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Jake Ruffer

Jake is the Student's photography editor. He's a senior from Portland, Oregon double-majoring in journalism and economics with a minor in photography. He got his start at TMS writing news and working his way up as a photographer.

Hoping to one day be a photojournalist, Jake is an avid coffee addict enthusiast, Trailblazer fan and extremely novice camera collector. And, to answer your burning question, he came 2,000 miles to study here because his parents are a Miami Merger.

Jake Ruffer stands dumbfounded that the fan found its way atop our EIC’s desk. It should NOT be there.

I had fun taking pictures of you all

You may have seen me. I’ve been out there a lot — random places, holding a camera. I promise I was working on stuff. Journalism stuff. News. Maybe sometimes I was messing around for art class or because I felt like it. But, like, usually it was work. 

Daffodils bloom in Oxford Memorial Park Uptown. They’re among the first spring flowers in town, partnering with intermittent thunderstorms to ring in the new season.

Spring sprang

Lightning flashed and flowers bloomed as Miamians donned shorts and umbrellas to sun and slosh their way through the first days of April. Spring semester brings warmth, rain, thoughts of graduation and different challenges for Miami University’s Physical Facilities Department.