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'U' KNOW WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT Sebastian strolls through campus during Homecoming festivities and throws up the 'U'. Photo by Gianna Sanchez


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Taking your first steps onto campus as a Miami Hurricane is the start of a new chapter. Hecht and Stanford have been housing freshman since 1968, bringing together students from all across the globe. With a beautiful lakeside view, they get their first taste of all the beauty Miami's campus has to enjoy. Late nights, communal bathrooms, and new friendships is all that awaits for incoming freshman excited to embrace their new homes.


LAKE OSCEOLA IN FULL EFFECT Initally built as a canal to connect Biscayne Bay and surrounding bodies of water, Lake Osceola was later developed into a lake after the construction of the university. Completeted in 1947, it was named after Osceola, a Floridian historical figure and Seminole tribe leader of Iron Arrow Honor Society. One of the U's most famous landmarks, the sun glimers off the lake to make for the perfect Miami day. Photo by Michael Montero


Standing seven feet high and weighing nearly a thousand pounds, the U statue is centrally located on Miami's campus. The statue was unveiled in October 2012 and was funded through the budget for the Student Center Complex project, costing around $85,000. It isn't a typical day on campus without passing the infamous U statue while walking to and from class. Photo by Michael Montero

Sitting on the Foote Green, taking photos by the U statue, or enjoying the Merrick fountain is what you can find so many 'Canes doing during a typical day in the Gables. Students from all across the world take pride in their campus and all that it has to offer. From Market Wednesdays, to Patio Jam Thursdays, and so much more, no other place can encompass everything that makes Miami so great. Campus is where students transform into true 'Canes.

RIDIN' THROUGH CAMPUS Richter Library opened in 1962 with gifts from the estate of Otto G. Richter. Richter is one of six UM Libraries and a hot spot for students to study while on campus. Students shuffle across campus, often having to pass the library, as they get ready for class, work, internships, and more. Photo by Michael Montero



All nighters at the library, long walks across campus, tailgates, and more is what embodies being a 'Cane. Once students have finally immersed themselves into campus, learning the ups and downs of being a 'Cane comes naturally. Walking to and from class helps students learn about inside the classroom. But true 'Cane spirit is learned outside the classroom. From exploring the city and beyond, to gaining real world experience through jobs and interships, 'Canes know how to make their spirit felt across the world.



The traditional boat burning and fireworks light up Lake Osceola during Homecoming. Photo by Nhat Nguyen and Illustration by Mollie Blank

Nothing says you're a 'Cane more than throwing up the U, espeically while enjoying the beautiful Florida sunset at the beach. Photo by Alyssa Planas and Illustration by Mollie Blank

From studying outside Shalala on a warm sunny day, sporting the newest fashion trends on the streets of Miami and enjoying all the Homecoming festivities, to adjusting to quarantine after the outbreak of Coronavirus, all these events at UM help to shape these proud 'Canes

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Megan Rapinoe celebrates with her trophy in hand after winning the 2019 World Cup. All photos courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

History was in the making as the summer was filled with broken records, big time wins and celebrations but also experienced shocking tragedies from mass shootings to famous deaths Story by Karina Sloan and Design by Elizabeth Pozzuoli

Airing on June 16, with eight episodes, Euphoria became one of the most admired series of 2019. It has been considered a masterpiece by critics and has inspired individuals with their unique fashion and makeup.


The U.S Women’s national soccer team won the 2019 World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2-0. As World Champions, the women's soccer team is demanding equal pay for women in sports. Megan Rapinoe, one of the co-captains has taken a strong stance on equal rights, and even paid a visit to campus.

Pride Month is celebrated every year in the month of June to recognize the impact that the LQBTQ+ community has had in the world. Originating in the U.S, it has now become a worldwide event. The largest pride parade known today is in São Paulo, Brazil, gathering over 2.5 million attendees, following New York with almost 2 million participants, and San Francisco with nearly 1.7 million.

Lil Nas X broke the record for longest-running number one song with Old Town Road by sitting at number one for 17 weeks. Lil Nas also came out as being queer, paving the way for others in the LGBTQ community to embrace their true selves.

Author Toni Morrison died on Aug. 5 from complications of pneumonia at the age of 88. Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Beloved (1987). She also won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 for her body of work, and was the first black woman to win the prestigious honor.

The first of many Democratic Presidential Primary Debates was held in Adrian Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami, Florida on June 26 and June 27. With 20 democratic candidates qualifying to participate in June’s debate, the debates were split up into two nights with 10 candidates taking the stage on each night.

With back-to-back shootings in Ohio and Texas, killing 9 and 23 people, they have currently brought the number of mass shooting in the U.S. to 283 just this year. It has outpaced the number of days, with an average of more than one mass shooting a day.

An American financer and convicted sex offender, Jeffery Epstein, was found hanging in his prison cell under suspicious circumstances days before he was set to testify in connection

TRIP OF A LIFETIME Over summer break, Emma Goodstein traveled through Venice, Italy with her mother. She explored the city and went on a Gondola ride down the canal. “The views of Italy were magnificent and I am so excited to go back one day.” Photo by Lexi Zisselman

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'Canes are going global as they explore and venture to all parts of the world during the glorious three months of summer vacation that allows for endless fun and lots of adventures Story by Kayla Gardner and Design by Karina Sloan

From coast to coast, every summer millions of tourists descend to Miami to vacation in the hottest city this side of the Nile. While the tourists creep in, ‘Canes branch out, taking flights to explore some of the farthest corners of the world. Some students stuck with the tropical landscape, finding paradise in Jamaica. Others opted for a cool change of pace and temperature, by hiking through the summer snow in the mountains of France.



But whether they chose to explore the warmer or colder climates, Canes certainly know how to travel in style. “I was able to travel throughout [Jamaica] and try different foods, dance, and meet people old and young. It was a life-changing experience" said senior, Patricia Emmelle. When it comes to summer break, 'Canes know how all the best and brightest spots to explore.

BON VOYAGE Freshmen Kate Adler and Chelsey Jacobs traveled to Rome, Italy with friends this past summer. They snapped a picture in front of the famous square, Piazza Navona. Our trip consisted of "amazing pasta and pizza that made my mouth water" said Kate Adler. Photo by Lexi Zisselman

ALWAYS INTERNATIONAL With family spread from France to South Africa, every year, Elliot hops on a plane to visit. Traveling to Evian-les-Bains in France, he saw the view of Mont Blanc, where he had the chance to take a pit stop to make snow angels. Photo by Elliot Harper

AND THEY'RE OFF Freshmen Colleen Terry and Emily Ruland honored their commitment to UM over the summer with a huge party celebration. They celebrated with friends and family before they packed their bags and headed to Miami. They ate vanilla flavored cupcakes that repped the "U". Photo by Lexi Zisselman

THE JOURNEY IS AHEAD "My summer was filled with many experiences and different adventures," freshman Casey Grafstein said. Her visits to Bled, Slovenia and Hvar, Croatia are one to remember for a lifetime. The scenery was "breathtaking and quite beautiful." Photo by Lexi Zisselman QUICK GET AWAY

ADVENTURING Traveling to the west coast with his sister to spend time with family, Brandon Martin, a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering, snaps a photo with a close family friend. Brandon spent his summer enjoying and exploring the scenery in Portland, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Brandon Martin

Taking a break from his usual summer routine at home in Corona, California, Tyler Davis hops in the car for a nice trip to the beach. He heads to Salona Beach near San Diego to enjoy fun in the sun before school starts back up again. Photo courtesy of Tyler Davis


While hitting the books and the beach are a part of the usual day for a 'Cane, some like to take a leap and experience what it’s like working in the real world with big time companies Story and Design by Karina Sloan

Traveling the world and hitting the beach is nothing short of true 'Cane fashion. But some 'Canes decide to get a head start in the working world while interning with some of the biggest and best companies across the nation. Taking advantage of internships and job opportunities are great experience and allow students to find where they best fit in the world after graduation. Whether you stay local or choose to travel across the country, you are sure to gain real world experience in something you plan to pursue. Reece Haire, a senior double majoring in Psychology and Human and Social Development and minoring in Dance and Philosophy, spent her final summer as an undergraduate on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. working at the Congressional Award Office. "It was a great experience working as a full-time employee. The staff was so amazing, kind, and supportive. I realized my passion for nonprofit work." Being able to show real world experience helps to boost your resume and shows future employers all you have learned while in college. But there are numerous other advantages to working over the summer. Whether it is making connections, meeting new people, getting paid, or setting up a full time position after graduation, there’s bound to be endless possibilities with the experience gained from a summer working alongside the best businesses and the brightest individuals.

Wanting to expand her experience level, Hayley Tesser, a junior majoring in sport administration, took her talents professionally to work for the New York Mets over the summer. Hayley worked as a media relations intern helping with daily credentialing, MLB stat reports, and press conferences during the games. Photo courtesy of Hayley Tesser


Working in Atlanta, GA, a senior majoring in athletic training, Julie Kim interned at NeuroSport Physical Therapy. Julie had the opportunity to work in a clinic three days a week and at a high school two days a week. During her time at the clinic, she assisted the physical therapists with treating patients and leading them through rehabilitation programs. At the high school, she worked with a certified athletic trainer to evaluate, treat and rehabilitate student-athletes within various sports. Photo courtesy of Julie Kim

Tre'Vaughn Howard, a junior majoring in Broadcast Journalism, interned in New York City at CBS News. Tre'Vaughn worked as a social media intern handling Twitter, Facebook lives, and content creation for Instagram. He sits alongside Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil as they pose for a photo in the CBS studio. Photo courtesy of Tre'Vaughn Howard

Mikaela Ludwick, a junior majoring in International Studies and minoring in public relations, spent her summer interning at Aldo Headquarters in Montreal. She had the opportunity working with the PR team and was responsible for coordinating the store polls. She also worked her first ever influencer event at Aldo, consisting of 25 international influencers, both men and women. Through this internship, Mikaela improved her communication skills and her French. She also networked with stylists and celebrities through Aldo. Photo courtesy of Mikaela Ludwick

Hecht's RA's and student assistants, including Saskia St. Lot and Lizzie Arthur, pose for a picture with Sebastian. All of Hecht's staff members have prepared for weeks leading up to the arrival of the newest 'Canes. Photo by Michael Montero

moving in the The Class of 2023 took their first steps onto campus as Miami Hurricanes, receiving warm welcomes from Sebastian, RAs, facutly, staff, and the rest of their fellow ‘Canes Story by Shelby Quay Ernst and Design by Karina Sloan

From the first moments their Canecard pictures are snapped to the royal treatment of Cruise Ship move-in, new 'Canes were able to experience their first taste of being a Miami Hurricane. Move-in allows for students and families to get acclimated in their new dorms and tour campus. Freshman Joao “Johnny” Corbellini from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil explained his enthusiasm, “I was so excited to be accepted into UM and start my new journey here in Miami. As soon as I got off the airplane, I went into the AT&T store to have my area code changed to 305. Having that area code is important to me because it’s just like a statement to where I am today. I am proud to be here.” The first day hosted the arrival of international students, Frost students, Foote and Hammond scholars, legacies, and a handful of other select newcomers. During their first night at the U, a variety of social events welcomed students and their families in true Miami fashion. The next morning, the remaining students of the Class of 2023 moved into their new homes.

Cruise Ship Move-In is well underway as the newest 'Canes start to roll up suitcases and boxes to move in to their new homes. With a drive thru-like system, students and parents can easily unpack their cars and unload all their supplies to be taken inside the towers. Photo

TJ Lievonen

Stanford and Hecht's notorious rocking chairs are the perfect place to enjoy the view of the IM fields with friends and family. Newest 'Canes and their families lay back and enjoy after a long day of move in. Photo by Michael Montero


Two of our newest 'Canes throw up the 'U' as they get comfy atop their lofted beds. Freshman have the option of moving in with their beds already lofted and a small couch underneath or opting for a non-lofted bed. Photo Michael Montero

Residential Assistants are the ones behind organizing and planning the arrival of incoming students from all over the world. Many people do not realize the stress and timing it takes to put everything into action. “As a Residential Assistant, teamwork is crucial to ensure a successful semester for our residents. There is quite a bit of effort that goes behind the scenes, but it’s [definitely] worth it when we finally meet our residents face to face" says senior residential assistant, Mariah Hamby. RAs are the individuals behind all the magic that comes with feeling welcomed and at home in your newest residential college. From creating themes each semester to planning events and getting to know over hundreds of students, RA's are what makes the residential colleges so special. Story by Karina Sloan

With Orientation hosting a variety of events for students to get to know each other, Horizons is an orientation program specifically hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Giovanni Medy, a junior, works as one of the Horizons counselors during the program. Horizons allows students of color to bond and get to know their newest peers and mentors. Photo by TJ Lievonen

Newest freshman, Andrew Barnes and friend, learn how to throw up the 'U'. The right of passage at Miami means learning how to represent with our signature symbol. Photo by Jenny Abreu


new year Newest 'Canes on campus make their way through the myriad of activities throughout Orientation that give them an exclusive look into campus life Story and Design by Karina Sloan

Miami's official Hurricane Bhangra Team performs at the annual 'Canes Take Flight event for new students. Hurriane Bhangra aims to bring the Punjabi folk dance bhangra to the Miami community. Photo by Jenny Abreu

After a calm summer, campus is finally hustling and bustling with fresh and excited faces. The University welcomed over 3,500 new 'Canes to campus with their annual 'Cane Kickoff programs. As the new 'Canes came rushing in, they got their first taste of what it truly means to be a Miami Hurricane. Freshman and transfers have the opportunity to participate in events throughout the whole week to get acclimated with campus and all opportunities Miami has to offer. From 'Canes Take Flight, to Experience UM, and finishing off the week with Canefest, there are endless ways to truly become immersed in and learn more about student life. Aravind Meyyappan, an incoming freshman and biology major enjoyed the Experience UM session." The Experience UM sessions were really cool, it's cool to see what UM has to offer and all of the different ways to get involved."Transfer student, Sana Paul, enjoyed 'Canes Take Flight the most from her 'Cane Kickoff experience. "It was really fun seeing the cheering and everyone going crazy. I'm a trasnfer student, and we definitely didn't have anything like that at my old school, so it was fun to see everyone so passionate."

Freshmen participate in the annual orientation talent show that takes place at The Rathskeller. From singing, to guitar, piano and more, these 'Canes came to show off some of their best talents. Photo by Cameron Tavakoly

Ready and excited to start classes on campus, 'Canes rush to the bookstore to be decked out in 'Cane gear from sweatshirts to notebooks. The campus store has plenty of school supplies and clothing to properly prepare the newest 'Canes to represent Miami the right way. Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


storm watch Hurricane season made history with some of the most brutal Atlantic storms. Dorian lasted 18 days, 13 of them hurricane days, making it one of the longest running hurricanes to date Story and Design by Teddy Willson

Satellite image from NOAA shows Hurricane Dorian pummeling past Grand Bahama Island and heading for Florida on Sept. 3. At the time, Dorian was a Category 4 storm.

A week and a day. That’s how long University of Miami students had been back attending classes for the fall semester when they received their first message from the university about the thenTropical Storm Dorian. Twelve more advisories would follow, providing students valuable updates on what would become Hurricane Dorian. On Aug. 24, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) officially named the tropical storm brewing in the Atlantic. Three days later, the storm made its first landfall over Barbados as a cyclone. Students were told via email that the university was closely monitoring the situation. At that time, Dorian was 1,425 miles southeast of Miami-Dade County. The following day, Tropical Storm Dorian took on a new status as Hurricane Dorian. The storm made its way through the Lesser Antilles and toward the Bahamas, picking up speed. Aug. 29, the university made the following announcement: “Classes at the Coral Gables, marine, and medical campuses will be canceled beginning at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, and continuing through Tuesday, Sept. 3.” Events for Labor Day weekend were cancelled, and students were instructed to prepare for the oncoming storm. Over the weekend, Dorian picked up traction over the Atlantic, developing into a Category 4 hurricane. On Sunday Sept. 1, Dorian hit the Bahamas with brutal force as a Category 5. Elbow Cay sustained winds up to 185 miles per hour. Dorian then stalled over Grand Bahama for 36 hours leaving a heap of destruction that would take years to rebuild. “In the Bahamas, we’re used to hurricanes every year,” said Katya Saunders, president of the Bahamian Students Association. “But the sheer strength of this particular hurricane, along with the fact that we were still recovering in some islands from previous storms, had me very worried.” Back on campus, residential students went under an overnight lockdown. Though Florida was spared the devastation much of the Bahamas suffered, students quickly realized the severity of the situation that their Caribbean neighbors now faced. At least 70 people were killed and tens of thousands more were left homeless with limited access to basic supplies. For UM students, classes resumed the following day, Wednesday Sept. 4, but not without a mass effort in support of the Bahamas. The university created “The Hurricane Dorian Response Fund” in order to directly support recovery efforts in the islands. The Bahamian Students Association coordinated a campus-wide relief drive.

A student donates to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive on her way to class. The drive was organized by multiple student organizations, including the Bahamian Students Organization and the Caribbean Students Association, one day after students’ returned to classes and received a truckload of donations including toiletries, emergency supplies, canned goods and bottled water. Photo by TJ Lievonen

The multi-organization drive collected a full truck load of donations from students. Jonathan Dominguez, Katya Saunders, Derek Auguste, Shamir Cetoute, and Landon Coles sent off the truck. The supplies were shipped to Grand Bahama. Photo courtesy of the Bahamian Student Association

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The Bahamian Student Association (BSA) led a campus-wide relief drive in order to support the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The effort began when BSA President Katya Saunders and Treasurer Lakia Rolle began coordinating with the Caribbean Student Association, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development. Students, employees and faculty donated a range of

In the wake of the hurricane, university personnel flew to the Bahamas to develop a plan. Duane Sands, minister of health for The Bahamas; Dr. Henri Ford, dean of the Miller School of Medicine; and Hilarie Bass, chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, surveyed damage at Marsh Harbour on Grand Bahama Island. Photo by Peter Howard

products, from bottled water and canned goods to first aid supplies and toiletries. Students donated 25 boxes of supplies and 50 cases of water to be received and distributed overseas by the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency. “It felt good that I was able rally together so much support for my home country,” Saunders said. “I wanted to help out as much as I could and the UM community supported me in being able to do that.”


Two Bahamian residents survey the damage left behind after Hurricane Dorian stalled over the islands for over 36 hours. Homes, businesses and community buildings were left in ruins from the storm. Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach Post

The storm surged for an astonishing 18 days, making it an Atlantic storm with the ‘most named days’ since 1966 Story and Design by Teddy Willson

The NHC officially names Tropical Storm Dorian.

Dorian makes its first landfall over Barbados as a cyclone. The University sends its first advisory.

The tropical storm develops into a hurricane and moves toward the Lesser Antilles.

Rapid upsurge causes Dorian to develop into a Category 4 hurricane.

With Dorian 850 miles east/ southeast off Miami, the University cancels classes from noon Friday through Tuesday.

Hurricane Dorian becomes a Category 5, making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas.

A home is left toppled from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian’s 185 mph winds. The storm left many Bahamians in need of shelter and caused an estimated $3.4 billion in damage. Photo courtesy of the Palm Beach Post

After reaching Grand Bahama, Dorian stalls for over 36 hours, leaving immense destruction.

Residential students emerged from their overnight shelterin-place as Dorian moved parallel to Florida’s east coast.

Students return to classes and a regular schedule.

After a stretch in the Atlantic, Dorian makes landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2.

Having weakened into an extratropical storm, Dorian makes landfall in Atlantic Canada.

Dorian dispels.

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Biondo and Lohken, School of Architecture juniors, designed the resiliency center to include solar panels, water tanks, retractable stairs and a raised first floor. Rendering by Larah Biondo & Alexia Lohken


Following Hurricane Dorian, School of Architecture students, Larah Biondo and Alexia Lohken, began brainstorming ways that they could help. What they came up with? A resiliency center for Marsh Harbor, the largest town on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, which was left devastated by the hurricane. The building would not only serve as an emergency shelter capable of withstanding the wrath of a Category 5 storm, but also as a year-round community center. On ground-level, the center would offer a variety of sports facilities, playgrounds, green space and retractable two staircases. The interior of the structure would be able to accomodate 1,000 people and serve as a model to be replicated throughout the Bahamas, saving lives and fostering a resilient community in the process. By Teddy Wilson

Dorian has now weakened to Category 1 and has turned northeast moving just south of the Crystal Coast and making landfall at Cape Hatteras, NC.

Dorian regains Category 3 intensity as it moves over warmer waters and up past Georgia.

Dorian now decreased from a Category 5 down to a Category 2 storm, now moving upwards towards North Carolina.

Dorian remains a Category 2 hurricane as it continues to pass the coast of Florida.

Reached a Category 5 intensity, with sustained winds of 185 mph while making landfall in Elbow Cay, Bahamas. Dorian stalled just north of Grand Bahamas for a day as a Category 5 hurricane.

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Upon developing into a hurricane, Dorian was projected to take this path, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After leaving the Bahamas, Dorian ultimately followed the purple path and made landfall in North Carolina, rather than Florida, missing Miami. Map by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration




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fiercest fits of “Rise and Shine” is the motto during tailgate season. Students wake up on Saturday morning excited to rep the U in their best tailgate outfits every weekend as they support the 'Canes Story by Lexi Zisselman and Design by Giselle Spicer

Women and men are decked out in the UM colors, green and orange, all around campus. The women dress up in cheer skirts, tube tops, or other trendy tailgate apparel. While the men are typically wearing UM sports jerseys or t-shirts to show off their UM pride. Some students make their way over to Fraternity Row to tailgate before the game with their friends. Mobs of students

head to the Hard Rock Stadium to tailgate in the parking lot before the start of game day. From head to toe, the UM fans are wearing beads and glasses to show their spirit. Fans are grilling burgers and listening to upbeat music as they are drinking a cold beer for their pre-game ritual. Crowds of people at the stadium cheer “Let’s Go Canes” hoping for an UM victory.

Glen Howard sports three different men's tailgate outfits. From joggers and jerseys, to a graphic tee with jean shorts and tall socks, to a printed tee with running pants, there are several styles that men wear to games too! Photo courtesy of Glen Howard

Many students mimic brands when creating tailgate merchandise such as Adidas, Off-White, Gucci and more. This shirt looks similar to Hermes.

Wearing oversized jerseys as dresses are a tailgating staple. These generic jerseys can be found in the University of Miami bookstore. Individual player numbers and names are rarely seen among students.

Iron on do it yourself shirts are a great way to personalize tailgate gear. Some students sell their creations and make businesses of making college clothing.


Skylar Rodriguez, Ania Ermarkaryan and Mattie Marano wear tank tops with printed Miami phrases. Molly Sondel ties her t-shirt to turn a free giveaway into a stylish top, perfect for tailgates.

Skylar Rodriguez and Bianca Villamar wear tennis and cheerleading skirts in Miami green to support the Hurricanes. These are a common alternative to classic demin shorts.

Mattie Marano and Ania Ermarkaryan wear Adidas Superstars, sneakers that students wear to tailgates with the expectation of getting them dirty.

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From tailgates all across Coral Gables and bus rides to Hard Rock to long drives all the way down to Talla-nasty, 'Canes know how to make the best of every game day Design by Karina Sloan

Kayla Gardner and Ariana Winter, two seniors and best friends, make their way to Talla-nasty for their last football road trip as undergraduates. They won the trip with Category 5 to take a bus ride and spend the night with other fellow 'Canes to enjoy the annual rivalry game against FSU. The 'Canes defeated the Seminoles 27-10. This makes the football record 3-1 for wins against FSU over the past four years. Photo

courtesy of Ariana Winter

Malik Curry, Justin Sauer and Octavio Kpotogbe rep the 'Canes during the annual rivalry game against FSU. The boys hopped in the car for a weekend road trip to Tallahassee with friends. Photo courtesy

of Justin Sauer

Michaela Stoner, Lukas Gudelis, and friends pregame at Hard Rock Stadium before the first home game. Many students head over to Hard Rock hours before the game with their cars packed with drinks, snacks, and activities like cornhole or ping pong. The football squad took on Bethune-Cookman during the first home game of the season and left them scoreless, finishing the game 63-0. Photo

courtesy of Michael MacHarg II

Seniors, Karina Sloan and Shaquille Quarterman, celebrate another home game as undergraduate 'Canes. The 'Canes fought hard but lost to Virginia Tech 35-42. Photo courtesy of Karina Sloan


Emma Baskind and Julia Sackett are excited about their first tailgate against Bethune-Cookman. They made their way to the Hard Rock Stadium with their newest tailgate outfits. Photo courtesy of Lexi Zisselman

Freshmen, Emma Goodstein, Kennie Swanson and Casey Grafstein throw their hands up in the air as they tailgate on the elevated surfaces. As Freshmen, being able to tailgate with frats and then hop on the bus to the stadium is a right of passage during football season.

Seniors, Mila Mikalacki and Matt Karas throw up the U by Lake Osceola. Mila and Matt have been tailgating together since freshman


fan favorites The start of the school year saw the breakout of a rather heated debate: who has the superior chicken sandwich—Chickfil-A or Popeyes? In the pre-quarantine days, seltzers were all the rage. Fastforward to shelter-in-place, and everyone started experimenting in the kitchen, hence whipped coffee and a never-ending supply of banana bread. All photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency


The school year will go down in history as one of the most unpredicable years. Through it all, students clung to pop culture trends, from food debates and hot new musicians to campus-wide fashion and binge-worthy tv Story and Design by Teddy Willson


A diverse group of artists had massive breakthroughs this year. Dua Lipa brought newer indie pop hits, while Lil Nas X effortlessly blended country and pop. Megan Thee Stallion stole the social media spotlight when TikTok stans danced to her song “Savage.” Lizzo continued her reign over the hip-hop and pop genres. Newcomers Chloe X Halle stole hearts left and right. And Billie Eilish won 5 Grammys. All photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

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Nothing was standard about this year, including the fashion. Students broke so-called “fashion rules” left and right, leaning into underground brands, often built around sustainability. Students opted for oversized garments, single-color, head-to-toe outfits and an abundance of accessories.

Josette Da Silva wears fishnet biker shorts for a sporty, effortless look. Photo by

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Cleo Hastings stacks her chunky gold chains to add visual interest to an otherwise plain outfit. Photo by Gianna Sanchez

Forget flashy, go simple. Onecolor outfits provide an air of sophistication while remaining hipe and stylish. Try it out head to toe or opt for a simple top-and-bottom monochrome look. Photo by Gianna Sanchez

Everyone is wearing these kicks for a reason. Might as well join the trend. Photo by Kristian Del Rosario


Skateboard brands have found their way to the forefront of fashion. Whether you rock the classic Champion hoodie, fullon Supreme or Vans’ famous stripe, you’ll find yourself among good company. Photo

Maresha Morton and Francesco Bianchi rock baggy, blue outfits, combining the style with another noteworthy trend: monochrome outfits. Photo by Kristian Del Rosario

coming-of-age dramedies Kitschy rom-coms and dramas have made their way back into students’ queue. Netflix dropped multiple hit series like “Sex Education” as well as the second chapter of “To All the Boys I've Loved Before.” The CW tipped off its second season of All American featuring more drama and complicated relationships. Each production has a coming-of-age theme re-imagined for the modern world.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was an instant hit with Millennials and Gen Zers. No surprise, the leading couple, Lara Jean and Peter appeared in a sequel this year. Already, a third installment is on its way. Photo courtesy of Netflix

Spencer James, a standout football player and straight A student, has his life uprooted when he is recruited to play football at Beverly Hills High. As he finds his footing on the football field and in the halls of Beverly Hills, he struggles to balance the old and new parts of his life. But even as he navigates life as a high school student he makes many memories, friends, and tough decisions along the way. Photo courtesy of Netflix Communication


The son of a sex therapist and his high school crush turn an abandoned toilet stall into a popping sex clinic for their fellow high school classmates. Offbeat and hysterical, Sex Education tells a tale of relationships and sex in this embarassingly relatable series. Photo courtesy of Netflix Communications

decade in review

This past decade has proven to be a whirlwind of events. From massive political shifts and celebrity milestones, to the fight for young black lives and the introduction of life-changing apps, the 2010s did not disappoint. Take a look at some of the most major events that took place in the last ten years that has shaped our world into what it is today Design by Giselle Spicer

'10 January 12: A massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastates the nation of Haiti, and UM supports the nation in its recovery. February 9: Michelle Obama announces her Let's Move campaign as First Lady. March 23: President Obama signs his "Obamacare" Healthcare bill.

April 20: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, UM sends their Rosenstiel research vessel to respond to the crisis.

Spring: The 'U' logo becomes fully adopted by UM for use everywhere.June 29: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens resigns. August 7: Justice Elena Kagan is sworn into the Supreme Court.

October 21: His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits the University.

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January 3: UM alum Marco Rubio is sworn in as junior Senator from Florida replacing Senator George LeMieux. March 11: A massive Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan causing the complete meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. March 24: The Book of Mormon musical premieres on Broadway.

April 17: The hit TV series Game of Thrones airs its premiere on HBO sparking a huge fandom. April 19: First Secretary Fidel Castro resigns his post in Cuba.

July 21: The Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely in Kennedy Space Center ending it's 25 years of service and the 30 Year US Space Shuttle Program. October 5: Apple founder Steve Jobs dies of neuroendocrine cancer.

February 6: Trayvon Marton is shot in Sanford, Florida starting the "Black Lives Matter" Movement. February 27: First Significant Wikileaks dump by Julian Assange, reveals many highly classified American government documents. April 11: The anticipated Marvel film The Avengers is released. May 24: The thriller novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is released. July 15: Gangnam Style is released by PSY, it becomes the most watched video on YouTube. July 20: Mass Shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre, during an opening weekend showing of The Dark Knight Rises. September 12: The popular dating app Tinder is released.

May 2: US Special Forces take down Osama Bin Laden. June 20: E. L. James's 50 Shades of Grey book released.

September 12: Musician Lady Gaga wears a dress made entirely of raw meat to the MTV Awards. October 6: The photosharing app Instagram is launched.

July 8: Former First Lady Betty Ford dies at home in California.

October 11: President Obama visits the University of Miami during his 2012 re-election campaign. October 22-November 12: Superstorm Sandy devastates the East coast, many UM students have to return home to help their families. October 29: The app Snapchat is released. November 6: President Barack Obama is elected for Second Term, defeating Governor Mitt Romney.

December 14: Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut, causes nationwide upset. December 21: The Mayan Calendar prophesizes the end of the world.

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January 24: The app Vine is released, on October 27th, 2016 it is disabled by its owner, Twitter. February 7: Mississippi files the paperwork, officially making slavery illegal. Mississippi is the last state to do so, resulting in nationwide celebrations of civil rights. March 5: CaneLink takes over as the UM's online system. March 14: Xi Jinping becomes the President of China, in the first "election" in the nation since 2002. March 28: Hurricane Men’s Basketball in the Sweet 16. April 8: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies, resulting in mourning for the Iron Lady. April 15: Multiple bombings at the Boston Marathon killing 3 and injuring 264.

March 8: Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappears over the Pacific Ocean and is never found. March 24: The popular gaming app Flappy Bird is released.

August 9: Shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. erupts national outrage. August 11: Actor Robin Williams commits suicide, sparking a discussion on mental health.

May 17: The Miami Herald moves from their Biscayne facing headquarters for a city-centered location after 50 years on Biscayne Bay. May 20: NSA/CIA consultant Edward Snowden acts as a whistleblower, releasing classified government information and flees to Hong Kong. June 20: Miami Heat win the NBA Championship twice in a row, resulting in statewide celebration. This is their third NBA Championship.

August 24: UM President Donna Shalala accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and donations for ALS.

January 20: The popular musical Hamilton premieres on Broadway. April 25: A series of major Earthquakes in Nepal, devastate the nation, prompting a swift international disaster relief response. April: Former Olymic athlete Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn Jenner, leading to national discussion on transgender rights. May 29: The anticipated action film Jurassic World is released. June: Hurricane Baseball heads to the Omaha College World Series for the first time since 2008.

June 26: The US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizes Same Sex Marriage nationwide in the United States.

August 26: Cognates replace the General Education System at the University of Miami.

August 26: The Donna Shalala Student Center is opened. September 7: The Miami Hurricanes defeat the University of Florida Gators (21-16) in an incredible college football upset. October 12: The 'U' Statue is revealed on campus. November 19: The anticipated Disney film Frozen is released. December 5: Former South African President Nelson Mandela dies at the age of 95.

September: Kim Kardashian “Breaks the Internet" with her photo on the cover of PAPER magazine. November 4: The Republican party takes back the US Senate, in push against President Obama's economic and healthcare legislation.

