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Your costume, your choice

It’s a tale as old as time. The moment the leaves fall to the ground and the pumpkin spice lattes emerge, women around the world begin to scour their Pinterest boards for ideas for Halloween costumes. And more often than not,...

The importance of male body positivity

He stares in the mirror, his friends waiting in the next room as he gets ready for the night. His eyes fixated on his problem areas, such as the second chin forming around his neck, the tiny fat on his lower belly, the line of pimples on his forehead and the puff ball in his hair that never likes to stay straight. He flexes his arms so they look less like twigs, and sucks in his gut so the fat does not show. Then he gets dressed.

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Q&A: Girls Who Code founder talks college, bravery and letting go of perfection

Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code, visited Oxford on Monday to deliver a keynote address, “Girls Who Code: Paving a STEM Path Forward” as part of Miami’s Lecture Series Monday night. Saujani, a former attorney, became passionate about closing the gender gap in technology in 2010, during her campaign as the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress. Before Saujani addressed a packed crowd at Hall Auditorium, The Miami Student sat down with her to discuss her undergraduate experience.

The Bee’s Knees: The Prohibition-era classic cocktail

When the phrase “the bee’s knees” was coined — more than a century before this cocktail’s invention — it referred to something small or insignificant. By the 1920s, however, the phase joined the company of several other zoological expressions meaning “the best” (see also: the cat’s pajamas, the eel’s ankle, the capybara’s spats).

Shows you need to start watching (so they can get renewed for another season)

One of the few drawbacks of living during peak TV is facing the harsh reality that with so many great shows, many will also be cancelled. With that spirit in mind, here is my impassioned plea for you to watch five shows so they don’t meet that fate. Hopefully, you watch them because I convince you that they’re all wonderful comedies which deserve loyal and enthusiastic fandoms. Then, once viewership spikes due to the massive popularity of this list, I will get to see another season of many of my favorite shows:

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