By: Shannon Reilly Around the middle of the semester, Oxford can start to feel isolated, so weekends are the perfect chance to get out. Cincinnati is only a short drive from Miami, but what is there to do when you get there? This past weekend I visited the Over The Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati and … More Sustainable Shopping: Cincinnati
By: Allison Forsythe In Cincinnati, Ohio, the historical district of Over the Rhine (OTR) has undergone rapid gentrification. Prices of apartments are skyrocketing, and new businesses are moving in. This has prompted OTR’s original inhabitants to leave this area, with new, wealthier people moving in. Is the gentrification and natural succession saving the place or … More Natural Succession in Urban Ecosystems: Is Gentrification Good for All, or Just Some?
When people think of animal shelters, they often think the pets up for adoption are defective. This idea is a tragic misconception. Popular culture has done very little to help improve the image of shelters and adoption as a whole, with classic films like Lady and the Tramp, and Lilo and Stitch, as well as … More Adoption: The best Option
By: Bridget Vis Most Miami University students know Justin Jeffre from his boy band days in 98 Degrees, but with the group on a self-imposed hiatus, Jeffre has found a new voice through his alternative perspective blog, The Cincinnati Beacon. Jeffre grew up in Cincinnati. He attended high school at the School of Creative and … More Singer turned advocacy journalist on the issues