August 16: Julio Frenk becomes the 6th President of the University of Miami, Donna Shalala resigns. October 29: China ends their one child policy after 35 years, leading to nationwide family celebrations. November 10: SeaWorld ends their Orca program, a victory for PETA. December 14: The film Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released.



February 13: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies unexpectantly, leaving a vacancy on the Supreme Court bench.

February 28: Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Oscar, for his performance in The Revenant.

June 16: A 7ft Alligator kills 2-yearold toddler at Walt Disney World. June 23: The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union. The Brexit referendum from the EU set for January 31, 2020 at 11pm. July 6: The popular gaming app Pokemon Go is released quickly becoming a fan favorite. July 15: The hit Netflix series Stranger Things is released. July 30: J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child premieres on the West End Stage in London. August: Hard Rock Stadium gets renamed from Sun Life Stadium. September 1: The app TikTok is released.

January 20: Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. January 21: Millions gathered for the Women's March in protest of Trump's inaguration. April 10: Justice Neil Gorsuch sworn into the Supreme Court. May 9: The City of Coral Gables bans plastic bags.

March 6: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at home in California.

August 30-September 14: Hurricane Irma strikes, results in week-long campus closure. September 8: Rhianna starts Fenty Beauty, with more than 25 shades, changing the beauty industry. October 1: Shooting on the Las Vegas Strip during the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.

November 2: The Chicago Cubs Baseball Team wins the World Series for the first time since 1908, defeating Cleveland and the Billy Goat Curse. December 8: Former astronaut John Glenn dies, the First American to Orbit Earth in 1962 during the Space Race against the Soviet Union. March 10: UM hosts the Republican presidential debate between Senator Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor John Kasich. March 24: Hurricane Men’s Basketball in the Sweet 16 for the second and last time in the decade. April 21: Musician Prince dies, leading to large-scale mourning in the music community worldwide. May 28: Harambe, the Lowland Gorilla, is shot at the Cincinnati Zoo to rescue a child, sparking controversy over animal rights. June 3: Boxing athlete Muhammad Ali dies at the age of 74. June 12: Shooting at Pulse Nightclub, a gay bar in Orlando.

December 28: Hurricanes win the Russell Athletic Bowl, the only Bowl Game win of the decade defeating the University of West Virginia (31-14).

November 11: Hurricanes defeat Notre Dame in football (41-8). December 8: The Greatest Showman musical film is released sparking a massive cult following. December 30: The Hurricanes play in the Orange Bowl for the only time in the decade. Miami loses to Wisconson (24-34).


April 17: Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at home in Houston, TX.

April 23: The much anticipated Avengers: Infinity War is released. April 29: The Simpsons becomes longest running TV show in history. May 7: First Lady Melania Trump announces her Be Best! innitiative.


January 3: Former UM President Donna Shalala becomes US Representative for Florida’s 27th District, including Coral Gables. March 22: The popular musical Hadestown premiers on Broadway.

February 14: Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17. February: Facebook–Cambridge Analytical data scandal, leads to discussion on cybersecurity.

April 14: Beyoncé becomes the first black woman to headline Coachella in Palm Springs, CA.

April 10: The first photograph taken of real a Black Hole is released.

Spring: UM Baseball coach Jim Morris retires, replaced by DiMare. June 12: President Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un meet at Singapore Conference. June 18: Harry Potter’s Wizarding World opens at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida theme park. July 31: Justice Anthony Kennedy resigns from the Supreme Court.

April 15: The 856-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burns down. April 18: The Muller Report is published, and states the Trump campaign did not comspire or collude with the Russian Government during the election. April 26: The Marvel conlusion film Avengers: Endgame is released. May 25: University of Miami's Estela Perez-Somarriba wins the NCAA Women's Tennis Single's National Championship. June 9: Civil unrest rises in Hong Kong as protestors demand democracy from the CCP, protests reach over 1 million demonstrators. August 10: Jeffery Epstein dies amid suspicious circumstances in prison.

September 28: Former First Lady Michelle Obama visits the University of Miami on her When We All Vote campaign encouraging college students to register to vote. October 8: Justice Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in to the Supreme Court. November 12: Marvel Comic Creator Stan Lee dies at age 95. November 30: Former US President George H.W. Bush dies at home in Houston seven months after his wife Barbara Bush. December 30: Mark Richt announces his retirement, and UM announces Manny Diaz, former defensive coordinator, to replace him as Head Football Coach.

December 18: The US House of Representatives Impeaches US President Donald J. Trump.

ready for Miami is no stranger to being the destination spot for diverse individuals from all across the world. But when it's Carnival season,it's all about celebrating and enjoying the rich culture of the Caribbean Story and Design by Karina Sloan

Caribbean music, elaborate costumes, food trucks, and so much more is what fills the streets of South Florida during Miami Carnival. Carnival is a tradition celebrated throughout the Caribbean and a few other countries including Brazil. The largest and most famous takes place the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, signifying the start to the Lenten Season. In South Florida, Miami adds its own spin by celebrating Carnival in October. Carnival in Miami offers the opportunity for Caribbean people in South Florida to share, enjoy, and celebrate their culture. For those unfamiliar with carnival, it allows the Miami community to learn and understand more about Caribbean culture and all its unique traditions. For Caribbean students on campus, Carnival is an experience that many love to participate in. From extravagant customs and beautiful wings, to representing their island with their flags, it’s a way for them to feel as if they are at home right here in Miami.

Senior, Jori Opera represents her country by waving the Nigerian flag.

Marley Smith, a sophomore majoring in microbiology, is dripping in beauty in her Carnival outfit. Photo courtesy of

Photo by courtesy of Jori Opera

Marley Smith

“My dad was born and raised in Trinidad and I’ve been visiting since I was five years old. Carnival is a huge part of my culture. Soca music, the food and the energy that Caribbean people have make me feel so loved and so carefree. Miami carnival has definitely been one of the most entertaining events I’ve attended since living in Miami. I haven’t been to Trinidad carnival yet because I’m always in school, but Miami’s has been enough to deliver me that sense of community I need”


Sophomores, Rachelle Bogle and Charis Pitter take photos in their Carnival outfits. Rachelle and Charis are both a part of Caribbean Student Association that hosts a series of student events leading up to and during Carnival. Photo by Goldenshot Photos

Performers strut down the street as they dance to the beat of the music. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Services

With colorful matching costumes, dancers perform during the annual Miami Carnival. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Services

nothing's better than The one thing consistently getting the UM community through the week is our infamous farmers market on the Foote Green Story by Tre’Vaughn Howard and Design by Ashley Stand

Hump day indicates the middle of a work week, but for UM students that’s Farmer's Market Wednesday. A staple amongst the UM community, Market Wednesday brings together local mom and pop food spots and jewelers to the Coral Gables campus. Considered by some as hidden gems, specialty natural hair and skin products, like African Black Soap can be found in the market for purchase and the community can’t get enough! “My favorite experience is definitely checking all the local businesses and asking where they are located,” said Naomy Lelis, a junior majoring in media management. “Everyone present is always open to give you their business cards and when you start a conversation they usually always want to give you a sample.” From 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. you can catch students lounging in the Foote Greene chowing down on items ranging from freshly made acai bowls and jamican fruit juices to chicken hibachi and homemade italian pasta. There are endlesss possibilites for all types of food lovers, whether you just want a snack or an entire meal to fill you up. “I love when Farmers Market comes because I know I’ll be able to enjoy my favorite natural juice from the ceviche and guaca stand,” said Doreen Gustave, a junior majoring in public health. “I’ve faithfully gone there every week this past academic year and highly recommend the juice along with the guacamole.”

The Indian food stand offers are variety of options for students to get food at an affordable price. Photo by Joy Jackson

Students take a seat on the Foote Green as they enjoy their market food. The infamous guacamole bowl and Korean bulgogi bowl are two popular dishes. Photo courtesy of

Students and faculty are seen walking through the farmers market. It is easy to browse the various food options each week. Photo by Samuel Stern

Jireh's Place often has a long line of students waiting to get food. They serve burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, guacamole, and so much more. Photo by Joy Jackson

Fruit stands are essential at the Farmer's market. Many of the stands sell sliced fruit bowls with pineapples, watermelon, strawberries, and more. Photo by Samuel Stern

Herman, the owner of the Jamaica Caribbean Things tent offers samples of turmeric. Herman is at the market every Wednesday rapping and giving out

NY Deli chefs work at the grill to make sandwiches as their line begins to increase. NY Deli was started by four Miami students from New York. Photo courtesy of UM Communications

Every Wednesday, students shuffle through the market as they look for a delicious snack or meal. The market offers quick bites like fruit, kettle corn, and acai bowls or full meals like hibachi, rice bowls, and pasta. Photo courtesy of UM Communications

Hurricane Dorian wrecked havoc across the Bahamas after it hovered over the country for 48 hours. All photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Devastating natural disasters, the climate crisis, and international unrest became more prominent than ever. But black women continued to break records, filling the fall with some joy Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Elizabeth Pozzuoli

Hurricane Dorian lasted Aug. 24 through Sept. 10, and was the most intense tropical cyclone on record to impact the Bahamas. Many historians refer to Dorian as the worst natural disaster in the nations history.


On Sept. 23, the United Nations General Assembly met in New York City, and welcomed a 16 year old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg to speak about climate change and how it has effected her, “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”

Originally starting as a joke on Facebook; masses agreed to assemble on September 20 at the U.S. Air Force Training facility called “Area 51” and free the alleged secrets kept inside. Only about 150 people actually showed up, much lower than the 1.5 million people who RSVP’d.

Approximately 900,000 hectares of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest were burned as part of a slash and burn approach by the Brazilian government to deforest the land for agriculture. Due to a particularly dry rainy season in the Amazon more of the Rainforest burned than usual, which the Brazilian government at first declined.

The newest Joker film starred Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. The film received mixed reviews from critics as some viewed the R-rated film as a “monster movie” while others critiqued it as another Batman film. The film grossed over one billion dollars in the box office world wide.

Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world history on Oct. 13, wining her 25th world medal. She has 25 world medals, 19 of which are gold medals. She won the title for most world medals won overall and in the female category. She also became the third woman to win five gold medals at a single world championship.

A series of protests in the Hong Kong province of China have resulted from the people’s desire for democracy. The government of mainland China has been denying the people their democratic freedoms. The people of Hong Kong have been using the American Flag as a representation of democracy.

Tesla CEO and Founder Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck, the first ever all-electric, batterypowered, light commercial vehicle. Showing its strength, Musk hit the car with a metal ball, instantly crack the window and causing speculation about the truck being bulletproof.

Lizzo's breakout hit “Truth Hurts” became the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 by a solo female rapper. On Sept. 12, she performed her first-ever sold out performance at the Fillmore in Miami.

A FESTIVAL FOR PUMPKINS Freshman friends Maya Nambiar, Michael MacHarg II, Sal Cesario, Elliot Harper, Joe Cherubin and Rachel Keller visit a pumpkin patch at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove. Many freshman choose to stay local to enjoy their first fall break. Photo courtesy of Michael MacHarg II

CONCRETE JUNGLE Jordan Abrams and her friends spent their fall break in New York City. They attended the Sony Music Conference hosted by Columbia Records that focused on changing and adapting to consumer preferences and behavior in the music industry. Photo courtesy of Matt Karas

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Ready to get a small break in the midst of fall semester, students travel near and far to take a much needed break from school work Story by Minh Thao Ho and Design by Karina Sloan

Fall break is a four-day weekend in the middle of the fall semester. To many UM students, this is an opportunity to venture into downtown Miami and see its famous beaches, take a trip back home and visit their loved ones, or plan a quick getaway with friends. No matter what the location is, students are determined to make the most out of the short break by making plans even weeks prior. “It is a great break from school. I got to visit a different part of Florida with my new friends. It was a great bonding opportunity. I had so much fun during the break with them” said freshman Jay’la Evans. Fall break also serves as a power nap for many students, giving them the chance to recharge from loads of school work and have some time to relax and catch-up from UM's fast-paced academic lifestyle.



THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH Blaise Ciarrocchi and Lauren Yelner spent their time off at Walt Disney World. From Magic Kingdom to Epcot, these two 'Canes spent their entire break enjoying Orlando. Photo by Ashley Stand


Danielle Lankford, a senior majoring in exercise physiology traveled to Atlanta to spend time with her family. Danielle and her mother hit all the tourists spots in Atlanta, including the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. During the visit, she was also able to reunite with her older brother who just moved to Atlanta earlier in the year. Photo courtesy of Danielle Lankford

Caitlin Costa spent her fall break in Nashville and went pumpkin shopping to celebrate a Tennessee Halloween. Photo by Caitlin Costa

Carlos Guerrero portrays Seymour Krelborn and sings Feed Me (Git It) alongside Carter Nash who plays Audrey II. Guerrero is a commuter student who has a long history of acting in the family and has been acting in plays since he was three years old. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Crystal, Ronnette, and Chiffon, played by Jamilah Muhammad, Queen Griffin, and Luciana Ragolia sing in "Greek chorus behind Orin Crivello, DDS played by Tim O'Malley. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Johanna Loughran and Noah Vesey take a look at sheet music during the performance of the Mystery of Edwin Drood. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Noah Vesey and Tara Irwin clasp their hands together as they scream from shock during the performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Photo by Jenny Abreu


Anthony Caraballo, Noah Vesey, Nicole Drelsack, and the cast of Drood present their opening number "There You Are!" Photo by Jenny Abreu

into The Story of Two Fall Productions at Jerry Herman Ring Theatre Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Karina Sloan

The first performance of the year presented Howard Ashman and Alan Mencken’s 1982 musical Little Shop of Horror. It follows a group of people on Skid Row as a “strange and unusual plant” turns their failing florist shop into a local tourist stop, threatening to takeover the universe. Senior, Carter Nash, played Audrey II the“man-eating” plant, and stated “[learning to use stilts] was difficult, but so much fun. I couldn’t find a reference point on how an alien plant should move on stage. After a lot of conversations with my director, we decided that Audrey II should have a very loose and free-flowing movement.” The second production was The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The show is largely based on audience participation, as the audience votes to determine who killed poor Edwin Drood. "Not only do you get to be part of this mystery which is really exciting, but you get to control it. The actors have no clue how the show is going to end, so you get to see live theatre in its purest form" said senior, Nicole Delsack.

Ryan Sammonds, Anthony Caraballo and Sam Evans star in the Mystery of Edwin Drood. Photo by Jenny Abreu

SMILE BIG Ishaan Shah, Grace Tenke, Dewayne Washington, and Tia Black smile big before the judgement of the Spirit Tree Competition. They are the Spirit Tree Committee, taking charge of all the planning in order to make sure the competition runs smoothly. Photo courtesy of Miami Homecoming

DANCE OFF During the annual O'Cheer compeition organizations compete for the winning spot through creative dance routines and skits. Photo by Beth Mosch



Annabelle Menendez Senior

"O-Cheer has so much to love, but my favorite part about it is the people. Although each year they change, with some new and returning faces, there is always excitement and the desire to achieve something greater. I have experienced close bonds that are unmatchable."

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From decorating ornaments to watching our football team dominate, Homecoming brings 'Canes from all across the world together to celebrate and enjoy Story by Olivia Carbonero and Design by Karina Sloan

During Homecoming, students, alumni, faculty, and staff were able to partake in some of their favorite traditions. All the fun starts with Spirit Day, where students are given their homecoming t-shirts, get to enjoy free food, giveaways, and plenty more. The first annual tradition to take place is the Spirit Tree Competition. Creativity is shown when students represent their clubs by decorating an ornament. Following the Spirit Tree Competition, students danced in O'Cheer, and sung during Alma Mater where they turned popular songs into UM-related anthems. Not only being able to sing, dance, and express their creativity, 'Canes also gave back to their community with the Hurricanes Help the Hometown event where students created care packages to send to active military soldiers. HELPIN' THE HOMETOWN Fellow 'Canes Nyota Edjidjimo, Eileen Kumi, and friends pose with Sebastian as they show off the boxes they made to send to active military members across the world. Photo courtesy of Miami Homecoming

LET'S START DECORATING Preparing to compete in the Spirit Tree Competition, Association of Commuter Students decorate their ornament before the final judging. Spirit Tree Competition allows organizations to express themselves through creative mediums and decorate the only orange tree on UM's campus. Photo courtesy of Miami Homecoming

Launch in 5 . . . Nov 4

Opening Ceremonies Homecoming Executive Committee, ODK, and various performing groups kicked off Homecoming 2019 with live music, free food, entertainment, giveaways, and more! Students were able to grab free t-shirts, delicious food sponsored by UM Dining, and enjoy activities outside by the patio.

King & Queen Pageant Homecoming Court Finalists were judged on their 'Canes spirit, talent, and poise, along with their resumes to see who would be crowned Homecoming King, Queen, Prince, and Princess. The winners of the Homecoming court were Mike Huzior, as king, Chelsea Lovell, as queen, Glen Howard, as prince, and Sara St. Juste as princess.

Nov 5 Spirit Tree Competition The Spirit Tree is the only orange tree on the UM campus. Students are able to cheer on teams as they present their specially decorated Spirit Tree Ornaments. The Association of Commuter students won this years competition.


have arrived Dancing, singing, ‘Canes spirit and high involvement in the UM community characterizes this year’s court Story & Design by Camille Devincenti

The highlight of this year’s Homecoming Week at the U was the King & Queen pageant ceremony. Kicking off Homecoming Week with a bang, the celebration took place at the Shalala Student Center on Monday, November 4th. An impressive roster of finalists were judged on their ‘Canes spirit, talent, poise, and their resumes. Seniors Michael Huzior and Chelsea Lovell were crowned king and queen of the Homecoming Court. Huzior and Lovell both performed lively dances that had the audience on their feet cheering. Huzior, a senior majoring in microbiology and immunology, and Lovell, a senior majoring in electronic media, made the Homecoming Court proud as they donned their crowns during the coronation.

Chelsea Lovell, Michael Huzior, Glen Howard, and Sara St. Juste are officially crowned as Homecoming's King, Queen, Prince, and Princess. Lovell represented the Sunsations Dance Team while Howard and St. Juste represented United Black students. Photo courtesy of Miami Homecoming


Huzior is a senior from Naugatuck, Connecticut majoring in microbiology and immunology. He was representing la Federacion de Estudiantes Cubanos during Homecoming. “I wanted to compete in the Homecoming pageant because it was my last semester at the U and I really wanted to do something out of my comfort zone. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity as I have made memories that will last a life time.”

Alma Mater Prelims Organizations compete through a singing battle with their best vocalists taking the stage and performing their own rendition of the Alma Mater.

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LAST THOUGHTS DURING LINEUP Those hoping to earn a spot on the Homecoming court

anticipate their names being called on stage. Sara St Juste and Glen Howard, both sporting UM green in their colorful outfits, are soon to become the official Homecoming Prince and Princess. Photo courtesy of Miami Homecoming Committee

In the annual homecoming basketball game, 'Canes have the opportunity to go and cheer on men's basketball as they battled head to head against the Lousiville Cardinals in our very own Watsco Center. The 'Canes lost to the Cardinals 74-87 in their first ACC home match. Miami finished strong with a 13-0 run in the final three minutes of the game but still had a 13-point final margin resulting in their loss to Louisville.

Nov 6 Hurricanes Help the Hometown In anticipation of Veterans Day, students can join the Homecoming Executive Committee and Veteran Students Organization, in partnership with Troopster, to build care packages for Miami-based veterans. Outside of the UC, students get to include various items inside their care packages and write personalized notes to veterans thanking them for their service.


a lot of Ready to bring the house down, 21 Savage, makes his appearance in true Miami fashion with a UM football jersey to kick off the homecoming concert Story and Design by Karina Sloan

Rapper, 21 Savage made his first appearance to the University of Miami’s campus for the annual Homecoming week. In the spirit of Miami, 21 sported an all-black football jersey during his performance. But, before 21 Savage came on to perform, a student performer, a DJ who goes by the name CHIRLP, warmed up the crowd before the main act. CHIRLP remixed both old and new songs to get the crowd energized and excited for the highly anticipated rapper to come on. With mosh pits in full swing, the students were ready to get lit as they jammed out to 21 Savage and all his most famous hits. 21 performed his older songs including ‘X featuring Future’ to his newer hits including ‘Bank Account’, ‘a lot’, and rockstar by Post Malone which he was featured on. But, what got the crowd most energized were anthems ‘Don’t Come Out the House’ and '10 Freaky Girls’ from his collaborative album with Metro Bommin. While the Watsco Center was booming with excitement, there were many students that seemed disappointed by 21’s performance as a whole. A couple of students felt that his stage presence was underwhelming and unengaging. Senior, Tyler Davis was unsatisfied, “I was excited to see what kind of energy he’d bring for his performance, but there really wasn’t much going on.” As oppose to many of her classmates, senior, Danielle Lankford was pleased with this year’s homecoming concert, “ I enjoyed it because I love him as an artist. This was my first homecoming that I actually cared about. But, his stage presence wasn’t all that exciting, it was just the music that I loved that made it so much fun."

CHIRLIP, a student DJ on campus, warmed up the crowd before 21 Savage come on to the stage. HP concerts has continued its trend through the years by allowing students to perform as an opener before the main act. Photo by Jared Lennon


Ready for their first Homecoming concert, Allie Finkl and her friend pose for a picture. They have never seen 21 Savage live in concert before. Photo by Allie Finkl

Iris Maryland and fellow Hurricanes pose for a pic before going into Watsco to see the annual Homecoming performer. Photo courtesy of Iris Maryland

Newest freshman smile for a quick photo during their first ever Homecoming concert. 21 Savage gained mainstream significance in 2016 with his joint album with Metro Bommin. Photo by Allie Finkl

21 Savage performs one of his first hits ‘Red Opps’ during homecoming, with green lights illuminating the stage and smoke filing the air. This was the first ever homecoming concert that completely sold out before the day of the concert. Photo by Kristian Del Rosario

Competing for the first place prize, organizations on campus create their own skits to act out the history of Miami. Points are earned based on various aspects of the skit including choreography and plot line. The winners of the Organized Cheer Competition were the United Black Students. The United Black States were the third place Homecoming winners overall across all Homecoming activities.

Organizations compete through a singing battle with their best vocalists taking the stage and performing their own rendition of the Alma Mater song. The Association of Commuter Students were the winners of the Alma Mater Competition and also took home the second place prize overall for all of the Homecoming competitions.

Atlanta-based rapper Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known by his stage name, 21 Savage, was this years Homecoming performer. Weeks prior to the concert, students lined up for the chance to get VIP tickets for the most popular Homecoming concert in years. HP tables were packed in the breezeway every day of HOmecoming week as students picked up tickets and prepared for the concert.

OFF THEY GO Students, alumni, and faculty surround the lake with orange and green lights to get into the festivities. The annual boat burning and fireworks lit up the night during the final hours of Homecoming before the football game. Photo by Nhat Nguyen

ORANGE AND GREEN SHINNING THROUGH THE NIGHT The infamous freshman towers lit up for Homecoming. Hecht and Stanford will be coming down in the next few years to make way for new housing. They have served as the twin freshman towers at Miami for the past 30 years. Photo by Beth Mosch




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The final production of Homecoming features a boat burning and firework show to symbolize the defeat of our opponent

Story by Olivia Carbonero and Design by Karina Sloan

While every homecoming tradition is enjoyed by students, some tend to stick out more than others. The fireworks show and boat burning are often the most popular event of the week. But, a new tradition has made its way into Homecoming events. The Hurricane Howl features food trucks, live performances, games, student clubs, and more! Although it included the old time tradition of the boat burning and fireworks show, a new tradition was added this year with a block party. It included everything from music, games, and food trucks. People were able to enjoy foods ranging from burgers, acai bowls, and cinnamon roll pancakes while enjoying the block party’s festivities. The Spirit Squad and the band made an appearance right before the awards were given out. The awards ceremony was complete with the announcement of the homecoming week champions: FEC. The homecoming events and traditions during Hurricane Howl, new or old, allowed for memories to be created that will last a lifetime.

Nov 8 Food Trucks Grab a bite from one of your favorite Miami food trucks! From seafood to pizza and tacos, there were a variety of foods to choose from. A limited number of free $5 food vouchers were provided to students with a valid Cane Card.

Block Party Students, alumni, and families are invited to join in the fun at the Homecoming Block Party. Live music, rides, games, and a number of special art displays are all that awaited students during the block party. The Homecoming winners were also announced as la Federacion de Estudiantes Cubanos took home the first place title.

Boat Burning & Fireworks Celebrate the biggest tradition of Homecoming with thousands of 'Canes around Lake Osceola. With fireworks and the boat burning taking place, 'Canes celebrate the tradition that states if the mast of the boat falls before the boat sinks, UM will win the Homecoming football game. TRUE QUEEN Senior Chelsea Lovell rocks her Homecoming Queen crown and her Iron Arrow jacket. Lovell was one of the few new tappees for the fall class. Photo by Beth Mosch

Nov 9 Miami vs. Louisville As tradition rang true, the 'Canes defeated Louisville at Hard Rock 52-27 to close off the final home game of the season. The Homecoming winners were also announced as la Federacion de Estudiantes Cubanos took home the first place title.


Fans across the globe took to the streets to celebrate the late Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant. Murals were painted and posted all across the world in honor of the NBA legend. All photos courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Political unrest, tragic losses, and life changing health and safety events plagued our winter months. Here are some of the biggest topics that headlined this past winter Story by Michael MacHarg and Design by Elizabeth Pozzuli

On the morning of Jan. 26, a helicopter containing Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people crashed outside of Calabasas, resulting in the death of all those on board. The five-time NBA Champion and 18-time NBA All-Star's death was mourned by the world as many saw him as a hero and legend on and off the court.


On Dec. 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach Donald Trump on the charges of Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress. On Feb. 5, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit President Trump on all charges of impeachment. All senators, except Mitt Romney, voted along party lines.

Coronavirus Outbreak The novel Coronavirus started in Wuhan, China, but quickly spread to other parts of the world. The Coronavirus has spread so widely, now causing the first global pandemic in this decade. The US saw its first death of an American citizen from COVID-19 on Feb. 8.

Australian Brush Fire The Australian Brushfire season garnered significant international attention as many animal rights groups pointed out the devastation done to the native Koala populations. The U.S. even sent many firefighters overseas to help Australia battle their severe brushfires.

State of the Union Shredding

The Masked Singer The Fox TV show entered its second season in 2019 with host Nick Cannon. A panel of judges including Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy and other celebrities performed behind a mask. Judges were left to determine who the performer behind the mask was and who was the best singer.

President Donald Trump gave his third State of the Union Address on Feb. 4. The great partisan divide was illustrated by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tearing up her copy of the SOTU after it was given. The divide between the Democratic and Republican parties have widened.

Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker Dec. 20, the ninth episode of the Star Wars saga was released in theaters. The film grossed over one billion dollars in the box office.

Coachella Postponed Organizers of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced that Coachella would be post-poned until next year after the Coronavirus outbreak. Following suit, other big organizations like the NHL, NBA, and Disney all decided to postpone any games or events.

Brexit Kingdom of Great Britain officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership on Jan. 31. The event included a countdown to midnight, with people gathered in the streets celebrating the Nation’s independence from the European Union.


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Offering a broad range of social impact and volunteer opportunities for students on campus, the Butler Center is filled with activities, events, and programs dedicated to helping students make their mark on the world

CELEBRATION OF INVOLVEMENT Excellence in Civic Engagement Award Graduate Award for Excellence in Student Leadership Iron Arrow Honor Society Sophomore Leadership Award Civic Scholars Recognition Cachay Byrd

Celebrating 30 years since the Butler Center’s official start in 1988 was nothing short of eventful as the year was filled with numerous activities, conferences, events, and more. The Butler Center has been dedicated to cultivating positive social change for the past 30 years and this year was no different. From IMPACT Leadership Retreat and Get Out the Vote initiatives, to the ACC Leadership Symposium and First Year U, students were able to create long lasting memories and garner more skills in leadership and social activism. The highlight of the Butler Center's 30th year was being able to provide students with unforgettable experiences to travel and foster new relationships. The ACC Advocacy Days allowed a couple of UM students to travel to Capitol Hill and meet with congressional representatives from across Florida. Butler also offers programs in Coral Gables. Leadership UMiami is a program that happens right on campus with a trip to Washington D.C. The purpose of the program is to utilize your own interests and personal identity to get a greater understanding of social issues within the community. Giovanni Sibilia, a junior, said about the program, " You can't create change until you know yourself. The biggest thing I was hoping to get out of this are the tools to affect positive change in the world." FIGHTING FOR CHANGE Albany Muria, Derek Auguste, Jessica Bayuk, Patrick Brodeur, Sayesha Reddi, and Kayla Gardner pose in front of Capitol Hill. The Butler Center allowed these students to travel to Washington D.C. for the ACC Advocacy Days and meet with Florida congressional representativies. Photo courtesy of The Butler Center



Newman Civic Fellow Award Gerald J. Pierri ’65 Read and Lead Award for Excellence in Academics and Intramural Sports Leadership Award Robert Bates Cole Award for Volunteer Leadership Vivian Berger Giller Impact Award Sherwood M. Weiser Memorial Fund for Student Community Service Albany Muria Evelyn Menkes Maya Symes

Ann S. Waldman Endowed Scholarship Magaly Santos Llaca Endowed Memorial Scholarship Vice President's Award for Service Gabriela Aklepi Gabrielle Bigham Asha Wedemier

Edward T. Foote II Award for Excellence in Student Leadership

CELEBRATION Dr. Patricia Whitely and Andrew Wiemer cut the cake at The Butler Center's 30th Anniversary Celebration. The celebration took place during Homecoming with plenty of food, alumni, faculty, and students to celebrate. Photo courtesy of The Butler Center

REGISTER TO VOTE Rohan Dureja, the treasurer from Get Out the Vote helps a student become a registered Florida voter on National Voter Registration Day. The purpose of Get Out the Vote is to register, educate, and mobilze Miami students and the community. Photo courtesy of The Butler Center

EXPLORING THE CITY First Year U students had the opportunity to be guided by History Miami Museum of a walking tour of Wynwood. They were able to explore parts of the city they had not been to before. First Year U students connect with faculty and students to build community on campus and learn about leadeship in nontraditional ways. Photo courtesy of The Butler Center


from Miami is no stranger to extravagant parties, celebrities and fun filled activities. But hosting it’s first Super Bowl since 2010 brought celebration to new heights as people came flying into MIA Story by Karina Sloan and Design by Giselle Spicer

Miami held a week full of events leading up to the big game. The Super Bowl Live event at Bayfront Park featured a water show, celebrity chefs and exquisite food for Tailgate Town and an evening parade featuring hundreds of performers including both Miami’s Caribbean Carnival and Latin Parade. Not only that, but the Miami Convention Center hosted the Super Bowl Experience, a pro football interactive theme park offering games, clinics, merchandise, and

autograph sessions with professional athletes. On top of events, the city of Miami got into the Super Bowl spirit by painting walls and buildings with festive pictures and graphics related to the Super Bowl and its history in Miami. And while all of this lead up to the 10th most watched Super Bowl in history, everyone in Miami was surely enjoying the week full of activities regardless of if they were there for football or not. A member of the Cruise Ship move in team push carts loaded with a student’s belongings into their dorm to unload. Photo by Jackie Abreu

Super Bowl LIV murals graced the entire city of Miami. With spray painted walls spanning from Miami Beach to Wynwood Walls, it was impossible not to get into the football spirit. Photo by Beth Mosch


A Citi building decorated one of its walls with a football mural. It was painted with pictures of fans and players celebrating as well as a Super Bowl champion trophy. Photo by Beth Mosch

Shops displayed the official jerseys being worn by both teams. Many pop up shops also featured 49ers and Chiefs gear for fans to purchase. Photo by Karina Sloan

Shakira and JLO rock the halftime show as UM organizations like Frost Band of the Hour and the Sunsations grace the stage with them. Photo courtesy of Sunsations

Miami alumna, April Robinson poses with fellow alumnus and three time Pro Bowler, Jon Beason, during the Super Bowl LIV event. Photo courtesy of April Robinson

miami Over 100,000 people descended on Miami for a weekend full of football, tailgates, watch parties and more! The most exciting part of it all was being able watch the game and to see our very own ‘Canes take the stage during the highly anticipated halftime show with Miami favorites, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira Story by Teddy Wilson & Design by Giselle Spicer

The 54th Super Bowl took place at Hard Rock Stadium, home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes. The Kansas City Chiefs took on the San Francisco 49ers to determine the NFL champion for the 2019 season. Ultimately, the Chiefs reigned supreme, defeating the 49ers 31-20. This was the 11th Super Bowl to take place in Miami. Long before the game, however, the Super Bowl had a lasting impact in Miami, by partnering with local institutions to confront both environmental and sex trafficking initiatives. Freshman Wyatt Kopelman took part in this experience as a marketing and communications intern for the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee. “Seeing the Super Bowl collaborate with [these organizations] was something I had never imagined as possible,” Kopelman said. “I hope future host cities can partake in similar projects.” In the week leading up to the game, there were various events taking place around the city, from art installations in Wynwood to concerts in Downtown Miami. With the city-wide events, came a rush of excitement across campus. Meanwhile, select students put in countless hours of rehearsal for their own appearance at the Super Bowl. The Hurricanettes dance team, Frost Band of the Hour and color guard all took part in the special day. The night before the game, band members and dancers welcomed athletes and celebrities arriving to the annual NFL Honors awards show at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Downtown. Ahead of the game, students unfurled a giant American flag while singer Demi Lovato sang the national anthem. Most notably, students joined Jennifer Lopez and Shakira during the coveted halftime show performance. “When we were escorted on the field was the first time I saw how many people were there,” said senior Sunsation Chelsea Lovell. “I felt the energy of the crowd and it was an experience I will never forget.” Over 100 million viewers nationwide tuned into the performance.


