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First-year Shock: First class

I start the walk to the other hallway, the one that should have 1023, and continue down until I realize yet another mistake: The room doesn’t exist. Where I thought room 1023 would be is actually the janitor’s office.

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Air purifiers are everywhere and in every dorm. The benefits yet are unknown.

Miami University: The Kingdom of Air Purifiers?

No matter how much fresh air I breathe sitting by the Seal, whenever I walk into the residence halls I am greeted by my fellow students’ obsession with air purification. If you are a returning student living in the residence halls, you already know that air purifiers are an invasive species.

Miami’s pet policies can be strict. But, it’s for the benefit of the students in more ways than one.

Are Miami pet policies too ruff?

Many households worldwide find joy and companionship through pet ownership. For college students, adopting their first furry friends can be a delightful experience, but it also presents responsibilities and challenges when it comes to understanding and complying with university pet policies. 

At The Student, we strive to do the best work possible in as timely a manner as possible. Editor-in-Chief Sean Scott details our process.

From the editor’s desk: Here’s what makes the news

Each month, The Miami Student publishes more than 100 stories online, and we print a newspaper every other week. Whether you pick up a physical copy or visit our website, you’ll be greeted with a broad range of coverage. But sometimes, you still won’t see the story you want.

Walking around campus, you'll often feel alienated even in a sea of similar people.

Is college the ultimate producer of alienation?

They say college is the perfect place to meet people, build your network and even fall in love. But from the looks of it, higher education might be the one global institution manufacturing frenzied, robotic, so-called academic citizens ready to take you up on the “we live in a simulation” debate. 

How can you not act childish when there are big rocks to climb?

Start acting like a kid again

When you look at life from the perspective of tasks that must be completed, people that must be pleased, and have a no-nonsense attitude. Life can sound quite boring. But, it doesn’t have to be.