Written by Kevin Vestal “I really need to stop wearing my sorority clothes to this class,” she said, narrowly dodging another murky splash. Although the sink’s basin was deep, the smooth curves of her speckled palette provided the perfect bounce board up to her sleeves. It was true. Abby Murray’s gray Kappa Alpha Theta sweater… Read More Acting the Artist
Written by Hannah Meibers Miami University has a long history with Native Americans, taking its name from the tribe that used to live in the area and now resides in Oklahoma. While today the relationship between the school and the tribe is cooperative, it was not always that way. The university reached out to the… Read More Native American Students at Miami Rediscover Their Roots
Written by Graham von Carlowitz I work as the sole German tutor for my university. I do think I am qualified for the job, but always in the back of my mind during my sessions is the idea that no one else applied. “They were forced to select me,” I think to myself. “I’m the… Read More Has it Happened Again?
Written by Graham von Carlowitz It was mid-September. I was sitting on a bench outside the university library with my laptop out. I had started to type some notes about all the dogs I’ve been seeing on campus, which reminded me of my brother Kyle’s dog, Joey, who was once placed in a microwave for… Read More If You Give a Pet Our Home
Written by Mary Schrott Thump. Thump. Tikita-tikita-tikita. Two car doors slam and an automatic garage door begins to recoil. Heavy pants steam up the lower quarter of a red door and black pancake-sized ears pulse listening to the noise beyond the barrier. The car locks with a “bee-beep” and the sticky wet nose inches closer.… Read More And Then My Dog Died: The Best/Worst Year
Written by Devon Shuman Nobody told me how hard it would be to breathe. When you go skydiving for the first time, you’re presented with a lot of information. You’re instructed on how to properly exit the plane, to not jump so much as balance on the edge and fall forward. You’re told what position… Read More Up in the Air: Panic at 11,000 Feet
By Bonnie Meibers This summer, my cousin, who is much more like an older brother to me, released a book titled “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Now, the idea that someone barely 30 years old has enough “memoir” material to fill a 272-page book might sound a little ridiculous,… Read More Hillbilly Elegy: The Memoir of My Family