Shakira and JLo made the crowd go wild as they performed some of the most popular songs including Jenny From The Block and Hips Don't Lie. At the end of their performances, they ended the set with synchronized shimmies. While the halftime show was critically acclaimed by many, there were complaints stating they felt the performance was too sexually provocative. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Services

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins, catches a pass. Watkins caught five passes for 98 yards, including a 38-yard catch on what proved to be the game winning drive. Photo courtesy of Tribune News Service

The Miami Motion Dance Team made an appearance at the Superbowl Halftime Show when they performed alongside Shakira. Gigi Condren, Carly Coombs, Rachael Vukovinsky, Shannon Dickey, Carolina Carvajalino, Kylie Lavine; Elisa Baena, Sandy Beaches, Molly Sondel, Madison Hawt, Gia Kambouras, Avery Gawel, Rebecca Luaces, Rose Schwanter; Sidney Palmer, Alanna Muldowney, Sarah Bronnberg, Sophia Sturek, Amy Houser, Danae Lally, Heidi Engerman, Kylie Prieto Photo courtesy of Miami Motion Dance Team

Gaby Lopez, Alyssa Arneaud, Kathryn Jackson, Giana Scarpiniti, Kristina Beyer, and Kayla Janas attend one of the Super Bowl's pre-game events. The Sunsations performed with Shakira and JLo at halftime and also hung out with Pitbull during the weekend. Photo courtesy of Sunsations

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RAUNCHE BABY Standout senior, Brandon Martin, squats and struts in his knee high boots and pink wig. Brandon dressed up as Doja Cat. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Student and professional performers graced the stage of SpectrUM’s seventh annual DragOut show Story by Kylea Henseler and Design by Karina Sloan

Dollar bills rained down and students cheered as the talented drag queens and kings took the stage. This year’s show featured 10 student performers, one alumni and four professionals: drag king Spikey Van Dykey and queens Tiffany Fantasia, Miss Toto and Aurora Whorealis.The evening was hosted by Fantasia, who kept the audience laughing, cheering and tipping all night. Donations served to benefit the YES Institute, a Miami-based nonprofit with a nationwide presence focused on LGBTQ suicide prevention and education. Performances spanned genres and styles from Hannah Montanna to Beyoncé, Panic! At the Disco to Queen. Each one was met with wild applause and the room exuded a wild, positive energy that could have kept the show going all night. Seven students competed for the crowns of drag king and queen of the night. Jack Frost took home the first title with his energetic performance of Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night,” while RRRRROSA took home the latter. The stylish queen, who strutted down the stage draped in a rainbow flag, performed a stunning pop mash up and thanked her mother for providing endless love and support. DragOut 2020 raised a record-breaking $5404 for The YES Institute and garnered a massive turnout large enough to pack all three ballrooms in the Shalala center. Pictures were taken, clothes were taken off and Lizzo hits blared as SpectrUM held one of its biggest events of the year.



THEE KING Florida-based and

DOLLA DOLLA BILLS Emma Lam gives the

world-renowned drag king Spikey Van Dykey performs at Drag Out

performance of a lifetime. With the fans loving her performance, she was drenched in one dollar bills as she twerked on stage. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Photo by Jenny Abreu



Q: What is Dragout? A: The purpose of Dragout is basically to combine drag performances and student competition while raising money for LGBTQ+ charities. Q: What is it like to plan a drag show? A: Crazy! It takes a lot of time, work, effort and help from other people. Q: What’s your favorite part of the show? A: My favorite part was watching the student performers. It’s really cool to see your friends trying something new in a public way. To see all their hard work come to fruition and have 500 people applauding is so great to see.

BADDEST IN THE GAME Miss Toto the body building drag queen pops off on stage with her jaw dropping performance. Miss Toto got started in drag in Miami but now resides in Chicago, traveling across the US to perform. Photo by Jenny Abreu


Gainsville's favorite Drag Queen Aurora Whorealis graced the stage for another Drag Out performance. Raunche, Dragout's newest student performer, said that Aurora was his favorite performer of the night, " Something about her energy was so great." Photo by Jenny Abreu

AND THE WINNER IS RRROOSSAAAA came out booming with her Sunsations back up dancers to hype her up. She won his first place crown after years of being in DragOut shows. Photo by Jenny Abreu

ALL BAD EVERYTHANG Tiffany Fantasia, a south beach drag queen, graces the Dragout stage. Tiffany is also an emcee, singer, and comedian. Photo by Jenny Abreu


AMAZON WORKER STRIKE Amazon workers, from all across the country, gather in protest of their working conditions. Amazon had been accused of not taking proper care of their workers in the midst of COVID-19. All photos courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Spring Events Social justice movements were on the rise in the midst of a global pandemic. Many enjoyed Netflix and Tik-Tok for quarantine entertainment as others went out and fought for justice Story by Karina Sloan and Design by Elizabeth Pozzuli

Coronavirus Outbreak Continues

Tiger King On March 20, Netflix released a seven part documentary series called “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.” The show takes a look at the world of big cat breeding and characters Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin.



COVID-19 continued to worsen globally. Stay-at-home orders were announced all over the country as COVID-19 made its way through all 50 states. Global unemployment soared and concerns about the economy have grown. Amazon, among other large companies like Walmart and Instacart, are being exposed for not taking adequate steps to protect their workers amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The Last Dance: Michael Jordan Documentary

Wrongful Deaths of Ahumad Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd The world was outraged as they mourned the deaths of Ahumad Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Ahumad’s life was taken from him by two white supremacists while out jogging in his neighborhood. Breonna and George both lost their lives unjustly by police officers. The world did not take their deaths lightly as hundreds of protests, organized by BLM and various activist groups, took place all across the world including protests in all 50 states.

This 10-part docuseries follows the life of Michael Jordan as he emerged as a high school phenomenon to becoming a 6-time NBA champion and cultural icon. The documentary also covers the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 season as they went for their sixth NBA title in eight seasons. Getting an inside perspective on the Bulls’ season and Michael Jordan’s life, the docuseries also featured former President, Barack Obama, former coach, Phil Jackson, and the late Kobe Bryant.

Tik Tok Throughout the quarantine, the social media app Tik Tok, became increasingly more popular. In data collected during the quarantine period, the app now has more than 800 million active users worldwide, and has had more downloads from the app store than Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat. It is known for its dance and comedy videos.

Joe Biden Bernie Sanders suspended his Presidential campaign on April 8, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the only major Democratic presidential candidate. This cleared the way for Biden to win the Democratic presidential nomination on June 5.

Outer Banks

Animal Crossing

On April 15, Netflix released another hit TV series called Outer Banks, which explores the life of “pogues” John B, Sarah Cameron, JJ, Kiara, Pope, and their treasure hunting race against the “kooks” in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

A new game titled “Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released for the Nintendo Switch. The game is the latest in the series of Animal Crossing games, in which the player is the lone human on an island of cheerful animal characters. The University of Miami has even made official in-game outfits.


before the Students graced the stage during spring theater performing The Trojan Women and Circle Mirror Transformation before COVID-19 swept away the last opportunity to perform for the year Story by Kylea Henseler and Design by Karina Sloan

The Department of Theater Arts kicked off its spring season with performances of The Trojan Women and Circle Mirror Transformation in February. UM’s post-break closure due to the coronavirus forced the curtain to close early on She Kills Monsters and Green Day’s American Idiot. The Trojan Women was the first Spring show to take the stage at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre on Feb. 20 under guest director Leda Hoffman. Hoffman, who owns her own theatre in Chicago, was brought in to give the students real-world experience. “I think as a student we get to know our professors very well, so we get a sense of what they want. But when we get casted outside of school, we’re not going to have that luxury,” said senior, Gabrielle Rosenbloom, of the experience.

Circle Mirror Transformation also made it to curtain call, running from Feb. 27-March 1 at the studio theatre in Hecht. Sadly, the casts of She Kills Monsters and Green Day’s American Idiot didn’t get a chance to perform the plays they worked so hard on. However, they’re always ready for the next opportunity to shine. “I was [cast] in American Idiot, so I’m definitely disappointed,” said sophomore, Kate Reilly, who was set to be part of the punk-pop performance’s ensemble. “My major revolves around performance opportunities and unfortunately I didn’t get mine this year. However, there’s nothing that could have been done, so I’m grateful for the week of rehearsals I did end up having!”

Zye Reid, portraying Poseidon in the play, makes way in her opening scene as she decides how to punish the Greek armies. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Cast members of the chorus gather together to talk and discuss as they learn about the fate of the beloved city of Troy. Photo by Jenny Abreu

Andromache cradles her son, Astyanax, in her arms and adores him lovingly. Astyanax has been condemned to die so that he will not grow up to avenge the death of his father, Hector. Andromache was portrayed by Shereen Khatibloo. Photo by Jenny Abreu


TOO MUCH TO HANDLE Queen Hecuba, portrayed by Dayana Corton, weeps in sorrow as she relives the burning of Tory. Hecuba deals with the death of her husband, children, and grandchildren and will soon be taken as a slave to Odyssesus once Tory is officially burned. Photo by Jenny Abreu

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE Cassandra learns that she will become a sex slave and is frighteningly delighted by the news because she can see into the future and sees that she will be killed. Cassandra was portrayed by Sophie Leicht. Photo by Jenny Abreu

LISTEN TO ME Helen and Queen Hecuba get into a disagreement after learning about their fates. Helen is to be killed but her life is ultimately spared. Mackenzie Roberts played the part of Helen, who is said to be the most beautiful woman of Tory. Photo by Jenny Abreu


has crashed the party What started off as a presumed form of pneumonia became one of the most widespread and life changing viruses that anyone had seen in their lifetime. The novel coronavirus stopped the world in its tracks on March 11, 2020 as it forced millions of people to shift their current way of life. The coronavirus is now one of the deadliest pandemics since 1918. CORONAVIRUS

The coronavirus swept across the world, altering the lives of everyone. The Rat and Shalala were completely blocked off, as no one without official access was allowed in the building. Miami students were encouraged to leave campus and return home as cases began to rise throughout the country. Photo courtesy of UM Communications

Dec. 31, 2019

Chinese authorities treated dozens of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause.

Jan. 3, 2020

China officially notifies the WHO of an outbreak.

Jan. 11, 2020

Chinese state media reported first known death from the virus.


Spring Break


When Spring Recess began on March 7, no one thought the day before Spring Break would mark the last day of in-person class for students and faculty Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg and Emmalyse Brownstein

When students left campus for spring break —whether it was for a visit home, a trip with friends or a staycation to South Beach—they packed just enough to last them a week. No one could have imagined that they wouldn’t be returning to thier normal routines on campus until August 2020. Leading up to the week before spring break, stories and rumors swirled surrounding the coronavirus. Some students studying abroad felt they were left to figure things out themselves. International students changed plans to go home for fear that travel restrictions might prevent them from returning. On March 11, about halfway through spring break, a notice was sent out to the University of Miami community stating that classes would “resume as scheduled on all university campuses” with “large university events and meetings” postponed until at least March 31. The notice also said that the university was “preparing for the possibility of moving classes online, if necessary.” And the very next day, on March 12, the university announced the extension of spring break for an additional week and the movement of classes to online remote learning beginning March 22 through at least April 4.

Jan. 21, 2020

The first U.S. case of coronavirus is confirmed.



Other colleges implemented similar extensions, and social media buzzed with talk and memes about the coronavirus giving students an extra week of vacation. But the light-heartedness turned to something much more serious when universities across the nation began announcing plans to shut down for the remainder of the semester. And on March 17, the University of Miami followed suit. Along with the decision that “classes and labs [would] resume on March 23, but strictly in remote, distance learning environments,” on-campus housing would be implementing a “partial closing.” This meant students were to return to their permanent residences, not to on-campus housing, with limited exceptions. Many international students and those who couldn’t go home had no choice but to stay. Others who had traveled out of state for the break didn’t want to risk getting on a plane to move out their stuff. Some students living off-campus paid rent for apartments they couldn’t live in. Even with a world of uncertainty, one thing was for sure—the lives of University of Miami students, and the rest of the world's population—was about to change.

Jan. 27, 2020

The United States begins screening for coronavirus at airports.

ALMOST PICTURE PERFECT Shurti Mishra spent her last spring break in Puerto Rico when the University of Miami began taking precautions to combat the looming coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Shruti Mishra

STRANDED IN THE CITY While on a school sponsored trip to New York, NY, sophomore Keagan Larkins heard the news of an extended spring break. Photo courtesy of Keagan Larkins

Jan. 28, 2020

United Airlines suspends all flights to China from the U.S.

UM's COVID-19 Action Plan March 7, 2020: Spring Break begins

TROUBLE IN PARADISE Ariana Winter enjoyed her spring break in Tulum, Mexico at the Raw Love Mother Nature statue. Winter spent four days in Tulum. Photo courtesy of Ariana Winter

OH WHAT FUN Pat Ruvo was busy exploring the beaches and piers in Santa Monica, CA when the news of the pandemic broke. Photo courtesy of

Lauren Aloia

March 11, 2020: The University of Miami sends out an email letting students know that classes will resume as planned March 12, 2020: An email was sent to students announcing the extension of spring break March 17, 2020: Classes announced to be remote for the rest of semester and housing is closed March 22, 2020: Remote learning classes begin

YAY! VACAY Sophomore, Nicole Biegel, was on a trip to Paris during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like so many others, she was faced with having to cut her trip short in order to be able to find a flight home to the U.S. Photo

HAPPIER DAYS Senor, Lauren Aloia, was in Topanga, CA basking in the nice weather and mountain tops. She realized she might have to rush home to Miami to retrieve her belongings from school. Photo courtesy of Lauren Aloia

courtesy of Nicole Biegel

Jan. 30, 2020

WHO declares a global health emergency.

Jan. 31, 2020

The U.S. issues a Level 4 travel advisory for all of China.

Feb. 4, 2020

The U.S. FDA allows emergency use of CDC’s diagnostic tests.



Au revior! Arrivederci! Goodbye! Students abroad during the spring semester were forced to race home when coronavirus concerns grew. Semesters abroad abruptly ended as travel restrictions tightened and the university ordered students to return home as soon as possible Design by Olivia Ginsberg

WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS Allegra Turner, a junior, was abroad in Paris when the University of Miami terminated her program, forcing her home. Photo courtesy of Allegra Turner

SEE YOU LATER MATE Lauren Mokhtarzadeh spent her spring semester abroad in

GOODBYE TO THE EYE Perry Franklin was in London,

Sydney, Australia. While cases of infection remained low in her area during the first few weeks of the pandemic, she quickly booked a flight home to the U.S. in case the severity of the pandemic increased. Photo courtesy of Lauren Mokhtarzadeh

England when the coronavirus pandemic exploded globally. He was forced to scramble to find a last minute flight back home.

Feb. 5, 2020

WHO launches a $675 million COVID-19 response plan.



Feb. 6, 2020

The first virus related death of a U.S. citizen occurs in China.

Photo courtesy of Perry Franklin

Feb. 7, 2020

The U.S. pledges $100 million to assist other countries.

SET SAIL While abroad in Spain, Hadieh Zolfaghari was experiencing everything her city had to offer. It was hard for Hadieh to leave the culture and fun of her study abroad program.

Photo courtesy of Hadieh Zolfaghari

LEAVING TOWN Seniors, Nia Lennan and Kennedy Farrior, started spring abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. Sadly, their time learning, exploring, and wine tasting overseas was cut short as coronavirus concerns grew. Photo courtesy of Nia Lennan

Feb. 8, 2020

Coronavirus named Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia or NCP.

Feb. 9, 2020

The death toll surpasses the toll from the SARS epidemic.

SIPPING AWAY THE SADNESS Mia Clarke was abroad in Spain when she had to abruptly leave to beat the travel hysteria of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Mia Clarke

Feb. 10, 2020

Trump releases a budget for that would cut funding for WHO.



The makings of a

PANDEMIC The Coronavirus disease flipped students lives upside down and took the world by storm. A tiny but mighty strain of coronavirus has had serious implications on the healthcare system, the economy and the lives of global citizens Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg and Elizabeth Pozzouli

COVID-19, the name of the strain of coronavirus—a virus that has many forms and is common among mammals—that took the world by storm in 2020, has been speculated to have emerged from a fish market in Wuhan, China in Dec. 2019. This strain of coronavirus made its way all over the world and was declared a pandemic on March 11 by the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19 causes the infected persons to experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms—which usually appear within 14 days of exposure—include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills and loss of taste or smell among others. For otherwise healthy patients, it is possible to recover without special treatment. However, elderly people and those with underlying medical problems; like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. It is also possible to not experience symptoms at all. These carriers are extremely dangerous, as they can spread the virus

Feb. 11, 2020

The WHO officially names the novel coronavirus COVID-19.



while being asymptomatic to unsuspecting people. COVID-19 spreads mostly through droplets of saliva or through the air after someone sneezes or coughs. This made it essential for states to require masks in public and new "social distancing" rules in public places. The virus quickly infected over 1.95 million people by June of 2020. COVID-19 easily overwelmed the U.S. healthcare system and forced state-wide shortages in personal protective equipment–forcing some healthcare workers to find alternative means of protection, such as cloth masks. There is currently no specific vaccine or treatment available for Coronavirus Disease, but there are several on-going, clinical trials. As of May, states have slowly begun to loosen restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, and things are slowly returning to normal. Scientists have warned of a second spike of the virus set for the winter–making it difficult for schools and universities to decide the proper course of action to reopen schools for the upcoming semesters.

Feb. 12, 2020

Testing kits distributed by CDC deliver “inconclusive” results.

AT A STAND STILL South Dixie Highway was empty during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. With everyone stuck at home, the morning traffic that usually plagues Miami was nonexistent. Photo courtesy of Jingrong Tong

MASKED N-95 masks were hard to find when pandemic concerns heightened. The increase in demand made it difficult for healthcare-workers to get a hold of them. Photo courtesy of Zhao Wang

Feb. 13, 2020

CDC says that COVID-19 will likely remain beyond this season.

COVID-19 Symptoms COVID-19 manifests differently based on factors like age and previous health issues but common systems remain the same

Death Toll When COVID-19 officially touched down in the U.S. in Jan. 2020, no one was prepared to experience the same mass-infection that China had. With casualities increasing daily–1,719,827 confirmed cases and 101,711 deaths as of May 29 according to the CDC–it is clear that the virus hit the U.S. with full force. Story by Olivia Ginsberg


Loss of Taste & Smell

Cough & Diffuculty Breathing


Muscle Pain

Sore Throat Source: United States Center for Disease Control

HIGH RISK The high rate of

infection from COVID-19 casued many healthcare workers to find thier own means of personal protection– sometimes turning to using old masks and bandanas. Photo courtesy

Tribune Content Agency

SIX FEET APART To fight the spread of COVID-19, stores implemented social-distancing measures using floor markers to keep cutomers six feet apart. Photo by Howard Seelig

Feb. 19, 2020

COVID-19 death toll surpasses 2,000.

STOCKING UP Groceries–especially non-

SANITIZED Spirits companies began using

perishable goods like rice, ramen and beans– were in high demand when stay-at-home orders were announced. Photo courtesy of Jingrong Tong

Tribune Content Agency

Feb. 22, 2020

U.S. CDC issues a Level 2 travel advisory for Japan and South Korea.

their raw materials to help make hand sanitizer due to a nation-wide shortage. Photo courtesy of

Feb. 23, 2020

U.S. CDC issues Level 1 warnings for Iran and Italy.



TARGETED Governor Getchen Whitmer was targeted by Trump in the early days of the pandemic because of her criticism of the federal goverment. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

GROUND ZERO Washington State marked the first recorded case of COVID-19 infection in the United States. On Jan. 19, 2020, a 35-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington, with a four day history of cough and subjective fever. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

LOCKDOWN BACKLASH California was one of the first states to issue a stay-at-home order. This decision by Govenor Gavin Newsom garnered backlash from groups who felt the order was unnecessary and breaching their rights. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

The new

DOING OK Both Hawaii and Alaska have kept their COVID-19 cases low, compared to other states.

NORMAL The Coronavirus disease took the world by storm. A tiny but mighty strain of coronavirus has had serious implications on healthcare, the economy and the daily routines of the entire world. Here is a map of some COVID-19 hotspots and how they handled the virus Design by Olivia Ginsberg



NY STRONG Governor, Andrew Cuomo, became a leader during the pandemic as he set precendents with his decisons in New York State. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

WORKING TOGETHER New Jersey, a state that ranked in a close second behind New York for coronavirus related deaths, worked closely with NYC Govenor Cuomo to set forth regulations and plans to flatten the curve. Photo courtesy of

Tribune Content Agency

TOO RELAXED? Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, faced wide-spread criticism throughout the pandemic because of his "lax" responses to COVID-19 restrictions. Photo courtesy of Tribune

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HOW SOON IS TOO SOON With fear of economic ruin looming, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, decided to lead the way in lifting its statewide shutdown. With health officials concerned that this may cause a large uptick in cases, business owners were left to decide for themselves if it was too soon to reopen. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

MAYOR OF ZOOMTOWN Francis X. Suarez, the Mayor of Miami, was diagnosed with the virus in March. He spent the begining of the pandemic updating the public over video conference. Photo courtesy of Tribune

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The national response to

COVID-19 The novel coronavirus created a nation-wide stir as states responded to the pandemic. With little federal guidance on the matter, states scrambled to find effective ways to flatten the curve Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg and Gianna Milan

From the moment the coronavirus flooded the United States news cycle in early March, the question of whether or not a mandatory stay-at-home order was the ultimate solution stirred a nationwide debacle. Amidst discussions in the White House, President Donald Trump continuously diminished the idea of administering an end-all shutdown, preconceiving its likely positive impact to be “pretty unlikely.” Statistics published by the White House later that month projected the population of infected Americans to top 240,000. By mid-May, however, the number of confirmed cases had significantly increased–now on the verge of 1.5 million infections and far surpassing the case counts of deteriorated European states. Rep. Donna Shalala, the immediate past president of the University of Miami, was one of numerous political leaders to condemn the country’s “fragmented, weak and uneven” approach of avoiding a “national plea” for health and safety. Contrary to COVID-19 infested Spain, in the U.S, police officers were absent from trafficked streets, and regulations as to which age groups were free to be out-andabout at specific times were less strictly enforced.

Feb. 24, 2020

CDC issues a Level 3 warning for Korea and Level 2 for Iran and Italy.



Another parallel to foreign countries was that testing that was not made available publicly, but rather limited to ill people with scheduled appointments and medical authorizations in an effort to avoid wasting valuable materials.


"All of you, directly or indirectly will be doing your part together with the rest of us to come out from under the shadow of this pandemic."

Feb. 25, 2020

San Francisco declares a state of emergency.

WELLNESS SHOT Rumors swirled as tensions surrounding the coronavirus heightened. There were even rumors coming out of the White House–like President Trump's sarcastic suggestion to look into injecting disinfectants to stop infection. Photo by Ziji Li

Feb. 26, 2020

Trump names VP Pence to lead the COVID-19 response.

BARE SHELVES In the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, necessities like toilet paper, water and cleaning supplies, were few and far between. Some grocery stores implemented limits on the amount you could purchase. Photo by Karina Sloan

PRESIDENTIAL BLUNDER President Trump was highly criticized by media outlets and opposing party members for his insignificant leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Feb. 27, 2020

U.S. CDC widens its testing guidelines.

TOO CLOSE Essential businesses around the world implemented measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus– including visible markers meant to encourage social distancing measures. Photo courtesy of Karina Sloan

GHOST TOWN The bustling city of Las Vegas became silent over night as a stay-athome order closed down casinos and popular hotels. As coronavirus panic set in, Sin City adapted to the new normal–adding signs to display COVID-19 safety.

Photo by Melissa Goodin

Feb. 29, 2020

The U.S. reports its first death from the novel coronavirus.

March 1, 2020

Florida declares a state of emergency.


Florida's response to The sunshine state was no stranger to the effects of COVID-19. As cases mounted in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis continued to claim that stay-at-home orders and other strict policies were not the answer Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg and Gianna Milan

COVID-19 attacked the Sunshine State with spring break season right around the corner. With the state government too hesitant to take action initially, antsy New Yorkers booked their flights down south–with sights set on fulfilling oceanside fantasies. By the time tourists invaded beaches and contamination spun out of control, it was way too late for Gov. Ron DeSantis to snap anyone out of vacation mode. The Florida governor then became extremely apprehensive to put a stay-athome order in place, repeatedly stressing that it would be detrimental to residents’ mental health over several news conferences in March. Florida finally entered lockdown on April 3—despite already having logged 188 deaths, as pointed out by the Miami Herald—and promptly lifted the mandate on April 30. Although the curve was definitely not flattening, DeSantis assured that

conditions were smooth, so Florida hastily reopened in phase one as early as May 4, originally leaving the southeastern counties of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach out of the plan. A glaring mistake arose when these three county governments rebuked, demanding freedom and normality, thus the curve only skyrocketed. With its already dense population and high senior age demographic plus the influx of travelers, southeast Florida was hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, consistently recording outrageous case counts. Statistics from the Florida Department of Health’s digital database indicated that the number of confirmed positive cases in Florida had totaled slightly over 50,000 by May 23, with the southernmost tricounty region amassing roughly 57% of victims as well as 55% of deaths.

March 3, 2020

U.S. Federal Reserve cuts interest rates by half a percentage point.


Miami beaches were shut down by state officials in the early weeks of the pandemic to combat coronavirus infection. Some locals were not happy with this decision. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Some Floridians spent their "pandemic vacation" enjoying nature. These kayackers, located in the Florida Keys, took a sunset trip in a peacful cove. Photo courtesy of Charles Gonzales

March 4, 2020

California declares state of emergency over coronavirus.

March 5, 2020

New Jersey reports its first case of COVID-19

Xi Cui wears her mask while out in Miami, after many stores required them for entry. In Florida, it was unlikely to see someone without a mask on in public. Photo by Xi Cui

As testing became available to the public, healthcare workers and military personal took to large areas like the parking lot of Hard Rock Stadium to collect samples. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, was praised by some and shamed by others for his response and theories about the Novel Coronavirus. Florida infection rate quickly rose–making it difficult to decide if his actions were justified. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

March 7, 2020

New York declares a state of emergency.

March 7, 2020

Spring Break Begins at the University of Miami.

Coronavirus fears led to stockpiling. Perishible items like meat were bought in bulk and frozen, making it difficult to find in a local Publix. Photo courtesy of Karina Sloan

March 8, 2020 Eight U.S. states declare a state of emergency.


University of Miami's


Many students and teachers packed their bags for spring break without realizing that the learning environment they would return to was about to change dramatically, unlike anything they had experienced Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg and Kylea Henesler

On March 12, university communications announced that Spring Break would be extended an extra week, less than 24 hours after the World Health Organization officially declared the Coronavirus outbreak a “global pandemic.” When classes resumed, they were exclusively online. Professors adapted to the circumstances by utilizing a variety of tools and holding classes over online platforms such as Zoom and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Following the lead of colleges and universities around the country, UM announced on April 7 that students would have the option of designating any or all of their classes as credit/ no-credit on transcripts. The CR/ NC option, which is UM’s verison of pass/fail, allowed students to receive credit for any grade above a C-. While students were originally

given a deadline of May 8 to make this choice, the university extended this date to May 29 after multiple professors granted extensions for finals and projects. Though most operations were ceased on campus, residential communities remained open for students with documented requests to remain on campus. Those who opted to return home or had already paid for housing, dining or parking passes were reimbursed at least some of their money by the university. In order to give seniors a chance to celebrate in person, UM officially moved commencement exercises to December 18 and 19 of 2020, though many individual schools, clubs and organizations within UM held their own senior ceremonies or events to commemorate each student’s hard work and accomplishments.

March 11, 2020

The UN reports that about 20% of students are out of school.



GET TESTED The University of Miami put in place a precautionary pre-screening center outside the health center in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Karina Sloan

GHOST TOWN With students being forced to go home, the usually bustling campus took on an eerie quality. Photo courtesy of

Karina Sloan

March 11, 2020

University of Miami study abroad programs are canceled.

March 12, 2020

U.S. stocks record their worst day since 1987.

Zoom's Rise to Fame

EMERGENCY MANGEMENT The COVID-19 emergency management department shows Julio Frenk all the work they have been doing during COVID-19. They tracks statistics and figure out how to best communicate with students and their families. Photo courtesy of UM Communications

Zoom, the video conferencing software used by the University of Miami and many others, was created by Chinese-Billionaire Eric Yuan. The California based firm used the pandemic to rise the ranks from small-time app to the big leagues. The comapny made a leap from 10 million world users in December of 2019 to over 300 million in April 2020. Story by Kylea Henseler

LETS ZOOM Zoom became the preferred platform for everything from proctored tests to week-day happy hours. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

TRACING THE VIRUS President Julio Frenk took time to tour the coronavirus protocols at the University of Miami hospital. The hospital has created temporary structures to help combat the virus. Photo courtesy of UM Communications


"The key here is also to understand, this is the population with a low risk. That doesn’t mean you let your guard down because there have been cases also among young people."

March 12, 2020 UM announces the extension of spring break.

March 13, 2020

House passes Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

SAMPLING A team of UM Health Systems staff took blood samples as vehicles lined up for COVID-19 screening at the Lemon City Library in Little Haiti. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

March 14, 2020 President Trump tests negative for coronavirus.


Senior Year COVID-19 was disruptive for all University of Miami students, but for seniors–who might not be returning to campus anytime soon–it was especially hard. Seniors made the best of what they could with photoshoots, lakeside celebrations and zoom parties

Giana Scarpiniti and Sophia Janoth take graduation photos on the bridge to celebrate their last time on campus. Photo courtesy of Giana Scarpiniti

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Seniors Remi Petit and Nikki Habina, found a way to celebrate their graduation lakeside. Both seniors will return in fall 2020 for a formal gradutation. Photo courtesy of Nikki Habina

March 15, 2020

The U.S reaches 2,750 Coronavirus cases.


March 16, 2020

The Dow records its worst-drop in history.

Some seniors, like Matt Karas, were able to stay on-campus to get their last undergraduate pictures at the "U". Photo courtesy of Matt Karas

The School of Comm. made the perfect grad picture location for Chelsea Lovell. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Lovell

March 17, 2020

UM announces remote learning and housing closures.

"My senior year had a disappointing ending, but my friends and I tried to make the most of our virtual senior events, like our last Zoom Student Government Inauguration. I cannot wait to come back in the fall for homecoming and commencement!"

Making do with the beaches of New Jersey for her senior pictures, Maren Gierlatowicz lays in the sand for her photoshoot. Photo courtesy of Maren Gierlatowicz

Jenny Hudak started working on her graduation cap early for her new fall 2020 graduation date. Photo courtesy of Jenny Hudak

March 18, 2020

Trump signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.

