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Opinion columnist Ava Kalina, pictured above (right) with her sister (left) in childhood, enjoyed catching fireflies in her backyard as a child -- but is worried about the rapidly falling rates of her beloved bugs.
OPINION

I want my grandchildren to catch fireflies

The sticky, warm air of the DC Metropolitan area has always been a haven for the precious Lampyridae, commonly known as fireflies, lightning bugs, glowworms or moonbugs (even though they are technically beetles).


The tree that accompanies the above plaque was planted to honor Miami student Daniela DiSanto, who died in August of 2021.
OPINION

In memoriam: my friend Dan

For a large part of the campus here in Oxford, much of the past is filled with memories of Daniela DiSanto. Unfortunately, Daniela passed away shortly before her sophomore year.


FOOD

Give your body some love

“If you’re craving sweets all the time, then you’re not giving yourself enough love,” the woman said. Her words changed my life. 


OPINION

A Story From a Miami Girl

"Sexual assaults devastate students’ lives despite implemented training and reporting systems. My suspicion of Miami’s effort to end rape culture at the university grew to anger throughout my time at Miami. Every sexual assault report email added gas to the fire inside my chest. My eyes burned every time I heard a friend share their story..."


OPINION

The year of the yes: a look back

I’ve been saying yes to everything that came my way, even after claiming last semester that I’d recognized my limits. But I hadn’t been saying yes to taking care of myself. I can do everything if I want, but when am I going to give myself a break?


OPINION

The world is ours

Seniors, we love you, but that confetti doesn’t magically disappear after you snap the photo for the front of your grad card. You are literally popping centuries’ worth of plastic into the environment just for a single snapshot.  


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