Humans of Oxford: Florida Wu: Sunshine State of mind

For Florida Wu, finding somewhere to go for spring break was a no-brainer. The answer was in her name. During the semester, Florida saved up money by stocking shelves at MacCracken’s Market Street. Customers commented on her name tag, but Florida admitted she’d never visited the Sunshine State. At least she hadn’t yet. Florida picked her American name while attending Beijing Huijia Private School, months before she enrolled at Miami University. “In China, no one is named Beijing,” Florida said. “I picked Florida because it’s like the sun and my brother said it would be special.” While the flight...

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