Miami students proudly display diversity

Miami students are accustomed to the tables set up by various campus organizations on the second floor of Armstrong. Most of them are advertising or fundraising, and many students quickly walk by avoiding eye contact, not wanting to be interrupted on their way to and from class. On Tuesday, one table served a different purpose: to let students express their most personal identity. As part of Miami’s Diversity Week, the Diversity Affairs Council hosted the “I Am Diversity” event to help students celebrate what makes them unique. Sitting at a table set with coffee and hot chocolate, programming directors...

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Performing Arts Series brings the circus to town

  The circus is coming to town. The Performing Arts Series will continue its tradition of bringing unique talent to Miami this Tuesday by welcoming Cirque Éloize to campus. The troupe of performers is reinventing the idea of the circus and will perform its newest show titled “Saloon: The Wild West Comes Alive.” Founded in 1993 in Montreal, Cirque Éloize defies the traditions of the circus. Combining live music, dance, comedy and theatre with typical aspects of the circus such as acrobatics and juggling, Cirque Éloize creates a one-of-a-kind experience. Tuesday evening’s performance tells a thrilling love story set...

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The New Golden Age of Latin Music Lights Up Hall Auditorium

The stage in Hall Auditorium was filled with an assortment of instruments that most of the audience wouldn’t have seen before. The vocalists sang in Spanish, so most people listening were not able to understand the lyrics. The eclectic mix of classic Latin music and modern pop was foreign to their ears. Despite how unfamiliar it all was, the audience was dancing and clapping along the entire evening. The Performing Arts Series, under the direction of Patti Liberatore, hosted The New Golden Age of Latin Music last Thursday. The event was sponsored by globalFEST, a nonprofit world music festival...

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Miami welcomes spring transfer students

On the evening of January 24, days before the majority of students would be flocking back to Miami’s campus, freshman Connor Catlett arrived before he even had a dorm to stay in. A transfer student from the University of Georgia, the new RedHawk ended up sleeping on a friend of a friend’s couch the night before his freshman transfer orientation. Double-majoring in psychology and English, Catlett says as soon as he arrived at Miami (at the recommendation of his best friend, whose parents are both alumni), he knew it was a better fit for him. “I just realized that Georgia was too big for me,” Catlett said. “The general feel of Miami is a lot better. At Georgia it was more impersonal, like if I wanted to get in contact with someone about activities on campus it’s a lot harder than here.” While Catlett has only been in Oxford for a couple weeks, he has already had a positive experience. He met two other transfer students while moving in whom he bonded with over their unique situation.   “I definitely think that being here at Miami will help me to improve my studies,” Catlett said. Each spring semester Miami receives around 100 transfer students, as opposed to the 200 to 300 that transfer in the fall, according to Emilee Suchomski, assistant director of admissions and transfer coordinator. However, whether...

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Charter Day Ball welcomes all members of community

This February, Miami University will host the Charter Day Ball, an event that brings the community together every three years to celebrate Miami University’s birthday. Miami University was chartered in February of 1809, and the Charter Day Ball has been held every three years since 1976 to celebrate the anniversary. The Ball is the largest student-run event Miami hosts. This year a team of roughly 60 students is involved in the planning. The team of student planners is broken up into specific committees, such as the Marketing Committee and the Logistics Committee, but they all work closely together. “As...

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