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Sean Scott

Miami plans to quarantine sick students through Thanksgiving

In a university-wide email on Oct. 28, Miami University’s Division of Student Life warned students to use caution in how they approach Halloween festivities. The email to the Miami community read that “a legally-mandated 14-day quarantine could mean spending the Thanksgiving holiday in quarantine on campus.” 

What happens if Butler County goes to Level Four?

For weeks, Butler County has hovered on the edge of Level Four Purple, the highest risk level for COVID-19, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Official state guidance recommends residents at this level leave their homes only for essential supplies and services. 

The many covers of Miley Cyrus

I was never Cyrus’s biggest fan. For years, I had lived with the idea that she was a factory-produced popstar not worth my time. I saw the stereotypical Miley fan as a teenage girl and decided I was too good to listen to any of her work. I was wrong.

Photo by Bo Brueck. Taken Fall 2017 at Hispanic Heritage Festival in Uptown Park

Students celebrate Latinx culture during Hispanic Heritage Month

 Last year, students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in Oxford Memorial Park with the UniDiversity Festival. Food trucks with options from various Latin American countries lined the streets and live bands performed throughout the day.  This year, they're approaching the celebration a little differently. 

What is herd immunity, and what would it mean at Miami?

More than 1,500 Miami students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Aug. 17 — nearly 10% of the total student population. As infections continue to rise, many students have joked about getting infected intentionally in the name of herd immunity. But for the health professionals informing Miami’s response to the pandemic, this trend has dangerous implications for the Oxford community.