The media’s obligation is to information, not opposition

The following piece, written by the editorial editors, reflects the majority opinion of the editorial board. In case you haven’t heard, Steve Bannon, chief strategist in the White House and former editor of Breitbart News, said on Thursday that “the media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.” In an interview with The New York Times, he added, “I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United...

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Mitch Hausfeld, The Miami Student Close your eyes and imagine a prototypical NBA point guard. Odds are he is around six feet tall, has a bit of a scrawnier build, and crafts his game around contorting layups and elaborate dribble moves. Now open your eyes and allow me to introduce you to Giannis Antetokounmpo. That intimidating mass of letters is actually the name of one of the most promising and captivating young superstars in the NBA. Antetokounmpo, or the “The Greek Freak” as he has been affectionately nicknamed to make both broadcasters’ and journalists’ lives easier, is a six-foot-eleven human...

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Oxford as a microcosm: The politics of the country, here

Michael Stemmler, The Miami Student While many will argue that Miami University is untouched by politics and other events in the world, I would beg to differ. Little do we realize that the happenings in the world, whether we think they are terrible or great, are right under our noses. These uncanny similarities are just another reason we all fail to realize that our lives are much more political than they seem. Let’s evaluate our first example: The Women’s March. The day after President Trump’s inauguration, men and women flocked to the streets to bring about awareness to women’s rights in the United States and throughout the world. While they were obviously a large presence, we too see our own groups of young women walking around campus — in the form of sorority rush. While chasing the bonds of sisterhood, our own women’s march is crucial to the tradition of female Greek life. Much like the those of the Women’s March who followed in the footsteps of strong women before them protesting for their own rights, the sisters in the middle of rush are just following those who have walked the path before. Trump’s recent ban on immigration from primarily Muslim countries has sparked massive nationwide controversy. While this is a new issue to America, Oxford is no stranger to bans within our party scene. During the weekends, flocks of...

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Ask Angela: How do we get through this?

Dear Angela, I am hopelessly lost. The things I see unfolding on social media, the executive orders being signed by our President, the progress that is being undone by just a signature … I feel like I’m going crazy. I can’t do homework, I can’t focus, I don’t want to talk to half of my friends because they clearly don’t understand … how do we get through this? How do I get through this? I’m just done. Sincerely, Disillusioned and Disgusted Dear Disillusioned and Disgusted, The first thing I want you to do is unlock your mobile device —...

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Miami splits homestead against Western Michigan

Connor Matheny, The Miami Student   The Miami men’s hockey team split a two game series against the Western Michigan Broncos at home. The RedHawks lost 2-1 on Friday but battled back to win 4-3 on Saturday.   This weekend’s series helped Miami snap a four game losing streak. The team is now 9-11-6 overall, 5-7-4 in the NCHC and 6-4-3 at home. WMU is now 14-7-3 on the season, 8-7-1 in the NCHC and 4-5-1 on the road.   The weekend began with Friday’s loss to WMU that proved the RedHawks’ struggle with overcoming early deficits. Western Michigan’s first...

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