James Steinbauer

James Steinbauer is a Journalism and International Studies double major from Cleveland, Ohio. His interests include reading, narrative journalism, food writing, cooking and traveling. He hopes to work in the field of international journalism, sharing both front page and often untold news stories from the eyes everyday people.

Here’s to the fools who dream: Let the upsets inspire you

I knew I was going to have to wake up in the middle of the night, miss the red carpet interviews and settle for a blown-out image through FaceTime if I wanted to watch the Oscars. The night of the Academy Awards is like Christmas for me — a night I look forward to all year because of the speeches, the jabbing jokes and the video montages of the year’s best movies that make my heart swell. I was determined to watch it live with my family, despite the six-hour time difference between the U.S. and Luxembourg. It was tradition....

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In terms of costly dining, MU takes the cake

Few issues earn as much ire on Miami’s campus as the meal plan. The hours for dining halls are bizarre and unwieldy. Buffet swipes disappear after each semester. The Diplomat Discount, giving 33 percent off every declining balance purchase, is gone. Another big one: cost. Even the lowest tier of Diplomat meal plans (dubbed Diplomat Minimum) costs almost $2,000, which seems — at first glance, at least — to be an absurd amount of money for something with so many glaring weaknesses. Gallup reports that the average young adult spends $173 per week on food, or nearly $9,000 per...

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Survivors who come forward change the campus culture

The following piece, written by the editorial editors, reflects the majority opinion of the editorial board. The beginning of the semester marked a spike in reported sexual assaults at Miami, with five victims coming forward in the month of February alone. Most happened in dorms on campus, all on the weekends and all in the early hours of the morning. All the victims were female. Meanwhile, the university is currently under federal investigation for what The Miami Student reported as “its handling of sexual assault cases.” In a letter addressed to Miami President Gregory Crawford, the Ohio State Department...

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OSU, Miami assaults shed light on epidemic

Within the month of February, there had been five reported sexual assaults on Miami University’s campus. They occurred off-campus and on-campus, leaving many students and faculty to question why the number of assaults have increased in this past month. However, Miami is not alone in these attacks. The Ohio State University recently lost one of its students to sexual assault: Reagan D. Tokes. Tokes was kidnapped, assaulted and murdered by Brian Golsby. In The Ohio State University President Michael Drake’s full statement, he told his students, “As always, the safety and well-being of our community is our first priority.”...

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Ask Angela: Should I stay or should I go?

Hey Angela, I need to get some input on my current dilemma. I have this “boyfriend” … I put boyfriend in quotes because he isn’t really my boyfriend. This guy is someone that I liked to have fun with on the weekends around 2 a.m., if you know what I mean. We have had this routine of “hanging out” for almost 2 years now. Recently, he has been acting sort of weird, not responding to late night texts, snapchats, etc. However, he hits me up every once in a while and everything is totally normal. I really want to keep hanging out with this guy but I can’t help but think I’m just hurting myself! Should I ditch him? And if I do, how do I find a new “boyfriend?” Thanks Girl, Should I stay or Should I go? Dear Should I stay or Should I go, My first reaction to this — kick his ass to the curb. This situation is all too familiar. The feeling that the guy you’re seeing is your “boyfriend” without the title or commitment, the 2 a.m. weekend sex that is the highlight of your week, the internal tug of war of  “Do I stay because it’s convenient and consistent, or do I move on because he’s kind of a dick?” I wish I had listened to my friends when they gave me...

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