“War is hell. But don’t blame the warriors,” he says, readjusting his cap that reads, “Vietnam Veteran.” It’s about four in the morning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The granite wall is illuminated by dim lights that line the pathway. Two panels on the west wall are covered by 10-foot sheets of white paper which, for the past few hours, we’ve been covering with our thick granite pencils by the light of our phones and a couple headlamps. For the late hour, a surprising number of people have walked past, some stopping to ask what we’re...Read More
Who: Emily Williams, Junior What: Editor-in-Chief, previously: Staff Writer, Senior Staff Writer, Asst. News Editor, News Editor, Managing Editor When: Williams has been working with The Miami Student since August 2014. Where: from Dayton, Ohio Why: A journalism and marketing double-major, Williams is passionate about telling stories and telling them well. After working with The Miami Student for three years, in both writing and editing positions, she has deepened her understanding of the publication and the Miami & Oxford communities. Williams believes it is essential to understand what really matters to the members of those communities — especially students — and she encourages anyone and everyone to reach out with story ideas, questions, comments or just a hello. You can contact Emily Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com or you can visit her in The Miami Student office on the third floor of the Armstrong Student Center.
When the crowd of students gathered around Brick Street’s stage started chanting for another song, the members of the synth-pop band COIN looked at each other, puzzled. They didn’t have an encore planned. They talked among themselves for a moment as the crowd continued to cheer, lifting their half-empty plastic cups in the air, before Chase Lawrence, the band’s lead singer, stepped up to the mic again. “We haven’t played this song in two years,” Lawrence laughed, before drummer Ryan Winnen tapped out a beat and the four musicians slipped into another swirly, enigmatic tune. Lawrence and Winnen, along...Read More
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