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Caroline Haubenstricker



Passing cars honked in response to animal rights protestors outside the Oxford Courthouse.

Animal cruelty bill coincides with two Oxford cases

Nine adults stood outside protesting in the rain, holding umbrellas in one hand and signs in the other as they gathered in front of the Oxford Courthouse to protest animal abuse.  One sign said “Honk 2 demand justice 4 animals.” While the group peacefully protested, many passing cars honked to share their ideals for animal protection.  There was a sense of comaraderie among them because they have all followed two animal cruelty cases — David Neanover’s and now Zichang Li’s — as both go through the court system.


ASG advocates for angel shots in Uptown bars

Miami University’s Associated Student Government (ASG) wants to implement angel shots at Uptown bars to increase student safety. Angel shots are used at bars as a code for people who feel uncomfortable on a date or are in an unsafe situation to signal discreetly that they need help from the bartender. 


Evie Semertzides was born in Greece and was inspired by her family's olive trees to start an olive oil business.

A little dribble of Crete, Greece at the Oxford farmers market

Every Saturday, 68-year-old Evie Semertzides stands behind her table anxiously waiting to sell her home grown olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette at the Oxford Farmers Market.  The warm smell of pressed olives wafts throughout the aisle of her booth. She greets customers with a slight smile on her face, and asks about their day.  She eagerly waits for new customers to taste her olive oil on neatly cut focaccia bread that she has brought from home.