Buzzing Around the Kitchen: Honey Fried Chicken

Ingredients Buttermilk, 2 cups Honey, 6 tsp. Flour, 3 cups Baking powder, 1 tsp. Chicken Cayenne Paprika Canola oil To me, fried chicken is the quintessential summer meal. My uncle cooks industrial quantities of the stuff in a 55-gallon oil drum repurposed to support an iron kettle. He checks the temperature of the bubbling oil with a laser thermometer and adjusts the intensity of the single, jet-like burner underneath by tweaking the valve on the propane tank. Two minutes after dropping heaps of seasoned poultry into the makeshift fryer, he is Midwestern July personified, ruddy-faced with an inkblot sweat...

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Student org budgets slashed, funding system to be restructured

Student organizations are frustrated, confused and hurting for cash after Student Affairs and Associated Student Government (ASG) announced sweeping funding cuts last week — the largest in memory. “Definitely stressed, very frustrated, without a doubt,” said Marco Colant, the treasurer of Stage Left, a student theatre group. Stage Left requested $4,250 from ASG’s  March funding cycle — the fifth and final funding opportunity of the academic year. They have been slated to receive only $2,125 — barely enough to cover the baseline $2,000 needed to rent light and sound equipment for their long-planned April production of the musical “First Date.” At the beginning of the year, ASG works with Student Affairs to set a total dollar amount for student organization funding. Individual organizations then petition ASG for funds. The success of this system relies on two assumptions: More requests are filed in the fall semester than in the spring, and requests are usually front-loaded at the beginning of each semester. Over the past few years, Student Affairs has frequently made small cuts when requests fall slightly outside of its expectations. In the past, emergency funding could sometimes be scrounged up, and cuts usually settled between 10 and 20 percent. Student organization leaders have come to expect those small reductions and plan for them in their own budgeting. “They are usually 15 percent, which is fair,” Colant said. “You know,...

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DAC Unity March 2018

Top row: Professor Amy Shaiman and her son walk with deloris Rome Hudson, class of ‘71, east down spring street. Second row: A student illustrates a sign to ‘be the change’ she wishes to see. Third row: (LEFT) A student from Hamilton campus bears a ‘unity’ sign. (RIGHT) Students show off their black pride. Bottom row: (LEFT) Marchers head down spring street while Tristan Leavitt holds signage heralding the ‘queer revolution.’ others tell nazis to beware. (RIGHT) Miami alum and speaker Duane Moore, class of ‘97, leads protestors on high street. Jugal Jain Photo...

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RHA, ASG coordinate on hygiene bills

In a show of student support — and a rare move of legislative coordination — Miami’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Associated Student Government (ASG) unanimously passed twin feminine hygiene care bills last week. The legislation calls for the installation of receptacles for used feminine care products in bathroom stalls across campus. The push behind the bills came from a survey that RHA sent out last semester to students living on campus. Of the 1,087 respondents, more than 80 percent supported placing feminine hygiene receptacles in every dorm bathroom stall. After looking at the data, RHA President Effie Fraley and other RHA members contacted ASG senators, including first-years Craig Beuerlin and Jasmine Adkins, to write joint legislation addressing the issue. “I think it’s great when ASG and RHA can work together to identify needs for students that live in our residence halls,” said Vicka Bell-Robinson, Miami’s director of residence life. “And if there’s a gap in the way we are providing our services, I think it’s great for them to come together and look at look at those problems.” The bills only express support for the installation of receptacles — neither body has the power to implement such a change without approval from Miami administration. However, Fraley, Beuerlin and Adkins hope to use the success of their legislation to force the university to action. “RHA is standing up to...

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A lecture of ‘Unfortunate’ anecdotes: Author Daniel Handler speaks at Hall

He was five years old when he knew he wanted to be a writer, maybe even earlier than that. But he didn’t want to write the kind of books about soccer games and summer camps with happy endings — he wanted to write A Series of Unfortunate Events. Daniel Handler, who spoke at Hall Auditorium as part of Miami’s Lecture Series, has always been fascinated by stories that made him ask questions, the kind that you continue thinking about even after turning the last page. Handler’s story isn’t one of instant success, though. His first novel, “The Basic Eight,” was...

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