March 19, 2020 U.S. CDC reports more than 13,000 coronavirus cases.

making the

Seniors, Emily Gossett, Claudia DeLorenzo, Priya Chandok, Millie Chokshi and Emma Jaisle, pose for their senior photos together amidst the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Emily Gossett

The abrupt end of on-campus classes during spring semester was a dissapointment for graduating seniors, many of whom left for spring break without realizing they might never again return to the Universty Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg and Kylea Henseler

As classes moved online and the world moved into a lockdown, senior celebrations fell by the wayside or went digital. While UM had planned many events for seniors including a Commencement Ball, Senior Night at a baseball game and Senior Day at the Rat, many students settled for a Zoom happy hour with friends and the promise of an in-person commencement in December. Final formals, philanthropy events, sendoffs, pitchers at the Rat and market Wednesdays were no more. Despite the circumstances, many seniors are understanding of the situation and determined to make the best of it. “People are trying to be very positive and supportive,” said senior Samantha Waddell, “when UM didn’t host a virtual graduation, one of my roommates decided to make her own!” According to Waddell, the

ceremony was complete with video speeches from professors and, to top it off, photoshopped images of President Frenk handing each senior a diploma. However, students will have to wait a little longer for the real thing. As of now, UM has rescheduled Spring 2020 commencement exercises to Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. For those who can make it, the ceremony will be a time to reunite with old classmates, walk across the stage, and celebrate a successful college career surrounded by loved ones. “After attending my older brother’s graduation a few years ago surrounded by friends and family,” said senior Jason Kaplan, “I couldn’t wait to do the same at UM. I’m extremely appreciative with UM’s commitment to holding a ceremony for the class of 2020 in December.”

March 20, 2020

U.S. stocks close their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.


March 22, 2020 Remote learning classes begin.

March 24, 2020

United States reaches 50,000 coronavirus cases.

March 25, 2020

The UN launches $2 billion humanitarian response plan.

March 26, 2020 NYC becomes the epicenter of the US outbreak.

March 31, 2020

Model projects 100,000 Americans could die from COVID-19.


Leading the way in

Research When the pandemic threatened to change life as we know it, the University of Miami responded in a big way. The Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System led efforts to develop a better understanding of COVID-19 for the entire nation

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The Miller School of Medicine partnered with Heat Biologics, a biopharmaceutical company in North Carolina, to develop a COVID-19 test and work on creating a prototype for a potential vaccine. In an article on News@TheU, Sylvia Daunert, the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, compared the test to the look and simplicity of an over-the-counter pregnancy test. Daunert said that the test uses a throat swab, can yield results within 30 minutes and can provide earlier detection time than other methods — available after only a few days of exposure to the virus. Natasa Strbo, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is leading the charge in the development of a “cell-based” vaccine for the novel coronavirus. In an interview for News@TheU, Strbo said the vaccine is based on gp96, a protein in our cells that activates our immune response. “We already have tremendous knowledge from our previous vaccine studies, so I think the gp96 platform has

April 1, 2020

Estimated 11 million people could be pushed into poverty.



a lot of potential in inducing a protective immunity against COVID-19,” said Strbo. Additionally, several University of Miami research teams — 24 to be exact — received grants from the university’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research to conduct studies that could uncover new and highly valuable knowledge about COVID-19. Hopefully leading to better methods to stomp down the curve of infection. The projects range from departments all across the university, including a plan for an online art platform in the art and art history department to a study in the political science department on a professor’s examination of the effects of COVID-19 misinformation on the public. With the University of Miami's medical campus at the forefront of coronavirus research, administrators on all campuses were hopeful to resume on-campus classes and control the spread of the disease for the fall 2020 semester. Administration announced they would attempt to use methods like frequent testing and contact tracing to limit the spread of the virus.

April 2, 2020

Almost 91% of Americans are ordered to stay at home.

Cut the mask to shape it to perfectly fit your face. Clean up any harsh edges.

Tie behind your head and and your simple fabric mask is complete!

April 3, 2020

U.S. confirms 32,000 new cases in one day, setting a new record.

Medical Studies

University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine led the way in COVID-19 research to create a better understanding of the virus

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Another UM study takes a new angle on the virus: sexual transmission. The researchers predict the virus may be present in semen. “Understanding the potential for COVID sexual transmission is critical because of the tremendous potential ramifications,” said Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, an Associate Professor of Urology at the Miller School of Medicine and director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at the University of Miami Health System in an article on the Miller School’s website. He went on to say, "The first step in understanding the potential routes of transmission—and their ramifications—is knowing which tissues the virus is capable of penetrating. Previous SARS strains have shown an ability to cross into the male reproductive tract, where it can be sexually transmitted.” Dr. Ramasamy and his team of UM researchers are hoping to find at least 200 men who tested positive for COVID-19 to enroll in a study to determine the interaction of the virus with semen. So far, 30 men are enrolled in the study.

April 4, 2020

President Trump endorses malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine.

Ramasamy said that a critical first step in understanding the potential routes of transmission—and their ramifications—is knowing which tissues the virus is capable of infecting. "Previous SARS strains have shown an ability to cross into the male reproductive tract, where it can be sexually transmitted." According to Dr. Ramasamy, the gateway into the body for this virus is the ACE2 receptor, present in the lungs, heart, intestines, kidneys, and testis."The COVID receptor is present in a lot of testes. The testis is responsible for sperm and testosterone production," Ramasamy said. "So, we not only want to check testosterone levels, but also research if young men have changes in their sperm counts." This is just one of several other University of Miami research studies that received grants to conduct their studies, which hopes to uncover new knowledge about COVID-19. The projects range from all areas of the university, from a plan to set up an expressive online art platform to a political science professor’s perspective .

MILLER STEPS UP Natasa Strbo, M.D., D.Sc., research assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is working with Heat Biologics, Inc. to develop a vaccine designed to target the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

MIAMI LEADERSHIP President Julio Frenk continues to meet with

Miller doctors as they work on ways to combat the spread of the virus on campus and look for a vaccine for the coronavirus Photo courtesy of UM Communications

April 5, 2020

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus.

April 11, 2020

U.S. IRS deposits its first round of stimulus checks to Americans.



Stop the spread of

GERMS With a growing infection rate and no cure in sight for the outbreak of COVID-19, rumors circulated as to what actions might aid in slowing the spread. The Center for Disease Control released its own in-depth set of guidelines to aid in preventing the spread and flattening the curve of COVID-19 infection in the United States. Some of these guidelines, like washing your hands, are easily implemented in everyday life

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Seek medical care early

if you have a fever, a cough and difficulty breathing.



Clean & disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Protect yourself by wearing a mask and following social distance guidelines.

Stay home if you feel any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.



what are you doing in

Quarantine With so much time on their hands, students have found various ways to occupy the days spent in quarantine. Check Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg

HAIR SWITCH UP Popularized on social media, DIY haircuts replaced salon jobs during the pandemic. Junior, Lauren Maingot, shows off her DIY bangs here. Photo by Lauren Maingot

TOILET PAPER TERROR With fears of shortages running high, people ran to stores and bulked up on toilet paper. Some shoppers were too late to the TP party, leaving them unsure what to substitute for it. Photo by Olivia Ginsberg

TIE DYE TIME Many UM students turned to DIY projects like tie-dying to pass time. Pictures of people in tie-dye sweatsuits in a varity of hues were common during the peak of the pandemic. Photo by Olivia Ginsberg

SNIP SNIP Without hair salons parents and friends stepped up to the

plate. For Liuxi Wang, he needed some assistance with getting his hair cut.

Photo courtesy of Liuxi Wang

April 17, 2020

Pence declares there are enough tests for a phase one reopening.



April 20, 2020

Trump announces he will temporarily suspend immigration.

WHIP IT UP Dalgona or whipped coffee made by frothing instant coffee grounds was all over UM students instagram feeds. Photo by Xi Cui

April 21, 2020

U.S. gives $480 million to small businesses and hospitals.

ZOOM TIME With little access to the outside world, technology became an invaluable resource for UM students to communicate. Photo by Xi Cui


great way to pass time in quaretine, senior Jenny Hudak, shows off her banan bread here. Photo by Jenny Hudak

PRIME NO MORE Amazon Prime struggled to keep its promises for quick delivery during the pandemic with so many people stuck at home utilizing their services. Photo by Alyssa Planas

PANDEMIC DICTIONARY Social Distancing - keeping six feet apart when in public in order to prevent infecting others Work From Home (WFH) - the new, sad reality of many nine-to-five jobs, where your only friend is your computer and house plant Zoom - video chatting software used for social gatherings and school Quarantine - an isolation period after being suspected to have contracted or been diagnosed with COVID-19

TIK TOK The app Tik Tok was a great way to pass time–or get famous–for many students. Photo by Olivia Ginsberg

April 23, 2020

Trump recommends ingesting disinfectants to fight coronavirus.

April 24, 2020

The United States’s coronavirus death toll passes 50,000.

May 5, 2020

Number of cases globally surpasses 3.5 million.



When The World


With the emergence of the coronavirus came unprecedented consequences and changes to people's routines. Economic turmoil and the idolization of TV news hosts were just some of the things that emerged during the pandemic as people managed the new normal Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg

1. THE LAST ROLL With items flying off the

shelves, stores across the country implemented limits on essentials like toilet paper and paper towels. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Where's All the Necessities?: Household bathroom essentials such as toilet paper, tissues and paper towels became an unprecedented scarcity after fluffed rumors about a paper production shortage shook the country. Out-of-stock Amazon carts, outrageous toilet paper heists and mad dashes to empty Target isles were fearful realities for Americans. To counteract mass hoarding, stores began limiting purchases of paper as well as sanitary products to one per customer, and major suppliers like Georgia-Pacific met high demands by making “1.5 million rolls more a day.”

May 11, 2020

Two White House staff members test positive for the virus.



All Boarded Up: Beginning in March, 54% of restaurants switched to offering takeout or delivery services only, while 44% temporarily shut down, according to a National Restaurant Association poll. Following the phase one plan, dine-in businesses were eventually permitted to reopen, but only at 25 to 50% capacity. By that point, however, it was already too late for thousands of suffering resturants, which forcibly closed due to massive declines in sales. Major chain resturant TGI Friday's was forced to shut 20% of its resturants doors in Florida due to the virus.

3. NYSE Many traders watched their portfolios closely as panic lead to startling stock plummets. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Stock Market Shock: In the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in Feburary the stock market fell 30%. The stock market has continued to be very voliatle–jumping between highs and record lows. The pattern has been compared to such instances as the Great Depression and the stock market crash of 1987.

4. THE PRICE OF THE CURE With stay-at-

home orders in place across the country, critics of heavy restrictions took to the streets to protest. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

2. TGI BYE-DAYS With resturants forced to

pause sit-down food service, many eateries found themselves facing closures–like resturant giant TGI Fridays. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

June 9, 2020

WHO says asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 ‘very rare.’

The Cure is Worse Than the Illness: Violent attacks and arrests in response to public safety enforcements erupted at thousands of vendors nationwide. From Costco and Walmart chains to neighborhood gas stations, customers vehemently contended and rejected CDC protocol to wear masks when going out. In May, protestors gathered around U.S. state capitols and beaches to demonstrate against lengthy stay-at-home orders.

June 11, 2020

Biotech company to begin trial for COVID-19 vaccine in July.

Where's the Food?


5. THE LINE UP To protect the health of

customers grocery stores implemented social distancing measures. Photo courtesy of Tribune

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Grocery Games: Supermarkets took appropriate safety measures, requiring customers to wear masks and implementing floor demarcations distanced six feet apart. Many also reserved specific shopping hours for seniors only to minimize contact between the public and its most vulnerable population. A national survey conducted by the Center for Science and Public Interest revealed that 84% of consumers felt comfortable visiting grocery stores where employees wore masks.


FLYING Precautions were put in place in airports around the world, even as close as Miami International Airport. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

Ready for Take Off: From the beginning of the pandemic to mid-March the effect on airlines and travel industries were astronomical. As of March, passenger travel was down 95%. At least half the planes in the world were grounded. Plane cancellations were up 5000 percent in some areas. Average domestic fares were around $150. 20% of Americans don't plan to travel for the rest of the year.



stuck inside the environment saw clear water and lowered greenhouse gases. Photo courtesy of

Charles Gonzalez

TURN IT UP CNN anchor Chris Cuomo rose to

With people forced to stay home from work, the supply of grocery items diminished. Due to pandemic panic and stockpiling, demand for these items increased exponentially. This led to a surge in grocery prices–that peaked in May–for the items that remained on the shelves. Prices increased by 1% to almost 20%. Story by Olivia Ginsberg

1. Eggs – 16.1% 2. Cereal – 1.5% 3. Milk – 1.5% 4. Bread – 3.7% 5. Juice – 3.8% 6. Doughnuts – 5% 7. Soda – 4.5% 8. Cookies – 5.1% 9. Apples – 4.9% 10. Oranges – 5.6% 11. Pork – 3% 12. Meat – 3.3% 13. Chicken – 5.8% 14. Fish – 4.2% 15. Vegetable – 1.5% 15. Soup – 2.6%

fame for his coronavirus coverage. His segment was seen as informative and funny. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

All Cleaned Up: There were some positive things that came with the coronavirus pandemic. Becasue of the inability for nonessential workers to commute, greenhouse emmissions decreased. In Italy, people were able to see fish in the canals for the first time of late. In places like Yosemite National Park, coyotes returned and were visible in places they hadn't been before.

June 20, 2020

Florida and South Carolina report sharp spikes in new cases.

Cuomo Prime Time: Christopher Cuomo become the nations go-to for news, reassurance and sometimes a good laugh during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic. His segment "Cuomo Prime Time", which airs on CNN, was the best place for up-to-date information regarding the state of the nation, especially since his brother is NYC Governor Andrew Cuomo.

June 22, 2020

Trump issues restrictions on immigration to the U.S.

EMPTY ISLES Supermarkets were plagued with empty food isles in the midst of the pandemic. Photo courtesy of Tribune Content Agency

July 2, 2020

FL reports 10,000 COVID-19 cases, marking a single-day record.



TIRED All over the the U.S. people took to the streets to protest the systematic injustices that Black people face daily. The coronavirus was still a large concern, forcing protestors to don masks to stay safe. Photo by Jordan Lewis



Coronavirus wasn't the only thing that rocked the United States in 2020. After another unjust killing of a Black man by the hands of police, named George Floyd, Black Americans and their allies took to the streets to fight to end the injustices the have been plauging Black people for the past 400 years Story and Design by Olivia Ginsberg

George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor–just a few of the names of Black people that have died due to an epidemic of police brutality in America. On May 25, 2020, a black man named George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, MN at the hands of police. The officers on scene watched as Floyd's air supply was cut off from an officer's knee on his neck. His death took eight minutes and forty six seconds–no one with the authority to stop it intervened. Floyd's death sparked a nationwide movement calling for change to a system that wasn't built for everyone. Protests broke out all over the U.S., with thousands of people taking to the streets to support the movement for postive change. The protests–which would continue for months after Floyd's death–were met with


backlash for their lack of social distancing. However, protesters pushed on, wearing masks and taking precautions to fight unnecessary spread. Besides protests, activists took to social media to educate on topics such as white supremacy, racism and microaggresions, hoping to catalyze change by spreading information. On a local level, student leaders called for direct change at the University of Miami by detailing a plan to diversify and create resources for BIPOC students on campus. The plan caught the attention of administration, who hired Donald Spivey to be the new advisor to the president on racial justice. Administration is also working to implement more ideas in the upcoming school year.


FIX WHAT IS BROKEN Protestors were met with backlash by oppositionists who disagreed with BLM messages. Some cited reverse racism and all lives matters language for the reasoning behind their opposition. Photo by Jordan Lewis

TIME FOR CHANGE The protest brought immense media coverage to the BLM movement. Photo by Jordan Lewis

THE CALL TO DEFUND With police in dire need of systematic change, protestors and activists called to defund police forces nationwide. Photo by Velanie Croley

STUDENTS FOR CHANGE Students affiliated with NPHC at UM participated in a sandwich drive to support protestors. Photo courtesy of Marckell Williams

SILENCE IS VIOLENCE Marckell Williams, President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, joined Black Lives Matter protestors in Miami. Photo courtesy of Marckell Williams


United Black Students President Sophomore "Trust not in the abilities of others to bring about change, but in your own. This opportunity demands a heightened new sense of awareness, education and courage to speak out. We may mourn today, but in the memory of Floyd, Taylor, Arbery and so many lost loved ones, we will overcome tomorrow."

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE United Black Students Senator, Tikiyah Ivey, made sure to wear her mask as she protested in support of Black Lives Matter. Photo courtesy of Tikiyah Ivey


UNITED Non-Black allies joined

Kpotogbe, of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, carries a sign while demonstrating at Coral Gables's City Hall. Photo courtesy of

in protests in support of their Black friends and family. Photo by

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Members of the Divine Nine at the University of Miami participated in protests in Coral Gables. Photo

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PALM TREES AND SUN Unlike a typical day in Coral Gables, campus is empty of students. Many 'Canes enjoy sitting outside under our iconic orange umbrellas and palm trees. Photo by Michael Montero



MIDDAY WALKS Students pass by the 'U' statue along the walkway as they head towards the main academic buildings on campus for class. Photo courtesy of Mollie Blank

ACADEMICS The city of Miami might be known for late night parties and celebrity appearances, but 'Canes still know how to hit the books. From sleeping in the library during finals week to spending hours on campus working on research projects, Miami students know how to balance it all.


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Vice Chairs William L. Morrison Laura Silvers Senior Members Betty G. Amos Jose P. Bared Fred Berens Charles E. Cobb Edward A. Dauer George Feldenkreis Phillip Frost Phillip T. George Rose Ellen Greene Jorge M. Pérez Ronald G. Stone Patricia W. Toppel David R. Weaver G. Ed Williamson II Regular Members Leonard Abess Hilarie Bass Jon Batchelor Tracey P. Berkowitz Marc A. Buoniconti Alfred R. Camner Adam Carlin Wayne E. Chaplin Adriana Cisneros Paul J. DiMare David L. Epstein Richard D. Fain Miguel B. Fernandez Barbara Hecht Havenick Allan M. Herbert Marilyn J. Holifield Manuel Kadre Carolyn B. Lamm Marcus Lemonis Jayne Sylvester Malfitano Marilu Marshall1 Stuart A. Miller Jose R. Mas Patricia Menendez-Cambo William L. Morrison Judi Prokop Newman Aaron S. Podhurst Lois Pope

Jordan Rhodes Alex E. Rodríguez Steven J. Saiontz Robert E. Sanchez Laurie S. Silvers H. T. Smith, Jr. Jacquelyn R. Soffer E. Roe Stamps, IV Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. Ana VeigaMilton Alice S. Vilma Jonathan Vilma

Ex-Officio Members Frank R. Jimenez Julio Frenk Kourtney Gibson Devang Desai Roberta L. Jacoby Eric Todd Levin Ana VeigaMilton Emeriti Members Michael I. Abrams Adrienne Arsht M. Anthony Burns Paul L. Cejas Laura G. Coulter-Jones Carlos M. de la Cruz, Sr. Edward W. Easton Gloria M. Estefan Enrique C. Falla, Sr. Alfonso Fanjul Peter T. Fay David I. Fuente Thelma V.A. Gibson Bernard J. Kosar, Jr. Fredric G. Reynolds Eduardo M. Sardiña Frank P. Scruggs Steven Sonberg Gonzalo F. Valdes-Fauli Marta S. Weeks-Wulf Frances L. Wolfson Thomas D. Wood, Sr. Secretary to the Board of Trustees Leslie Dellinger Aceituno





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best and brightest The university is led by a group of leaders who are unparalleled in their wisdom, strength and devotion to the Miami student body Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Dean of the School of Communications

President of the University of Miami

Dean of the Miller School of Medicine

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Vice President for Human Resources

Vice President and General Counsel

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Interim Dean of the College of Engineering

Vice President for IT

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President Julio Frenk steps in as the head of UHealth during the pandemic. Photo

Dean of the Division of Continuing and International Education

Dean of the Graduate School

Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Vice President of Facilities Operations and Planning

Dean of the School of Education and Human Development

Vice President of Enrollment Managment

Dean of the Frost School of Music

Executive VP for Business and Finance and Chief Operating Officer

VP for Hemispheric and Global Affairs and Senior International Officer

Dean of Libraries

Dean of Miami Herbert Business School

Vice President for Student Affairs

Dean of the Law School

Dean of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Executive VP and CEO of UHealth

Dean of the School of Architecture

Senior VP for Development and Alumni Relations

Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Senior VP for Public Affairs and Communications and Chief of Staff

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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FUTURE AHEAD With mission-driven research and national recognition for multiple schools and programs at the University, Miami continues to drive cutting-edge discoveries that help change lives Source UM Research Office and Design by Giselle Spicer

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All Of Us Research Program The Miller School of Medicine is leading a consortium that was awarded a $60 million grant from the National Institutes of Health over five years to recruit about 100,000 individuals to participate in the All of Us research program. This program will help to build the most diverse database of health information aimed at helping researchers and doctors tailor medical treatments based on an individual’s genes, lifestyle, and environment.


National Institute of Mental Health The university formed the new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health (CHARM) to battle Miami's HIV epidemic. Administered through the College of Arts and Sciences, CHARM is a crosscampus collaboration. It was awarded a four-year $3.32 million grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to establish a developmental AIDS Research Center to promote research aimed at curbing the local epidemic.


Simon's Foundation Grant The University of Miami launched the Institute of the Mathematical Sciences of the Americas which is dedicated to fostering new collaborations in mathematics across the hemisphere, with a $2 million grant from one of the foremost private supporters of mathematics and basic sciences, the New-York based Simons Foundation. IMSA's mission is to tackle world challenges by building new bridges across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders, particularly in STEM.

NOAA Grant

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science to administer a $310 million grant over the next five years to host the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). CIMAS will bring together the research and educational resources of eleven partner universities to increase scientific understanding of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere.

$10,000,000 NCI Designation

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center received the prestigious NCI designation from the National Cancer Institute. Sylvester is one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in Florida and one of just 71 across the nation. This designation will enable Sylvester to receive more than $30 million in research grants.


National Fish and Wildlife Foundation The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation gave a $3 million grant to professors Diego Lirman, Andrew Baker and Brian Haus from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, along with professor Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos from the College of Engineering. They are planning to plant 150,000 coral colonies on reefs decimated by disease, pollution and rising temperatures

$1,350,000 NIH/NIMHD Grant

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) awarded a five-year renewal grant of $1.35 million to the School of Nursing and Health Studies to educate a new generation of health disparities scientists from different backgrounds. The key component of the project is a training program that will select 10 applicants each year from nursing, public health, and health science, and provide them with health disparities research training experiences.


building our Educating students to be the best and the brightest in the world-renowned field of Architecture as they prepare to be the next generation of architects and change makers in the future Story by Farha Reshamwala and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

In the School of Architecture, students are used to hearing words such as “climate,” “environment,” and “sustainability” on a day-to-day basis. It is often a requirement for projects to feature sustainable elements and to be integrated into the environment of given sites, whether that be the natural or the built environment. This focus on responsible design is vital since Miami is at great risk of flooding due to the ever-rising sea levels.

Regyne Heurtelou and Jacqueline Del Arca meet in one of the Murphy Design Studio's lounge areas. Many architecture students study in this space because of the peace and quiet. Photo courtesy of the School of Architecture


Our global climate is rapidly changing, and the School of Architecture is changing with it. Current architecture students are required to take courses such as Architecture and the Environment, Environmental Building Systems, and Building Technology, each of which teaches students to be more aware of the relationship between design and the environment. As a result, students are becoming more aware of the impact

that their designs may have on future generations. Although the specifics of the program have evolved, U-SoA has always been environmentally conscious. From participating in design charrettes, collaborating on sustainability summits, hosting environmentally aware guest lecturers, to promoting green building competitions, the school has a rich history of advocating for the future.

The Design Build Studio sits in between the School of Architecture and freshman housing. It shines most at sundown. Photo courtesy of the School of Architecture

Professor Rocco Ceo and Architecture student, Hector Valdivia, view drawings posted in Murphy Design Studio. Murphy Design Studio displays the work of both students and professors. Photo courtesy of the School of Architecture

The School of Architecture hosts their annual Latern Festival where students gather to decorate their lanterns. They then let them go onto the lake. Photo by Farha Reshamwala

Students release lanterns from School of Architecture courtyard during the Lantern Festival. The lake becomes aglow with light to celebrate the event. Photo by Farha Reshamwala

Fifth year students, Amanda Arrizabalaga, Julia Murdoch and Joshua Kleinberg meet in the Murphy Design Studio to review the progress of their Upper Level Studio Project. Photo courtesy of the School of Architecture

CAST BONDING The cast and crew of The Motherf**ker With The Hat, Rhea Cosford, John Roberts, Joel Castillo, Zye Reid, Dayana Corton and Gabby Rosenbloom pose together for a selfie on opening night. Photo by Rhea Cosford

BLOWING YOUR MIND Christian Tyler Meyer, a junior Architecture major and Jordyn Dale Savy a senior psychology major; are seen pouring and cutting during the glassblowing course. Photo courtesy of the College of Arts and Sciences

LEGACY OF ROMAN LAW A two-day pannel event in honor of Louis A. Mangone was sponsored by the Classics Department, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Richter Library. This event included two days of guest speakers and panelest that discussed the important and history of Roman Law. On the first night of the conference, Professor Charles Donahue from Harvard was the keynote speaker for the evening. On the second day of the conference, multiple professors from across the country including Emory, Duke, and the University of Miami all appeared as guest panelists.

TROJAN WOMEN Seniors Josh Andrew Wisdom, Shereen Khatibloo, Sophie Leicht, Dayana Corton, Jamilah Muhammad, Gabby Rosenbloom and Katherine Berger celebrate their final opening night at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. The cake cutting ceremony has been a department tradition for many years. Photo by Lawrence Rosenbloom

EDUCATORS Professor Charles Duane, Professor John Paul Russo, and the family sponsoring the event gather inside the Kislak Center after a successful first evening of the conferences. Photo by Karina Sloan

PRETTY LITTLE PACKAGE Senior Dana Musso displays her final project, featuring a client logo for a graphic design class on packaging and branding. The client was a company called Paradise Tea. Photo by Dana Musso



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The arts are an essential part of human existence. The College of Arts & Sciences allows students to explore their creative side in a safe, enriching and fulfilling way Story and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

It is universally understood that an education in the arts can enhance many aspects of a person’s life. The arts departments within University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences offer spaces for students to express parts of themselves that fill their souls with joy. Dana Musso, a senior majoring in Graphic Design, who took classes in departments spanning across the art school said that “Learning new techniques guided by the best professors really made me eager to go to class every week. The professors really know how to help each student with their artistic style, ranging from abstract to hyper - realism. The painting studio hold a special place

in my heart because it was my home for four years and I really grew so much as an artist and overall person.” The sentiment of one’s department feeling like home is not exclusive to the art school. Over in Hecht Residential College, which houses the Department of Theatre Arts, freshman Musical Theatre Major Sheikh Nafis Muhtade says that “I feel very included and seen in the Department of Theatre Arts, and I needed that in order to become a better human and a better artist. They appreciate the uniqueness of an individual who comes into the program.” Echoing Musso’s thoughts about the caliber of the professors, it is this prestigious level

UNDER THE SEA Senior Dana Musso poses with her wall of stunning aquatic themed works of art. Since before college, Dana Musso has used ocean and marine life as inspiration for her art. She also uses several different media to create her works, including but not limited to acrylic, oils, pencils, embroidery, watercolors and digital. Photo by Dana Musso

of educator that allowed Muhtade to speak with the iconic Barbra Streisand via Zoom in a music theory class. His professor, Laura Sherman, played in Ms. Streisand’s band on tour. Education in the arts at the University of Miami continues to flourish and enrich the lives of students.

PICTURES TO PAINT Gabriella Ruffo uses a photo as a muse for her latest painting project . Photo courtesy of the College of Arts and Sciences


applying Students in the hard sciences are experts at knowing when to relax and when to hit the books. Whether they are throwing on a lab coat and performing critical research or taking what they have learned and applying it to an internship, these students are prepared for their futures as scientific leaders Story by Amrutha Chethikattil and Design by Karina Sloan

Computer science, biochemistry, psychology, and more are the wide array of majors that fill up the hard sciences at the College of Arts and Sciences. Students are taught to be empowered through learning communication abilities, cultural understanding, and technological competence. With endless research opportunities and the best professors, students are able to realize their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. Ye Chen is a freshman studying biochemistry. Ye has had the opportunity to work with professors and do lots of research, "I enjoy studying a mix between biology and chemistry, and I love the biochemistry advisors. They are really nice and helpful, and motivate us in topics concerning biochemistry. I research at the biochemistry molecular biology department at Miller Medical school. My specific research looks at mice and their behaviors under different situations. We began creating stressful environments to “depress” the mice and then trying to find ways to make them “happy” again and return to normal conditions.”

Dr. Leslie Knecht assists Jacqueline Fonts during a chemistry lecture. Jacqueline is a freshman majoring in Biology. Photo by Juniette Fiore

Students wash their beakers after lab class. Most students that are majoring or minoring in a hard science are required to take a lab course during their time at Miami. Photo by courtesy of College of Arts and Sciences

Q: What is your Major and why? A: Neuroscience. I enjoy learning

about the brain, the way people think, and how our physiology affects our psychology. Q: How do you apply what you have learned outside of the classroom? A: I work as a Peer Advising Liaison for the Neuroscience and Psychology Department,

helping other neuroscience majors along their path. I also research for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis under PI Coleen Atkins. I research the effect of traumatic brain injury on learning and memory formation. I like applying knowledge from my classes to really improve human lives, and hopefully be a part of the new generation of medicine.”


Dr. Jean-Hubert Olivier, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, inserts parts of his research project into a beaker. Dr. Jean-Hubert Olivier teachers courses such as Chemistry for Bioscience II and Organic Chemistry for the PRISM Program. Photo by courtesy of College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. James Wilson, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and his Advanced Program for Integrated Science and Math students examine florescent materials in Dr. Wilson’s bioorganic and materials chemistry lab. PRISM brings together the top freshman majoring in subjects like biochemistry, biology, chemistry, microbiology, marine biology, marine science, neuroscience, physics, and physical therapy. Photo by Dr. Maryann Tobin

Dr. Karen Mathews, Associate Professor of Art History demonstrates the Magic Leap technology used in her ARtXP: Experiencing Historic Architecture with Magic Leap” to undergraduate student Daniela Baboun Photo by Jenny Abreu

Q: What has your experience been like at the

business school and how has it positively impacted your career goals? A: My experience studying at Miami Herbert Business School has been life-changing. The leadership, networking, and extracurricular activities at hand are second to none. An example being that I am currently involved in the Management 100 Team Leader Program which has provided me with the chance to guide first year students toward academic and social success. Through an emphasis on cultural awareness, team development tactics, and professionalism in the workplace, I am confident that the younger students will carry on the tradition of success. This is just one of the many opportunities Miami Herbert Business School has to offer its students.

Undergradute business school students, Yiorgos Takoudis, Courtney Leon, and friends enjoy the reception after the Diversity and Inclusion Seminar. The seminar featured speakers such as Dean Ryan C. Holmes and Miami professors across multiple schools. Photo courtesy of the Miami Herbert Business School

Miami Herbert Business school Dean, John Quelch, and Sebastian the Ibis annouce the renaming of the business school to Miami Herbert Business School. Photo by TJ Lievonen

Karoline Mortensen is awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award during the winter 2019 Graduate Awards Ceremony. Mortensen was selected for the award for her work in the Masters of Health Administration program. Photo courtesy of Miami Herbert Business School Gabriel Perez and Michelle Diaz work together at the Miami Leadership Conference. Perez and Diaz were two of four participants on Team Rho. Photo courtesy of the Miami Herbert Business School


One of the most renowned and highly ranked undergraduate business schools, it was recently renamed to honor Patti and Allan Herbert, two generous donors Story by Rachel Keller and Design by Karina Sloan

One unique aspect of the business school is how it introduces students to all of the business school areas of study. For example, a marketing major must take accounting and economics classes as business school prerequisites before taking courses specific to their major. Not only does this help students make an informed decision when officially choosing their major, but it also provides the students with a solid foundation in all areas of the business world. The school not only focuses intensely on job preparedness, but it also connects students with the tools needed to find jobs quickly and easily after graduation. The school puts an emphasis on career readiness by having students create resumes and LinkedIn profiles as freshmen, and continue to build upon them after gaining new experiences. Outside of class, business school students have many

resources that can be utilized. In addition to its normal business programs, the business school offers a variety of programs not commonly seen in other undergraduate business schools. If selected for the Dean’s Scholars program, students have the opportunity to earn both a Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration in only four years. Accelerated programs for MBAs are rare and can be especially helpful and time saving. It also offers a global business co-major, which allows students to be immersed into the business environment of a region of their choosing. Programs like these further prove that Miami Herbert Business school goes above and beyond to provide students the best educational experience possible, and they help to explain the tremendous success of our business school and its alumni.

