Varsity League of Legends starts out strong

With the formation of the first collegiate Division I Varsity E-sports program last year, League of Legends, the most popular game worldwide, has been a staple of Miami’s program. After a disappointing semi-final finish last year, the Miami Varsity League of Legends team is out for revenge. Competing for their second time in the College League of Legends (cLol) tournament, the RedHawks have gone 4-1 through their first five weeks of regular season play. In cLol, hundreds of teams across the country compete in four separate regions, along with teams from the Big Ten and the Peach Belt conferences....

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Miami Dining: not by the student, not for the students

Amid the buzz and excitement of the beginning of the school year, there is one thing that always brings my spirits down: the first walk back to the dining halls. Coming off the luxury of home-cooked meals, fast food franchises and literally anything not made in giant sheet pans, that first swipe into the dining hall makes my stomach drop – surprisingly, it’s the same feeling I get after leaving. However, when I walked into Miami’s favorite dining location – Western Dining Hall – this semester, there were a few changes that caught me off guard as I rounded...

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New year, same struggle

One of the most momentous occasions over winter break is undoubtedly the new year, a holiday when our younger selves struggled to stay up till midnight that now consists of getting drunk with our friends. However, for a holiday celebrated by all, there’s nothing really special about it. For the most part, we watch TV, see dumb tweets about how bad the last year was and party. New Year’s Eve is also when we take time to reflect on ourselves. We write lists of resolutions we try to hold ourselves to, but often we don’t follow through. I once worked in my local rec center gym, and there was an obvious influx of new members around New Year’s. However, my boss always told me how everything will be back to normal by February. Sure enough, it was. We challenge ourselves to work out, eat better, get more sleep, study more, practice patience and even have better relationships with others. Yet, if we can’t hold ourselves to it, why should we even bother? We upgrade everything. Not just the phones we carry around every day, but just about everything we know. We are always trying to get whatever is bigger and better, and that also applies to our lives. In the society of constantly upgrading, we must upgrade too. This is the foundation of New Year’s – a time where...

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Staying in the holiday spirit – even during exams

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s officially the holiday season. With the constant bombardment of themed commercials, the annual return of Michael Bublé, and the beginning of the countdown until the end of the semester, we like to think we are in the most wonderful time of the year. However, for Miami and its students, is that statement really true? Finals week quickly coming down our chimney can be the Grinch that steals students’ happiness. It is the make or break period – the crunch time – and no one is trying to end up on the naughty list....

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It may be spooky season, but don’t live life with fear

Michael Stemmler, guest columnist As our two full weeks of fall weather come to a close, the changing of the leaves and rapidly dropping temperature can mean one thing – it’s the season of spook. Droves of young, excited students leave their dorms for a weekend fully documented by Instagram captions to match their group costume theme. Whether you were a construction worker, Lebron James or a cat, the spooky season is much more than just putting on a costume for one weekend. It’s a month of pumpkin spice everything, a trip to Butterfield Farms, and dreading every midterm that just so happens to fall within the same week. Yet, the last aspect of spook that so many people chase can be summed by one word: fear. Scary movies, haunted houses and creepy costumes are just the main aspects, for when it comes to October, people cannot get enough of it. There are mainly two types of people in regards to fear – those who love it and those who hate it. This is either the most exhilarating part of Halloween or the worst. For me personally, being one of those people who can’t even watch scary movie previews, it’s the part I dread the most. Fear – a very simple concept, but one that takes such a dominant role within our lives. It’s easy to have but extremely...

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