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Washington Post journalist and former Iranian prisoner speaks at Miami

Jason Rezaian spoke on Tuesday, March 3 at Miami University and the Oxford Lane Library. At the programs, he shared his experiences being imprisoned in Iran, promoting his book “Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison — Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out.” 


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‘Hands-down the best’: Miami Institute for Food Farm feeds Oxford

“While I make an effort to be [environmentally] conscious, it’s not my major focus. I like to cook, so it’s more important to me to have better quality, fresher things,” she said. “If the sustainability piece comes along with it, that’s desirable. [Sustainability] is a secondary goal, a bonus.” To student CSA subscribers, however, the simplicity of the program is appealing. “I do think it’s an incredible opportunity for students, and honestly community members, to subscribe,” Siegel said. “As you leave on Thursday nights, you can just go pick up your box and have an incredible amount of veggies for the week. That’s it.”


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O’Pub, meet Sorriso: new restaurant opening Uptown

For the past eight years, O’Pub has gained the reputation as the adult bar of Oxford, where students play cards in booths and clutch higher-scale drinks while listening to live, usually acoustic, music. The atmosphere is more relaxed than several of its late night competitors. But, there’s always been one component missing in O’Pub: its own kitchen.  That’s the dilemma Ted Wood, owner of O’Pub, The Wood’s, Sidebar, Corner and Left Field Tavern, seeks to solve with his latest property acquisition Uptown — a new restaurant called Sorriso Osteria. 


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Let’s talk about sex: family science professor aims to create a sexual health class

“Comprehensive sexuality education does not exist within the United States,” she said. “Since 1997, the United States government has only paid for abstinence-only education.” The Guttmacher Institute released a report about the sex education adolescents and young adults receive. Those who have received abstinence-only — or sexual risk avoidance — education are at higher risk for STIs, pregnancy and an early sexual debut.


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‘Armed Middletown suspect’ actually unarmed middle school girl, student to face legal charges 

At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, a female student at Middletown Middle School responded to an auto-generated text from the district's student wellness center, reminding her of her appointment with the center, with a “threatened act of violence.” The student will face charges for “inducing panic” and will likely be in custody later today, said Middletown police chief David Birk, during a joint press conference with city schools’ superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. this afternoon.


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ASG approves budget, elects seven new senators

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) elected seven new senators and approved its internal operating budget at its meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25.  ASG also heard a proposal from the university to eliminate paper diplomas in favor of an online system.


The ACLU is focusing on expanding voting rights this year.
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Ohio ACLU visits Oxford during 100th anniversary tour

Around 20 people of all ages congregate in a small room in Cru Gastro Lounge. They sip drinks from the bar, feast on hors d'oeuvres and chat. A small screen in the corner of the room cycles through advertisements for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) initiatives 


Nadya Okatomo speaks to Miami students about the importance of finding their community and overcoming mental health struggles.
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‘Mental health is a journey:’ Miami holds annual mental health forum

Around 100 students and faculty attended the forum, which Rossi said ASG spent around $11,500 on. This money came from ASG’s finances leftover after funding student organizations. Okatomo cost less than past speakers, so organizers gave laptop stickers, wristbands and t-shirts that read “mental health matters” to attendees. 

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