Friends and family remember deceased

Miami University student Aaron Lakes died the morning of Monday, Sept. 15. Paramedics transported him from his home on South Vine to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. According to his friend, senior Andrew Hoelscher, Aaron was found at his home Monday morning after a two-day absence drew the suspicions of fellow O’Pub employees. “From what I have been told, Aaron was found on his couch with fluid in his lungs,” Hoelscher said. “He had had a flu for weeks and was constantly having to take off work.” Lakes, from Germantown, Ohio, was a junior studying Kinesiology at Miami’s regional campuses. He...

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Oxford Aviators take flight

Almost everyone who has received a special pin from the pilot on the way to vacation or grown up pretending to be superman has dreamed of learning how to fly, but for sophomore Jacob Havens, dreaming was not enough. After saving up money for three years, Jacob began to put himself through training for his private pilot’s license on his 17th birthday. “I had been fascinated with flying ever since space camp and had asked for lessons for years,” Jacob said. “On my 16th birthday I talked my dad into it after getting my drivers license. He told me...

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Hodge hopes students will seize success at MU

Pres. praises university at annual address “Just one second, we need to take a selfie here,” Miami University President David Hodge said as he whipped out his phone mid-speech to the applause and laughter of the crowd. “Good. The day is complete!” Hodge’s sample of modern humor served as a paradigm to his annual address Wednesday evening in which he explained the importance of moving Miami forward. “Change is literally everywhere,” Hodge said. “To navigate this change we need to ground our anticipation, our assessment and our actions in a clear sense of purpose that is guided by our...

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