Emily Williams

Events this weekend: Oct. 5 – 7

“Drifting” Studio 88 Theatre Thursday, 7:30 – 9 p.m. In this solo performance from William J. Doan, former chair of Miami’s Theatre Department, the audience is taken on a journey into traumatic brain injury, sibling loss and the need to make art. Doan will explore how sounds, smells, images and memories pull us through life. Admission to the performance is free, but seating is limited. Community Square Dance Oxford Community Arts Center Friday, 7:30 – 10 p.m. Sure, you’re probably used to hitting the Brick dance floor on a Friday night to the tune of Top 40 hits, but...

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Trials set for Oxford rape case suspects

Trial dates have been set for two of the three men suspected of raping a 19-year-old woman in Oxford in February. Roger Simpson, 23, will go on trial Jan. 2, 2018 and Elijah Mincy, 21, will go on trial Jan. 23. A trial date for 21-year-old Rodney Gibson II has not been determined. They face a combined 72 charges of rape, sexual battery and kidnapping. The 19-year-old female who was assaulted is not a Miami student, Oxford Police said, and was visiting friends in Oxford on Saturday, Feb. 11. She was at a party with her friends when they...

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Two sexual assaults reported at Miami today, MUPD investigating

Two sexual assaults were reported today, both of which occurred early this morning, Sept. 22, in campus residence halls. A female student was sexually assaulted in an  East Quad residence hall by “one or more males,” according to a safety bulletin released by Miami police this afternoon. Police are seeking three black males in their twenties for questioning. The bulletin included descriptions for the three men: Male #1, approximately 6’3”, about 300 lbs., wearing a red t-shirt and black pants. Male #2, about 5’6”-5’8”, approximately 200 lbs., wearing blue jeans, dark t-shirt, and appears to have a tattoo on...

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What to do this weekend–Friday, Sept. 22

Looking for something to do this weekend? These Oxford and Miami events are open to all and –even better–they’re free! Chinese Festival Cook Field and Uptown Park Friday, 2–8:30 p.m.  This Friday, Miami’s Confucius Institute will host the fourth annual Chinese Festival. The celebration will begin at Cook Field with martial arts and kite-flying, before shifting Uptown at 5 for cultural activities and performances. Come learn about Chinese culture at this free and open event! Hike-A-Thon 4824 Oxford Road Saturday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Looking to get outside this weekend? Take a hike and explore Miami’s natural areas at Hike-A-Thon...

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‘Homemade’ Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients 1 tube of crescent rolls 3 chicken breasts ½ cup butter (1 stick) ⅔ cup flour 2 cups milk 2 cups chicken broth ½ yellow onion 2 cups carrots (about 4, sliced) 2 cups frozen peas 0live oil garlic powder salt & pepper The beauty of this chicken pot pie is that is really is made from scratch — except the crust of course. Many recipes that utilize this crescent roll shortcut also cut corners by using cream of chicken soup for the filling. Put down the soup can, friends. This version is only marginally more difficult and...

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