OPINION: Environmental Losses for Political Gains

Delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference met in Warsaw, Poland last month to continue negotiations toward reaching an agreement on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit the global temperature increase. The conditions of a final global climate change agreement are expected to be ratified in 2015 at the Paris conference. For … More OPINION: Environmental Losses for Political Gains

Changing the World, One Game at a Time

Students met Thursday, November 21, in MacMillian Hall to celebrate and meditate on the United Nations’ (UN) Year of Water Cooperation. According to the UN’s official website, the UN’s Year of Water Cooperation focuses on “raising awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the … More Changing the World, One Game at a Time

At Oxfam Hunger Banquet, Humanity is Hungry for Help

As guests enter the Multi-Purpose Room at Miami University’s Shriver Center for the Oxfam Hunger Banquet, they are promptly asked to blindly pick a card out of the basket. Based on they card they draw, they are assigned an identity for the evening. The socio-economic status of that identity determines their seat for the meal. … More At Oxfam Hunger Banquet, Humanity is Hungry for Help

Downing Fruit Farms

The Farmer’s Market Uptown is filled each Saturday with vendors selling their locally grown and cared for products to an educated and environmentally conscious  Oxford community. Downing Fruit Farms, run by Scott and Rachelle Downing, is one such vendor. The farm has been in business for 175 years and Downing is the seventh generation to … More Downing Fruit Farms

Cuyahoga Valley National Park Shutdown

The National Parks system was affected by the government shutdown that began on Tuesday, October 1, and ended Thursday, October 17. According to the Department of the Interior website, 401 national parks were closed, deterring an estimated 500,000 visitors and furloughing 20,000 park service employees. Ohio’s own Cuyahoga Valley National Park was no exception. Photos … More Cuyahoga Valley National Park Shutdown

Sneak Peak at New Oxford Preserve Sunday Hike

Most Oxford residents have not yet had the chance to explore Mill Race Preserve, the newly acquired Butler County MetroParks property in the township. The 72-acre preserve northwest of Yager Stadium includes part of Four Mile Creek and the north end of the 1868 Black Covered Bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic … More Sneak Peak at New Oxford Preserve Sunday Hike