Debra Cafaro, Chairman and CEO of Ventas Inc, speaks with moderator, Patricia Will, Co-Founder and CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living, at the Real Estate Impact Conference hosted by the School of Architecture and Miami Herbert Business School. Debra Cafaro guides an S&P 500 real estate investment trust (REIT) with more than $3.7 billion in revenue, a market cap in excess of $27 billion and a portfolio of approximately 1,200 properties. Photo courtesy of Miami Herbert Business School



The way we communicate with one another changes every day. From verbal chats to texting all the way to Tik Tok, students are learning to understand the future of communication Story by Justin Stevens and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Committed to developing forwardthinking, analytical, and ethical communication professionals, the School of Communication (SoC) prepares students to take on the shifting media landscape. Most classes have varying curriculums with lessons stemming from the most up-to-date knowledge on the media industry. Some professors write their lessons the day of the class because of the ever-changing industry. Students are then able to harness their skills and teachings through several different creative outlets such as UMTV,

Distraction Magazine, The Miami Hurricane and others. “The School of Communication fostered my creativity by challenging me in the classroom to think out of the box which helped me find my style and passion,” said Elizabeth Pozzuoli, a senior majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. “Then by being part of Distraction Magazine and Orange Umbrella, I was able to make my style and passion shine which will set me up for a long career in the communications industry.” The SoC provides students with real world examples and skills that translate from the classroom

to professional jobs. Senior, Tommy Fletcher, a Communication Honors student with a focus on Broadcast Journalism, said, “I was able to get a full-time job in the industry that I wanted as a junior at UM. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without my professors providing me the skills necessary to succeed.” Students who graduate from the SoC have the ability and knowledge to take on any new media outlet, merger or invention that shakes up the media industry. They are ready and prepared to help enhance the world through communication.

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, gave lots of practical advice to the students in the special topics class "Women in PR." Among the gems: Always treat a draft as though it were the final paper and hire people in their 20s to oversee social media. Photo courtesy of Heidi Carr


No, Melina Asnani and Natalia Noyen aren't really elves. But they donned Halloween costumes in order to get an extra credit point -- and have a bit of fun -- in their fall public relations course. Photo by Heidi Carr

Tatyana Dix, Class of 2021, flashes the "U" on Center Court at American Airlines Arena. Dix and her classmates in the special topics class "Women in PR" got a private tour of the arena before meeting with the femaleled team that oversees communications for the Miami Heat. Photo by Heidi Carr

Dean Karin Wilkins hosts a meet and greet with current students to introduce herself and her goals for the SoC for the next couple years. Photo courtesy of School of Communication

PR majors Amalia Ivaldi, Amanda Delgado and Sabrina Pizziol, all class of '20, jump for joy during a Travel and Tourism class field trip to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in February. Photo by Heidi Carr

UMTV is completely student run, with students anchoring, filming, and producing the content. Senior, Justin Stevens, is an executive producer of UMTV and helps with all aspects of its production. Photo courtesy of Justin Stevens

Dean Karin Wilkins began her first year as Dean of the School of Communication, becoming the SoC's first female dean. Wilkins received her Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies at Bucknell University and then received her master's degree and Ph.D. in Ccmmunication from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication. Before arriving at the University of Miami, she previously worked at the University of Austin at Texas for 24 years. While at UT Austin, she was the Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Strategic Initiatives at the Moody College of Communication. Wilkins background greatly focuses on global communication and political engagement, making her the perfect fit for a place as diverse as Miami. She hopes to focus on the student's experiences by strengthening current programs and building new opportunities. And she is specifically focused on building experiential learning opportunities. “There are already great programs in the school, and that is something I want to make sure any student who wants to do that, can have a way to have those kinds of experiences,” Wilkins said. Dean Wilkins has continued to engage with her students and push the SoC to new heights. Story by Karina Sloan

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Teaching education requires the best educators—the School of Education and Human Development is no exception Story by Noah Vesey and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Education is a tool for transformation. It helps students understand the problems of the world and, most vitally, begin to invent solutions. Integrating educational, psychological, and physical well-being into formal education, the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development, harnesses talent, research skills, and the experience of faculty to train the educators of the next generation. 2020 graduate Paige Ciluffo said, “I am forever grateful to my first professor in the Education department, Professor Menda, for opening my eyes to the injustices and

inequalities in education throughout the world, and for inspiring me to make a change in a child's life in any way I can.” Education bolsters young students’ confidence, letting them, at a young age, experience overcoming difficulty to learn something new. Education also offers self-esteem boosts in formative times in childrens’ lives – an experience of immaculate importance. “I am a true believer that teachers are the true superheroes of the world, and I am grateful for the opportunity to train to one day be that for a child somewhere.”


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Commencement. Elena received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Photo courtesy of the

BIG DISCUSSIONS Jennifer Rau, at the new Graduate Student Orientation, discusses her academic and professional journeys thus far, and why it's important to pursue a graduate degree at the School of Education and Human Development. Photo courtesy of the School of

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READY TO EDUCATE Senior, Elena Inderbitzen, poses for a photo with her father during Fall



Merrick Fountain is the perfect spot for School of Ed students to sit outside and finish homework, study, or just enjoy the view between classes. Photo courtesy of the School of Education and Human Development

Donna Shalala returned to her namesake building to speak about decision making and mental health for the Translational Health in Nutrition and Kinesiology (THINK) program using science to promote physical fitness and mental health in youth. Photo courtesy of the School of Education and Human Development

Laura Kohn-Wood, dean, is UM’s first black female dean of a school or college. She’s a mother, wife, scholar, educator, clinical psychologist, and advocate who is beloved by peers, faculty, staff, and students. Photo courtesy of the School of Education and Human Development

to the Educating the next generation of designers and builders who will be responsible for creating the map to the future is a big task, but the College of Engineering is up for the challenge Story and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

The College of Engineering (CoE) is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and education. This college is building the next generation of engineers in a way that prepares them for the industry. The world of engineering is known for its seamless combination of the analytical and the creative. It is not always easy to have these two facets of the human psyche work together; however, the foundation of CoE is based in collaboration so it is not surprising that they seem to have it figured out. “My favorite part of CoE is that we’re all a team,” said Amanda Beyrer, a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering with minors in Mechanical

Engineering and Economics. “I never once felt as though us as students were competing against each other, instead we were all there to help each other out if it was necessary.” It is this essence of teamwork and collaboration that leaves graduates of the College of Engineering ready for the work force. This is evidenced by the fact that 83 percent of graduates secured post-grad plans and have held many prestigious internships. The people who pass through CoE come out with a greater sense of readiness for the world of the engineering industry. They are ready, willing and able to design and build a better future.

With multple opportunities to explore engineering and creative skills, a student shows off his most recent project. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering

Ryan Noell, Rachael Snyder, and Danielle Coogan, work on a group project together for one of their engineering courses. Throughout their years at Miami, engineering students are put in groups to work on various projects. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering


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of CoE undergrads are female

Andrez Ruiz and Edwin Almeida take their computers out in order to take notes. Most courses require concentration and dedication to do well in class. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering

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of grads secure postgrad jobs within 6 months

Two students work together to complete their lab work. With their gloves, beakers, and pencils they take notes about the work they are studying in their lab course. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering

A member of the Cruise Ship move in team push carts loaded with a student’s belongings into their dorm to unload. Photo by Jackie Abreu

Tasked to constantly build and present their engineering products, Joseph Cherubin stands in front of the class to explain his latest project. Since freshman year, students are taught how to build and present their work to the class. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering

Robert Haislmaier and Michael Pressman work together on an iPad to finish up a group project. Haislmaier and Pressman are both students in the College of Engineering. Photo courtesy of the Collegeof Engineering

STARTING OFF STRONG Dr. Ruth Everett-Thomas, assistant professor of clinical, far left, kicks off the Spring 2020 semester in January with a Simulation 101 lecture in proper technique for donning and doffing personal protective equipment with undergraduate nursing students at the School of Nursing and Health Studies. Photo by J Narchet

IT'S ALL A SIMULATION SONHS Nursing students practice clinical skills on a pediatric simulator. Photo by TJ Lievonen

WE'RE HERE TO SAVE THE DAY Dr. Evan McEwing, nurse specialist and lecturer, addresses health screening and cardiopulmonary resusitation skills with SONHS undergraduate nursing students. Photo by J Narchet

PUTTING IN WORK UM nursing students practice wound redressing at S.H.A.R.E.™: Simulation Hospital for Advancing Research and Education. Photo by J Narchet



healthcare HEROES Training the next generation of healthcare practitioners who will take care of their patients with kindness and skill Story by Gabby Rosenbloom and Design by Karina Sloan

EXTRA CAREFUL When students in the Accelerated B.S.N. program at the UM School of Nursing and Health Studies returned to skills courses at the Simulation Hospital for Advancing Research and Education over Summer Session B, extra precautions were in place such as plexiglass shields and PPE. Photo courtesy of S.H.A.R.E.™/ SONHS

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) operates under a very strict standard of excellence. This excellence is applied not onlhy to the expectations of the students but also the facilities, the professors, the clinicians and the programs. Olivia Drummond, a senior getting her Bachelor of Science in Nursing says that "Miami’s Traditional BSN program is known to prepare its students so well for the licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) that they have a first-time passing rate of about 98%. The professors, the clinical instructors, and the challenging grade standards all play a role in preparing the students extremely well to pass the NCLEX [the first time] and be prepared for future RN jobs." One of the key elements of SONHS is the simulation hospital which is housed in the heart of the Nursing building. This "sim" hospital allows students to get real-time, hands on practice for the exact things they are training for. Manequins, demo machines and medications are some of the things that give SONHS students such confidence as they enter the brave workforce of healthcare. The constant dedication to the work of both the educators and the students is palpable as one walks the halls of the SONHS building. The school's focus on collaboration and hands on learning is what preps students for success upon graduation. "Miami’s nursing school helped me to truly understand and think in the nursing mindset, which is crucial when critical thinking is necessary in a clinical or hospital setting," said Drummond. When a student leaves the university with a degree from SONHS, they know they are ready to be an RN.

GIVING SOME INSTRUCTIONS Dr. Linda Wunder, associate professor of clinical, works in one of the operating room suites at S.H.A.R.E.™. Photo by TJ Lievonen


HEART and MUSIC Frost School of Music is dedicated to serving their community in any way that they can. For these 'Canes, they are changing lives of others through music Story by Noah Vesey and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

In early September of 2019, Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, causing an estimated 3.4 billion dollars in damage. A few weeks later, Frost announced a benefit concert: Hurricane Relief for the Bahamas. The event was "an evening of live music to support those who were impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas,” Daniel Lerner, a 2020 graduate in Media Writing & Production said. “Many ensembles and groups from all styles at Frost performed. I performed an original song with the American Music Ensemble.” The concert, organized by Professor of Practice and legendary musician Chuck Bergeron, featured multi-Grammy and Latin Grammy winners as well as various student and faculty ensembles. Every December since 2008, the Frost School of Music has held their annual Winter Wonderful Gala, and 2019 was no different. The evening included over 150 student singers and musicians, and the event raised over $200,000 for the Donna E. Shalala

HONORING THE ONES WE LOST Hilarie Bass, Felicia Knaul, President Julio Frenk, and Provost Jeffrey Duerk attend the Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at Gusman Hall, following Hurricane Dorian which devastated the Bahamas. Photo

MusicReach program. Their mission, according to their website, is to “enrich the education of underserved youth in the Miami-Dade community through unique and innovative music education programming while providing opportunities for Frost School of Music students to develop their teaching and community engagement skills.” Students at Frost are not only taught how to dissect, analyze and perform beautiful music, but are constantly encouraged to use their gifts and training to make a difference in the world. “The most valuable thing I learned at Frost is how to collaborate with other musicians. Before Frost, I never really wrote or even played with other people,” Lerner said. “I've learned the value of communicating with others through the art we make, as well as helping to lift one another up in our creative visions and artistic success.” Frost School of Music, year after year, remains committed to “playing it forward.”

SANTA HATS AND BURNING CANDLES Students open up the 2019 Winter Wonderful Event with carols and candlelight. The Winter Wonderful Event benefits the Donna E. Shalala MusicReach mentoring program. Photo courtesy of Frost

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BEST TIME OF THE YEAR Set in a magical winter setting, students, the Frost Holiday Orchestra performs at the benefit. The evening included over 150 Frost School of Music student singers and instrumentalists Photo courtesy of Frost School of Music

IN THE STUDIO The L. Austin Weeks Center for Recording and Performance is filled with equipment for Frost students to utilize on the Coral Gables campus. Photo courtesy of Frost School of Music



PERFORMING WITH THE BEST Camilo Molina plays with the Frost Latin Jazz Ensemble. He was one of the performers during Frost Bahamas Relief Concert. Photo courtesy of Frost School of Music

And The Grammy Goes To... The Frost School of Music is no stranger to the Grammy win. With impeccable training and a focus on collaboration, the Frost School of Music is often awarded this prestigious honor. Eight members of the Frost community received Grammy nominations this year and winners included Professor Brian Lynch for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Cristian Macelaru, B.M. '03 for Best Classical Instrumental Solo and Julio Reyes, M.M. '00, Natalia Ramirez, M.A. '17 and Carlos Fernando Lopez, B.M. '12 for Best Latin Pop Album. Nominations also included alumni Eric Alexandrakis, Michael Thomas and Scott M. Riesett. By Gabby Rosenbloom

POWER TRIO Julio Reyes, M.M. '00, Natali Ramirez, M.A. ' 17 anad Carlos Fernando Lopez, B.M. '12 won a Grammy as an epic trio. Photo courtesy of Natalia Ramirez

COUNT ME IN Conducting program graduate, Cristian Macelaru, took home a Grammy for conducting the Best Classical Instrumental Solo. Photo by Soria Ropa

123 POWER TRI0 Julio Reyes, M.M. '00, Natalia Ramirez, M.A. '17 and

The Rosenstiel Marine Campus on Virginia Key looks out at the Miami skyline. Students who study on both the Rosenstiel campus and Coral Gables campus take a bus in order to get to both campuses for class. Photo courtesy of the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

With a hands on experiences like no other, students get a taste of educational research in coral reefs, rising sea levels, climate change and so much more Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Tanja Moissl

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is the only college at the university to have its own campus, located on Virginia Key and its very own scientific research vessel named the R/V F.G. Walton Smith, which performs research. Sophomore Katherine DeVore discussed her research stating “working in SUSTAIN has given me amazing practical experience that shows how my major can be applied to improving hurricane forecasting, all while getting to work in a cutting edge hurricane tank.” The mission of their research is “to deepen our collective knowledge of our planet through cutting-edge scientific research on the oceans, atmosphere, geology, biota, and the human dimension, while training the next generation of

scientists” according to Dean Roni Avissar. RSMAS is best described as a community of students and professionals working on the cutting edge of marine research, and learning in the most hands on manner available. The Rosenstiel school offers its students the ability to earn degrees in six different undergraduate disciplines including marine affairs, geology, meteorology, marine biology and ecology, atmospheric sciences, and oceanography. RSMAS allows its students to study between these disciplines to become the best prepared members of the professional marine science field. However RSMAS is not always just hard work, the campus also features its very own bar run by the graduate students, appropriately named

WetLab. Many students enjoy drinks at WetLab while watching Biscayne Bay. In the last decade the Rosenstiel school has responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and performed dedicated research on Florida’s own red tide crisis; they opened the new SUSTAIN hurricane research center, the helicopter observation platform and the new scientific diver training pool, celebrating their 75th anniversary along the way. Recently the Rosenstiel school’s dedication to insuring for Earth’s future led them to host the Miami Climate Symposium of 2020 with lectures to predicting and living with extremes in the climate sciences.


In January, the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the Rosenstiel School hosted the Miami Climate Symposium with the aim of predicting and living with extremes in weather. In his keynote address, Adam Sobel of Columbia University stated “We scientists come up with the science, and we figure out solutions, and those get translated into practice. But that last part doesn’t always work that way,” when discussing the politics that go into shaping the future of climate policy. Liv Williamson, fourth year doctoral student in marine biology and ecology, cleans staghorn coral clipping prior to outplanting. Photo courtesy of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Bill Weir, Ben Kirtman, and Jenny Staletovich, discuss the key points of the Miami Climate Symposium during the symposium's public outreach session. Photo by Farha Reshamwala Undergraduate students go on their first year student experience at sea cruise aboard the RV Walton Smith. Photo courtesy of the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Students and faculty take a look at their research on the RSMAS campus lab. Photo courtesy of the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Group of study abroad RSMAS studentsin the Galapogos, Chile. Pablo Vargas, Nicolas Quintairos, Colette Biondi, and Kelsey Fisher; Kathryn Metzker, Nico Rivas, Ryan Bremen, Stephanie Topal, Alexia Skrbic, Annelise McDougall, Nikki Tenaglia, and Shelby Brown Photo by Evan d'Alessandro

ALL ABOUT THE RESEARCH Students in the grad school present their research at the second annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium. Photo courtesy of the

aiming Graduate School

YOU'VE GOT 3 MINUTES Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk greets graduate students after the annual Three Minute Thesis Competition. During the competition, students have three minutes to present their research and are allowed one PowerPoint slide with no movement or sounds Photo by courtesy of the Graduate School

for higher

Diving into their respective fields, students in the graduate school lead the way in innovate research Story by Jordan Viera and Design by Karina Sloan

STUDENTS TOGETHER Tarika Sankar (Parliamentarian), Christian Elledge (Treasurer), Samuel Johnson (Secretary), Janine Kenner (Operations Officer), Lorenzo Martino (Student Life Officer), Lei Sun (Public Relations Officer), Chloe Kirk (Webmaster), Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza (President) and John Ness (Vice President) make up the Graduate Students' Association. Photo courtesy of John Ness



On Feb. 5, the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition held its fourth competition. This competition celebrates the research conducted by graduate students around the world. According to the Graduate School, this competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills, contributing to students' professional development. Presenting in a 3MT Competition increases students’ capacity to succinctly summarize their research in three minutes using language comprehensible to a non-specialist audience. Competitors have a maximum of three minutes to present their research and are allowed one PowerPoint slide with no movement or sounds. No other resources or props may be used. Monetary prizes are awarded to first-place, runner-up and the people's choice award. This year, Benjamin Borenstein, a PhD marketing student at Miami Herbert Business School, took home the first place trophy and $500 grand prize.

SHAKE-A-LEG Enjoying the sun and the waves, students participate in the Shake-A-Leg annual Midwinter regatta that was held in Biscayne Bay. Photo by courtesy of the Graduate School

CIVICALLY ACTIVE 'CANES Graduate and doctoral students help up their U Vote signs as they discuss the importance of being civically engaged. GSA hosted the training event for graduate and doctral students at the 'U'. Photo courtesy of John Ness

GET READY FOR BEACH CLEAN UP Graduate students in Graduate Students' Association attend a beach clean up in Miami. GSA helped out Debris Free Oceans by helping to clean up trash cluttering the Miami beaches. Photo courtesy of John Ness


getting Fostering vigorous academic competition and collaboration is the key to crafting a future of smart and powerful leaders on their journey to many legal successes Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

“It’s got a lot of heart. Students look out for each other, professors are always within reach, and staff never pass up a chance to help,” described third-year law student Romney Maron Manassa. The Law School manages to maintain the time consuming, competitive and challenging nature that the work requires, while still allowing students to make close relationships with their peers, and learn to collaborate on challenging situations.

“The most important thing for outsiders to know is that Miami Law is a collaborative community where our students support and look out for each other. While, the single hardest thing about law school was learning what works best for me in terms of learning material and preparing for class and exams. However, the law school has an amazing “Dean’s Fellow” program where an upperlevel (2L or 3L) offers first-year students a chance to participate in weekly study groups, which really helped me succeed,” said second-year law student Sydney Smith. Second-year law student Karina Oms added, “Miami Law has offered me a surplus of opportunities to better myself and my skills as a future lawyer and law student. Legal studies and legal work require enormous amounts of effort and organization and Miami gives you all the skills to handle the stresses of law school and succeed. Inside and outside the law, diligence and organization are two of the most important virtues of success, and I feel that Miami has given me the instruments to succeed.” Finally, third-year law student Meredith Shea added “By nature of reading thousands of pages of legal cases where people are suffering, it can be challenging to maintain optimism and positivity. Miami Law spends time hosting and curating events to engage with the community and to remind students to pause for successes and encourage support for each other.”

President Julio Frenk speaks at the ceremony for the Endowed Chair in Bankruptcy. Photo courtesy of Miami Law School



"The University of Miami has built me as a person by giving me the tools needed to succeed in the legal profession, such as professional development workshops, experiential learning through the litigation skills program, practical training, etc. Miami Law has given me endless opportunities to grow as a leader and to give back to the greater Miami community, things that I find invaluable. Miami Law has really prepared me for the real world and post graduate life and I can’t wait to represent UM as an alumnus in the near future."

"U" LOOKIN' GOOD Tyler Rudolph, Peter Sitaras, David Serrano, David Petrantoni, and Joubin Khazaie are in their festive shirts for Tropical Thursday. 1L students, and some 2L students, dress up each week by wearing tropical shirts for the day. Photo courtesy of Miami Law School

LOVING THE LAW John Rooney, Ana Carolina Martins, and fellow law students and alumni enjoy another hosted event by the School of Law with drinks and snacks in hand . Photo by Jenny Abreu

FUNDRAISING FUN Tyler Koteskey, Sergio Campos, Mira Hussain Jaqqani, Luciana Jhon, Joubin Khazaie, Catherine Perez, Jessica Owley and Evelyn Veras pose at a fundraising event. Photo courtesy of Miami Law School

THROW WHAT U KNOW Paula Arias, Anthony Varona, Hernan Pantaleon and Janet Sterns flash the iconic "U" at a law school event. Photo courtesy of Miami Law School


thinking The school that’s breeding the doctors of the future – not only in practice but also in groundbreaking medical research Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

The University of Miami’s Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is a world renowned medical campus on the front lines of shaping the medical community. Just this year the Miller School’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ranked number one in the world, for the eighteenth time. This means students at the Miller School have the opportunity to learn from the best ophthalmologists in the world, a rare opportunity. According to the Miller School “the mission of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is to enhance the quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness, and advancing ophthalmic knowledge through compassionate patient care and innovative research.” The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute credits their

successes to their guiding principles named the Norton Principles, named for Dr. Edward Norton the founding chair of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. They include; integrity, organization, predictable behavior, ability to prioritize, credibility, flexibility, encouragement, development of key faculty, ability to listen, capacity to delegate, utilization of support personal, role as caretaker, implementation of decisions, vision, and loyalty to the institution. However the Miller School is not just for Ophthalmology, there is ground breaking research being done on various topics including genome editing, the early prediction of Parkinson’s disease, brain tumor diagnostics, and so much more.

Torin Theilhelm focuses in on his lecture while reading his textbook. Photo courtesy of Miller School of Medicine

Isabel Penabad is engaged and ready to learn as she listens to Dr. Roderick K. King during orientation. Photo courtesy of Miller School of Medicine.


Medical students notoriously have a knack for academia and this class is no exception. Students focus intently at the lessons they are learning. Photo courtesy of Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Richard Schwartzstein, a visiting professor from Harvard Medical School, works with students Alexander Sands, Isabel Penabad, Paul Elias and Nizar Osmani. Photo courtesy of Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Roderick K. King MD, MPH, director of the MD/MPH Program, speaks with the Miller class of 2023 about the program during orientation. Photo

courtesy of Miller School of Medicine

Madeline Cohen and Ady Lopez look through their iPads and worksheets in the NextGenMD course that was just introduced into the Miller cirriculum. Photo courtesy of Miller School of Medicine

The Class of 2023 takes a picture with Sebastian after the inagural White Coat and Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony celebrates the new Miller School of Medicine students as the begin their journey to becoming doctors. Photo courtesy of Miller School of Medicine

Jerry Herman 1931-2019

The ever persistent legacy of one of the giants of the musical theatre and Broadway industries Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Jerry Herman was an award-winning Broadway composer who penned uplifting and inspirational musicals like Hello, Dolly!, La Cage aux Folles, and Mame. Jerry Herman was a close part of the University of Miami community as an alumni, and the namesake for our Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Herman’s brilliant work earned him three Tony Awards, the first being the 1964 Best Composer and Lyricist Tony for Hello, Dolly!, then the 1984 Best Original Score Tony for La Cage aux Folles, and finally the 2009 Special Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Herman also won two Grammy awards for his work the 1964 Song of the Year award for Hello Dolly! and the 1966 Best Score From An Original Cast Show Album award for Mame. Jerry Herman was even a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2010 for his lifetime contributions to the arts and American culture. Jerry Herman graduated from the University of Miami in 1953 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama and received a Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1980 from the University of Miami. The University awarded him the Order of Merit in 1971, the Alumnus of Distinction in 1975, and the New York Alumnus of Distinction



in 1992. Jerry Herman was partnered with Martin Finkelstein until his death in 1990, Herman later partnered with Terry Marler. In 1961 after graduating he returned to his home town of New York, and composed the score to Milk and Honey, which won him his first Tony nomination. On January 19th 1993, the University of Miami’s Board of Trustees officially renamed the then ring theatre as “The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre Complex,” in honor of Herman’s theatrical success and continued support towards his alma matter. Leonidas Bachas, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, stated “We are deeply saddened by news of Jerry Herman’s passing … His profound contribution to the world of Broadway and musical theatre illustrates his remarkable gift in creating narrative through the art of songwriting. He will live on as a major visionary and inspirational source for our talented students in the Department of Theatre Arts.”

A LIFE OF CREATION Jerry Herman was an enigma. Photos on this spread range from the Tony Awards and the Ring Theatre to Times Square and the White House. Herman lived an inspired life and the University of Miami is honored to call him a member of the 'Cane family. Photo courtesy of University of Miami Archives


LEADERSHIP is key during COVID Working on the front lines of COVID-19 is no easy task. UHealth has made treatment, prevention, and research regarding the coronavirus a top priotity among its three hospitals Story by Jordan Viera and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

UHealth has become a major medical and academic center after consolidating their three hospitals into a single operational model. With the severity of this year's pandemic, UHealth has played an important role in fighting COVID-19 including: developing rapid tests, seeking effective treatments, informing the public about risks and prevention, and working toward a vaccine. From the beginning, UHealth has been on the front lines of safety for the public. In August, the team partnered with the City of Miami to offer free COVID-19 testing to local children of all ages in UM's Pediatric Mobile Clinic. Not only has the team at UHealth worked hard in the

PRESIDENT FRENK ON THE JOB President Julio Frenk visits with UHealth leaders, Dipen Parekh, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Operating Officer, UHealth; Tanira Ferreira, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, University of Miami Hospital and Clinics; David Lang, D.O., Medical Director of Emergency Medicine, UHealth; and Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Miller School of Medicine, to discuss COVID-19. Photo by David Sutta



diagnosis proccess trying to detect COVID related symptoms as fast as possible, they have also been working with people that have had the virus and are still suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted lives in many ways, including heart health for many people. To help these patients, heart experts at the UHealth have established a special program to address health issues related to heart inflammation and scarring due to COVID-19 infections and untreated heart problems. UHealth heart experts are leading the way in understanding how COVID-19 impacts heart health and in researching innovative ways to help treat it


STUDENT SUPPORT University of Miami students, Cayla Suthumphong, Tara Tardino and Kelsey Matteson offer their time and skill to volunteer at the UHealth COVID hotline. This hotline has helped the UM community and beyond through the hardships of the pandemic. Photo by David Sutta

BASCOM PALMER EYE INSTITUE Photo courtesy of UHealth

HEALTHCARE HEROES Nurses, Yuliexy Chang, Debra Moshood, Kimberly Trujillo and Alexander Chacon, at the UHeallth Tower stand strong, as they are the pillars of support holding up the community in the wake of the pandemic. Photo by David Sutta

LENNAR MEDICAL CENTER Photo courtesy of UHealth

PUTTING IN THE WORK Nurses, Melinda Jackson and Jhon Cardona, located at the UHealth tower work tirelessly to treat patients in the midst of the pandemic. Photo by


David Sutta


choose your own The cognate system allows students to gain a wellrounded education in three primary categories—People and Society, STEM and Arts and Humanities Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Public Relations

Music Business

Fitness, Nutrition and Well-Being

"It helped me to realize how I wasn’t fueling my body correctly and helped me to start healthier habits for my health. Also encouraged me to try different workout so I could reach my fitness goals."

Public Relations Marketing, Interactive Media, American Studies American Studies


"I liked American Studies because it gave me the opportunity to dive deeper into fundamental elements of America and how it is perceived by the rest of the world. I liked it so much that I made into one of my minors, and a lot of the topics discussed are incredibly relevant to America’s current strengths and weaknesses."

Musical Theatre

Writing, Public Speaking, and Digital Communication Skills

I really liked my cognate because it offered a wide range of classes that taught skills that everybody needs to have. I loved that I could take a film production class, public speaking class, and writing for the digital age class all under the same cognate.

Students walk and talk between classes at the Miami Herbert Business School. There are opportunities to take courses at the business school whether you have a major, minor, or cognate related to business. Photo by TJ Lievonen

Public Relations Interactive Media

Industrial Engineering

Mathematics Renaissance Art and Culture

For one of the three classes in the cognate, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, with day trips to other Italian cities, for a month after my first year at the University of Miami. Seeing these world-renowned works of art left me awestruck. While I am an engineering student, learning and geeking out over Art History for that month was a change of pace and exciting, as I was learning new topics and ideas in a beautiful, historical country.

Arts and Humanities Beyond the USA

It allowed me to learn about a new country while physically being in that country. I was able to learn about Australian sport, culture and nature through these courses.

LEAVING HIS MARK Tre'Vaughn Howard spent his junior fall semester studying abroad in Hong Kong. During his free time he traveled to Seoul, South Korea to explore and learn more about the culture. Photo courtesy of Tre'Vaughn Howard



the possibilities



'Canes come from all across the world to get the best education possible. But their learning doesn't stop there, the most important part about getting a true educational experience is getting out of your comfort zone, branching out into the world and gaining unforgettable experiences outside of the classroom Story and Design by Karina Sloan

When it comes to attending college, students are opened up to an entire new world of possibilities. You can choose your own major, join extracurricular clubs related to your various interests, or even learn to support and be a part of sports teams. But, one of the most unique aspects of being in college is the ability to study abroad. Study abroad differs greatly from the ordinary college experience on campus. Students get to choose where they want to travel and learn for either a couple of weeks or an entire semester. From China and Spain, to Australia and the Galapagos, there is a place for every student and their interests. Many 'Canes choose to spend a semester during their junior and senior year so that they can take elective courses and spend a lot of their time exploring the city. Many of them come back to campus with unforgettable experiences and memories that changed their lives forever.

READY FOR A RIDE Sevilla has endless possibilities for students to explore. Sean Nyce takes a ride on a camel during his semester abroad in Spain. Photo courtesy of Sean Nyce

MY NEW BUDDY Professor Heidi Carr snaps a pic of one of her students posing with a seal on their trip to the Galapagos during the fall semester. Photo by Heidi Carr

A VIEW LIKE NO OTHER Australia is home to a wide variety of beautiful views. For Catherine Chase, she took a trip in some flower fields to enjoy her time and take in the beautiful views. Photo courtesy of Catherine Chase

OUI OUI Francesca Gedeon enjoys her semester abroad exploring Paris, France. She was able to get experience both in the classroom and out of the classroom. Photo courtesy of Francesca Gedeon


Every professor at the University of Miami is outstanding in their own right. However, these four, in particular, have shown amazing dedication to their students and their departments Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Students rush by the 'U' statue as they get ready for another day full of classes, friends, and fun. Photo by Gabby Rosenbloom


Introduction to American National Government Constitutional Law II Political Ideologies American Presidency The Constitution "I love thinking about and talking about politics and government. It is like I was able to make a profession out of one of my most significant hobbies! I’ve enjoyed a profession that involved lifelong study and learning. It kept things interesting. And, despite the decades I’ve studied Political Science, I pick up something new from my students every semester."


"Professor Thompson is by far the most engaging professor I have taken at Miami; she cares deeply about her students and is always willing to go the extra steps and have a discussion with students in order to help them understand material far beyond the classroom application."


Movement Styles of Movement Stage Combat Acting for the Camera Movement for the Actor "It might be cliche, but certainly the best part of my job is working with students. In all honesty, their energy vitalizes me. There's nothing more inspiring or rewarding than watching students grow."


Introduction to Electronic Media Production Intermediate Electronic Media Production Mobile Journalism Television News Producing Journalism Practicum "My favorite part of my job is interacting with the students, whether it’s in class or in the studios overseeing SportsDesk (the best show on UMTV)! It’s always fun and rewarding to be a part of their professional and personal development."


Intergroup Dialogue Student Development Theory "My favorite part of my job is connecting with all of the students, helping them achieve their collegiate goals and, finally, watching them walk across the commencement stage."

"She effectively helped me examine aspects of race from various perspectives and enlightened my privileged classmates on ways they were perpetuating and benefitting from systemic racism."

