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Tuesday, June 18, 2024
June 18 , 2024

Keep it real on social media to dispel unflattering Miami stereotypes

I cringe every time I hear someone say Miami is a “fake” city. As someone who attends school here, it definitely pricks my pride to hear others say that this city’s culture is shallow. Yet I should be...

Singles shouldn’t despair on Valentine’s Day

When I was younger, I considered Valentine’s Day a fun day in class when we decorated coffee cans and filled them with boxes of candy hearts and SpongeBob-themed cards from our peers. It was an excuse...

Disconnect from technology, connect with friends

We’ve all been there. Sitting across from Friend A at the table, we tell her about our fight with Friend B and how she was so insensitive, but that we’re thankful that Friend A is always there for us....

Distasteful compliments leave unsavory aftertaste

Since I came to college, I have accepted the fact that I apparently don’t look like other Indian students. Some combination of my hair color, skin tone and facial features leave a lot of people surpri...

Low standards encourage lackluster romance in college

Spending even 10 minutes on a college campus is enough time to hear at least one girl complain about the fact that “college guys suck.” It isn’t unusual to hear grievances about the supposed modern de...

Four pieces of advice for freshmen

  Those of us with younger siblings know what it’s like to fall victim to our parents’ request to “talk to your sibling, you know she never listens to us.” In my case, my parents asked me to...

Be benign toward abroad diseases, everyday struggles

I will admit to being a germaphobe. When I hear any news of avian flu or malaria spreading anywhere in the world, my first instinct is to sprint to the bathroom and wash my hands.  You can imagine my...

Eliminate labels to show respect

Wisdom can be found in “Mean Girls,” one of the most quotable movies of all time, when Tina Fey’s character tells her students: “You all have got to stop calling each other sl*ts and wh*res. It just m...

Media’s acceptance of coming out will bring us together

I’ve been hard-pressed to find someone my age that doesn’t support same-sex marriage. I feel as though our generation has made great strides in seeing marriage rights as human rights, analogous to the...

Shopping habits create cycle of attaining and wasting

Although Cyber Monday has provided a convenient (and far less chaotic) alternative to Black Friday, I am always surprised by the number of people I know who still trek out to the mall at ridiculous ho...

Nayna Shah