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Briah Lumpkins


Briah Lumpkins is a junior sociology and journalism student and has recently been promoted to Managing Editor of the Miami Student. In this role, Briah oversees the weekly content of the paper and works closely with section editors. Briah has been writing for The Miami Student since the first week of her freshman year and has a passion for narrative non-fiction writing and investigative reporting. Last summer, Briah interned at The Columbus Dispatch and covered the civil unrest in Downtown Columbus, ongoing news of the coronavirus, and the Ohio State University. In her free time, she enjoys watching HGTV, Judge Judy and Marvel movies (because who doesn’t want to stare at Chris Evans all day?) 




Most of an Resident Assistant's job is living and communicating with on-campus students. But this winter break provided a very different experience for J-term RAs.

J-term RAs make best of winter term experience

Before the majority of the students came back to campus for the start of the spring semester, there were a few who returned to Miami early. Although COVID-19 provided record-low resident attendance during the winter term, resident assistants (RAs) made the best of the experience.  


Pop Culture Convos - Black Representation on Screen

"Black Representation on Screen" is the 3rd episode of The Miami Student's entertainment podcast, Pop Culture Convos In honor of Black History Month, Pop Culture Convos host David Kwiatkowski sits down with campus & community editor Briah Lumpkins and staff writers Sara Bey and Justeen Jackson to discuss black representation on screen.






Miami senior and recent grad drown in Kentucky lake

Miami University Hamilton rising senior Guan Lian and recent graduate Yanqi Xing both drowned in Jamestown, Ky., last weekend. Interim Director of University News and Communications Carole Johnson confirmed the identities and deaths of both men in an email to The Miami Student.