’s Quidditch team had only one thought: They had to beat Michigan.  This would be their first time playing the University of Michigan since falling to them in the semifinals of the Great Lakes regional competition last fall. This time, they’d be playing on home turf. 


CULTURE

Happy 5th birthday to 20-year-old 'leapling' Vedika Gupta

Sophomore Vedika Gupta isn’t sure what age she’s turning this year.  The marketing major from India is a leapling, meaning her birthday falls on February 29, a date that only occurs every four years.  “Technically I’m turning five, but also 20,” Gupta said. “So I think I’m turning five and 20.”  Although she isn’t sure how to describe her age, Gupta finds joy and takes pride in her leapling status.


CULTURE

Students slow it down in t’ai chi

  What most obviously separates t’ai chi from other martial arts is the speed. “When you look, it’s slow, but when you learn, it’s difficult,” Xing said. Xing teaches two sections of Beginning T’ai Chi, listed under KNH 120T. This is his last semester in Oxford before he returns to China to continue teaching and studying Chinese martial arts as national traditional sports.


CULTURE

Miami mug makers get fired up!

Hunched over and focused on painting, students spilled into Armstrong Pavilions A & B to paint mugs last Tuesday night. The event, put on by Miami Activities and Programming (MAP) and Uptown pottery painting shop You’re Fired!, had a line of students waiting out the door to scan their IDs to get in.





From origins in his high school band, Lyric's musical journey eventually took him all the way to Tokyo.
CULTURE

Lyric: A local artist with an otherworldly presence

  “I promise you I didn’t do this on purpose.” Sophomore psychology major and independent musician Lyric Rains-Bury, also known mononymously as Lyric, says to me in reference to his outfit — a red-tinted shirt plastered with a baby picture of himself with his name on the sleeves. “I really just wanted to match with the rest of the red vibe I was feeling today,” he said. He also makes a point to call out how his anime-decorated walls are “weird,” and how I should divert my attention elsewhere. My eyes jumped to an endless mound of caffeinated beverages that seemed to have accumulated on the floor. As braggadocious and larger-than-life as Lyric presents himself in both his fashion choices and music stylings, he could not be more different in person.





NEWS

City of Oxford awarded for waste reduction

Oxford was recognized for its efforts to make city events more sustainable at City Council’s Feb. 18 meeting.  Carla Blackmar, founder of #Take3Oxford and an Oxford resident, presented the city with the Litter and Waste Reduction Award for Group Effort.


NEWS

Through injustice, Black Miami students prevail

Since the era of Nellie Craig, the first black student to enroll at Miami in 1903, black students have been fighting for equality while also making history.  Jerry Williams ’39 and Myldred Boston Howell ’49, two of Miami’s earliest black students, are no exception.  Though they faced many obstacles, both prevailed and created a lasting impact on the Miami community.



ENTERTAINMENT

Doja Cat's got my tongue

I love Doja Cat. A lot. I find myself not wanting to listen to anything else at any given time.  Whether it be walking home from class or crafting the playlist for my shower concerts, she is the only thing I gravitate toward. I’m obsessed, and I love when you can feel yourself growing obsessed with a new artist. You listen to every song on every album. You watch any interview or performance you can possibly find on YouTube. It’s a great feeling.




OPINION

Check your apathy at the door, and start giving a damn.

Our staff is disheartened by the apparent disinterest in leadership positions within the student body. It’s a reflection of the increase in both the political apathy demonstrated by the majority of the student body and Miami’s failure to emphasize civic responsibility in either academics or student life on campus. 

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