The Hecht and Stanford freshman dorm towers reflect off the beautiful Lake Osecola during a typical sunny day in Coral Gables. Photo by Michael Montero


The December Commencement Ceremony, albeit smaller, is equally as momentous as the Spring Ceremony Story and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

When we think of graduation, our minds typically jump to the Spring. However, the University of Miami offers an equally as beautiful ceremony for students graduating at the end of the Fall semester. Since there are fewer graduates, the ceremony is smaller in size. "The ceremony felt more unique since it was smaller and was all the graduates at Miami. Undergrad was not broken down by school so it was nice to see everyone graduate together from different schools and even the law school," said December graduate, Jorge Chabo.

The intimacy of the smaller graduation allows students a dually beautiful opportunity. Not only do they get to graduate with their friends, they also get the celebration for this wonderful milestone that another institution may not offer for Fall graduates. "My favorite part was when we’re all getting set up to graduate and we’re able to meet up and see friends and faculty all preparing for the ceremony—it’s bittersweet," said Chabo.

BADGE OF HONOR Graduates Nia Lennan and Demba Kah, adorned with multiple stoles and medals, pose together for a celebratory photo post-ceremony. Different stoles represent different organizations, groups or memberships on campus. Photo courtesy of Nia Lennon



ROLE MODEL School of Communication graduate, Marissa Vonesh, poses for a photo with her friend and mentor, Father Phillip Tran. Photo courtesy of Marissa Vonesh

MOMMA WE MADE IT More than 1,100 students crossed the stage during fall graduation to receive their well respected degrees. There were 560 undergraduates and 570 doctoral and master's students that finally got to see all their hard work come to fruition. Photo courtesy of UM Communications

HAPPY TIMES Kayla Gardner proudly holds her diploma and smiles as she greets her friend Dalia Ali. Photo courtesy of Kayla Gardner

STRIKE A POSE Kayla Moore smiles for the iconic diploma photo in front of a branded step and repeat. Moore went on to join the Disney College Program. Photo courtesy of Kayla Moore

SOME HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Graduates Andrea Barreiro, Travis Feather, Nicole Newton, Lauren Torterice, Jorge Chabo, Shay Baum, and Patrick Corcoran gather for a celebratory photo after graduation. Photo courtesy Jorge Chabo


IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE Sebastian hypes up the crowd after a women's basketball team win against Notre Dame. Photo by JC Ridley



THE RAIN CAN'T STOP US FROM SHINING The baseball team celebrates their big win against University of South Florida despite weather complications with the rain. Photo by JC Ridley


Miami has an elite sports program, pushing athletes to new heights during their athletic careers. With record breaking seasons and no. 1 spots in the ACC, even with a shortened season due to COVID-19, these superstar athletes never backed down.











inaccolades Balancing homework, practice, away games, and a social life is no simple task. But, for these hard-working student athletes, they manage to fit it all in like a true 'Cane

Volleyball Freshman All-ACC Team Savannah Vach

Second Team All-ACC Elizaveta Lukianova

Academic All-ACC Elizaveta Lukianova

Stats by Miami Athletics


ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year

First Team All-ACC Shaquille Quarterman Gregory Rousseau Brevin Jordan

Gregory Rousseau

FWAA Freshman All-American

Second Team All-ACC

Gregory Rousseau

Michael Pinckney

Women's Swim and Dive Academic All-ACC Mia Vallée

Academic All-ACC

Honorable Mention All-ACC

Zion Nelson K.J. Osborn

Trajan Bandy

Women's Tennis ITA All-Academic

ITA Singles All-American

Estela Perez-Somarriba Maya Tahan Florencia Urrutia Diana Khodan Daevenia Achong

Estela Perez-Somarriba

Men's Tennis ITA All-Academic Dane Dunlap


Women's Basketball

Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-American

All-ACC Defensive Team

Brian Van Belle Chris McMahon



Mykea Grey


Women's Track and Field

WGCA Second Team All-American

ACC Weight Throw Champion

USTFCCCA All-American

Renate Grimstad

Debbie Ajagbe

Debbie Ajagbe Tiara McMinn

WGCA Academic All-American

ACC Shot Put Champion

USTFCCCA All-Academic

Renate Grimstad Kristyna Frydlova Anna Backman Franziska Sliper

Debbie Ajagbe

ACC Indoor Field Performer of the Year Debbie Ajagbe

ACC ScholarAthlete of the Year

Debbie Ajagbe Molly Caudery Brittny Ellis Sherry Lubin Amuru Patterson Jacious Sears Alfreda Steele Celine Thompson Taylor Wright

Debbie Ajagbe

Men's Dive Platform Dive ACC Champion

David Dinsmore

ACC Coach of The Year

Men's Basketball Honorable Mention All-ACC Chris Lykes

Academic All-ACC DJ Vasiljevic Rodney Miller

Randy Abelman


Men's Track and Field

Academic All-ACC

USTFCCCA All-American

Tia Dupont

Kevin Arreaga Raheem Chambers



FACEDOWN The new Miami competes against the Gators in the college football opener hoping to start the year with a fresh mindest, new talent, and a demand for a higher standard Story by Jorge Chabo and Design by Karina Sloan

The ‘Canes met an old rival, facing off against the Gators in the season opener at the neutral ground location, Camping World Stadium. Two of the top Florida teams go head-to-head in the first game of the season with ESPN hosting their gameday show at Disney World to top off the excitement. Not only was this a long awaited rivalry, it was the highly anticipated first game of the “New Miami” for head coach Manny Diaz. "We're obviously very honored to be opening up the 150th college football season a week ahead of everybody else," Diaz said. "Not just the fact that it's Miami, but the fact that it's Miami and Florida – two of the big three schools in Florida. When you think about the history of college football, the sport may not have been invented in this state, but it was certainly revolutionized in this state. You're talking about 11 national championships in less than the last 40 years, that's over a quarter, by my math. To have two of the marquee programs in this state open up the curtains on the 2019 season is a pretty cool thing that we're excited to be a part of." Jarren Williams, a redshirt freshman, was the starting quarterback for the opener leading the charge. Although the game resulted in a loss, the team fought hard against Florida, providing them with a challenge. The final score was 24-20 against a No. 8 team while Miami was unranked. Defense made big plays against the Gators as they got a chance to showcase the new turnover chain with a giant “305” representing Miami’s area code. Offense got some bling this season as well as they introduced the touch down rings after securing their first entrance into the redzone. The opener was a wild ride as it showcased this new team and the potential they hold for the rest of the season, ultimately coming down to a muffed punt that led to the final Gator touchdown. Coach Diaz said he felt the pain of the loss but thought the team played with a lot of courage for what many of them considered their first game together.

FRESH MEAT Newest starting quarterback Jarren Williams (15) struggles to look for an open player. Williams led the team in passing yards and passing touchdowns with 2,187 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also finished with passing totals of 169-for-276. Photo by Eric Espada

LINEBACKER TRIO IS SEPARATING Three year starter, Zach McCloud, has chosen to sit out his senior season and redshirt in order to retain another year of eligibility. McCloud was a part of the first trio of freshman, along with Michael Pinckney and Shaquille Quarterman, to earn starting positions three years ago. From battling with injuries to a position change, McCloud



felt this was the best decision to make, " I needed to develop more. I think another year would help. When I step on the field, I want to be at my highest and I felt like I wouldn't be able to do that this season." McCloud will have the opportunity to sit out this year and develop before taking the field again. Story by Karina Sloan

Senior Linebacker Shaquille Quarterman (55) was the second player to rock the new 305 turnover chain in the Canes opener against Florida. Quaterman is now ranked 9th for the most career tackles with 356 over his four year Miami career. Photo by Eric Espada

Tightend Brevin Jordan (9) carries the ball as he runs towards the University of Florida endzone. Jordan had 495 receiving yards and won the 2019 ALL-ACC, First Team. Photo by Eric Espada

Hoping to get some more points on the board, wide receiver Jeff Thomas (4) looks for a pass to get down field. Thomas had 379 receiving yards during the season. Photo by Michael Reaves

Corey Gaynor (65) starts off the game with the first down to newest quarterback Jarren Williams (15). Gaynor started all 13 games during his redshirt sophomore season. Photo by Preston Mack

Gregory Rousseau (15), celebrates after getting a 10-yard sack. Rousseau had seven total tackles and two tackles for loss during his first career start and win over Virginia. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

Seeing action in all 13 games, senior striker, Romeo Finley, started in 12 of the 13 games. He tied for fourth on defense with 54 total tackles, 38 of which were solo tackles. He also finished the season with three PBUs and one interception. Photo by Steven Murphy


the Caviliers

Defense shines as they hold back 19th ranked Virginia from dominating offensively or defensively on the field Story by Jorge Chabo and Design by Karina Sloan

Manny Diaz’s first season as head coach has been a bumpy ride filled with all sorts of surprises. With that comes Miami’s first ACC win for the season as the ‘Canes upset the Cavaliers. Closing out at 17-9, it placed Miami at 3-3 overall, keeping them on the hunt for the second division title. After showing their resilience against Virginia Tech, fighting back from a 28-point deficit coming up short just at the end, Miami was quick to prove themselves against UVA. The Cavaliers came into this game averaging 32 points per game, but against the ‘Canes they couldn’t even get into the end zone once. Miami held them at three field goals with five sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered one dispatching the turnover chain to get the crowd going. A crowd of about 55,000 witnessed Miami’s defense keep the Cavaliers out of the endzone for four quarters. "There's no magic… there's a lot of pride in the guys that play on that defense. There's a lot of pride on that coaching staff," Diaz said after the win. "I thought they had our players very well prepared this week. It was simply just a matter of doing our jobs and trusting ourselves. It gets back to that part about being relentless because that was the issue." As for the offense, N’Kosi Perry wasted no time in taking advantage of the defensive momentum. With a screen from Perry to Dallas capping the drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass put the Hurricanes ahead in the first quarter. The audience roared as Miami continued to overperform Virginia, a much-needed jolt after coming close to beating Virginia Tech in the final moments of the previous game. Once the Cavaliers had suffered two incomplete passes near the end of the game, Miami’s victory was inevitable as the sideline erupted with celebration.

Redshirt freshman, N'Kosi Perry (5), looks for a pass while passing 16-for-27 for 182 yards against UVA. Perry finished with 1,045 passing yards and eight passing touchdowns during the season. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

Senior linebacker, Michael Pinckney (56) goes for the tackle to stop UVA's pass. Pinckney was a four year stater and started all 11 games he played in throughout the season. He ranked third with 64 total tackles and had a career-high 12.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. Photo by Steven Murphy

Senior striker Romeo Finley (30) , and senior linebackers Michael Pinckney (56), and Shaquille Quarterman (55) go for the tackle against Georgia Tech. Finley, Pickney, and Quarterman combined for a total of 21 tackles in their loss against the Yellow Jackets. Photo by Jared Lennon

even harder Low ranked opponents like FIU and Georgia Tech continue to defeat the ‘Canes on the field, decreasing their chances of having a strong season Story and Design by Karina Sloan

Miami continued to face hardships. Up against two teams that were nowhere near as talented, the ‘Canes fell to the Florida Panthers (FIU) and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. In Miami’s face off against the Yellow Jackets, they ended the regulation tied 21-21. Hoping to conquer overtime and secure a win against the lowest ranked team in the ACC, the Canes fell just short of beating the Yellow Jackets after N’Kosi Perry hit Brevin Jordan just shy of the Georgia Tech fouryard line. The ‘Canes ultimately fell short due to trick plays, blocked kicks, and an inability to convert in the red zone. “Obviously very disappointed in the result. Certainly had more than enough chances to win this football game. Some mistakes early on gave them (Yellow Jackets) hope, gave them life. They did a good job possessing the football in the second half, wearing us down," said head coach Manny Diaz.


Similar to their showdown against the Yellow Jackets, the ‘Canes had a historic loss to FIU. This was the Hurricanes first loss to a non-Power Five conference team since 2015. The Panthers left the ‘Canes scoreless in the first half of the game, forcing the team to take it to the next level in the second half. Remaining nearly scoreless in the first three quarters forced Miami to battle back but still lost after a late touchdown by the Panthers. Redshirt freshman quarterback, Jarren Williams, took the blame for Miami’s loss, “This is a tough one to swallow. Those guys were aggressive. They were biting on a lot of our routes coming down. It’s really on me. It starts with me.” The inability to convert has led to a very disappointing record for Miami ending with four wins and four losses in the conference and six wins and seven losses overall.

Senior wide reciever, KJ Osborn (2) has his eye on the endzone. Osborn started all 13 games and ended the year as team leader in receptions (50), receiving yards (547), receiving touchdowns (5), and all-purpose yards (1,018). Photo by Jared Lennon

GOIN’ HARD Running back, Robert Burns (22), races through Panther territory taking a hard hit. Burns finished with two catches for 21 receiving yards with one receiving touchdown during his redshirt sophomore season. Photo by Carl Kafka

SPEED RACER Junior running back, Deejay Dallas (13) attempts to run past FIU defense. Dallas started in all 10 games that he played during his first season as the primary running back. He rushed for a team-high 693 yards on 115 carries. He also finished with eight rushing touchdowns. Photo by Richard Lewis


WATCH OUT Tight end, Will Mallory (85), catches a close pass. Mallory caught four passes for 42 yards in the Walk-On's Independence Bowl. Photo by Ben McKeown





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No established quarterback, countless mistakes, and upsetting losses lead to a disappointing season for 'Canes football and Manny Diaz’s first season as head coach. In the final stage against Louisiana Tech, the ‘Canes were determined to prove themselves during their last game. But, with the lack of some key players on both offense and defense, the ‘Canes were unable to finish strong. After a scoreless first quarter for both teams, LA Tech opened the second quarter with a 26-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs a lead. While there were promising performances by senior linebacker, Shaquille Quarterman, and defensive lineman, Gregory Rousseau, the Canes still finished short. LA Tech solidified their victory in the fourth quarter getting a final touchdown with 1:15 remaining, ending the game with a 14-0 victory.

Running back, Cam'Ron Harris (23) rushes down the field. Harris ranked second on the roster with 576 on 114 carries and scored five rushing touchdowns. Photo by Eric Espada

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ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Gregory Rousseau (15), puts another tackle on the board. Rousseau finished the year with 54 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 15.5 sacks. He tied for the second most sack totals in a single season in Miami history. Photo by Ben McKeown

Mark Pope (6), a sophomore wide receiver, catches one of his three catches during the game. Pope caught 18 passes for 266 yards with two touchdown receptions during his sophomore season. Photo by Eric Espada

The "U" first turnover chain was a 36-inch, 2.5-kilogram, 10-karat gold chain, with 900 orange and green sapphire stones arranged in a "U" that was 6.5 inches wide and weighed about 4.4 pounds.

Sebastian was the second chain to make its debut, weighing in at nearly seven pounds. The chain used more than 4,000 stones to make an 8.5 inch tall Sebastian the Ibis that was connected to a thick Cuban Link gold chain.

the chain One thing Hurricane fans can count on: the Miami motivator of the bling embellishing the sidelines. The hottest piece of jewelry in all of Miami is best known as the Turnover Chain. The hype grows more each year and with each season it becomes more a part of the culture and a Miami fan favorite to grace each game Story by Daniel Leonard and Design by Nhat Nguyen

Te'Cory Couch (23), a true freshman cornerback, shows off his chain after a big turnover. Couch played all 13 games and totaled eight tackles. Photo by Eric Espada

: Romey Finley, Colvin Ford, Shaquille Quarterman, Jeff Thomas, Cam'Ron Davis, Robert Burns, Gurvin Hall, DJ Ivey, Mike Harley, Keontra Smith, Te'Cory Couch, Jarius Howard, Mark Pope, Al Blades, Jr., Amari Carter, Robert Knowles, Marshall Few, N'Kosi Perry; Waynmon Steed, K.J. Osborn, Jared Harrison-Hunte, Realus George, Jr., Jason Blissett, Jr., Larry Hodges, Jeremiah Payton, Sam Brooks, Jr., Jake Hoffman, Christian Williams, Michael Parrott, Jimmy Murphy, Zac Smith, DeeJay Dallas, Lorenzo Lingard; Shawn Walker, Dee Wiggins, Michael Irvin II, Brian Hightower, Evidence Njoku, Brevin Jordan, Josh Neely, Jalar Holley, Patrick Joyner, Jr., Jordan Miller, Tyreic Martin, Michael Pinckney, Bradley Jennings Jr., Zach McCloud; : Gregory Rousseau, Jahfari Harvey, Cameron Williams, Trevon Hill


The newest model of the turnover chain is a Cuban-link chain that is 32 inches of 10-karat gold and weighs just about 4.5 pounds. The 305 charm is 10 inches wide and it adds about another 500 grams to the chain. There are 4,600 sapphire stones used for the white in the numbers and for the orange and green in the "U".

The team debuted the newest piece of jewelry, a pair of touchdown rings. 500 green and orange sapphires spell out the word "Hurricanes" across both hands on the brass knuckle style rings. Now with these rings, offensive players that score finally experience the same exhilaration that the defense experiences when standing up on the bench, facing the crowd, and showing off their newly acquired bling.

: Tate Martell, Head Coach Manny Diaz, Gannon Feldmann, Andrew Barnes, Alan Nadelsticher, Clay James, Turner Davidson, Jacob Munoz, Bubba Baxa, Ryan Ragone, Ousman Traore, Corey Gaynor, Kai-Leon Herbert, John Campbell, Jr., Navaughn Donaldson, Jakai Clark; : Trajan Bandy, Elias Lugo-Fagundo, Will Huggins, Ryan Rizk, Isaiah Cashwell, Camden Price, Gilbert Frierson, DJ Scaife, Jr., Jack Spicer, Robert Prosek, Carson Proctor; : Patrick Bethel, Jonathan Ford, Jonathan Garvin, Scott Patchan, Lou Hedley, Brian Polendey, Zion Nelson, Michael Scibelli, Zach Dykstra, Tommy Kennedy, Adam ElGammal; : Mykel Tubbs, Nicholas Ducheine, Will Mallory, Jarren Williams

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Personal bests as well as personal growth powered the team during a short season Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

At the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Blacksburg, VA, an entire league slate came to fruition as multiple 'Canes set personal records. Junior, Emma Langlois, was the leading UM runner on the women’s side, finishing the six-kilometer course with a mark of 23:33.1. Senior, Alison Johnson, also completed the race in personal best fashion at 26:14.3, more than two minutes faster than her previous record. On the Men’s side, freshmen took on a leading role in the 10k. Two of the top three males at the meet were rookies, headlined by Dillon Fields, with a mark of 26:40.8 and Andrew Madden with a time of 27:20.9. Upperclassmen Dylan Sykes and Matthew Wiefels rounded out the top four for Miami with times under 28 minutes. Sykes and Langlois each got the chance to continue beyond the ACC circuit, with the duo once again boasting personal best times at the NCAA South Regionals. Nearly a minute and a half separated Langlois’ time from her previous record after she crossed the finish at 22:46.6, while Sykes cut his PR by more than three minutes by finishing at 32:53.3. “I’m especially excited for Emma and Dylan,” Coash Cody Halsey said. “Both ran huge PBs and both beat more than 30 people, which is more than they did last year." The promise of the freshmen class combined with the experience Sykes and Langlois will set the 'Canes up for a successful future.

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Andrew Madden and Dylan Sykes lead the pack during the FAU Invitational. Madden ran a personal best in the mile during the indoor season opener. Photo by JC Ridley

Ryley Howard, Alison Johnson and Emma Langlois put their hands together for their pre-game pep-talk before the Invitational. Ryley, Alison, and Emma all achieved personal bests this season. Photo by JC Ridley

Junior distance runner, Emma Langlois, leads the pack during the ACC Championships. Langlois recorded a personal best time in the 5000m with a time of 18:04.51. Photo by JC Ridley

standard With the loss of key players and a mediocre ACC ranking, 'Canes showed promise and potential from a slew of underclassmen Story by Karina Sloan and Design by Ariana Winter

Falling short, the 'Canes finished off with a four game losing streak to NC State, Louisville, FSU, and Georgia Tech. Many 'Canes were out for the season due to injury including seniors, Cameron Dobbs and Bridget Wallenberger, pushing the rest of the team to learn fast and execute. “We are working on talking about new things, different things so individually we are growing, as a team we are going. A lot of teams were more mature than us this year and that’s been tough,” said Coach Jose “Keno” as he looks forward to next season. While their season ended with more loses than wins, many of these young Canes show lots of promise as they continued to developed and perfect their skills. Three freshman phenomes outside hitter, Kennedy Prince, setter, Savannah Vach, and middle


Securing a win against Virginia, Leao (17) and her teammates celebrate their efforts and hard work. This was the 'Canes first ACC home match win. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

blocker, Janice Leao, ended their first year with breaking records and showing tremendous growth. Prince spoke about the struggles of the season, especially with so much young talent, “We are a pretty young team, so I feel like we are going to grow a lot. I think we can be better next year because of the experience we got this year.” The Hurricanes finished their overall season with 10 wins and 16 loses, while finishing in their conference with six wins and twelve loses. Outside hitter, Kennedy Prince (5) digs for the ball after a spike from her opponent. Prince finished her freshman year with 303 kills, the second most on the team. Photo by Carl Kafka

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Head Coach, Jose Keno, lectures the team during a tough loss against Pitt. The team held PItt to a .280 attack percentage, their lowest percentage play in ACC. Photo by JC Ridley

Sara Duque, Emily Damon, Savannah Vach, Taylor Burrell, Priscilla Hernandez, Sequoia Wattles, Allie Ashman, Amanda Falck; Kennedy Prince, Cameron Dobbs, Bridget Wallenberger, Janice Leao, Elizaveta Lukianova, Madison Dill, Angela Grieve, Janet Kalaniuvalu. Photo by JC Ridley

Savannah Vach (11) sets the ball to Madison Dill (7) as she jumps to get a kill. Dill finished with four kills and four blocks against Pitt. Vach also had a standout game with 34 asissts and two blocks. Photo by JC Ridley

Prepared for anything, defensive specalist Amanda Flack digs for the ball. Flack had 313 digs during his first season. Photo by Jared Lennon

Setter, Savannah Vach (11) and middle blocker, Janice Leao ( 17) soar above the net to prevent their opponent from scoring. Leao lead with 84 total blocks and Vach ranking sixth in all of Miami history 1,028 assists.

Janet Kalaniuvalu (6), outside hitter, soars high with her meanest serve. Kalaniuvalu is a junior transfer from Southern Utah and played in all 102 sets for Miami. Against Virginia, she led Miami with 15 kills and a season-high five blocks. She also led the team in both kills (312) and aces (32), while finishing eighth in conference with 0.31 aces per set.

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SENDIN' IT to the HOLE Led by a strong core of juniors and seniors, 'Canes fought hard during a tough season, ultimately having some exciting wins and difficult loses to end the year Story by Austin Pert and Design by Nhat Nguyen

The Hurricanes were faced with a rebuilding season at Cobb Stadium, but that didn’t mean the season was free of team and individual highlights. Even against a tough schedule filled with six ranked opponents, UM proved to be a tough and determined bunch each time they stepped on the field. Junior, Tia Dupont, led the team with 11 points by way of three goals and five assists, with teammates Senior Bayleigh Chaviers and Freshman Ine Østmo joining Dupont by finding the back of the net three times each. Seniors Lauren Markwith and Kristina Fisher, Freshman Maria Jakobsdottir and Sophomore Selena Fortich also logged multiple goals on the season. In goal, Sophomore Tyler Speaks was a force, making 56 saves on the year with a Goals Against Average of 1.82 per match. Twice she recorded shutouts, and her save percentage stood at .709 after the season’s final whistle. The penultimate match of the year proved to be the overall team highlight, when the No. 15 Clemson Tigers came to Coral Gables. UM found themselves behind late in the game after Clemson goals in the 76th and 87th minutes, only to answer both times in the 78th and 89th. With just 11 minutes remaining before the teams would’ve been awarded a mutual draw, a Fortich goal off of a Michelle Giamportone corner kick sent the Hurricane crowd home with a signature golden goal win. “You expect to get better as the season progresses, of course. And I think we definitely did, no question," Head coach Sarah Barnes told Hurricane Athletics after the final match. "I think we have been defending at a higher level and we started working back. I think as you start to get better you continue to build more confidence. And what I think is most impressive with this group and in particular these seniors is that there were a number of consecutive losses and I think that is really hard to take that failure time, after time, after time. But they never let it get them down and they never let it change their effort or their focus. And they each believed that we could come out and do it.”

I'M RAEDY Michelle Giamportone (7), a junior midfielder/ forward, sprints down the field. GIamportone scored her first career goal in the ACC against Pitt. Photo by JC Ridley

RUN ON Senior, Kristina Fisher (10) runs forward to pass the ball. Kristina scored 40 points during her Miami career. Photo by JC Ridley



BLOCK IT Sophomore Tyler Speaks (1) returns the ball after a missed goal. Tyler is one of Miami’s goalkeepers, who faced over twenty shots this season. Photo by Richard Lewis

SOCCER | 6-9-2 Ranked no. 11 of 14 in the ACC

FRONT ROW: Morgan Asmussen, Morgan Ledenko, Emma Tucker, Jaclyn Marra, Alexa Ferriera, Gudrun Haralz; MIDDLE ROW: Taylor Shell, Kristina Fisher, Dejah Cason, Melissa Dagenais, Tyler Speaks, Lauren Markwith, Arina Muñoz, María Jakobsdóttir; BACK ROW: Mari Horpestad, Lexi Castellano-Mugica, Ine Ostmo, Tia Dupont, Selena Fortich, Jackie Korewitz, Michelle Giamportone, Sierra Frey, Bayleigh Chaviers Photo






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KEEP AWAY Ine Østmo kicks the ball away from Pitt's Anna Bout. Ostmo went off to play professional soccer after working with the 'Canes. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

CHASE IT Junior Tia Dupont (23) chases after the ball. Tia spent over 20 hours on the field during games this season. Photo by Tessa Mortensen


SENIORS DOING IT BIG Claire McGinnis, Manon Viguier, and David Dinsmore recieve flowers and gifts from their coaches and team during their final meet as 'Canes. Dinsmore won four straight ACC Gold Medals during his Miami career. Photo by JC Ridley

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into GOLD A senior capped his career with a fourth-straight conference title, a pair of 'Canes punched their tickets to the national championships, and a group of swimmers finished their seasons with personal best times Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

Redshirt senior David Dinsmore made it four-for-four at February’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Greensboro, NC by taking the gold medal in the platform dive event, something he has done each of his years as a Hurricane. With a score of 510.35, he was also joined by three of his teammates in the top four. Junior Zach Cooper (434.65), freshman Max Flory (429.15) and freshman Brodie Scapens (387.10) rounded out UM’s platform placeholders. “It was so cool the way they were cheering for each other and competing against each other. There was a lot of energy,” head diving coach Randy Ableman said. “They’re the ones that wanted to finish 1-2-3-4. Each one just brought their ‘A’ game. They just kept one-upping each other. It was a great setup for the end of the year.”



Flory and Scapens would go on to qualify for the NCAA Championships after impressing at the NCAA Zone B regional qualifiers in March with scores of 781.00 and 767.90 respectively. On the swimming front, two Hurricanes recorded personal record marks at the conference championships. Junior Alaina Skellett completed the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:56.21 while sophomore Zorry Mason clocked in a 2:12.40 performance at the 200-yard breaststroke. “There was lots of good and still lots left to do. We’re excited,” Head swim coach Andy Kershaw said. “I’m really proud of our group, especially our seniors. They’ve put a lot into this. I know they care a lot about it and that’s what makes the difference. That’s what it’s about. I’m excited to see where they go.”

I'M ABOUT TO DIVE IN Millie Haffety, a sophomore diver, perfects her form before she lands in the water. Haffety took second place in both of her performances in the 1-meter and 3-meter events against FGCU. Photo by JC Ridley

GO FOR IT Claire McGinnis, senior distance freestyler, pushes towards the finish line during her event against Florida Gulf Coast University. McGinnis opened individual action by winning the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:35.05) and would pick up another win later on in the day in the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.24) Photo by JC Ridley

SWIM & DIVE | 4-4-0 Finished no. 11 of 12 in the ACC Championships

WINNERS ONLY Junior freestyle swimmer, Sydney Knapp, leads the pack during her relay meet. Knapp secured first and second place finishes with her teammates in both the 400 freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay. Photo by Jared Lennon






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Junior guard Kameron McGusty drives into the perimeter while guarded by Duke’s Wendell Moore. The transfer from Oklahoma was one of UM’s leading scorers, averaging 12.5 points per game in 2019-20. Photo by JC Ridley

Freshman guard Harlond Beverly coasts in on Duke’s Justin Robinson in the paint. Beverly helped lead a dynamic freshmen duo alongside Isaiah Walker, with the two recording 7.8 and 9.4 points per game respectively in ACC play. Photo by Richard Lewis

Senior guard, DJ Vasiljavic (1), coasts in for a basket early in the second half. The Australian guard raised over $10,000 on GoFundMe to help his country recover from devastating bushfires in early 2020 all while starting in all 31 games and averaging 13.2 points per game, the second best among the Hurricanes. Photo by Eric Espada


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Redshirt Junior center Rodney Miller (14) attempts a layup in the low post while defended by Duke’s Jordan Goldwire. Miller had a breakout season after redshirting the previous year, losing 45 pounds and greatly improving his conditioning. Photo by Richard Lewis

When No. 2 Duke came to South Florida, the Blue Devils proved to be too much the 'Canes Story by Austin Pert and Design by Ashley Stand

The Duke Blue Devils showed the 7,049 fans at the Watsco Center what a national title contender looked like when they earned a 9562 win over UM. For the Canes, it proved that much work was needed.The Blue Devils took a 50-36 lead into halftime to cap off a late half run where they made 12 of 15 shots from the field. Duke shot just under 60% from the field, exactly 20 percentage points ahead of the Hurricanes. UM was also just 2-12 from 3-point range. Juniors Kameron McGusty and Sam Waardenburg led the Canes with 12 and 11 points respectively, with Waardenburg’s six rebounds being the most a Miami player recorded that evening. Junior guard Chris Lykes registered four of the six total assists. But even in defeat, head coach Jim Larrañaga said his team did everything they could. "They didn't do anything that threw us off our game," Larrañaga said, "[Duke] does everything to make your life miserable and they do that against everybody."

Junior guard Chris Lykes (0) look for an open man while Duke’s Cassius Stanley tries to force a turnover. Standing at 5-7, he led the Canes in points (15.4), assists (2.4) and steals (1.1) per game in 2019-20. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

Isaiah Wong, Harlond Beverly, Chris Lykes, Dejan Vasiljevic, Kameron McGusty, Willie Herenton; Keith Stone, Deng Gak, Rodney Miller Jr., Nysier Brooks, Sam Waardenburg, Anthony Walker Photo by JC Ridley


The longest game in program history had both teams pushing for a win, but Miami would be the one who prevailed as victorious Story by Austin Pert and Design by Ashley Stand

The Hurricanes had never seen one of their games go into a third overtime period, so when it finally happened, they made sure that they wouldn’t go into the history books without a 10295 victory at Virginia Tech. The longest Atlantic Coast Conference matchup in 17 years had everyone on both sides exhausted, but freshman Isaiah Wong had enough in the tank to score a game-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. Teammates Chris Lykes and Kameron McGusty also added 23 and 21 points respectively. Wong especially shined late in the contest, with his team down seven points with less than five minutes remaining, he delivered 11 consecutive points, before a Keith Stone basket and free throw tied the game with just five


seconds remaining in regulation. As a team, UM shot 42% from the field, 25% from 3-point range and 91% from the free throw line. Lykes led the Canes going 3-7 from beyond the arc, while Wong made all 14 of his free throw attempts. "I think all the ACC games are a challenge. There are so many overtime games and games that are decided by five or less points," Head coach Jim Larrañaga told Hurricane Athletics after the contest. "We expect every ACC game to be a struggle and then you just have to find a way." The win gave Miami a season sweep over the Hokies after previously defeating them 71-61 at the Watsco Center earlier in the season.

