Author: Staff Writer

Stop blaming voters for the election: Instead, look ahead

By Emma Kinghorn, The Miami Student The 2016 presidential election has been unprecedentedly scandalous, tumultuous and divisive. Few people could have predicted this election cycle, and in response, the whole of America seems to be dead set on assigning a “blame” for its results. It’s the media’s fault. It’s the electoral college’s fault. It’s uneducated voters’ fault. It’s white males’ fault. It’s the basket of deplorables’ fault. It’s Russia’s fault. How can this be someone’s, or something’s, fault? Journalists have come under fire post-election for not covering enough, doing enough or for perpetuating the Trump phenomenon. According to the...

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RedHawks return to Oxford

Ben Blanchard, Sports Editor Last weekend, desperate for its first win since late October, the Miami University hockey team (3-8-4 overall, 0-4-2 NCHC) seemed on the verge of breaking its seven-game winless skid. Leading Cornell 2-0 late in the second period Friday, the ‘Hawks seemed to be well on their way to victory. Four periods later, however, MU was swept by the Big Red, both losses (Friday 4-3 and Saturday 2-1) coming by agonizing one-goal margins. “We’ve had some close games,” sophomore forward Josh Melnick said. “I think a full 60-minute team game is what we need. Friday’s game,...

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MU veterans’ memorial to be built on campus

By Grace Moody, The Miami Student Nearly 200 years ago, a group of Miami students in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) received uniforms to go fight in the U.S. Civil War. Together, these students walked to the Oxford train station. From there, they took the train to Cincinnati to split up: some going to the north and some the south. Miami has approximately 8,000 graduates who are military veterans, 2,200 living graduates of the Naval ROTC program and more involved in the current ROTC program. To recognize and honor these veterans – past, present and future – the...

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ASG blocks bill to limit audio, video recording

By Sarah Camino, The Miami Student The Miami Associated Student Government (ASG) held its final meeting of the year Thursday, Dec. 8, voting on bills to limit audio and video recording during Senate meetings and to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day. There has always been an implicit understanding of courtesy surrounding audio and video recording, but the bylaws had never clarified the precise nature of this expectation, said Parliamentarian and co-author of the recording bill, Trevor Snyder. Nevertheless, Snyder assured the legislative body that the written permission required by the bill would nearly always be granted. In...

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Dear World offers speechless inspiration

By Anna Bolone, The Miami Student Dear World, the interactive portrait project aimed at uniting people through pictures in a message-on-skin style, came to Miami University on Dec. 8 for portraits and live storytelling. The event is one that interactively approaches reflections such as, “Who am I?” or “Who do I want to be?” and in particular, “How is this seen at Miami University?” The social project started in New Orleans in 2009 and has expanded its platform all around the world. Dear World is touring at colleges and universities such as Miami so that students can consider their...

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