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Campus & Community


Common App changes aim for inclusivity

Two changes are being made. Beginning in August, the application will ask for “legal sex” instead of “sex” to reduce confusion. Students will also be able to select or type in their pronouns in addition to describing their gender identity.

A box of cereal costs about 7 dollars in the markets on campus while at Kroger, a box of cereal costs half that.

$7 cereal: Miami students face high costs at markets

Walking through each section, a certain breakfast staple stops the student walking by. The top shelf reads $6.85 for Honey Nut Cheerios, and the bottom shelf displays Frosted Flakes for $7.05.  At the Oxford Kroger, both Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Flakes are priced at $2.99 as of April 23, 2021.


COVID dashboard update

Miami University’s COVID-19 Dashboard listed 21 active cases as of April 25. Between April 14 and April 20, the university performed 2,973 student tests and 422 employee tests.


Education majors turn to Ohio Connections Academy amid lack of teaching opportunities

  The shortfall of teaching opportunities can, like most other events of the past year, be attributed to COVID-19. To prevent spreading the virus, most schools have been forced to shutter in-person teaching, with just less than 93% of households with school-age children reporting some form of distance learning during COVID-19 according to the U.S. Census. However, for college students who need the teaching hours to gain necessary field experience for job opportunities, distance learning has brought an added layer of stress.

Miami University's hammocking club is making use of spring weather, though their outings are different this year due to the pandemic.

Hanging out with the hammocking club

Through the pandemic and poor weather, Miami University’s Hammocking Club is persevering.  The club was founded by a group of friends back in 2017, and although they’ve all since graduated, current club members have kept their community alive.