Harlond Beverly (5) goes for the basket after scoring 13 points against Virginia Tech at home. Beverly was the sixth true freshman with a 20-point game in the ACC era. He was only one of three Hurricanes to play in all 31 games, earning five starts. He averaged 7.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, along with averaging 19.9 minutes per game. Photo by Kevin Ortiz

Junior guard, Chris Lykes (0), had goes up for another shot, having 23 points against VT. Lykes led the team in points, assists, and steals per game with 15.4 points, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game during the season even after missing five games due to injury. Photo by Austin Sapin

Isaiah Wong (2), freshman guard, makes a 3-point attempt against opponent Virginia Tech. Wong was one of three Hurricanes to appear in all 31 games and was a two-time ACC Freshman of the Week. He averaged 7.7 points per game. Photo by Austin Sapin

All ACC-Academic senior, Dejan Vasiljeic (1), controls the ball as he dribbles through defenders. Vasileic played a career high 44 minutes in the triple overtime against Virginia Tech. He also hit all four of his free throws during the game. Photo by JC Ridley

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Dejan Vasiljevic celebrates after a big overtime win against Syracuse in overtime. Vasiljevic played his final game as a Hurricane, receiving multiple accolades across his years on the team. Photo by Kevin Ortiz


Freshman forward, Anthony Walker (11), goes for the rebound. Walker played in 25 games as a freshman and averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. Photo by Rhona Wise

Redshirt senior forward, Keith Stone (4), breaks away from Syracuse defense making a crow-stopping dunk. Stone posted a career best six assists and six rebounds in the overtime win against Syracuse. Photo by JC Ridley

Playing in front of the Watsco Center crowd for the final time, Miami gave the 6,025 fans in attendance a performance of a lifetime that kept everyone in the stands on their toes Story by Austin Pert and Design by Ashley Stand

The Hurricanes were able to rally the troops for a war against perennial Atlantic Coast Conference power Syracuse on senior day, even though leading scorer Chris Lykes was absent from the contest due to a head injury. The result was the buzzer sounding on the fourth overtime game of the season with UM leading 69-65, earning one of the signature wins of the year. Neither side led by more than six during the evening, with just two points separating the teams at halftime. Freshman Isaiah Wong led the Canes with 18 points, with senior DJ Vasiljevic right behind with 17 and junior Kameron McGusty adding 13. Vasiljevic also went 5-13 from 3-point range, while Wong’s nine rebounds equaled a team-high.

Miami shot 37% from the field and 32% from beyond the arc, while holding the Orange to just 20% shooting from distance. "One of the things that happens in these close games is players need to step up and make big plays. [Vasiljevic] did, Wong did and McGusty did," Head coach Jim Larrañaga said in a statement to Hurricane Athletics after the game. "I thought Keith Stone's defense and rebounding were a huge key. Wong had nine rebounds, so that obviously was very, very important. We were able to really guard their 3-point shooters very well, which was a real stumbling block early in the season." The win made UM 3-1 in overtime games in the season and evened their overall regular season record at 15-15.

Kenza Salgues, Endia Banks, Iggy Allen, Mykea Gray, Taylor Mason, Yasmeen Chang, Kelsey Marshall; Destiny Harden, Jamir Huston, Brianna Jackson, Beatrice Mompremier, Sydnee Roby, and Moulayna Johnson Sidi Baba Photo by JC Ridley


A pair of ranked contenders in the ACC squared off in South Florida, with a first half deficit proving too much to for the Hurricanes to overcome at home Story by Austin Pert and Design by Ashley Stand

Junior guard, Endia Banks (4), dribbles down the court. Banks started in all 30 games and was ranked 13th in the ACC in assists and 12th in assist/turnover ratio. Photo by Richard Lewis

Falling behind by as much as 13 before halftime, the Hurricanes found themselves in a hole they weren’t able to overcome against the Florida State Seminoles on Jan. 5, falling 7362 at the Watsco Center. The matchup was a highly anticipated one as FSU entered Coral Gables ranked No. 8 to face No. 23 Miami. While the final score wasn’t indicative of a productive afternoon, the final box score reflected a number of positives. UM outrebounded the ‘Noles 36-33 and forced 21 turnovers, Mykea Gray scored a gamehigh 21 points and Brianna Jackson logged a double-


double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. In the final quarter, the Hurricanes closed the gap to as little as seven points before the FSU pulled back ahead by double digits. Miami was also without star senior Beatrice Mompremier. The shooting gap is what made the difference in the result, with the Seminoles making 52% of their shots from the field and 58% from 3-point range. UM was under 40% in both catagories. "We played hard enough to win today but we didn't play smart enough and we'll fix that," said head coach Katie Meier.

ALWAYS GETTING BUCKETS Six foot three freshman forward, Brianna Jackson (21), made 16 starts in 30 games that she played. Jackson led all freshman in scoring (4.9), rebounding (4.5), and steals (30). Photo by Richard Lewis

JUMPER Destiny Harden (3), a redshirt sophomore forward, attempts to make a jump shot over FSU defense. Starting 15 of 25 games this season, Harden ranked fourth on the team with 3.9 rebounds per game and totaled four double-digit games. Photo by JC Ridley

Mompremier Goes Pro Beatrice Mompremier, a six-foot-four forward was selected 20th overall in the WNBA vitual draft. Mompremier was selected in the second round by the Los Angeles Suns. With 34 double-doubles and 45 double-digit games, she joins rare company as being the sixth player from Miami to be selected in the WNBA Draft. She was a two time AP and WBCA AllAmerican Honorable Mention. During her time at Miami, she led the 'Canes in scoring and rebounding across two seasons and is only one of three 'Canes in the 1,000 point and rebound club. Story by Karina Sloan


GOING FOR BUCKETS Sophomore forward, Jamir Huston (15), goes for a basket against the Tigers. Huston had the most offensive rebounds with 57 and led all Miami reserves in rebounding, placing third overall. Photo by Richard Lewis





WIth victory suddenly in doubt, Miami had to dig deep to secure the win Story by Austin Pert and Design by Ashley Stand

The Hurricanes were coming off two straight tough losses before taking on the Clemson Tigers at the Watsco Center. They looked to be easily putting their losing streak behind them, but Miami quickly saw a 22-point, second half lead completely evaporate with 1:19 to play. With the score suddenly tied at 64, how would the Canes respond? Perfectly. The next possession saw junior guard Kelsey Marshall knocked down a 3-pointer to give UM a lead they shouldn’t again relinquish en route to a 68-64 victory. Head coach Katie Meier could breathe a sigh of relief—having defeated a former assistant coach looking to spoil their reunion. "At the end of the day, we did what we needed to do to secure the win so I'm excited for my team," Katie Meier said after the game. "We played 30 minutes of really connected basketball and, while a dry spell happened to pop up in the third quarter, we withstood it and ultimately got the win." Marshall’s late shot was the highlight of a gamehigh 22-point performance. Junior guard Mykea Gray added 16 points while freshman forward Brianna Jackson added 10. Freshman forward Destiny Harden pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the victory. Even as the game tightened late, the Canes won in large part due to their advantages in a number of key team stats. They outshot the Tigers from the field (.393-.390) and beyond the 3-point arc (.296-.263), while also winning the turnover battle (18-10).

UNSTOPPABLE Mykea Gray (5), junior guard, hits a reverse layup against a dominant opponent. Gray was just one of two players to start all 30 games. She led the team in teals (2.13) and ranked second in scoring (12.7). Photo by Richard Lewis

DRIBBLE IT Freshman guard, Kenza Salgues (0), takes the ball down the court. Salgues saw action in 25 games and played a season-high 24 minutes against Florida State. Photo by JC Ridley

NO FAVORS Brianna Jackson (21), goes for a layup while Tiger defense attempts to defend her. Jackson led the 'Canes in rebounding in nine games and ranked second for field goal precentage. Photo by Richard Lewis


WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | 15-15-0 Ranked no. 13 of 15 in the ACC DATE





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OPEN LANE A freshman guard, Yasmeen Chang (22), pushes through the open right lane against Pitt. Chang appeared in 18 games during her first season and averaged 1.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, and 7.1 minutes of action per game. Photo by Alyssa Del Valle

DON'T FLINCH Mykea Gray (5), goes for a left-handed layup against PItt. Gray had four 20-point outings this season, reached the 1000-point mark and 90-assist mark during her junior season. As a guard, she also won ACC All-Defensive Team. Photo by Richard Lewis

SHE GOT IT Beatrice Mompremier (32), senior forward hits the right handed layup. Mompremier finished her senior season in the final conference game against Pitt with a double double, having 13 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes of game time. During her finaly season she reached the 1000-point mark and 1000-rebound mark becoming only the 13th active NCAA Division I women's basketball player to do so. Among her list of accolades from the year, Mompremier was a two-time ACC CoPlayer of the Week and an AP All-American (Honorable Mention). Photo by Richard Lewis



going out in

style Miami closed off the season with plenty of celebration after a final win against Pitt Story by Austin Pert and Design by Ashley Stand

The Hurricanes took the Watsco Center court for the final time in 2019-20, looking to put a bow on the regular season on senior day against the Pittsburgh Panthers. For the over 1,000 fans in attendance, they would not be disappointed as Miami cruised to a 73-54 win. The result was never in doubt. UM was up 10 by the time the first quarter was over, and took a 16-point lead into halftime, milking their advantage up to as much as 26 points midway through the second half. Senior forward Beatrice Mompremier recorded an important milestone in her final home game, pulling down her 1,000th career rebound, part of a double-double

against Pitt with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guards Kelsey Marshall and Mykea Gray as well as freshman forward Brianna Jackson joined Mompremier in double-figures, scoring 21, 19 and 11 points respectively. Miami’s 49 total rebounds was the most they had during an Atlantic Coast Conference contest, while they made 10 3-point shots in a game for the fourth time in the season. The Canes didn’t just dominate on the scoreboard, but also on the statsheet, leading the Panthers in every major team metric including field goal percentage (.356.316), 3-point percentage (.370.316), rebounds (49-39) and takaways (17-11). “I'm proud of my team. I think our experience really showed, and we answered when we needed to, so it's nice, that's two wins in a row. I think if you've watched our team all year, we're playing our best basketball this season right now,” said head coach Katie Meier after the game.

WIN IT Brianna Jackson (21), freshman forward, goes for the rebound. Jackson led the 'Canes in blocks per game with 1.3 while also ranking sixth in the conference . Photo by Richard Lewis


WIN IT ALL Francisco Bastias, freshman, celebrates after posting a 2-1 mark in the Miami Spring Invite. Bastias finished with overall records of 18-12 in singles and 21-8 in doubles. Among his accolades during the year, he won Player of the Week, ACC Doubles Team of the Week, and Third Team All-ACC Photo courtesy of Miami Athletics

TEAM WORK Adria Soriano Barrera and Francisco Bastias play in a doubles match during the Miami Spring Invite. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

success best


UM was on a roll during most of the abbreviated season, earning multiple signature wins including over rival FSU Story by Austin Pert & Design by Karina Sloan

SERVE 'U' Smith serves the ball during Miami's first match of the season at the Spring invite. Smith clinched a win over Ben Husum from College of Charleston during the Invite besting Husum 6-3, 6-1. Photo by Austin Sapin



The Hurricanes were on a roll when the COVID-19 pandemic prematurely ended spring sports, leaving the final result of a very promising season undetermined. Finishing with a 10-2 overall record and a 3-0 conference mark, UM saw themselves ranked as high as No. 21 nationally. The season ended in unconventional fashion, but a shoutout win over rival FSU made sure it concluded in exclamatory fashion. All three Atlantic Coast Conference wins were against opponents ranked in the top45, with Miami claiming 15 of the 17 team match points during this exceptional threematch run. Eight of UM’s 12 regular season matches resulted in shutout victories. Junior Adria Soriano Barrera was named co-ACC Player of the Week after UM’s dominating win over the Seminoles, capping off a year where he commanded the team’s lead as the top singles player. The Barcelona native went 9-2 in individual singles matches during the regular season. "It [was] a huge win for us," said Soriano Barrera. "They are our rivals and beating them gives us confidence moving forward, because we know that they are a great team, and the way we handled them showed that we are ready for what's next." While Miami wasn’t able to realize their potential during the spring, the team and head coach Aljosa Piric have much to look forward to next season. They will return the vast majority of their roster including Soriano Barrera as well as other key pieces in Franco Aubone, William Grattan-Smith, Benjamin Hannestad, and Bojan Jankulovski.

POWER BEHIND THE HIT Adria Soriano Barrera, junior, puts power behind his serve against Florida State. Barrera and Bastias won five consecutive games to secure the win in doubles 6-4. Photo by JC Ridley

MEN'S TENNIS | 10-2-0 Ranked no. 1 of 13 in the ACC

Tatsuki Shimamoto, Pablo Aycart Joya, Benjamin Hannestad, Adria Soriano Barrera, William Grattan-Smith, Bojan Jankulovski, Dane Dunlap, Stephen Madonia, Franco Aubone, and Francisco Bastias. Photo by Tessa Mortensen

GO FOR IT Franco Aubone, a sophomore, lobbies the ball back during a match against South Alabama. Aubone defeated Martin Bugaj, from South Alabama, 10-5 in the singles match after a slow start in the first match up. Photo by Beth Mosch






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nothing but ACES HERE Before the season came to an abrupt end, women’s tennis was in the top 25. With multiple players making ranks, the unusually short season proved these atheltes' talents

IN IT TOGETHER Florencia Urrutia and Yuna Ito congratulate each other with a high five after another successful match. Urrutia and Ito tallied a 5-3 mark together. Photo by JC Ridley

Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

With only two seniors on the roster, the 'Canes proved that youth was far from a liability for them. UM was consistently ranked among the nation’s best, sitting at No. 20 when the season was abruptly halted. Two of Miami’s best triumphs came after defeating both Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech was ranked at No. 8 while Virginia Tech ended up being their last season game and win, ranking at No. 41. Individually, six of the eight women on the roster finished the regular season with individual winning records, with Estela Perez-Somarriba going 7-1, freshman Florencia Urrutia going 6-1, and Selma Cadar joining Urrutia with a 6-1 record. As one of the only seniors on the team, Perez-Somarriba entered the season with powerful momentum after winning the singles national championship as a junior. Her 25-3 individual singles record earned her a fourth Intercollegiate Tennis Association AllAmerican honor, while setting an all-time program record after winning her 135th career singles match on Jan. 26, and finishing the season with 141 career victories. The COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short and ended any hopes of PerezSomarriba successfully defending her title, at least for this year. But the Madrid native plans to take advantage of new NCAA rules that will allow all spring sport studentathletes to gain an extra year of eligibility, opening the door for a second championship run and pushing the team once again to bigger and better heights.

EYE ON THE PRIZE Sophomore, Daevenia Achong, prepares to hit the ball. Achong 20-11 in singles and 11-10 in doubles. Photo by JC Ridley

Nada Dimovska, Diana Khodan, Daevenia Achong, Maya Tahan, Yuna Ito, Estela Perez-Somarriba, Florencia Urrutia, Selma Cadar. Photo by Tessa Mortensen



WOMEN'S TENNIS | 6-4-0 Ranked no. 8 of 14 in the ACC DATE





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STRONG HITS. STRONG FISTS Selma Cadar, a freshman, celebrates after another win. Cadar peaked at no. 53 on the doubles list and no. 69 in the ITA singles rankings. Photo

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Senior, Estela Perez-Somarriba, plays against no. 51 ranked player, Coco Gauff in Delary Beach. PerezSomarriba registered overall marks of 25-3 in singles and is a four-time ITA All-American. Photo by Kevin Ortiz

by Tessa Mortensen


TOGETHER AS A TEAM The women's rowing team is comprised of a group of student-athletes pushing themselves to become better. From the novice team to the Varsity 8, these 'Canes showed promise during their season that was cut short after only two events. Photo courtesy of Miami Athletics

ROWING Ranked no. 15 of 30 in the ACC DATE





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Novice 4th 1v8+ 17th 2v8+ 19th

ON OUR WAY Constance Stirling, Marilou Chardin, Logan Sudholz, and Halle Alitz are a part of the 1v4+ A Boat. Their boat finished in second place with a time of 15:57.60. Photo courtesy of Miami Athletics


















PUSH YOURSELF The Varsity 8 team pushes through the first race at the Head of the Indian Creek competition. The Varsity 8 “A” boat finished with a time of 14:37.05. Photo courtesy of Miami Athletics

building a strong

FOUNDATION The crew team focuses on strength and teamwork looking towards their racing season Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

Rowing’s main focus is their sprint season: the spring. With the majority of the season eliminated due to COVID-19, we can still look back and appreciate the hard work and results the team saw over their preseason racing and training. The team raced twice over their fall season, getting a feel for the team and their goals for the spring. The freshman 8 outshone the two varsity boats at their season closing head race, the Rivanna Romp in Earlysville, VA. Among early morning practices, sacrificed vacation time and hefty training, the team was looking ready for a strong spring performance. Olympia Binos, a freshman sitting in the stroke seat of the varsity 8, expressed excitement for the potential of the young team. Gabi Lopez set a notable personal record in spring training: a 7:15 2k erg test. Several other rowers pulled times in the low to mid 7:20’s, which was a lot faster than where the team was only a few weeks before. “The toughest moment of the season would probably have to be when we got on the plane to Atlanta for our race in Tennessee to later find out that all races had been suspended, then 20 minutes later that our whole season was over; this is all whilst waiting in the Atlanta mall for 6 hours while we wait to fly back home,” said Binos. “It is pretty heartbreaking as a freshman I never got to have my first 2km regatta as a part of my new crew; however, I can’t wait to get back out on the water with all my teammates!”

FOCUSED IN Meredith Costello competes in the Head of the Indian Creek race on the 2v8 team. The 2v8 team placed second with a time of 14:37.48. Photo courtesy of Miami Athletics


anything but par for the


Lengthy leaderboards often displayed ‘Canes at or near the top, even through multiple weather-plagued tournaments

OFF IT GOES Senior, Renate Grimstad, watches as her ball soars across the course. Grimstad finished 11th at four-over 220 during the Hurricane Invitational after having a final round of four-under 68. Photo by JC Ridley

Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

The season was an exciting one for the Hurricanes, which unfortunately was cut short due to COVID-19. The best results were at the UCF Challenge in Orlando, where they finished 3rd out of 16 total teams with a three-round total of 850 strokes, 14 below par. The event also gave senior Renate Grimstad her first individual tournament title, shooting 202 overall and 14 below par, good for margin of seven strokes between the Norway native and the second-place finisher. Grimstad—who was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s golfer of the month in February—led her squad to a very productive season overall. In addition to the third-place finish in Orlando, Miami finished in fourth at the Betsy Rawls Invitational in Austin, Tex., third at the Jim West Challenge in San Marcos, Tex. and second at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Four of the seven members on the roster were underclassmen, including three freshmen, leaving plenty of room for future improvement for an already accomplished team. With the NCAA ruling that spring sport senior student-athletes can return for an additional season due to the pandemic, head coach Patti Rizzo has the opportunity to have her entire team back for next season. FRONT ROW: Renate Grimstad, Daniella Barrett, Anna Backman; MIDDLE ROW: Kristyna Frydlova, Macarena Aguilera, Morgan Pankow; BACK ROW:John Koskinen, Franziska Sliper, and Patti Rizzo. Photo by

COACHING AT ITS FINEST Head Coach Patti Rizzo and Kristyna Frydlova talk in between holes at the Hurricane Invitational. The Hurricanes finished 8th overall at 39-over 903 with Frydlova rounding out the 'Canes (T47, +16). Photo by JC Ridley

JC Ridley

SWING IT Franziska Sliper, a freshman, makes a swing during her performance at the Hurricane Invitational. Sliper made her debut at the Minnesota Invitational , finishing T35 with a 36-hole total of 149 (+5). Photo by JC Ridley




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PREPARING FOR IT Senior, Macarena Aguilera, watches her teammates and she prepares for her turn during the Hurricane Invitational. Aguilera placed 77th (229, +13) at the UCF Challenge. Photo by JC Ridley


going for

GOLD An ACC champion and a number of personalbests set the tone of a powerful season from a strong group of determined athletes HURDLES CAN'T STOP ME Tiara McMinn was the first 'Cane to make it to the finals. McMinn placed first in the 60m hurdles preliminaries and seventh in the finals with a time of 10.54 seconds. Photo by Ashleigh Young


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Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

Unbeknown to the Hurricanes, their season was about to be cut short abruptly due to COVID-19. Multiple major meets were cancelled, including two in Coral Gables. But if there was any meet to end the year on, it would’ve been the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Championship, where multiple Miami athletes shined. Miami’s women placed second overall at the ACC Indoor meet, with plenty of individual accolades as well. Debbie Ajagbe took home the championship hardware in the shot put with a mark of 16.80 meters, earning the junior ACC Field MVP honors. "Debbie had an awesome day and really set the tone for the weekend," director of Track and Field/Cross Country Amy Deem told Hurricane Athletics. "That's what it's all about, coming out during the championships and competing with a lifetime best. She works every day toward this and I'm so happy for her." A number of other competitors also metaled during the weekend event, including Brittny Ellis placing second in the 400 Meter with a season-best 52.71 second time, Jacious Sears grabbing third prize in the 200 Meter, while Hannah-Sophia Hall finished third in the shot put with a personal best 16.40 Meter throw.

MEDALS ON MEDALS Jacious Sears made her way to the podium twice during the ACC Championships winning second and third in the 60m and 200m dash. She tied her personal best in the 60m dash with a time of 7.25 seconds. She also finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 23.68 seconds, scoring 14 total team points. Photo by Ashleigh Young



JUST MADE IT Celine Thompson placed 14th in the women's high jump competition. Thompson had a jump of 1.65m. Photo by Ashleigh Young

CHAMPION AGAIN Junior, Debbie Ajagbe, celebrates with fellow teammate, Sherry Lubin, after winning her second ACC title of the weekend in women's shot put. Ajagbe earned ACC Field MVP honors after her win during the meet. Photo by Ashleigh Young

PUT IT TO THE TEST Freshman, Hannah-Sophia Hall, gets ready for her shot put throw. Hall placed third with a personal best mark of 16.40m. The mark became fourth on Miami's alltime throw list. Photo by Ashleigh Young


PUSH IT Kayla Johnson, junior sprinter, pushes towards the finish line in the women's 800m dash. Johnson ran a season best time of 2:06.35 minutes. Photo by Ashleigh Young

Senior jumper, Darlene Charles, jumps during her final ACC apperance. Charles just missed the finals for long jump after placing tenth. But, she had an indoor personal best mark of 5.77m. Photo by Ashleigh Young


FRONT ROW: Dylan Sykes, Justin Rittenhouse, Tyrees Moulton, Alfreda Steele, Kevin Snyder, Russell Robinson, Trey Austin, Taylor Wright, Molly Caudery, and Andrew Madden; MIDDLE ROW: Rob Jarvis, Diego Flaquer, Davonte Fuller, Raheem Chambers, Kayla Johnson, McKinly Brown, Tiara McMinn, Brittny Ellis, Emma Langlois, Jacious Sears, Selina Dantzler, Dillon Fields, Amy Deem, and Cody Halsey; BACK ROW: Sam Fleischman, Edward Wintergalen, Zakiya Rashid, Celine Thompson, Jeffrey Uzzell, Tristan Schultheis, Kevin Arreaga, Debbie Ajagbe, Sherry Lubin, Hannah-Sophia Hall, and Jeffrey Williams Photo by Ashleigh Young

running down

RECORDS While halted before an outdoor meet took place, the indoor season provided a glimpse of Miami’s individual and collective potential Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

A pair of Hurricanes were rising towards being the faces of the team, snagging their fair share of award spots on the metal table meet after meet. Senior, Raheem Chambers, matched his second-place finish at the meet a year prior, finishing the 60 Meter with a time of 6.61 seconds. A team leader, Chambers was named ACC Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 22, after winning the 60 Meter event at the Wolverine Invitational and sitting on the No. 3 national ranking before his planned appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships. On the field side, junior, Kevin Arreaga, put himself in the leadership role, winning the weight throw at the season-opening Wolverine Invitational with a 20.94m toss. He would eclipse that mark later in the season at the Texas Tech Invitational with a



DRIPPIN' WITH MEDALS Raheem Chambers finished second in the 60m dash at the ACC Championships with a time of 6.61. This is Chambers second year in a row with a second place finish. Photo by Ashleigh Young

personal and program-record 21.82m throw. The ACC Indoor Championships was the final event of the abruptly halted season, where multiple Hurricanes recorded top performances, fittingly capping off the year before any studentathlete expected it to end. “We'd worked so hard all season. To go there and the day before competition, to go to the track to practice and hear we couldn't enter the facility, that was really, really disappointing," said Chambers. But with all spring sport student-athletes given an extra year of eligibility, Chambers will get to pick up where he left off next year. “I'd say I have unfinished business. I would love to come back and finish strong for the University."


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POWER IN THE SWING Kevin Arreaga, a redshirt junior, puts his best throw forward during the Wolverine Invitational. Arreaga won the weight throw with a personal best of 20.94m. Photo by Ashleigh Young

INCHING CLOSER TO MY GOALS Kevin Snyder, freshman jumper, made his debut for the 'Canes in both triple jump and high jump. Snyder placed second in triple jump with a mark of 14.90m. Photo by Ashleigh Young

RACE MODE Senior, Raheem Chambers, prepares for the 60m dash at the Wolverine Invitational. Chambers won the 60m dash with a time of 6.71, recording the 'Canes' fourth meet record of the day. Photo by Ashleigh Young

UP AND OVER Senior jumper, Tristan Schultheis, makes his way over the high jump pole. Schultheis bested the mark to win high jump at 2.10m . Photo by Ashleigh Young


BRING IT HOME Jared Thomas, catcher and outfielder, has his first career home run. Thomas had six hits, a double and a home run in 32 at-bats during the season. Photo by JC Ridley

BASKING in the rain

Even when things may not appear to be going your way, in baseball, fortunes can change in a moment’s notice, especially for the 'Canes Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

Three days after losing a trio of games to the No. 1 ranked to UF, the Hurricanes also lost a three-run lead to South Florida in the late innings of a non-conference contest. Worse yet, dark clouds literally moved over Mark Light Field. Miami needed a ninth inning run, not just to put the once one-sided game back out of doubt for good, but to avoid a potentially lengthy rain delay stuck languishing in the locker room. A leadoff strikeout briefly dimmed hopes. Adrian Del Castillo singled with one out, bringing the remaining fans who were braving the intensifying showers to their feet as power hitter Raymond Gil next stepped up to the plate. Was any Mark Light magic about to transpire? Even after falling behind 0-2 in the count, the answer to that question was a resounding yes, as Gil slugged a slider beyond the fence to the left field scoreboard. The home run gave the Canes a 7-5 win right as playing conditions were quickly deteriorating and made the third baseman the hero of the week. "Nothing's really changed, we just keep battling," Gil said after his walk-off homer. "We've always talked about if we are going to be the team we want to be, we've got to win close games…we've got to keep the confidence and keep fighting and know that we're good enough to win those close games."



RUNNING TO THE PLATE Luis Tuero sprints towards the ball after a hit from South Florida. Tuero had a hit and a career-best three RBI in first start of the season during the win against USF. Photo by Richard Lewis

JUST MADE IT Luis Tuero, a redshirt freshman infielder, slides to the base and just barley makes it. Tuero appeared in 13 games and made nine starts at second base and ranked second on the team with a .323 batting average . Photo by Richard Lewis

CAN'T SEE IT COMING Right-handed pitcher and true freshman, Alex McFarlane, strikes out three batters over two innings in start against USF. Photo by Richard Lewis

POWER IN THE PITCH Carson Palmquist, a left-handed pitcher and true freshman, prepares for a pitch. Palmquist struck out 15 batters while walking five over 11.2 innings pitched Photo by Richard Lewis


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In spite of a season that was cut short with little notice, the bar has continued to be set higher and higher as each team brings a new intensity every time they take to the field Story by Austin Pert and Design by Karina Sloan

Coming off a breakout 2019 campaign, 2020 looked to be the year that the Hurricanes would put everything together and compete for a spot in the College World Series in Omaha. UM featured three standout pitching arms in Brian Van Belle, Chris McMahon and Slade Cecconi. 2019’s Atlantic Coast Conference home run leader Alex Toral was back and primed to eclipse the 24 HR mark he set as a sophomore, while a talented crop of freshmen would supplement the roster. Unfortunately for coach Gino DiMare’s team, the pandemic would abruptly halt a very promising season. Finishing 2020 with a 12-4 record and a 3-0 mark in conference play, Miami was left to wonder what may have happened throughout the remainder of the campaign. While fans will never get to know for sure, a few clues foreshadowed a very successful spring.

The 'Canes spent a week ranked as the No. 1 team in America. Junior Raymond Gil hit a picturesque walk-off home run in the rain against South Florida. Toral followed suit just over a week later against Pittsburgh. Pitchers Van Belle and McMahon recorded earned run averages of 0.68 and 1.05. And sophomore Adrian Del Castillo continued to impress behind at the plate with a .358 AVG. “Every team is unique, and every team is special in its own way. This year’s team was a special group that had the potential to do some special things,” DiMare said in a statement over Twitter upon the suspension of the season. While many of UM’s pitching arms were seen as elite assets that were gobbled up by professional organizations, the Canes will return much of their batting order and bullpen for another shot at achieving their goals in 2021.

FRONT ROW: Mykanthony Valdez, Isaac Quinones, Chet Moore, Tyler Paige, Anthony Vilar, Austin Pollak, Jared Thomas, Alex Munroe, Daniel Labrador, Luis Tuero; SECOND ROW: H.R. Powell, Brandon Platt, Julian Rivera, J.D. Arteaga, Gino DiMare, Norberto Lopez, Jonathan Anderson, and Robert "G.M." McDaniel; THIRD ROW: Gabe Rivera, Yordani Carmona, Josh Lauck, Daniel Federman, Alex Ruiz, Raymond Gil, Adrian Del Castillo, Freddy Zamora, Chad Crosbie, Jordan Lala, and Spencer Bodanza; BACK ROW: Alex Toral, Isaac Quinones, Jake Garland, Spencer Bodanza, Alex McFarlane, Slade Cecconi, Tyler Keysor, Albert Maury, Jr., Brian Van Belle, JP Gates, and Tony Jenkins Photo by Tessa Mortensen

READY Slade Cecconi, right handed-pitcher, gets ready for a pitch. Cecconi tied a season-high with eight strikeouts over. 4.1 innings pitched vs. Towson Photo by Carl Kafka



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outfielder, steals a base. Jenkins Went 2-for-3 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored in the win against Rutgers.

