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LARABAR Goes Back to Basics

LÄRABAR gets points with me mainly because of its marketing. The name is the first thing I see, and automatically it looks authentic (thanks to the accent above the A). Something about the lettering looks organic and very outdoorsy to me, which makes me believe its many claims on its wrapper. I used to be […]

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Opinion: Why I Run

This past April, I came out of winter hibernation mode and made the decision to start distance running. After weeks of working to get healthy and struggling through 2-mile runs, I started to get on track: I made a commitment to a 22-week marathon-training program. The most common question any runner will be asked, (and […]

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The Kalanchoe: A Madagascar Beauty

When I was at the Oxford Flower Shop uptown, I noticed a jewel-green plant with fleshy leaves and bright bunches of yellow flowers. It turned out to be a Kalanchoe, specifically Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (the genus Kalanchoe has a very wide variety of stunning plants, but I believe Oxford Flower Shop sells only K. blossfeldiana). I […]

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S(h)ooting the Breeze

Have you ever stopped to think about what’s in the air we breathe? Sure you’ve got oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapor – anyone with at least one science class under their belt could tell you that – but what else? How about ash, soot, smog, car exhaust, and noxious fumes. Kind of makes you […]

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Profile: Anna Ginsky

Throughout Miami University, constant efforts are being made to increase sustainability for the university. The little-known voice pushing many of these issues belongs to Anna Ginsky. Ginsky, 31, has lived an adventure-packed life thus far. After graduating high school, the San Diego native took a few years off to backpack around Europe. She then attended […]

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The Kalanchoe: A Madagascar Beauty

When I was at the Oxford Flower Shop uptown, I noticed a jewel-green plant with fleshy leaves and bright bunches of yellow flowers. It turned out to be a Kalanchoe, specifically Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (the genus Kalanchoe has a very wide variety of stunning plants, but I believe Oxford Flower Shop sells only K. blossfeldiana). I […]

LÄRABAR gets points with me mainly because of its marketing. The name is the first thing I see, and automatically it looks authentic (thanks to the accent above the A). Something about the lettering looks organic and very outdoorsy to me, which makes me believe its many claims on its wrapper. I used to be […]

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Western Dining Commons gets a Gold Star and Silver LEED

The Western Dining Commons offers more to the Miami University community than tasty, healthy meals. Behind the design of the newest dining hall on campus, is a feat nearly unheard of in the business: … [Read More...]

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Fall Hiking

Right now in Oxford, pines are shedding their needles on the ground, the mornings are chilly, and nothing beats a cup of hot something and a pair of hobo gloves when you’re stuck outdoors. I went … [Read More...]

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Kill the Cup to Save the Planet

  Oct. 6 through Oct. 31 the Miami University Green Team is sponsoring the Kill the Cup Challenge to encourage students, faculty and staff to reduce plastic cup waste by bringing their own … [Read More...]

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