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Taj Simmons


Taj is a sophomore journalism and history double major from Monroe, Ohio. Taj started writing for The Miami Student during the spring semester of 2020 in his freshman year. He became interested in the subject of journalism after he decided he wanted to write a book about his papa (grandpa) whose stories of emigrating from India to the United States in 1960 inspired him. When he’s not studying for classes or writing for the paper, you can find Taj rowing at Hueston Woods as a member of the Miami University Rowing Club, raising scholarship funds as a member of the Miami University Student Foundation, or at Miami’s softball stadium as a media intern for the team. simmontp@miamioh.edu.



Finding a roommate in a pandemic

With Miami University announcing a mostly in-person fall semester, some students are resorting to Facebook groups to find housing  for the 2021-2022 school year.


Armenian news media thanks Oxford City Council

Armenian news outlets have thanked Oxford City Council for recognizing Artsakh, a small disputed region in Eastern Europe between the countries of Armenia and Azerbaijan. But there’s just one problem: City Council didn’t officially recognize the region.


Biden orders review of Title IX, how does it affect Miami?

 President Joe Biden signed an executive order on March 8, ordering the Secretary of Education to review changes made to the Title IX process under the Trump administration. Miami University students and administration await this review in hope for more protection for sexual assault survivors.  




Miami to invest $20,000 in solar panel analysis for potential use on campus

  Miami University plans on funding a $20,000 research analysis with the possibility of adding a solar power field to the Oxford campus in the near future. “We wanted to perform a study analysis and better inform ourselves on solar field experiences,” said Cody Powell, vice president of facilities planning and operations. Miami currently uses a small 18-panel solar array at the Institute for Food farm, but Powell said Miami had a bigger picture in mind going forward.