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ASG advocates for angel shots in Uptown bars

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wants to implement angel shots at Uptown bars to increase student safety. Angel shots are used at bars as a code for people who feel uncomfortable on a date or are in an unsafe situation to signal discreetly that they need help from the bartender. 


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Conservative group tries to buy influence in ASG

At least two Associated Student Government (ASG) cabinet members received emails offering scholarships and mentorship from the Campus Leadership Project (CLP), a mentorship program for student leaders and subset of Turning Point USA, a conservative nonprofit group. 


Passing cars honked in response to animal rights protestors outside the Oxford Courthouse.
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Animal cruelty bill coincides with two Oxford cases

Nine adults stood outside protesting in the rain, holding umbrellas in one hand and signs in the other as they gathered in front of the Oxford Courthouse to protest animal abuse.  One sign said “Honk 2 demand justice 4 animals.” While the group peacefully protested, many passing cars honked to share their ideals for animal protection.  There was a sense of comaraderie among them because they have all followed two animal cruelty cases — David Neanover’s and now Zichang Li’s — as both go through the court system.


Students lit 11 candles for the victims of the Tree of Life shooting.
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#ShowUpForShabbat memorializes one-year anniversary of Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

After the shooting last year, #ShowUpForShabbat became a worldwide initiative to show support for the grieving Jewish community. People of all ages, religions and backgrounds expressed their sympathy and stood by the community in unity.  This year, Hillel and Chabad wanted to keep this initiative alive along with the memories of those who lost their lives. Both organizations opened their arms, inviting the Miami University community to participate in a special Shabbat service and memorialize alongside them.


Students in the Western Program have created majors such as Space Law, Cybersecurity and Terrorism, and Green Business.
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‘A give and take version of education’

In the back corner of Western Campus stands Peabody Hall, a building that does far more than just house residents. Students like Jannie Kamara, a junior individualized studies major, enter Peabody to pursue an entirely unique course of study — one of their own making. 


First year Claire Bateson works on her architecture homework in the studio. Architecture students face over a thousand dollars of fees for supplies.
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CCA students struggle with material costs 

For many students within Miami University’s Architecture and Interior Design (ARC+ID) Department, simply getting the materials to complete projects can result in thousands of dollars of out-of-pocket expenses. 


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Affirmative action: Miami’s ‘holistic approach’ to admissions

A recent federal district court upheld affirmative action — a decision that is being appealed — which could affect Miami University’s admission’s policies.  This month, a federal district court ruled in favor of Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process. Some Asian students felt that Harvard’s admissions process was discriminatory toward them and argued that race should not be a factor in admissions. If this case goes to the Supreme Court, there is a chance that affirmative action could be overturned. 


OPD held its second annual pink badge fundraiser.
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OPD raises money for those battling breast cancer

Dealing with the effects of cancer is a personal issue for Oxford Police Department (OPD) Lieutenant Lara Fening. When she was a year old, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Growing up, she saw the effects of a mastectomy and worried about the cancer returning.  


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A sticky situation

A key component in chocolate milk, a delicious addition to ice cream, an ingredient in a multitude of desserts — there are many, many uses for chocolate syrup.  But a topping for an automobile? That’s a new one.


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Miami student faces animal abuse charges

A Miami University student is facing animal cruelty charges after an Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer said she found the student’s dog starving and sitting in its own urine.  Sophomore Zichang Li is being charged with cruelty to animals, a second degree misdemeanor. If convicted, she faces 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. 


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The thrills of local politics

The Miami Student will host its second City Council candidate debate in recent history on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Shriver Center’s John Dolibois Room. 


Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program are required to donate the first of the two deer they kill per year to the Community Meal Center in Hamilton.
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Deer me! Oxford hunters feed the hungry

As the first month of Ohio’s bow hunting season comes to an end, the Community Meal Center’s pantry fills with hunks of venison, enough to feed several Hamilton families this winter.  Members of the Oxford Deer Management Program kill, or “harvest,” deer to feed those in need and strengthen the environment, said member Jeremy Ritzier.


Students walk around Cook Field in high heels to raise awareness for sexual assault survivors.
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Walking the walk for sexual assault awareness

Matt Eiser, a fifth year psychology major stood at the check-in table, gazing down at the black suede stilettos with gold studs that he had picked to wear for the duration of the event. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an annual event to spread awareness for sexual and interpersonal violence, was about to begin. 

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