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For the past several presidential election cycles, Oxford has been a blue city surrounded by a sea of red.
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Blue city, red county

Though Miami University carries a reputation of being relatively conservative, Oxford has been a small blue bubble in an overwhelmingly red county for the past several elections.


First time and experienced voters share similar concerns about the upcoming presidental election.
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Oxford preparing for unprecedented election

In the face of a pandemic, the Butler County Board of Elections and local political organizations have both been working to allow Oxford residents to vote as safely and efficiently as possible this coming November. 


FIrst-year Kylie Whitehead moved into her dorm after months of anticipation, but campus looks a lot different this semester.
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First year, first 24 hours

The whole family packed into the room, piling duffle bags and boxes onto the bed and the floor. Clanking noises from one particular bag, full of Kylie’s coffee mugs, echoed around the quiet hallway.


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How Zoom outages are affecting Miami

Zoom, the video-conferencing application that Miami uses for online learning, was down and undergoing maintenance for nearly four hours on Aug. 24. This Zoom blackout slammed the brakes on schools across the country and introduced students and instructors alike to a new kind of virtual snow day.


COP program gives Miami students the opportunity to patrol the city in a decommissioned police car for internship credit.
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To snitch or not to snitch?

Turning in other students to the Oxford Police Department (OPD) or the university, or “snitching,” is becoming more common around Oxford, with the desire to limit the spread of COVID-19 being a driving factor in many of these situations.


As online classes carry on, some professors are having trouble keeping students engaged.
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First-year social lives to be primarily virtual

Miami University will continue to offer most first-year transition and engagement events online through the fall semester. With in-person classes set to begin Sept. 21, the university will enforce social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 regulations. To that end, campus events designed to integrate first-years into the Miami community will be held virtually.


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