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Abby Bammerlin


Abby Bammerlin is a sophomore from West Chester, Ohio, majoring in journalism and political science. She joined TMS the first semester her freshman year and has never looked back! She was beyond thrilled to be on the editorial staff this semester. She enjoys writing about just about anything but has been focusing on local politics and the Oxford community. When she's not chasing stories, she can be found at Red River Gorge in Kentucky rock climbing. Some of her favorite memories at Miami are hanging out in the newsroom with Campus & Community Editor Madeline Phaby. After Miami, Abby isn't sure what she wants to do, but she knows writing will definitely be a part of it. If you have an idea for a story you can reach her at bammeraj@miamioh.edu.

Dear Snail,

While I can’t stop these things from happening, I can give you some of the tools to rebuild yourself after. 



The things they carry; Armor of the night

Miami University students have been plagued over the past week with rumors of break-ins, stalkers and violence. Some women have armed themselves with pepper spray, pocket knives and other methods of staying safe. 


Journalism major adds curriculum changes

 The journalism program is undergoing two new changes according to an email sent to the Media, Journalism and Film (MJF) department from Senior Lecturer Patricia Gallagher Newberry, area coordinator for the journalism program.




The pandemic made selling cookies difficult this year for the Girl Scouts so some girls got creative.

Girl Scouts persevere during pandemic

As winter begins to disappear, many find themselves with a familiar craving: Girl Scout cookies. But this year, Girl Scouts have found new challenges in trying to meet the community’s craving for cookies.


Small government matters … I swear

These things aren’t just far-off ideas for legislation that gets debated in the court of public opinion. These are things that are actually happening, and they are affecting real people.