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Briah Lumpkins


Briah Lumpkins is a sophomore from Toledo, Ohio. She is currently a double major studying Journalism and Sociology. On campus, she serves as one of two assistant news editors at The Miami Student, CAS Communications Intern for the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of Miami Activities and Programming (MAP). 

Briah has written for the news, culture and opinion sections of the newspaper and has a special affinity for writing profiles about students on campus. 

Briah loves listening to music but has a certain love for R&B. Some of her favorite artists are Anderson .Paak, D'Angelo, Justin Timberlake, and Tom Misch. She also has a secret passion for all things Bachelor Nation and has high hopes of one day marrying Peter Kraus from season 13 of The Bachelorette. It is also important to note that Briah also has a mild to severe sweet tea addiction, it’s no biggie though. She’s fine, we promise. 




Miami at home: Kroger in the midst of the apocalypse

  The automatic opening doors at Kroger’s entrance offered an inviting feeling of warmth compared to the cold outside. My brother, Kalen, and I dodged shopping carts making their way out the building.  There were too many people here. Definitely too many for a Monday afternoon. Every person who passed us had a cart that was entirely too full. Some had multiple family members pushing a cart throughout the store.  Shelves that once held food were bare. The toilet paper, I found out from a conversation between two employees, had been “out for days,” but they were hoping for a new shipment soon. 


The playlist to cure all your apocalypse woes

Our managing editor-at-large and news editor have been talking a big game about crafting the perfect “hip-hop, R&B, soul/funk” playlist for months. Now with quarantine granting them more than a few additional hours, they took the time to compile some of their favorites.


Miami has rescheduled graduation weekend for early September, but seniors are still sad that their last year at Miami has come to an anti-climactic close.

‘My college experience is over’

Oxford is normally quiet without Miami University students on campus. But this time, it’s different.  The small college town usually simmers into a lull once students leave for both winter break and summer vacation. But with classes being moved online for the rest of the semester and Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order, many students decided to leave Oxford to be with family. For seniors, though, this decision meant walking away from the place they’ve called home for the last four years.



Governor Mike DeWine enacted a state-wide stay-at-home order at Sunday's press conference. The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday.

DeWine announces state-wide stay-at-home order

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a state-wide stay-at-home order which will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday night and end on April 6. The new order comes after DeWine’s multiple attempts over the past week to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus through other executive orders such as the closure of restaurants and bars and banning gatherings of more than 50 people.