The only baseball preview you need this season

The doldrums endured in the harsh winter months by baseball fans were hardly warmed by a Hot Stove this offseason. This free agent market was closer in consistency to collusion-riddled molasses than the quick flowing open-market that us baseball fans are accustomed to following.

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Local women are sorry

Almost every female Miami University student reports that they are sorry. Not for anything in particular, most of them were quick to clarify — just in general.

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Can music continue our emotional education?

A few days before we left for break, Miami University’s Symphony Orchestra put on “The Two Titans,” a powerful concert presenting both Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan.” As I looked around me in Hall Auditorium during that concert, I saw hundreds concentrating on Beethoven’s abrupt harmonic shifts and Mahler’s magnificent symphonic form. Not everyone was enraptured — in fact, I spotted several slumped heads sleeping through the heavenly performance.

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The pitfalls of platonic bed-sharing

There’s a chapter in Lena Dunham’s memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl,” dedicated to platonic bed-sharing. It’s called “Platonic Bed-Sharing: A Great Idea (For People Who Hate Themselves).”

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Setting sights on Boston (again)

The first time I visited Boston, I was dead-set on attending Northeastern University, and the universe seemed to be telling me this was a good idea. It was August, a balmy 80 degrees, and my assigned tour guide was, objectively, the hottest one (I say “objectively” because our group somehow ended up three times as big as everyone else’s, and entirely female).

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