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Zoom camera option impacts classroom experience

 Zoom has been a major resource and tool that professors utilize for classes and to connect with students. But one factor within the video conferencing platform has altered the way Miami professors look at teaching — students’ cameras.  


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What is herd immunity, and what would it mean at Miami?

More than 1,500 Miami students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 17 — nearly 10% of the total student population. As infections continue to rise, many students have joked about getting infected intentionally in the name of herd immunity. But for the health professionals informing Miami’s response to the pandemic, this trend has dangerous implications for the Oxford community.


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.


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