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Chloe Murdock

Contributing writer Chloe Murdock is a junior who is studying journalism and international studies with a concentration in global cultural relations. After she initially majored in strategic communication she tried to avoid writing for The Student, but the siren’s call of potential stories in Oxford, Ohio, pulled her in and convinced Chloe to change her major. Her first story was about crying over cold tortillas out of homesickness, and since then she has written culture, opinion and news articles on topics ranging between a speech from one of the Central Park Five and how a single student decided to spend Valentine’s Day. Chloe also regularly writes and edits “slow journalism” pieces for The Miami Student Magazine. She also juggles a remote marketing internship, executive board decisions on Miami’s martial arts club and a purple belt in taekwondo. Her favorite stories are the ones that motivate people to feel or do something after reading.

“OxVegas forever” group chat buoys 150+ students through quarantine

  Four days after classes went online, an unofficial Miami GroupMe chat with 156 members and counting was born.  Junior Jannie Kamara started the chat on March 17, a day before she was elected president of Associated Student Government (ASG). Since then, the “OxVegas forever” chat, with its daily barrage of messages, has served as a source of support and entertainment for its members.

Students slow it down in t’ai chi

  What most obviously separates t’ai chi from other martial arts is the speed. “When you look, it’s slow, but when you learn, it’s difficult,” Xing said. Xing teaches two sections of Beginning T’ai Chi, listed under KNH 120T. This is his last semester in Oxford before he returns to China to continue teaching and studying Chinese martial arts as national traditional sports.

Kosovo’s former president, Atifete Jahjaga, sets herself apart from her presidential peers in more ways than one.

Former Kosovo president wants gender equity and you to visit sometime

 Atifete Jahjaga, former Republic of Kosovo president, described her career path in male-dominated, post-war fields that led to her 2011-2016 presidency in a talk on Monday, Nov.  4. Before delving into those topics, however, she began by thanking her audience and asking Miami students and faculty to visit Kosovo.  

Close encounters of a Starbucks kind

 In the spirit of the daily understaffed chaos witnessed in the campus Starbucks’ this year, here’s a look back at the former Starbucks attached to Maple Dining Hall. Maybe we’re nostalgic, but fall 2017 felt like a simpler time. 

Hope Solo seeks to even the score on the gender pay gap

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo tackled equal pay and perception of female athletes in the media during her “Fight Like a Girl: The Quest for Equality” lecture. Solo, former goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team, spent the day in Oxford. She attended a seminar, press conference and dinner before presenting the lecture with Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist Paul Daughtery at 7:30 p.m in Hall Auditorium.