Pumpkin Palooza: A taste test of pumpkin spice treats and eats

It invades our lives every autumn. As a chill enters the air and the leaves turn vibrant red and golden brown, it creeps into our grocery stores, pops up unannounced in the most obscure aisles of our local Walmarts, inserts itself insidiously into every corner of society until it can’t be escaped, no matter how hard one might try. Pumpkin spice season is upon us once again, and as seems to be the case every year, it feels like it’s growing out of control, as marketers capitalize on the phenomenon by adding the undeniably delicious flavor into every conceivable...

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FSB professor wants to ‘be everything’

David Eyman is right-handed, but last summer he painted his entire deck with his left hand. Next year, he wants to do his whole house. He’s not a professional painter. He just likes a challenge. He’s been an industrial designer, co-owned a design studio, pitched business ideas “Shark Tank”-style, manufactured a line of products and worked as an executive coach. But students in the Farmer School of Business now him better as “Professor” — at least for now. “I think a lot of times, we’re told that we’re supposed to be doing one thing, and I never thought that...

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Mario’s biggest stars cruise High Street

Animals of all kinds, TV and movie characters and even a five-foot tall fidget spinner gather in Oxford’s Memorial Park on Oct. 26 for the Uptown businesses’ trick-or-treat. Yet in a crowd full of costumed trick-or-treaters, a woman in a bright pink ball-gown stands out. “Queen” Peach and her husband Luigi gather their children, Mario and Princess Peach, and hand them their trick-or-treat baskets. On any other day of the year, the Walker family usually goes by Betsy, Mark, Liam and Lydia. Liam, 9, sits down in his blue motorized wheelchair and speeds off in front of the family....

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Alumna named National History Teacher of the Year

Sara Ziemnik, a 1999 alumna of Miami University, has been named the 2017 National History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. For the past 17 years, Ziemnik has been teaching history to high school students at Rocky River High School in Rocky River, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She currently teaches 9th grade world history and 10th grade AP U.S. history. Ziemnik had initially been named Ohio Teacher of the Year which qualified her for the national competition. In early September, she was notified that she was among the top ten. “I was...

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BBC anchor Katty Kay talks Trump and her ‘view from outside’

BBC’s lead anchor, Katty Kay, spoke Monday evening at Hall Auditorium as part of the Miami University Lecture series. As a British journalist covering American politics, Kay talked about her “view from outside” and her take on all things President Donald Trump. “So you try explaining Donald Trump to the rest of the world,” Kay began, “because that’s my job at the moment. Every single paper I read in Europe during the election campaign was incredibly bewildered, dismayed by, curious and concerned about the election of Donald Trump.” Kay addressed a few of the reasons she believes Trump came...

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