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An adventure among the mountains

6,594 feet high, standing among wispy, white clouds with the crisp mountain air caressing my cheeks, I looked out and saw nothing but mountains for miles. It was noon, and we had summited Mount LeConte in four hours. Four hours of navigating lush forest, steep sandstone steps and glistening rock faces. Four hours of readjusting the straps on our packs and stopping to chug water and catch our breath as we rapidly gained elevation on our ascent. Four hours of being drenched in sweat despite the shade from the trees and the pleasant summer temperature. Four hours of my...

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Slowing it down is key to reducing stress

By Angela Hatcher, Columnist Dear Angela, How do I get through college while having fun and getting good grades without stressing the hell out and spontaneously combusting? Sincerely, Overextended and already over it. Dear Overextended and already over it, A wise old owl once told me that they key to surviving your college experience is to understand the delicate art of balance. He told me to limit myself to being a part of a mere two or three organizations/extracurriculars that I truly love, to refrain from going over 17 credit hours in a semester and above all else, to...

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Lav Grad celebrates GLBTQ+ seniors

By Angela Hatcher, News Editor Miami University is hosting its 15th annual Lavender Graduation Saturday, May 7 at noon in the Sesquicentennial Chapel followed by a reception in MacMillan Hall 212 at 1 p.m. The theme this year is “15 Years of Celebrating You.” “This year’s theme … is really hitting back on the fact that Lav Grad is about honoring the wholeness and complexities and the beauty of our students,” said Shevonne Nelson, assistant director and coordinator of GLBTQ+ Services. Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on college campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and ally...

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Miami community reflects on Yearwood’s retirement

By Angela Hatcher, News Editor This past fall, Ifeolu Claytor was in his political science class, Supreme Court Decisions, waiting for his favorite professor to show up. He received a text from one of his friends saying Mr. Yearwood, the director of the Office of Diversity Affairs, wanted to see him. He asked why. His friend told him that his professor, Augustus Jones, had passed away. Claytor went to a meeting that he had with Yearwood, everyone saying a couple words about Professor Jones. After the meeting, the shock of his passing started to settle in over Claytor. Around...

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ODA director forums continue

By Angela Hatcher, News Editor This week, the division of Student Affairs is inviting all students to attend forums for the election of a new Director of Multicultural Affairs position. The candidates include: Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, Assistant Director of Diversity Affairs and Coordinator of Diverse Student Development; Kelley Camille Kimple, Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs at Baylor University; and Sherlonda Clarke, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH). Garcia-Pusateri held a forum from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday. Kimple’s forum is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Clarke’s forum is from 1:30 to...

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