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Workers in Oxford's liquor stores are worried about returning students who don't wear masks when buying alcohol.
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‘It’s pretty selfish’: Returning students aren’t social distancing, or wearing masks in liquor stores

Inside Oxford Spirits, a throng of students eager to stock up on alcohol wrapped around the liquor store and out the door. Viral videos on social media captured students laughing while clutching six-packs of Corona.  It was Tuesday, March 10, just hours after Miami University President Greg Crawford announced classes would move online for the next month due to the novel coronavirus.






Miami previews its "one-of-a-kind" virtual commencement experience.
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Virtual 2020 Commencement controversy

Last week, Miami University released a preview image of the class of 2020’s virtual commencement on Instagram which raised mixed reactions and had some students questioning if the university was taking the ceremony seriously.  


Visiting faculty member Michael Scoggins (center), who has been teaching two-credit-hour social dance classes at Miami for 17 years is losing his job due to budget cuts across the university. A group of his undergraduate assistants (UAs) have made a separate petition to reinstate him. 
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Students speak out in support of visiting professors

When two Miami University sophomores found out many current faculty members won’t have a job at the university in the fall, they knew they had to do something. Makayla Archer and Ruku Pal heard about the changes from friends and professors and came across a petition put out by Miami’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors, an advocacy group for faculty.  





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Group fitness across distance

Zoom calls and livestreams on Instagram and Facebook have become part of most people’s daily routines, taking the place of lectures, meetings, special events and even workout sessions.





Brick Street Bar and Grille does not yet have plans to open following Governor Mike DeWine's announcement that restaurant and bar patios can reopen on May 15.
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Restaurants set to reopen May 15

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced during his Thursday press briefing that bars and restaurants may begin opening as soon as May 15. The reopening will happen in two phases: outdoor seating and patio usage can begin May 15, and indoor dining can open May 21. 



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Paper and pen: A duo that never goes out of style

 Junior Sarah Pankratz, a psychology major on the pre-med track, started writing letters to her friends during quarantine. She picked up the habit when she worked at a summer camp and couldn’t use her phone often. She wanted to communicate with her friends without always being on her phone.  


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Is quarantine leading us all to a social media addiction?

 If you’re like me, you hate to admit you spend the majority of your day lying in bed and scrolling through all your social media in a never-ending cycle. It’s embarrassing, but you feel a sense of comfort because you remember it’s become the norm with many other students while you continue to check your friends' Snapchat stories. I mean, how else are you going to keep up with everyone while maintaining social distancing?  



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