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Grace Killian


Bar 1868 may be underground, but to the dedicated staff, the establishment is larger than life.

The magic of Bar 1868

The environment at 1868 doesn’t just come from its exposed brick walls or neon signs. With every drink served or party sat at a table, the staff brings an extra special touch to the underground bar. 


While skipping class is usually frowned upon, some professors are giving students the okay to miss class in order to vote. Graphic by Owen Berg.

Excusing class for Election Day can ease stress for students

  For some students, the upcoming election is the first opportunity they will have to vote, but busy class schedules can make performing this civic duty difficult.  Some professors are willing to rearrange their class schedules in order to benefit students. Whether that’s a movie day with an excused absence or canceling class altogether, some professors are willing to provide options for students so they can exercise their right to vote. 


In spite of COVID restrictions, many families are finding fall fun at pumpkin patches and autumn farms this year. Photo by Grace Killian.

Fall fun at the Niederman Family Farm

 In the midst of midterms, students long for a break from Zoom calls, exams and endless assignments. Niederman Family Farm is the perfect place for students to get away and enjoy some fall fun as temperatures begin to drop. 


An assortment of fresh peppers are some of many produce options at the Oxford Farmers Market.

Sunny Saturday mornings at the market

 Farmers markets have a long history of providing fresh food, art and a center for communities to come together. The Oxford farmers market is no different, bringing the community together for decades, a tradition that has continued despite challenges faced during a pandemic. 


Miami IT adapts to challenges of virtual learning

As Miami shifted online, each department faced unique problems stemming from the transition. Information Technology (IT) services were at the center of it all. Throughout a typical year, IT’s role is crucial, but as students moved away from campus, IT’s impact was even more important to Miami’s success online.  


Swiping around the world with Tinder passport

  Before school moved online, I had only downloaded Tinder once. It was toward the end of last semester, and I was curious to see who could be on there. After a few more days, I stopped using it completely. It wasn’t until I moved back home that I learned about Tinder Passport. 


Summer internships uncertain as COVID-19 pandemic persists

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, many companies have begun to work remotely to protect their employees. While the multiple stay-at-home orders issued in different states are expected to be lifted before summer, many companies are changing their plans for interns and new hires. 


Miami mug makers get fired up!

Hunched over and focused on painting, students spilled into Armstrong Pavilions A & B to paint mugs last Tuesday night. The event, put on by Miami Activities and Programming (MAP) and Uptown pottery painting shop You’re Fired!, had a line of students waiting out the door to scan their IDs to get in.


Don’t DHOP me now: Pancakes for a cause

 On Sunday morning, the sun shone down as Tri-Delt began its annual Delta House of Pancakes (DHOP) fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Under the Uptown park pavilion, they set up tables to serve pancakes, bacon, sausage and coffee.  


Talk the talk, CROP the walk

On Saturday morning, over a thousand Greek life members gathered at Uptown Park for CROP Walk, a 27-year-old tradition intended to bring awareness to world hunger, as well as hunger that affects Oxford directly.