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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.


Letter from the President

I am delighted to welcome you to the Miami University community, where we will live, learn, and grow together during one of the most dynamic inflection points in history. 


What I wish I knew as a first-year at Miami

Coming into your first year of college is one of the hardest moments for anybody to experience. Whether you’re a first-generation college student or you’ve had family members attend before, it’s a challenge to navigate adulthood and start at a brand new school. 

Not all disabilities can be seen on the outside. That doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Sarah Frosch shares her experience at Miami.

Redefining my disability

I never thought that I would identify as disabled. As a society, we tend to avoid disability and push it off to the side. I’ve heard many say that disability is only for older people and leave it at that.

International students are not always seen as equals. Oftentimes, they are seen as less competent and requiring special education to progress alongside American peers.

Spinning the wheel of competence for international students

International students at Miami University make up only a small portion of the student body. To be exact, there are 1,470 of us according to the Office of International Scholars and Services, and this makes it possible for us to cut slack to those who forget about including us in the conversation, the public space, the policies, initiatives and the student body. 

You’ll learn many things over the course of your college career. Ames Radwan listed their top lessons learned while here at Miami University.

My Miami rules

I think it is only right that, like Davis, my last article here be the “rules” I wish I had been told when I first got to Miami — some important things I learned about the world during my time here.


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