Phrase ‘love it or hate it’ not accurate in common usage

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor “You either love it or you hate it.” It’s a phrase that often appears in conversation. It’s usually used by the speaker to describe something he/she has tried or experienced and that the listener has not. It could be about a movie, it could be about food, it could even be applied to people given the necessary pronoun changes. Despite its common prevalence, this phrase is almost never accurate as used. Is there really anything that exists that could only either be loved or hated by the person experiencing it? Certainly not. One...

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Poli-Sci major leaves Politico open on laptop to impress peers

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor Jared Krauser, political science major, says he regularly leaves his laptop open with Politico articles on the screen to show other students that he knows about politics. Krauser, a sophomore, explains that he usually does this in general education classes so that other students know he is majoring in political science. He says he even leaves open videos on occasion to ensure that passersby notice what he has been browsing. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool that everyone is paying attention to politics right now because there’s an election,” Krauser says. “But I just want...

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Redhawks mascot put down after breaking wing

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor Miami Redhawk mascot Swoop was put down late Wednesday afternoon after veterinarians determined his quality of life was severely hampered by a broken wing. The bird, which had served as Miami’s mascot for nine years, broke his wing last week throwing out T-shirts at a hockey game. Once veterinarians determined that there was no hope for recovery, he was fed a mixture of bird seed and strychnine and passed away about twenty minutes later. Sarah Plume, Swoop’s trainer and handler, said she was “deeply upset” to see him go. “Everyone who came into...

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Sarcastic use of Einstein’s name is insult to his legacy

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. He was a world renowned physicist who revolutionized the physics world with his theories on special and general relativity and won a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his discovery of the photoelectric effect. He was a pacifist, a United States immigrant and he married his own cousin, but most of us know him as the face of all things science. So, when someone calls you “Einstein,” that’s a good thing, right? Probably not. In fact, I’m betting that the last time you heard...

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Student loves saying he’s never eaten at Bagel & Deli

By Joey Hart, Asst. Editorial Editor Junior Gregory Smithers says that he loves seeing the confused looks on people’s faces when he tells them that he has never eaten at Bagel & Deli during his time at Miami. “Yeah, Bagel and Deli is a pretty popular restaurant around this community,” Smithers says, “so I just love seeing how people react when I tell them that I’ve never ordered anything there.” Smithers says that he regularly brings up the fact that he hasn’t eaten at the popular restaurant during social hangouts, classes and parties. “I especially like telling people as...

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