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Miami cannot ignore existence of male sexual assault

By Carleigh Turner, Web Designer On Nov. 6, students received a crime alert email notifying them a male had been sexually assaulted near Cook Field and that the male perpetrator was still at large. After staring at the email and spending some time wondering if the victim was okay, I wondered what he was to do next. One in 33 men will experience rape in their lifetime, as opposed to one in four women on college campuses, according to the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Because men are statistically less likely to be assaulted, I wondered who this...

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MU hosts It’s On Us week

Events raise awareness about sexual assault By Carleigh Turner, Web Designer This week, as part of a nation-wide initiative to put an end to sexual assault, Miami University is participating in It’s On Us Week. This is the second time Miami has hosted a week dedicated to the It’s On Us campaign, an initiative that aims to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. Nationally, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched the It’s On Us campaign Sept. 19, 2014. Sexual assault has become a cause of national concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Sensationalizing shooters in a victim-centered story

By Carleigh Turner, Web Designer Sixteen years ago, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School. Hidden under their black trench coats were dozens of homemade pipe bombs, seven knives, two illegal sawed-off shotguns, a 9mm semi auto assault pistol and plenty of ammunition. On April 20, 1999 these boys murdered 13 of their classmates and left 23 injured. On April 20, 2016 audiences get to experience it all over again. The film titled, “I’m Not Ashamed: The Rachel Joy Scott Columbine Story” explores the narrative of Rachel Joy Scott — the first victim of the tragedy....

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Oxford couple defeats double dose of cancer

By Carleigh Turner, Web Designer Antique wicker chairs border the walls of her screened-in porch, pictures of her children and grandchildren are proudly placed between pastel bouquets and the walls of her house mimic the playful Lilly Pulitzer dresses that fill her closet.  Suzanne Siegel, 69, and an employee at the Oxford Antique Shop, is setting up for her neighborhood’s annual block party. She smiles as she makes nametags for all attending, and gathers up her napkins and plasticware into one of her precious wicker baskets. However, when she goes to bring a table up from the basement, she...

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‘The Bug Man’ keeps insects at bay, prevents pests for over 30 years

By Carleigh Turner, Web Designer Whether it’s catching stray bats in Swing Hall, treating a bald-faced hornet’s nest at 5 a.m. or ridding those pesky pests in your dorm, Miami’s “Bug Man” is on call 24/7 to keep students safe. Building and Grounds pest specialist Stephen Mays, 59, has been catching creepy crawlers for 30 years. However, his favorite part of the job has little to do with insects. “I’m working with a great bunch of kids, man. I love you guys so I try to treat you all like you’re my own kids,” Mays said. “To me, that’s...

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