Indian Student Association prepares for Diwali show

On a weeknight when most students are studying, relaxing or hanging out with friends, members of the Indian Students Organization, or ISA, are devoting their time to dance practice. They spend hours perfecting their timing, coordination and dance moves in preparation for their annual Diwali show. Diwali is a holiday celebrated by followers of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and more. The holiday takes place over a span of five days, around the time of the new year on the Hindu lunar calendar. Each day is devoted to different activities from cleaning, meant to represent the wiping away of sins, to...

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Local dogs compete for best costume

Tiny monsters began creeping into Uptown Park Thursday evening. By 5:30 p.m., the whole park was riddled with witches, wizards, stormtroopers and even ninjas. They came in search for one thing and one thing only: candy. Thanks to Oxford Parks & Recreation, the park was filled with delicious treats. As a part of their annual Uptown trick-or-treat event, they came prepared for the invasion with games set up for the monsters. They rolled dice to get either a trick or treat, putt-putted into pumpkins and threw balls at cans to knock them all over. “We hold this event every...

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A symphonic reaction: Bridging the gap between science and music

Most people wouldn’t think music and science go together, but senior biochemistry and piano performance double major Alex Danielson is proving that’s not the case. Danielson is a fifth year at Miami and currently in the process of interviewing for medical schools. He started playing the piano at the age of five, starting off with lessons from his grandmother. His parents encouraged him to continue taking lessons, and, in his senior year of high school, he made the decision to pursue piano further in college. “It was kind of a last minute decision, but I really wanted to keep it a part of my life,” said Danielson. Medicine was also a long-term love for Danielson. He knew he’d wanted to become a doctor since eighth grade when his mother, who is a primary care doctor, encouraged him to shadow an orthopedic surgeon to fulfill requirements for a school project. Many of his family members are also doctors, which allowed Danielson to gain a good idea of what it means to be a doctor. “I think I want to go into orthopedics, but it’s hard to say before actually going through med school,” said Danielson. “People usually don’t decide until around their third year. I may go into primary care, because it’s in high demand right now and I just want to go where I’m needed.” Biochemistry and piano performance...

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Students share their culture at ‘A Night in India’

Armstrong’s Pavilion C filled with the sound of popular Indian music, laughter and conversation. The smell of traditional Indian paneer tikka permeated the room while some ate, some played trivia games and others received henna tattoos. Some were even wearing traditional Indian clothing. The Indian Students Association held its second-annual “A Night in India” event on Saturday night with the goal of spreading awareness and understanding of Indian culture. The room was filled with different stations with information on the country of India and the organization’s philanthropy projects, henna tattoos, a photo booth and a table of traditional Indian...

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Trevor Noah’s Family Weekend performance balanced the serious and the silly

Trevor Noah heard screams of excitement and joy as he walked out onto the stage at his nearly sold-out performance in Millett Hall on Saturday evening. As part of Miami University’s annual Family Weekend, students and parents alike waited anxiously to see the young comedian, who has become a household name since his immigration to the United States in 2011. Noah is a South African television host and comedian, most popular as the successor of Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show.” After starting on a South African soap opera at the age of 18, Noah has gone...

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