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In 1964, the Western College for Women (now part of Miami University) in Oxford hosted hundreds of student volunteers to train them on how to register voters in the South as part of the Civil Rights Movement. The event was called Freedom Summer.

How to celebrate Black History Month in Oxford

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month, and there are many ways to celebrate and acknowledge Black Americans. This year is the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer, making this Black History Month even more special.

Students celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

Exam week doesn’t stop Hanukkah celebrations

This year, Miami University’s finals week overlapped with Hanukkah, leaving students to celebrate on campus and not with their families. The Jewish holiday started the night of Dec. 7 and spans eight days, ending on Dec. 15, the last day of exams. 

Miami students work at Armstrong Student Center, preparing for their various final exams in two weeks

How Miami students are destressing for finals

After Thanksgiving break, students return to colleges across the country, disappointed by the stressful weeks coming up. At Miami University, the phenomenon remains the same. The conclusion of the semester means finals, projects and countless hours in the library.

Voters show up to Kramer Elementary School, one of the three polling locations, to vote on items such as Oxford City Council seats and Issues 1 and 2.

Voters decide on abortion rights, marijuana and local races in Oxford

Today is Election Day in Oxford, and voters are turning out across three polling locations: the Marcum Hotel and Conference Center, Talawanda High School and Kramer Elementary School. On the local ballot this year are three seats on Oxford City Council, one Oxford Township Trustee position and three seats on the Talawanda School Board as well as Issues 1 and 2.

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