Ames is a junior Spanish and linguistics double major with an anthropology minor, hailing from Tampa, Florida. They are also beginning their master’s degree through the Spanish department’s joint BA/MA program. Joining The Miami Student was a spur-of-the-moment decision at their first-year Mega Fair, and they quickly realized they were too opinionated to write for anything except the Opinion section! In addition to The Student, they are also involved in the Miami University Marching Band, MUSF and the Dropouts skydiving club. Ames also works as a Miami tour guide, so they might love this school a little bit too much.
It made sense that when we first went Uptown two weeks ago after arriving in Oxford early for band camp, my friends’ faces fell after spotting the new marquee at Brick. It listed a somewhat-familiar, somewhat-new lineup: Karaoke Night on Mondays, Country Night on Wednesdays … and, instead of the beloved ’90s Night, “TikTok Tuesdays.”
That’s the issue with meeting people over a screen, if Zoom and iMessage can really be considered “meeting” — your first impressions are going to be nowhere near as accurate as they would’ve been in person. Mine weren’t. That’s just the truth.