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Jake Ruffer


Jake joined TMS before he ever got to Miami as a student. He wrote his first article in September from his bedroom in Portland, Oregon. Arriving on campus, he plunged into newspaper photography to go with the writing since he never put down his camera anyways. Instagram @ruff.photo is always hungry for content.

When he’s not watching the Trailblazers or their highlights, he’s at Kofenya (not studying, just begging for more caramel latte from the barista who cut him off ten minutes ago) or throwing a frisbee around at Cook. And to answer your burning question, he came 2,000 miles to study here because his parents are a Miami Merger.

Miami Alumni earn big on ‘Shark Tank’

Zak and his business partner Selom Agbitor, both alumni from Miami’s class of 2019, earned themselves a $500,000 investment in their company, Mad Rabbit Tattoo, which they started with just $600 as a side-hustle at Miami a few months before graduating. 



Though Ohioans aged 50 and older became eligible for vaccination, many still waited in line for hours in hopes of getting leftovers.

Miami community anticipates vaccination as Ohio increases eligibility

Eligible patients can make appointments with Primary Health Solutions (PHS) to be vaccinated at the middle school, but they weren’t the ones waiting out in the fog on Wednesday. People lined up as early as 9:30 a.m. in hopes of receiving leftover doses of the vaccine when the site finished administering to people with appointments. 







While student employment took a dip last semester, Miami is looking to hire more students in 2021. Photo by Bo Brueck.

Miami intends to hire more students for spring

  Miami University is taking another step toward normalcy this semester by hiring more students for university jobs. This comes after a slow fall semester for student employment, when students accounted for less than half as much of the Miami workforce as they typically do, topping out close to 1,300 student workers.  Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were around 3,000 students on the university’s payroll.


The Gathering at the Poet’s Shack

On the evening of Nov. 16, Bishop Woods and Upham Hall were lit with the spirit of creativity — and an impressive number of lights and projectors — for a celebration of art and collaboration across a multitude of departments at Miami.