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Ben Deeter

Ben Deeter is a senior in his final semester at Miami studying journalism and political science. He serves as our multimedia editor, meaning he's responsible for helping build out TMS' new podcasting arm. He's hosting our upcoming podcast "This Week @ TMS" and writes for the opinion section. Before his new role, he started writing for the news and entertainment sections during his sophomore year, where he reviewed movies and reported on a wide variety of things from bike boxes to mac and cheese bites. Outside TMS, he sings with the Miami Men's Glee Club and performs with the Steel Band. He's also a member of Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity that is absolutely a real fraternity no matter what Ceili Doyle says. 

Ben is graduating in December and he doesn't know how to feel about it. He's coping by applying for internships, jobs and graduate school.

This Week @ TMS: 'Days of old and days to be'

In this episode of "This Week @ TMS," Ben Deeter sits down with Jaylen Perkins, Miami's student body president, and Randi Thomas, a former Miami SBP, to discuss their experiences being two out of only seven black men to ever hold that office.

'Days of old and days to be'

Two years ago, Jaylen Perkins and dozens of other students in the Black Action Movement (BAM) 2.0 demanded action from the university on diversity and inclusion. Only after several demonstrations did they get a meeting with administrators. But today, Perkins does not have to demand a seat in the rooms where decisions are made. He’s the student body president.