Author: Staff Writer

‘This is Us’ returns, so grab some tissues and grow some facial hair

By Nina Franco, THE MIAMI STUDENT NBC’s new Golden Globe-nominated drama, “This is Us,” debuted its winter premiere on Jan. 10, with plenty of twists and turns. The show follows the Pearson family on their life journey through the past and into the present. It’s unique in that it’s not set in one time period, but rather critical moments in each family members’ lives from the 1980s to the present. Here’s the deal: Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) are the heads of the family. Madly in love, outgoing and free-spirited, they don’t originally plan on having children....

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Humans of Oxford: Josh Anzalone: Josh of all trades

By Ceili Doyle, Staff Writer As a botany and classical languages double major, Josh Anzalone’s specialties and green thumb have culminated in rather unique research. However, Josh often finds he gets more looks of bemusement and concern whenever he mentions his side hobby. In his free time, Josh entertains his family and friends by spinning fire. He has even been hired for small parties and gatherings through word of mouth. Josh studied fire spinning through a friend of a friend for over a year before he was able to light the wicks, which are attached to chains that allow...

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Are remakes edging out originality in film, television?

By Ross Tague, THE MIAMI STUDENT It’s no secret that audiences love remakes. Just look at the statistics. According to Box Office Mojo, seven of the 10 highest-grossing films of 2016 were either remakes of previous films or sequels to existing films. Whether it’s due to nostalgia, interest in the interpretation or familiarity with the story, one thing is certain: remakes sell. The most talked-about remake currently circulating is Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” which was released Jan. 13. The season includes eight episodes, two for each of the first four novels in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of...

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Letter to the Editor: MU College Republicans denounce racist fliers

TO THE EDITOR: Yesterday, racist, hateful and inflammatory fliers were found around our campus. These fliers were adorned with the name and logo of Miami University College Republicans. We will be perfectly clear on this issue: our organization was not involved with these fliers in any way, shape or form. The placement of our logo on these fliers was done illegally and without our knowledge. Without hesitation and through our strongest resolve, Miami University College Republicans condemn the views expressed on these fliers and denounce the practice of dishonestly and maliciously affixing our group’s name to such views. As...

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Ragland carries MU to St. Petersburg Bowl

Coburn Gillies, Assistant Sports Editor The Miami University football team (6-6) is looking to wrap up the 2016 campaign with a victory over Mississippi State University in its first bowl appearance since 2010. This time, the RedHawks will make the trip to St. Petersburg, FL to play in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Returning to postseason play following a six-year hiatus, for any team, is an exciting time. Throw in the opportunity to matchup with a team from the vaunted Southeastern Conference, and the ante is upped even more. “I’m excited about the bowl we’re going to, to be honest....

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