Established 1826 — Oldest College Newspaper West of the Alleghenies



New Year, New You: Miami students tackle New Year's Resolutions

Throughout the past year, the nation endured a number of challenges. 2020 was the year that felt like the same day kept happening over and over again like in Harold Ramis’s movie “Groundhog Day.” Even as 2020 came to an end, the outlook of 2021 was still unclear. So what does this mean for 2021 New Year’s resolutions? Where does one even begin? 

Low staffing has forced several dining facilities, such as Bell Tower and several restaurants in Armstrong, to remain closed this semester.

Students’ dining options remain limited

Eight dining locations at Miami University will be closed for the spring semester, according to the university’s dining website. Cafe Lux, Haines', Garden Market, Maplestreet Commons Express, Withrow Starbucks, The Greystone and Dorsey Market will all be closed for the duration of the semester.

In the midst of confusion surrounding the coronavirus, uncertainty remains in regards to when Miami staffers will be able to get vaccinated.

Ohio COVID vaccination program leaves some healthcare workers behind

  One thing has stayed consistent during the U.S. rollout of COVID-19 vaccines: inconsistency. While some universities are already beginning to vaccinate their faculty, others, like Miami University, haven't received a single dose. And while the former U.S. president praised the rollout of the vaccines, the new one's administration is describing the situation as "worse than we imagined."


Miami football game against Kent State canceled due to COVID-19

 The Miami RedHawks will not be hosting Kent State this Saturday, as the game has been canceled due to COVID-19 cases within the Golden Flashes’ program.    The cancellation comes as the state of Ohio hit a new record of 585 new hospitalizations on Dec. 1, as well as 9,030 new cases. Miami Director of Athletics David Sayler has indicated that despite the cancellation, the RedHawks would still like to play this Saturday.

At Thanksgiving, the dinner table can easily become a battlefield. But by keeping a few things in mind, it doesn't have to.

A tumultuous turkey day: surviving Thanksgiving 2020

Ah, Thanksgiving. A holiday known for family gatherings and decadent food. As the warmth of countless ovens pervade an equal number of houses, the rich smells of holiday feasts come wafting with it. The tables are set for lavish dinners, and the spirit of thanks and generosity abounds. 


Miami plans to quarantine sick students through Thanksgiving

In a university-wide email on Oct. 28, Miami University’s Division of Student Life warned students to use caution in how they approach Halloween festivities. The email to the Miami community read that “a legally-mandated 14-day quarantine could mean spending the Thanksgiving holiday in quarantine on campus.” 


DeWine warns spring semester may go online

The state passed its previous daily record with more than 6,500 active cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday while Governor and Miami alumnus Mike DeWine issued a statewide address to reaffirm safety protocols and warn Ohioans of the consequences of disregarding them.

For Miami's Theatre Department, the show must go on, even in spite of COVID restrictions. Photo provided by Jamie Chmielewski.

The show must go on: Theatre department overcoming COVID-19 obstacles

  Production season finally rolled around, stage lights were turned on and rehearsals for the next masterpiece had begun.  But then, COVID-19 struck and disrupted the entirety of the plan. According to the state guidelines, audiences have not been allowed to attend shows since last spring. But as the theatre saying goes, the show must go on. 

Miami Student Newsletter

Receive the Miami Student direct to your inbox!