Petite ponies bring joy to students during campus visit

By Angela Hatcher, Senior Staff Writer At 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, Miami University students congregated around the Armstrong Student Center’s patio. “Oohs” and “Awws” rippled  through the crowd. Everyone had a camera or cell phone ready. “I can’t even handle the cuteness,” someone in the crowd said. “I’m literally dying,” her friend replied. The crowd buzzed with excitement. The source of all the commotion? Two miniature horses dressed as unicorns. Dallas, a two-year-old miniature Palomino, and Denver, a three-year-old miniature Palomino, quickly captured the hearts of the people walking by. The miniature horses had both their manes and...

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Former student to be arraigned today

By Angela Hatcher, Senior Staff Writer Jordan Benge, a 20-year-old former Miami University student and MiTech employee, is facing criminal charges for theft, voyeurism and drug trafficking. The thefts occurred between April 15 and July 23, 2015, after the MiTech department noticed missing computers. Benge was arrested on Oct. 22. He is scheduled to be arraigned in court today. Claire Wagner, director of university news and communications, said that although this was a major crime, it did not pose a safety risk to students and therefore was not reported on information bulletins. The computer theft complaint was filed with...

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A family affair: Inside Oxford’s local businesses

By Angela Hatcher, For The Miami Student Phan Shin Seven thousand, six hundred and forty-two miles. That’s how far Juan Lin, or Yvonne as she prefers to go by, is from her hometown in China. “Seafood,” she said “That’s what Fujian reminds me of.” As she stands behind the take out counter at Phan Shin, scribbling a customer’s order on her notepad, she has nothing but a big smile on her face. She laughs with the customers and jokes with them, lighting up the room as she turns to give the order to the kitchen. You’d never guess that...

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Black Lives Matter founders met with racism

By Angela Hatcher, For The Miami Student Monday morning, Mona-Mae Juwillie was sitting on her bed scrolling through Yik Yak. She was horrified by what she saw. “If there was a movement called white lives matter it would be shot down immediately even though it would be the same damn thing as black lives matter. The black community is the most racist now.” Then: “As a white student I enjoy this school as it is mainly white upper middle class students like me. If I went to a historically black college I would feel like I was discriminated against.”...

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Bofferding CEO visits Oxford

Leading Luxembourg brewery comes to Ohio market By Angela Hatcher, For The Miami Student A tiny wooden table stands amid crowded shelves of imported coffee beans, beer and wine. The table is littered with bright green Bofferding promotional paraphernalia — hats, glasses and the famous beer itself. A full glass of the beer is the centerpiece of the table, golden liquid with snowy white foam. Just beyond the table is a man in a black suit jacket and bright green tie, the trademark Bofferding color. He smiles and vigorously shakes hands with various retired Miami professors as they head...

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