A chilling wind whips two solid red flags across the faces of the marchers. Adorned in rainbow flags, anti-hate t-shirts and stern faces, Tristin Leavitt and his allies band together in the annual Unity March.
It's a quiet Tuesday in Williams Hall. Groups of students are gathered around small study tables, and the TV plays recent student media projects. First-year Jack Bellinger walks through the lobby and up to the second floor.
For Doug and Kathy Jenkins, thinking of what they love about each other is simple.
"My seventh grade science teacher was low-key wise," William Carson said. "She said one day in class -- and no one knew what the hell it meant at the time, but now I finally get it -- she said, 'Guys listen, one day you'll realize science is just failure to disprove something."
Music has been a part of Brody Flinders' life for as long as he can remember. His mother, grandfather and uncle exposed him to a variety of artists and genres from a young age and he's taken an interest in almost everything over the years.
Maeve Collins isn't the first. Every time she takes a step on campus, she knows her parents, cousins and uncles have taken the exact same walk as her.
Freshmen Joey Royer and Joseph Ivan have more in common than their first names.
Throughout high school Doug Sloan participated in an intensive four year computer and software engineering program. Arriving at Miami, he saw no better option than to major in what he'd spent his last four years working on.
It's 5:30 a.m. and Selena Pickett's alarm has just gone off. She rolls out of bed. Drowsily, she gets ready for the day -- making her bed, getting dressed and fixing breakfast in her chilly dorm room. But she has one morning routine that many others don't: she practices piano.
Not many high school freshmen go on brewery tours with their parents. Fewer still find their life's calling on one.