Middletown high schoolers punished for walkout

Students across the country participated in day of walkouts and protests earlier this month in support of the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting. At nearby Madison High School in Middletown, 43 students who participated got detention. Among those punished was Emily Phelps, student council treasurer and incoming first-year at Miami. “I think it’s wrong that we were punished at all, because I felt that the administration should have supported us from the beginning,” Phelps said.

Representative Warren Davidson visits Oxford

Warren Davidson, representative of Ohio’s congressional eighth district, paid a visit to Oxford on Wednesday, April 19. Miami’s College Republicans organized the town hall event in the community room on the second floor of LCNB Uptown. College Republicans facilitated the meeting for members of the Oxford community who had wanted to speak with Davidson, said director of communications for the organization, Luke Schroeder.

Welcome to the Jungle: Bonaminio has Miami roots

With its green facade painted to mimic jungle vines and trees and the turquoise waters of the shallow ponds flanking the door on either side, Jungle Jim’s is hard to miss. Life-sized giraffe and elephant statues can be seen taking a water break in the pond through the thick brush and shrubs. Shoppers entering the international grocery store are engulfed by the sounds of lions growling and monkeys howling, welcoming them to the jungle.

College Democrats look to revitalize their party after Nov. 8

Just as the 2016 presidential election brought many American citizens into the political fold, the same seems to be happening here on Miami’s campus. Miami’s student body leans slightly to the right, according to Miami’s CIRP survey results, a survey administered to incoming first year students to the Oxford campus. The percentage of students who consider themselves “conservative” at Miami is about 10 percent higher than at other public universities.