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Briah Lumpkins

Briah Lumpkins is a senior journalism and sociology double major from Toledo, OH. She joined TMS her first weekend on campus and fell more in love with journalism with every story she wrote. 

She’s had the opportunity to intern at two of Ohio’s largest newspapers, The Columbus Dispatch and The Cincinnati Enquirer, where she’s learned from some of the best journalists statewide and uncovered stories important to the communities she served. 

After college, she hopes to be a full time features or investigative reporter. Briah wears many hats at TMS. In addition to Managing Editor, she is also the recruitment chair and co-social chair. 

Briah loves connecting with the staff and is excited for the school year! 

The year of choosing me

Yet, even in the midst of the pandemic, I tried to be perfect. Despite everyone in the world going through the same thing, I didn’t want anyone to know that I didn’t have it all figured out.

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.