Author: Staff Writer

Protesting is a necessary part of democracy

The following piece, written by the editorial editors, reflects the majority opinion of the editorial board. Protesting corrupt regimes seems to be all the rage right now, both here and abroad. After the Romanian government issued a decree to rescind a decree that had decriminalized some corruption offenses on Saturday, mistrust of the corrupt regime led half a million citizens to take to the streets in lively protest. The New York Times reported that of the half million, about a quarter had gathered in the capital of the former Communist nation, Bucharest, bent on influencing the democratically elected month-old...

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When will we realize that we’re not invincible?

By Ceili Doyle, Senior Staff Writer I’ve spent the last two weeks thinking a lot about death. Ever since Erica Buschick died. We college students think we’re so invulnerable. As a collective, we believe, as teenagers and twenty-somethings, that nothing and no one can touch us. We binge more frequently and with more intensity than any generation before us, and despite our mind-over-matter mentality, we also die more frequently than any generation before us. A student on our campus died. She was eighteen years old and she is gone. But that fact does not seem to resonate with many people at Miami. We continue to plan our fraternity and sorority four-ways. At our Thursday night pregames, we never consider the possibility of an alternative event. We wake up, beat, darty, nap and repeat every Saturday. This is not to say that all college students are at risk of throwing their lives away in the name of getting “fucked up” for one night. But we place so much emphasis on drinking and going out and fitting this image of ~college~ as a time of no caution, no excuses, no reservations — and we forget there is a world outside of drowning our social lives with four, five, six shots on the side. We laugh at Facebook videos and share tweets that depict strangers downing bottles of Hennessey and entire fifths...

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New albums: Migos capitalizes on party culture, Kid Cudi continues to disappoint

Migos, “Culture” It may be heavy-handed to say that Migos reached their current popularity thanks to the Internet, but there is some truth behind the statement. To be fair, the Atlanta trap trio have consistently increased their fan base with each subsequent release since their 2011 debut mixtape. But since then, Migos has been less interested in reaching multiple demographics and more focused on exploring their own community, which is probably best summarized by Migos’ favorite self-description, “Young Rich N***as.” However, social media follows no discernible patterns in its selection of the next trending topic, and inexplicably, the first...

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TMS reporters span nation for Women’s March

NASHVILLE — Jack Evans and Jake Gold Elizabeth Davidson is 66 years old. She protested the Vietnam War and Kent State shootings in the 70’s. She started a family in ‘85. She beat leukemia in 2016. And just under two weeks ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, she helped to organize the Nashville Women’s March. “I am marching, myself, personally, because I do believe that love Trumps hate,” said Davidson. “But in particular, because I don’t want to be afraid, but I am fearful because a man who knows nothing about politics, which is, you know, a job, is the...

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Miami pledges funds for Oxford Amtrak

An hour outside the nearest major city, Oxford can sometimes feel disconnected from civilization. That’s why the years-old rumor of an Amtrak station is so exciting for students: it’s a relatively cheap, easy way to get to Cincinnati and Chicago. But after years of being just that — a rumor — the city and University have recently taken major steps to bring the passenger train to Oxford. It’s hard to know when anyone started thinking about adding an Amtrak stop to Oxford. The first documented proposal came from four interested students in May 2009. These students proposed building a...

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