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Claire Lordan


Claire joined The Miami Student because she was stupidly excited to start writing in college and felt like an actual journalist (even though a piece of her heart will always belong to her high school paper - remember your roots). The first piece she wrote for TMS was about upperclassmen not obeying social distancing guidelines back in August, and was shared on an Instagram account with over 7,000 followers! They didn’t have nice things to say about it, but there’s no such thing as bad publicity. 

When she’s not writing exposés that scare her mom into thinking she’ll have to switch schools, you can find her in the drive thru line at Dunkin for the 79th time this week, or hanging out with the ghost of Helen Peabody (don’t ask if she believes in ghosts - it’ll only upset her).

To promote gender inclusion, the Choraliers are changing their dress code from dresses to any formal wear.

Miami choirs take steps to promote gender inclusivity

Of the nine different vocal performance groups registered for undergraduate students at Miami University, four define themselves as specific to one gender or vocal type. But members of those groups have begun to advocate for change within their organizations.


The skater bois of Miami

If there is a skater culture at Miami, sophomore computer science major Erik Johnson doesn’t consider himself a part of it. Sure, he rides his electric skateboard to class everyday, but that doesn’t make him a “skater.” 








Miami has four butterfly gardens on campus, which feature local plants that provide nutrients to birds, butterflies and insects.

Trading grass for geraniums: Are butterfly gardens the future for Miami?

As spring comes into full bloom, plants and flowers around Oxford have exploded into color. For students with allergies, it’s a nightmare. For everyone else, it’s a welcome reprieve from the harrowing ordeal that is an Ohio winter. For the Miami University botany department, however, spring means the re-emergence of its passion project for the past five years: butterfly gardens.