Emily Williams

An apology from The Student’s news editor

TO THE EDITOR: When I first read the article “Friends Memorialize Tim Fresch,” in Tuesday’s issue, I was left with only one image of Fresch. Even though I never met him, I know that Tim Fresch was much more, and I cannot imagine what it must have been like for his friends and family to read the story. That’s why I believe an apology must be made for the publication of this article. Publications such as ours have many responsibilities. Should we look deeper at the issues of substance abuse at our university? Absolutely. Should we do so in...

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Stomp Dance and Myaamiaki conference celebrate Miami Tribe traditions

By Emily Williams, News Editor Late Friday night, a dozen Shawnee Tribe members arrived in Oxford after traveling over 600 miles from Miami, Oklahoma to lead students, faculty, Miami tribe members and other community members at Miami University in a traditional Stomp Dance. The event, held on Saturday, April 2 in the Armstrong Pavilion, was a collaboration between Late Night Miami, Miami Tribe Relations, the Myaamia Center, the Office of Residence Life (ORL) and the Center for American and World Cultures. The Stomp Dance was planned in conjunction with the seventh biennial Myaamiaki Conference, an educational event that celebrates...

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Miami professor elected mayor of Oxford

By Emily Williams, Assistant News Editor Miami professor Kate Rousmaniere has been elected as Oxford’s new mayor. Rousmaniere, who received the position in a unanimous vote at the Dec. 1 City Council meeting, will be serving alongside councilmember Mike Smith, Oxford’s newly-elected vice mayor. Smith is an interior designer with Miami’s Planning, Architecture and Engineering Department. Former mayor Kevin McKeehan will continue to serve on the City Council. After she and Smith were sworn in, Rousmaniere took a moment to thank McKeehan before leading her first council meeting. “I don’t want to do anything without thanking the former mayor...

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Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market

Saturday morning — most of Oxford is still huddled under their covers, resting after late Friday nights and weeks full of economics exams, long history lectures and dozens of club meetings. Campus is empty except for a few ambitious students trudging with their backpacks to King for the day, or a few pairs of weary feet just now making the trek back home. Some of us, though, leave the comfort of our beds on early Saturday mornings for a different reason — for gallons of fresh-pressed cider, for bundles of dahlias and sunflowers, for hot cups of coffee, for...

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La Bodega reopens after summer renovations, serves up Oxford favorites

Uptown restaurant and deli La Bodega has reopened after about three months of extensive renovations. According to owner Sam Markey, the store has seen an uptick in business since their doors reopened last week. “The first couple of days were absolutely incredible,” said Markey. “We’ve been so busy this week I’ve been having trouble keeping the cases full.” Markey, having been La Bodega’s cook for the past 15 years, became its owner in May. He closed the store June 1 to begin renovations, including the installation of new flooring, lighting, kitchen equipment, air conditioning and standing bar. “From floor...

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