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Slice of Life: Brick Street hosts Donald Trump Jr.

By Audrey Davis, News Editor I sit alone in Starbucks, working on homework as I do most Monday mornings before heading to class. However, today is different. Donald Trump Jr. is coming to Brick Street, and that’s all anyone is talking about. “Is he really coming here?” someone asks. “Yeah! Look outside at that truck!” I turn to the window just in time to see a billboard-sized Trump/Pence sign being removed from the back of a truck. “We have to go take pictures!” an older man says to his wife, coffee in hand. The couple walks right up to...

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Study says millennials not the ‘hookup gen’

By Audrey Davis, News Editor Because of TV shows like “The Bachelor” and “Are You the One?” and popular dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid, people born in the 80s and 90s (commonly known as Millennials and iGen) have a reputation as “the hookup generation.” However, according to a recent study done by researchers from San Diego State, Florida Atlantic and Widener Universities, this may not be the case. The study looked at the sexual activity of people after they turned 18. According to the study, among Americans aged 20-24, 15 percent of Millennials born in the 1990s had...

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A Hicksville philosophy major’s road to the Rio Olympics

By Audrey Davis, News Editor What can you do with a degree in philosophy? The options are pretty  endless. Some people use their degree to go to law school. Others become professors. But not Chris Leazier, a 1992 graduate of Miami University. He went on to be the assistant coach of the Nigerian basketball team in the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Leazier’s passion for basketball began when he was just a kid himself. “Like most kids, probably, my dad started taking me and my brother to high school basketball games,” Leazier said. “I just kind of fell in love with...

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Humans of Oxford | John Jude Windland: Most interesting man in Oxford

By Audrey Davis, News Editor Nearly everyone who walks into the Armstrong Student Center can recognize a certain laugh coming from Main Street. It’s a deep, loud chuckle that echoes throughout the first floor and is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. The laugh comes from John Jude Windland, better know as ‘The Stir-fry Guy.’ John is initially from Parkersburg, West Virginia, but decided to drop everything and head west to Oxford while he was in high school. “I came here with a $20 bill, five rolls of quarters, and everything I owned I could pick up and...

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Coalition Application coming to Miami

Free platform to simplify, diversify  admissions By Audrey Davis, News Editor Starting in the fall of 2018, Miami University plans to utilize a second application for high school students. The Coalition Application for Access, Affordability and Success is a free platform of online tools to help with the college application experience. Miami currently uses the Common Application and has no plans to get rid of it. Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Director of Admission Susan Schaurer said she doesn’t want people to think that they will need to choose one application over the other. “Just like we...

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