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Behind the Brick - Episode 5: What’s it like to be gay on Miami’s campus?

In this episode your host, Julia Plant, talks with seniors Shelby Fyre and Alex Jimenez about what it's like to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community at Miami University. Shelby and Alex both identify as gay and talk about what it's like to come out and go out on Miami's campus — which they consider conservative in nature — as well as navigating through dating apps and stereotypes/misconceptions about being lesbian and gay.


Behind the Brick — Episode 4: We're Not in Texas Anymore

 In this episode your host, Julia Plant, talks with senior Maggie McIlroy about her experiences as a transfer student at Miami, who spent her freshman year in Dallas, Texas at Southern Methodist University. Maggie struggled her freshman year at SMU, but didn't find that the transition to Miami was much of a walk in the park either. Maggie and Julia talk about about navigating Greek life and mental health, specifically focusing on the importance of finding helpful coping mechanisms, like yoga. 


Behind the Brick - Episode 3: Motherhood at Miami

In this episode of Behind the Brick, Julia Plant talks with senior Shiloh Eklund about her experience balancing her life as a full-time college student and a full-time mom for her almost-4-year-old Will. When does she study? Does she have any free time? What's dating like when you have a kid?



Behind the Brick -- Episode One: Hallmates

"Hallmates" is the debut episode of The Miami Student's new podcast, Behind the Brick, which will be released weekly beginning Fall 2019. The inspiration behind the series is to explore unfiltered parts of life at Miami University that aren't so glamorous -- the slices of college life that can't be scrolled by on Instagram or showcased through Snapchat stories.