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Ceili Doyle

Céilí Doyle is our managing editor. Her name was inspired by the 1991 Celtic rock band hit, “The Funky Céilí” and is pronounced like “kay-lee” and spelled like ceiling (minus the -ng). Céilí is a senior from the suburbs of Chicago and majors in journalism and political science. She has been writing and working for The Miami Student since the first week of her freshman year and can’t quite believe she’s in charge of it now. In the newsroom she spends most of her time harassing the staff to get their stories in, (“It’s like herding cats,” she says), and losing control of the aux. Last summer Céilí worked on the Metro Desk at The Columbus Dispatch and aspires to break the news for The Washington Post one day. In between hijinks at The Student you can find Céilí running at least five minutes late to class, hanging out with her roommates and trying to learn how to box. 

You can follow her on Twitter @cadoyle_18, where she is trying to cultivate a professional journalism brand.

Workers in Oxford's liquor stores are worried about returning students who don't wear masks when buying alcohol.

‘It’s pretty selfish’: Returning students aren’t social distancing, or wearing masks in liquor stores

Inside Oxford Spirits, a throng of students eager to stock up on alcohol wrapped around the liquor store and out the door. Viral videos on social media captured students laughing while clutching six-packs of Corona.  It was Tuesday, March 10, just hours after Miami University President Greg Crawford announced classes would move online for the next month due to the novel coronavirus.

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.

“How do you tell an employee that’s been with you for years … I don’t need a housekeeper?”

‘You have to laugh or I would be crying’: Coronavirus devastates Oxford businesses, City proposes stimulus program

In Oxford, local owners and managers struggle to keep their businesses afloat while city officials scramble to pass a stimulus grant proposal into law. The college town, which depends on revenue from the Miami University student body — most of whom have left campus, hopes to avoid the worst of the virus’ economic consequences.  But at this point, it’s unclear if it will. 

Miami classes move online; students asked to leave campus

Miami University will conduct classes online through the end of spring semester and is asking students to leave campus promptly.  The news came just hours after the University of Cincinnati Health Center confirmed four cases of novel coronavirus in Butler County on Friday and hours before President Donald Trump officially declared a state of national emergency throughout the U.S.  As of Monday, March 16, there were six confirmed cases in Butler County, none of which are in Oxford. 

‘Armed Middletown suspect’ actually unarmed middle school girl, student to face legal charges 

At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, a female student at Middletown Middle School responded to an auto-generated text from the district's student wellness center, reminding her of her appointment with the center, with a “threatened act of violence.” The student will face charges for “inducing panic” and will likely be in custody later today, said Middletown police chief David Birk, during a joint press conference with city schools’ superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. this afternoon.

A seventh-grader’s guide to TikTok

“What are you guys doing?” I called after, laughing as they continuously re-recorded themselves until they were in perfect sync. “You just wouldn’t understand, Ceili,” my brother Liam said. “It’s TikTok.” So, I became determined to understand.