‘Stateless’ sheds light on international crisis

Miami University faculty and outside experts called attention to the Rohingya genocide on Thursday night, raising awareness about an international crisis many Americans know little about. The Rohingya are a majority-Muslim ethnic minority group who have long lived in the Rakhine state of the Buddhist nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma). The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a small group of insurgent Rohingya separatists, attacked more than 30 police posts on August 25, triggering a campaign of mass killings, rape and the burning of Rohingya villages by the Burmese military. Anita Schug is the spokesperson for the European Rohingya Council...

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Miami University Hunt Seat team defends home turf

The Miami University Equestrian Hunt Seat team hosted their home show this past weekend, taking first and second against six other teams. Miami placed second on the Saturday with 31 points, while Otterbein University placed first with 41 total points. Miami tied with Ohio State University for first place on Sunday with a score of 33 points. The tiebreaker went to Miami, that earned more first place ribbons overall. For each team, within each division, coaches must pick a “team rider” — a rider whose points count towards the team total. Points come from placings at the show. First is equivalent to seven points, second to five, third to four, fourth to three, fifth to two and sixth to one.   Visiting collegiate teams ride the host team’s horses in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). Teams across the country travel to barns and “catch ride” — a style of riding where competitors randomly draw a horse and are judged on their ability to ride the unfamiliar animal. Approximately 70 riders competed in various divisions for Miami this weekend. So, hosting a home show presented extra challenges as Miami members competed and played host at the same time this weekend. “They were able to multi-task because the home show is an opportunity where, not only do we have to care for our horses, but we have to compete,” Miami...

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OPD alcohol arrests up 90 percent this year

Miami University students walked through the doors of the Oxford Municipal Court on a Thursday morning, shaking rain from their shoulders. Along with other Oxford community members, they filled the little lobby of the courthouse before filing into court. The judge called off the names as students in khakis and button-downs filed up to the stand one-by-one. Every plea was the same: “guilty.” Many were there for alcohol violations. The Oxford Police Department (OPD) had 313 total arrests in 2016 for four common alcohol violations: open container, fake ID, underage possession/consumption and disorderly conduct, according to police records. That...

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