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A MOVE-ing morning with the Crawfords

Participants then spread out across the patio and lawn to participate in Zumba. Participants laughed with each other as they danced to songs like “Move to Miami” by Pitbull and “Little More” by Putzgrilla. First-year accounting major Duncan Fox was in the front of the crowd of dancers. A lover of Zumba, Fox said that even though his parents were unable to come for family weekend, “[he] was still able to have fun with friends.” 


CULTURE

Don’t DHOP me now: Pancakes for a cause

 On Sunday morning, the sun shone down as Tri-Delt began its annual Delta House of Pancakes (DHOP) fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Under the Uptown park pavilion, they set up tables to serve pancakes, bacon, sausage and coffee.  


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Spooky sustainability: Carving and composting

With low lighting and Halloween decor scattered about Peabody Hall 22, the atmosphere of the event was inviting and festive. Upon arrival, students were welcomed warmly by ZWO members and encouraged to carve one of the many pumpkins provided by the organization. Tables lined around the room, where attendees carved their pumpkins and conversed with each other about what they were going to create. 


CULTURE

‘Between Shades of Gray’ author talks totalitarianism and Stalin

The first question for New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys was not about her own historical fiction works but another “shades of grey” book that came out the same year as her debut novel.  The “Between Shades of Gray” writer turned toward the audience with a hand under her chin and a wry smile.  “Lithuania has never looked so sexy,” she said, before bursting into laughter and breaking character. The audience roared along with her. 





CULTURE

What does Family Weekend mean to international students?

The excitement and promise each August holds for new and returning students is accompanied by the pain of goodbyes. For an international student, this goodbye can be especially difficult. Most international students only see their family over winter and summer breaks and in some cases, international students go years without seeing their families. The International Student Orientation Program begins two weeks before classes start, according to Miami’s Division of Student Life. They learn how to navigate the university, manage their classwork and form their social lives in a new country, Santiago Lopez, a first-year student from Argentina explained.


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Miami offering new full-tuition scholarship for Ohio applicants

Hoping to draw in more in-state students, Miami University has implemented the Ohio Governor’s Scholarship (OGS), a new merit-based full-tuition scholarship for Ohio students applying for the fall 2020 school year. One applicant from each of the 88 Ohio counties will be granted this scholarship.



A twitter account popped up to express student concerns over the campus sprinklers.
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Sprinkler malfunctions turn students’ heads

Recently, Miami University students have noticed an influx of sprinkler-related issues on campus, ranging from water pelting students who are walking down the middle of the sidewalks, to sprinklers shooting water directly at the walls of residence halls and academic buildings. Some students are concerned that the poor placement of these sprinklers are causing harm to the campus. 







Students walk around Cook Field in high heels to raise awareness for sexual assault survivors.
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Walking the walk for sexual assault awareness

Matt Eiser, a fifth year psychology major stood at the check-in table, gazing down at the black suede stilettos with gold studs that he had picked to wear for the duration of the event. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an annual event to spread awareness for sexual and interpersonal violence, was about to begin. 


Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program are required to donate the first of the two deer they kill per year to the Community Meal Center in Hamilton.
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Deer me! Oxford hunters feed the hungry

As the first month of Ohio’s bow hunting season comes to an end, the Community Meal Center’s pantry fills with hunks of venison, enough to feed several Hamilton families this winter.  Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program kill, or “harvest,” deer to feed those in need and strengthen the environment, said member Jeremy Ritzier.


Our opinion editor makes an old family recipe for some comfort food.
FOOD

Pasta sauce á la Mo

In the “The Godfather”, there’s a scene where Peter Clemenza says to Michael Corleone “Hey, come over here kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for 20 guys someday.” Clemenza then teaches Corleone how to make his signature sauce in bulk.  I thought of this line last night as I peered over the edge of my newly purchased industrial-sized red pot, stirring onions and spices at a low boil. It was my first attempt at my mom’s recipe, which she adapted from The New Basics Cookbook’s “Pasta Sauce Rafale.” 


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‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ is what we (women) need in 2019

Last fall, when Netflix released “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” a soon-to-be-three-season spectacle of Satanic special effects and a love triangle on the side, the original “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” started streaming on Amazon Prime. The latter, which ran from 1996 to 2003, has a very different tone than “Chilling Adventures.” It’s a sitcom, not an hour-long drama, and full of delicious 1990s camp and velvet outfits. I watched all of it last fall. I can’t speak for “Chilling Adventures,” because I didn’t get through the first season, but “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” may be the most feminist TV show out there besides Freeform’s “The Bold Type.” There’s nothing more empowering than a funny, intelligent female witch being raised by two other funny, intelligent female witches, with no human male influence necessary (besides their cat, Salem, who’s very vocal).