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WIN IT ALL Junior infielder, Alex Toral, and sophomore catcher, Adrian Del Castillo celebrate after their win against Kent State. Toral homered and drove in three runs while Del Castillo had two hits, and two runs scored during the win. Photo by Richard Lewis

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HIT IT OUT THE PARK A sophomore outfielder, Jordan Lala, has his first hit of the game. Lala had 13 hits, three doubles, 12 runs scored, and six RBI during the shortened season. Photo by

STRIKE HIM OUT Brian Van Belle, an All-American Second Team pitcher, pitches another strikeout. Van Belle tied for team-best strikeouts with 38. He also walked four batters over team-high 26.1 innings pitched. Photo by JC Ridley

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Varsity sports isn't the only place where 'Canes can show off their athletic abilities. Intramural sports allows for any and all students to explore their talents on the court or field Design by Karina Sloan

FLAG FOOTBALL MEN'S: MY TD'S Mark Buren, Ramiro Casal Vila, Christopher Castaneda, Nicholas Egan, Jonathan Fisher, Simon Gelbard, Terrance Gray, Daniel Hoppen, Johnathan Ingram, Jackson Moore, Konrad Slabinski, Cole Stephany, and Gilad Zilberman Photo by Shelby Ernst

FLAG FOOTBALL COED: DPT Emma Pixley (Captain), Arvon Amisial, Jordan Austin, Valentina Briceno, Alicia Canton-Rodriguez, Joshua Currie, Elyse Hanse, James Keegan, Colin Marsh, Baabak Mostoufi, Ryan Nolan, Darian Ohling, Yesha Patel, Steven Thompson Photo by Shelby Ernst

FLAG FOOTBALL FRAT: PI KAPPA ALPHA Jacob Triarsi, Cameron Bennett, Yanni Cacho, David Downey, Miles Eberhard, Charles Elder, Kyle Fallon, Maxim Fisher, Kyle McKee, Adam Miller, Parth Patel, Brendan Reilly, Johnnie Sargenti, Paul Spada, Nicholas Tricarico, and Noah Warren Photo by Shelby Ernst

BASKETBALL MEN'S: THE TWOMBLY IQ BALLERS Dennis Vila (Captain), Ted Delcima, and Julian Marx Photo by Shelby Ernst



VOLLEYBALL FRAT: BETA THETA PI Jordan Austin, Carson Christensen, Justin Danto, Dante Ditommaso, Justin Martin, Michael Shaak, and Alexander Youssef Photo by Shelby Ernst

BASKETBALL FRAT: PI KAPPA ALPHA Ryan O'Day, Maxim Fisher, Cameron Bennett, William Lammers, and Alex Strickland Photo by Shelby Ernst

VOLLEYBALL COREC: SETS IN THE CITY Fabiola Velikopoljski, Michelle Adams, Colsen Centner, Marcela Fernandez, Matthew Kellow, Scott Kellow, and Ilias Toum Benchekroun Photo by Shelby Ernst

VOLLEYBALL MEN'S: SPIKE ME DADDY Eric Rice, Dustin Feinberg, Keegan Gothers, Gregory Holodak, Hugo Montero, Kevin Stone, and Dennis Vila Photo by Shelby Ernst

VOLLEYBALL WOMEN'S: DAT ACE DOE Ashley Martinez, Isabella Botero, Darcy Camp, Mikayla Cruz-Nicklas, Ashley Johnson, Taryn Park, Samantha Schipfer, and Kerry Sheridan Photo by Shelby Ernst


ALL DOLLED UP Sisters of Alpha Delta Pi are dressed in festive t-shirts and feathers as they celebrate the newest bids during Bid Day. Photo courtesy of ADPi



NPHC MAKIN' THEIR VOICE HEARD Marckell Williams and Jamilah Muhammad represent both of their greek organizations, Omega Psi Phi and Delta Sigma Theta. Photo courtesy of Jamilah Muhammad


From IFC to NPHC, there are a wide variety of Greek organizations to join. Lively events and passionate individuals is what makes up Greek life on campus. Students who join a Greek organization get to bond with linke-minded students through philanthorpy and other activities











CELEBRATION TIME One of the biggest Greek events of the year is Greek Week, a time where each organization can come together and show pride for their organizations. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee



work hard,


ONE BIG FAMILY Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Chi, and Zeta Phi Beta are just a few of the organizations that make up greek life. With each organization representing different values and standards, students of varying perspectives come together and make greek life so unique. Photo illustration by Isabella Vaccaro

Here at the University of Miami, Greek life is represented at an all time high. Whether you’re for the traditional Greek sororities and fraternities or for multicultural organizations, students can find themselves represented in one of the 26 Greek organizations. Being a Miami Hurricane and participating in Greek life changes a student’s undergraduate years and allows us to create forever friendships, network with alumni and gain leadership skills before graduating. Let’s see how these ‘Canes improved Greek life during the 2019-2020 academic year.


welcome to

the family

Alpha Delta Pi

Liz Krystal Cam Gabryelle Garcia Anna Helen Swirski Rachna Paruchuri Ally Polner Molly Keys Ferris Isabelle Tallerico Julia Elyse Russel Veronica Serber Emily Connell Daley Sprintz Hall Victoria Asland Maya Broadwater Carly Ann Coombs Kyra Berwitz Alyssa Rose Miller Mikoto Furuya Olivia Hanna Lee Katherine Chlopak Allison Hemphill Nicole Farinella Camryn Spector Kaitlyn Jay Fuerst Julia Mastrangelo Sedona Webb Abigail Talia Silk Julia Sackett Madeline Larrabee Emilia Arguello Victoria Torres Gabriella Trama Madeline Rumpke Rebeca Rodriguez Madeline Joyce Dharma Proctor Amanda Frey Michelle Elovic Emma Claire Levy Kaja Stanecki Kathryn Smith Corinne Badeer Lauren Yates Julie Rice Olivia Cabrera Julia McAleavy Molly McGrath Allison Beth Kelley Ashley Greenberg Hailey Carskaddan Lindsay Cruz


Anna Heinzen Natalie Corrales Scarlett Joan Diaz Alpha Epsilon Pi

Samuel Tsirulnikov Eli Balaban Buxt Joshua Gruber Nicholas Lobato Michael Mesbah Maxwell Horne Joshua Serure Jack Oliver Moses Lucas Lerman Malcolm Harrison Ethan Mohr Bruck Anthony Jones Axel Kovalchick Ryan Misewicz Adin Segall Alec Ross Bleyer Alexander Tractenberg Christian Cugno Liam Hack Alpha Sigma Phi

Andres Leones Tyler Antonelle Nolan McDermott Jake Perlman Spencer Bright Andrew Johnson Brandon Ward Ian Diaz Brannon Shane Stewart William Hunnewell Jack Chazotte Timothy Callahan Kyle Drew Banker Chris Casario Nicholas Makuch David Ethan Paul Christopher Elliott James M. Dickey Jai Rai Kohli Dylan John Rudisill Juan Dominguez Blaise Rohan Lucas Burkholder Drew Gende Isaac Tacher Blaise Lowen


Douglas Noriega Harshan Karthikeyan Beta Theta Pi

Joseph Contillo Brandon Brillant Connor Wolfe Larry Skipper Robert Macnamara Griffin Stasick Maxwell Feldman Dylan Camenzuli Ryan James Bice Matthew Sweeney David Murat Barr Zachary Graham Nicholas Morse Hays Maynard Ryan Kyle Smith Ezra John Zucker Nicholas Elwell Kevin Greer Alex Terr Chi Omega

Sarah Ruth Cawthon Chase Cortes Nicole Daoust Brittany Drew Jacqueline Dubois Avery Gawel Melissa Handel Sarah Hutchison Madelyn Konheim Rachel Levy Katherine Malahias Olivia Moll Madison Mutzman Carmela Nunez Eleanor Provosty Mikeiveka Sanon Julie Spicer Destini Stewart Madeline Wagner Summer Ward Rachel Peck Caitlin Wilson Lauren Nam Emilee LaRose Sofia Marie Fleites Geethika Kataru Sarah Emily Mills

Hannah Carver Didem Erbilen Kathryn Ghougasian Shea Halpenny Lauryn Elena Lima Sydney Schwartz Rachel Stempler Taniya Trinidad Preeti Shukla Haley Valentini Delta Delta Delta

Alexandra Martinez Destini Garner Amanda Jo Travers Britney Ragoonath Allegra Garcia Alexandrya Kozlowski Zoey Sara Zelman Fallyn Brody Elyce Richardson Julie Kane Schoen Alaina Sztapka Eleanor Perrigo Ella Perlmutter Sydney Allie Pearl Katarina Jenkins Talene Basil Caleigh Weis Jessica Bulanda Sophia Benitez Danni Mackler Alana L. Miro Isabella Trujillo Caroline Rodriguez Gabriela Petrone Aleena Hussain Mary-Elizabeth Arnold Emily Forster Alexandra Berman Alexandra Gaddy Sarah-Kim Tu Nicole Cristina Garcia-Tunon Stefany Desroches Lauren Simpson Tobi Elly Baisburd Ashleigh Lloyd Ryan Gusikoff Isabella Popadiuk Kendall Colaluca Raquel Dimitri

Each year, Greek organizations welcome dozens of new members. Here is a complete list of all the newly inducted members into the Greek family Cecilia Kate Moan Elena Pardo Adrianna Fulbright Madison Scott Jessica Winship Camden Marks Hollie Albin Annsley Barton Gabrielle Condren Kaitlin Haeffner Jessica Mintzer Lena Bruscato Juliet Mahony Misha Patel Victoria Beglane Elise Norotsky Rachel Schlow Amanda Szaro Marissa Kae Walker Jacqueline Hirsch Georgia Kate Inggs Emma Leptich Clare O'Connor Mikayla Riselli Grace Ann Cohen Maylen Gehret Delta Phi Epsilon

Maggie Nusim Courtney Carduner Cassandra Sulzer Isabel Bauer-Nathan Cassandra Saba Logan Marie Ciuci Oliveah Lorenzo Katherine Farenhem Halle Layne Miller Ariel Sara Hartzy Mary Ciolko Elizabeth Swanson Daniella Dombey Brittany Nahas Catherine Demosthenous Emma Malone Ava Edwards Sofia Asher Alison Skubik Julia Yianacopolus Moira Neary Jennifer Rojas Sophia Dimartini

Allison Cooley Nicole Reyes Emma Rodriguez Samantha Yoon Emma Goodstein Ana Ruiz-Melendez Molly Balsamides Ava De Leon Isabela Palicki Olivia Zablan Zoe Hammonds Logan Moore Nicole Katz Maggie Reich Hannah Arslanian Alexandra Spinak Rebecca Schachtel Gabriella Baldassarre Gabriella Varela Brooke Esposito Courtney Morena Abigail Rosen Gabrielle Magnant Jordan Brunner Nina Nicole Kalinin Kaylie Eisenberg Jenna Kologie Anne Jensen Gianna Trimarco Heidi Engerman Ainsley Stamberger Haley Kuproski Isabella Aksi Sharifi Aleksandra Carter Caroline Garren Kristin Konefal Alexandra Lofgren Delta Sigma Theta

Kayla Etienne Patricia Emelle Reina Mitchom Amber Ponder T’Liah Boyd Kikiloreoluwa Aderoju Lambda Chi Alpha

Dylan Noah Aron Duncan Adams Ramiro Casal Vila Jean Vilcherrez

Jeffrey Lockom Gilad Zilberman Anthony Arciero Seth Joseph Falber Austin Berger Carson Yates Alexei Serguienko Benjamin Lavine Andrew Cade Joseph Famularo Ben Madison Kevin Li Alexander Barton Kappa Alpha Psi

Isaiah Holmes Taj Bland Justin Herbert Tre Jamison III Omega Psi Phi

Hasani Knight Phi Delta Theta

John Kasarda Matthew Morrison Jose Ricardo Zachary Peters Filipe Kyrgios Hunter McGuinness Matthew Goldammer Damien Ditaranto Leo Landron Aria Modirmassihai Robert Schwab Adam Edelstein Mason Jenkins Graham Wood John Proefrock Ryan Busch Carlos Simon Jake Gawrych Nicolas Philippou Michael Craig Timothy Thomas Ethan Tyler Teo Austin Terowsky William Klepper Nicholas Gibboni Andrew Shah Eric Sedig Devon Anderson Alec Durkin Avery Duncan Thomas Rodberg Ethan Schatz Edward McGaley Matthew Natale Jeremiah Keating Andrius Espinoza Juan Martinez Kieran O'Brien David Anton Cruz

William Giles Andrew Westervelt Pi Kappa Alpha

Robert Freeman Matthew Falcone Daniel Leonard Joseph Pasquale Sameer Mohanani Nicholas DeMarinis Eben Hardie Butler Lance Baker Brendan Cummins Jackson Bond Thomas Glyman Scott Jaquiss Pyle Robert Von Seelen Grant Jones Keenan Baldus Stratford Small Benjamin Klein Tomas Baena Zachary Regis Marc David Baum Aravind Meyyappan Dustin Goodwin Ryan Sargenti Jonathan Feld Damascus Thorpe Michael Marino Rohan Lulla Joseph Vitale Dan Markel Patrick Chisholm Pi Kappa Phi

Lucas McNamara Dylan Glowski Aaron Lamont Evan Small Alan Julio Galicot Nolan McCarter Jack Scully Michael Rebozo Ryan Saunders Adam Florman Evan McKay William Redding Adam Yusuf Ford Alexander Senich Andres Gonzalez Roy Yosef Miloh James Cardaras Andrew Colannino Litto Daniel Gomez Anthony Kuba Jared David Collins Barak Koren Kepookalani Katz Michael Murphy Manav Daftari Logan Centner James Stevens

Alexander Riegler Julian Alvarez Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Brett Lafronz Neil Jonathan Daily Samuel Steigbigel Porter Stanley Max Michael Rossi Luke Matteo Dante Frabotta Dorian Martin Ethan Shane Lipetz Marc Chodos Marco Maola Harris Joslin Hunter McGarvey Leo Saltzman Justin Alec Heitner Max Walter Richter Jack Berk Logan Fitzgerald Thomas Chiellini Aaron Ross Jaffee Julian Bastianello Garrett Ben-Yishay William Burress Richard Fodera Dylan Seymour Sigma Alpha Mu

Matan Ofek Nolan Gericke John Said James Boeschenstein Mario Petushi Zacharias Muleta Jacob Panzer Pierce Kinney Ethan Anagnos Augustus Morfogen Nabil Justin Arabi El Eter David Gordon Mills Ryan Green Alec Yarnoff Dylan Aresu Jasper Dench Rohit Gentle Sigma Chi

Griffin Wellington Alexander Morris Joshua Gottlieb Aaron Aboodi Harrison Fett Brendan McGrath Thomas Santella Hank Shalom Noah Burstyn Leo Ratzan Conrad Nelson

Michael Birnhak Luke Boland Peter Calano John Mastando Anthony Zisa Hunter Ryan Smith Robert Levitz Andrew Luglio Kyle Harry Wyman Kyle Mazza Dane A. Bartkiewicz Jaron Katz Samuel Marcus Jacob Ryan Lynne Marc Loparrino Jordan Bascoe Robert Westwater Skylar Chananya Sigma Delta Tau

Danielle Stoller Amy Welsey Caroline Griffith Brielle Soifer Mickey J. Carton Madeline Rudman Shelby Snyder Brittany Pekeles Charleigh Peters Sarah Frankel Ashley Romeo Heather Toulson Alexandra Pohl Haley Schwartz Alexa Persico Ryan Elizabeth Bell Ana Lily Kahan Lauren Higgins Gianna De Landaburu Casey Mae Fine Ashley Stand Alexsa GonzalezLeyva Gillian Drexler Stella Bordon Amelia Fox Hannah Thomas Lauren Powers Elizabeth Pullman Jessica Nussdorf Ella Sadler Sara Jane Graser Kate Adler Katherine Gould Sabrina Elle Levin Sophie DeBiase-Harris Isabel Ackerman Alexandria Sharifi Julia Mayourian Kaylin Baer Rachel Katsock Alyssa Tan Hanley Ella Howard

Skylar Melby Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Tristan Appleby Jack Hartmann Harry Brockman Sean Neligan Romulo Torbar Andres Azpurua Joseph Vieira Jack Suede Jagger Reid Zrada Charles Liebers D'Andre HollisSimpson Erik Federico Salge Matthew Dumbroff Sonny Stevenson Stephen Coats Samuel Glaser Julius Klepach Alec Jacob Austin Jagger Reid Walk George Todd Jeffrey Wyler Matt Svend Gosper Sean Jiaxi Kralik Stephen Kruszenski Zeta Phi Beta

Leila Metellus Daniella Barton Zeta Tau Alpha

Alexandra Becker Emma Friderici Alexandra Debure Alexandra Meltzer Kylee Eden Pufko Kylie Prieto Jessica Kaplowitz Samantha Velez Rosemarie Bingham Evalynn Strauss Sarah Abushamma Anissa Perez Chloe Dicamillo Sarah Machado Sofia Bond Kate Tacca Alexa Bevi Minton Laura Hopman Sarah Bronnberg Silvana Hana Adi Suzanne Rubin Danielle Lovetro Lenox Angelle Hill Elle Kakaletris Katelyn Lane Gavin Diana Tavernise Allison Sara First Halle Salem Sofia Isabel Diaz

Madison Markham Rea Lynn Cranwell Alexandra Fioto Samantha Clayman Kathryn Walsh Giana McGaughey Patricia McMenamin Charlotte Fernandez-Hoffman Chloe Hull Julia Schofield Alexandra Rosen Christine Rafferty Jessica Tatz Madison Landry Laura Morris Cameron Zuccarini Casey M. Grafstein Rachel Grace Ryan Emily Guyumjian Lauren Marie Gsell Alix Earle Jessica Degen Jada Aaron Jamie Sara Karen Eden Avolio Anna Nottage Nicole Trujillo Morgan Spears Josephine Gray Megan McKaba Regan Chatwin Story Langston Caroline Reedy Elena Dickman Abigail Bosland Lillianna Fedewa Ella Caggiano Samantha Peene Kaitlyn Carino Hannah Evans Alisa Dellovo Lily May Winter Zoe Nicole Skerlos Sophia Dellovo


BLOWING 'U' AWAY Delta Delta Delta member Kamiliah

Ruiz-Rodriguez blows bubbles while welcoming new members.

Photo courtesy of Delta Delta Delta

It’s bid day,


SAY CHEESE Zeta Tau Alpha sisters Caroline Strong,

Brooke Carroll, Rose Goeway, Ella Merkle, Ali Pitta, Taylor Yeley and Liv Ekholdt join in front of their letters on bid day. Photo courtesy of Zeta Tau Alpha

Every spring semester, all six soroities participate in Bid Day to recruit new members Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

With a new semester, Greek hopefuls seek acceptance into their new families as more than 701 students participating in spring rush. From the help of recruitment counselors to the events leading to bid day, networking and friendships were formed in the making. All six sororities- Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Sigma Delta Tau and Zeta Tau Alpha- participated in recruitment. As Bid Day arrived, excitement and anxiety rose amongst potential members gathering around The Rock waiting to reveal to their new chapters and spend the day with them. Sorority members shouted and chanted all day long celebrating and welcoming new “sisters" in the Panhellenic community. “Being able to see incoming members have new light in them when revealing their bid acceptance reminded me of my bid day reveal. I hope Greek life can further expand itself in incoming years to come, accepting those who would like to join no matter who they are” said Sophomore Madison Mihailuk, a sister of Chi Omega.





SAY "DPhiE"! Sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon express joy during Spring recruitment. Members: Kristina Collins, Ashley Caserta, Bri Dyon, Caroline McDonald and Katie Samuel. Photo courtesy of Delta Phi Epsilon

403 during

new members

spring rush


and Julia Russel pose with their hands up in the air during Spring Bid Day. Miller and Russel are both a part of Alpha Delta Pi and sported white t-shirts with a design similar to an up and coming Los Angeles designer with a store called Sorella Boutique.


Alpha Sister Mary Helen Burt welcomes new member Lilliana Fedewa on the special day. Photo

courtesy of Zeta Tau Alpha

TOGETHER FOREVER Chi Omega sisters Skylar Rodriguez and Seré Politano share their excitement as Bid Day conintues. Photo courtesy of Skylar Rodriguez


Delta Delta Delta sister Ari Amato welcomes new members Danni Mackler and Grace Black-Cohen. Photo courtesy of Delta Delta Delta

Bring the Heat Sigma Delta Tau sisters Madison Uzwy, Alexsa Gonzalas, Kayla Linderman, Julia Torres and Julia Armstrong enjoy their bid day celebrations. Photo courtesy of Sigma Delta Tau


DPhiE sisters, Brooke Esposito, Gab Varela, Ali Skubik and Anna Sapio, take a photo during bid day in their matching white t-shirts and denim shorts. Photo courtesy of Delta Phi Epsilon


Greek men in IFC have not one, but two bid days a year, allowing them to introduce a slew of new members into their respective brotherhoods—welcome to the family new bids Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

All 11 fraternities—Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi and Sigma Phi Epsilon—participated in the Interfraternity Council’s Bid Day, which took place over at the Lakeside Patio, welcoming new brothers into each of their communities, as a tradition. Joining Greek life at the U gives students a sense of comradery and identity throughout the four years of their collegiate careers. Introducing this old tradition into the new decade allows for students to cherish their organizations' values along with creating new memories until a new decade allows for this cycle of sisterhood and brotherhood to thrive once more.

The brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp), matching in blue t-shirts and muscle tank tops, gather around to embrace their new members into the fraternity during Bid Day 2020. Photo courtesy of Sigma Phi Epsilon

Dustin Goodwin brings the heat during bid day while representing his fraternity, Pike. Bid Day is filled with plenty of games and activities welcoming the newest brothers into their new home. Photo courtesy of Pi Kappa Alpha


Anthony Arciero, Austin Berger, Seth Falber, and Joey Famularo, Logan Katz, Robert Morrison, Drew Goheen, Carson Yates, Ben Lavine, Alexei Serguienko, Andrew Cade, Ramiro Casal Vila, Jean Pierre Vilcherrez, and Duncan Adams stand in front of their fraternity house. Photo courtesy of Lambda Chi Alpha

The brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Pike) join together for a picture after the highly anticipated Bid Day filled with plenty of events. New members and old members came together to memoralize the day as one big family. Photo courtesy of Pi Kappa Alpha

Stratford Small, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, stands up on The Rock during the IFC Bid Day festivities. Photo courtesy of Pi Kappa Alpha

Keenan Baldus, another member of Pi Kappa Alpha, screams across the stage during bid day activities. Photo courtesy of Pi Kappa Alpha

Greek Week allows for family unity through games and activities within all of the Greek councils on campus

Greeks sit inside The Rathskeller for an exciting night of Greek themed trivia and prizes. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

Greek week allows students to interact with other Greek associations as they celebrate new members and the graduation of older members. Lucky, these Greeks got to spend time as a family before the Coronavirus pandemic struck worldwide. Let's take a trip down memory lane on this spring's Greek Week festivities.

Many students gather around "The Rock" as festivities begin to occur for Greek Week 2020 at the Philanthropy Fair focused on mental health and LGBTQ+ resources on campus. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

Tiffany Crawford, Maya Miller, and Sade Prithwie celebrate Greek Week festivities at The Rathskeller. As members of Delta Sigma Theta, they were all a part of Team Rolling Loud

The Greek Week Executive Committee members sit inside the UC to help monitor and particpate in the Good For The Soul: Artistic Fair. There were options to paint and make beads. Photo

Photo courtesy of Sade Prithwie

courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee


With smiles on their faces, the Greek Week Executive Committee smile as the festivies take off in full swing. With engagement and participation from organizations across all councils, Greek Week takes lots of preperation. Photo courtesy of Emily Gossett

Brothers of Sigma Chi gather around by the 'U' statue during an annual Greek Week event. They utilized equipment gear and encouraged students walking by to join them for some fun activities. Photo courtesy of Sigma Chi

Tri Delta sisters participate in the Good For The Soul event during Greek Week. Photo courtesy of Tri Delt

Sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha and other greek members take some time off from studying to sit and drink at The Rathskeller during Rat Trivia. Trivia Tuesday was themed with everything Greek week related so that Greek teams could win points that go towards their respective teams. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

A crowd of fellow Greeks and onlookers gather around The Rock to watch the O-Cheer performances. Greek Week is filled with plenty of events, but the biggest one is O-Cheer. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

Tri Delt comes to the stage in their matching all black outfits. As a part of Team Ultra, they were one of the smaller teams, but knew they still had to bring the heat.


Photo courtesy of Delta Delta Delta

Bright lights and a big stage is all these greeks need in order to fill the air with team spirit and everlasting friendships Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

Filled with unity and spirit, O-Cheer allows for the Greek organizations at the University of Miami to work vigorously in creating original choreography, endless friendships, and camaraderie across various chapters. “Everyone from each team gathers around to watch and we as an exec board, with members from almost every chapter, work with each team to rehearse, set up, and perform. We walk away all knowing more people outside our chapter because of the bonds we build at this event” said Senior Emily Gossett, co-chair of Greek Week and a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha. With the help of O-Cheer’s co-chairs, senior, Kelly Ajello of DPHIE, and junior, Liam Higgins of SAE, they were able to announce Team Coachella comrpised of Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA), Alpha Sigma Phi (AlphaSig), Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPI), and Multicultural Greek Organization (MGC) as this year’s O-Cheer winner. It can certainly be said that O-Cheer sews together the sisterhood and brotherhood atmosphere within Greek life and also brings the competitiveness and creativity of a true Hurricane.


Team Coachella takes the stage to make the crowd go wild. Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Sigma Phi ,Lambda Chi Alpha, and Multicultural Greek Council comprise Team Coachella. Photo courtesy of ZTA

Team Rolling Loud gets ready for their performance. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

Members of various Greek organizations fill the crowd as they support their fellow brothers and sisteres during O-Cheer. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

One of the Chi-O sisters, who was a part of Team Woodstock, supports her chapter. Photo courtesy of Chi Omega

Attempting to bring plenty of energy and excitement to the O-Cheer event and take the crown, Team Rolling Loud takes the stage again. While they didn't win this competition, they had the crowd mesmerized with anticipation for their performance. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee

Alpha Delta Pi and Pi Kappa Alpha come together for their O-Cheer performance. ADPi and Pike are both a part of Team Tortuga. Photo courtesy of ADPi

Newest members of Delta Sigma Theta, Kayla Etienne, Reina Mitchom, Amber Ponder, T’Liah Boyd and Kikiloreoluwa Aderoju pose together. Photo courtesy of Kayla Etienne

scholarship and Delta Sigma Theta sisters Sade Prithwie and Jamilah Muhammad are prime examples of how Greek life creates friendships that last a lifetime. Photo

Brothers and sisters from across the nation embrace their legacy and leave their footprint Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

Enriched with fierce brother-and-sisterhood while making an impact in the livelihood of African American students throughout their undergraduate years, the National Pan-Hellenic Council promotes scholarship, community outreach, and securing the legacy of their founders both academically and culturally. “The NPHC is different because it is home to all of the historically black fraternities and histories who, over history, have played major roles in advocating for the justice of black people throughout America's history,” said junior Aaron “Marckell” Williams, president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and a brother of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. “Joining the NPHC changed my academic and personal life at the U by pushing me to be more of a leader on campus,” said Williams. “By being more involved in student affairs and improving the quality of student life at the U, this experience has already affected me greatly and I am excited for the opportunities and growth that is still to come.”

courtesy of Sade Prithwie


Members of NPHC gather around to showcase their respected Greek associations during Canesfest 2019. Kimberly Overton (Sigma Gamma Rho), Jamilah Muhammad (Delta Sigma Theta), Octavio Kpotogbe (Omega Psi Phi), Ashley Chappelle(Zeta Phi Beta), and Isaiah Walker (Kappa Alpha Psi). Photo courtesy of Delta Sigma Theta

Giovanni Medy, Jamilah Muhammad, Jonathan Cola, Ashley Chappelle and Shamir Cetoute, throw their Greek signs during Horizons 2019, a Pre-Orientation program that helps multicultural First Year students and Transfer students transition to the being on the Miami campus. Photo courtesy of Alpha Phi Alpha

The brothers of Omega Psi Phi celebrate their new initiates, Octavio Kpotogbe, Markell Williams and Justin Sauer. Also pictured is Terrence Burdge, Malik Mayweather, Sharod Hinton, and Roderick Dunlap. Photo courtesy of Omega Psi Phi

Alieu Wurie, Reese Pitts, Charles Gibson, Miles Pendleton, Giovanni Medy Jude Franklin; Christopher-Ahmad Moree, Shamir Cetoute, Austin Gravely, Jonathan Cola Photo courtesy of Alpha Phi Alpha

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, and Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated table for the Multicultural Greek Council at the Spring Involvement Fair. Photo courtesy of Jarelis Cabrera

Sisters from South Florida come together to celebrate the New Member Presentation for the UM Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated hosted by president Jordan Lewis. Photo courtesy of Jordan Lewis

Sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated come together from across the United States at the Annual 2019 New York Puerto Rican Parade. FIU, NOVA, FAU, and Miami were some of the schools in attendance. Photo courtesy of Lambda Theata Alpha


Sean Walson, Nikhil Rajulapati, Pranav Chugh, Rajiv Tummala of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Incorporated at their Whose Got Game? 3 v 3 charity basketball event where 100% of the proceeds go to the JDRF foundation. Photo courtesy of Delta Epsilon Psi

a community for THE PEOPLE With four campus chapters, MGC brings together individuals from various backgrounds Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

Composed of four Greek organizations—Delta Epsilon Psi, Phi Iota Alpha, Lambda Theta Alpha, and Sigma Lambda Gamma—the Multicultural Greek Council at the University of Miami reflects the cultural awareness of the city of Miami and of the student body. “Our council is unique in that we focus on multicultural awareness and advocacy through various principles engrained in our MGC sororities and fraternities. We also provide a space for many multicultural students (ranging from LatinX, Asian, African American and more) to be able to learn, advocate and grow in their personal and professional careers,” said Jarelis Cabrera, a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha and president of the Multicultural Greek Council for 2020-2021 academic year. “Our mission statement is to cultivate interfraternal relationships, promote multiculturalism by advocating for justice and equity, and empowering its members through professional, cultural, and educational development at The University of Miami. The Multicultural Greek Council also serves as a community within Greek Life for students that identify with their respective cultural roots and provides them a home away from home.” Though the council was unable to recruit new members for the Spring 2020 semester, the resiliency of the Multicultural Greek Council throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is strong and reflects the true meaning of being brothers and sisters through Greek life with one common purpose: to foster a stronger community for multicultural students and possible new members.

TOGETHER Sister from the Alpha Zeta Alumnae Chapter Stephanie Encarnacion, Beta Sigma Chapter Jarelis Cabrera, and Alpha Zeta Paula Munos come together in Tallahasee for the first ever Lambda Hill Days. Photo courtesy of Jarelis Cabrera

BEST FITS Nikhil Rajulapati, Raghuram Reddy, Karma Nagalla, Eshwar Mohan, Sean Walson, Devarsh Desai, and Pranav Chugh of Delta Epsilon Psi Fraternity, Inc. showcasing their new members at the ISA Banquet. Photo courtesy of Delta Epsilon Psi

HIGHEST HONORS Newest Member of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc., Jordan Lewis, was inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Rho Lambda National Sorority Leadership Society, the highest honor a sorority women can attain at the University of Miami. Photo courtesy of Jordan Lewis

GIVING BACK Sisters from the Nova Chapter and Chapter President Jordan Lewis of the Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated volunteer at the 2020 Miami Marathon. They gave out water, Gatorade, and bananas to Miami's top athletes. Photo courtesy of Jordan Lewis


to our Each Greek organization lends a helping hand to their community based on various philanthropic efforts throughout the fall and spring Design by Isabella Vaccaro

Junior, Jarelis Cabrera, sister and president of Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority Inc., works diligently at the Lotus House during Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Photo courtesy of Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority Inc.

Giovanni Medy, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha volunteers to help make and give food to various homeless shelters. Alpha Phi Alpha volunteered more than 100 hours over the year. Photo courtesy of Giovanni Medy

Brothers of Sigma Chi come together in order to help out their community. The brothers were there to raise money for children who suffer from cystic fibrosis with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Photo courtesy of Sigma Chi


Ashley Chappelle and two of her sisters from Zeta Phi Beta table with Sebastian in the breezeway. Zeta Phi Beta was raising money to help out members in their community. Photo courtesy of Ashley Chappelle

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Kimberly Overton, a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, represents her organization in their signature blue and gold attire. Photo courtesy of

Sisters of Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc., spend the afternoon tutoring gifted fourth grade students at George Washington Carver Elementrary School on physics and other S.T.E.M courses. Photo

Kimberly Overton

courtesy of Lambda Theta Alpha Sorority, Inc.

AND THE WINNER IS Co-chairs, senior, Kelly Ajello of DPHIE, and junior, Liam Higgins of SAE announce the winner of the O-Cheer competition. Greek life offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved and make new friends both during Greek Week and after. Photo courtesy of Greek Week Executive Committee



AGLO awards

AGLO awards honor service, prestige, and leadership across all greek chapters on campus Story by Annette Rizo and Design by Isabella Vaccaro

The Association of Greek Life Organization allowed all for Greek organizations within the University to showcase their members and honor their achievements throughout the academic year. “Nominations are accepted for the individual awards,” said Cristian Luna, Dean of the Association of Greek Life Organization. “Chapter awards are selected by review of the Greek Community Standards packets each chapter submits for the calendar year.” “I am honored to have been recognized for my impact on the UM and greater Miami community. Greek life allowed me many opportunities to assist and bring awareness to issues that impact the Latin community,” said senior Samantha Medina, a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha and recipient of the Dean’s Award for Service 2019-2020. The AGLO awards bring out the best in 26 Greek organizations, and will continue to do so for years to come.

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER PRESIDENT Zachary Polley, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sheila McAndrew, Zeta Tau Alpha Kimberly Overton, Sigma Gamma Rho

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER ADVISOR Steve Chaneles, Sigma Phi Epsilon Billie Bivins, Zeta Tau Alpha Ashley Zephirin, Sigma Gamma Rho

WILLIAM W. SANDLER JR. MAN OF THE YEAR Matthew Wilson, Beta Theta Pi

SORORITY WOMAN OF THE YEAR Amanda Beyrer, Delta Delta Delta

OUTSTANDING NEW MEMBER Logan Ciuci, Delta Phi Epsilon Andrew Goheen, Lambda Chi Alpha Leila Metellus, Zeta Phi Beta

OUTSTANDING SOPHOMORE Madison Clinger, Chi Omega Louis Marinello, Beta Theta Pi


Rachel Benewitz, Chi Omega Miles Pendleton, Alpha Phi Alpha


Daniella Barton, Zeta Phi Beta Sydney Brooks, Alpha Delta Pi

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE Alpha Epsilon Pi, IFC Delta Epsilon Psi, MGC Zeta Phi Beta, NPHC Delta Phi Epsilon, PA

OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPY Sigma Phi Epsilon, IFC Sigma Lambda Gamma, MGC Alpha Phi Alpha, NPHC Zeta Tau Alpha, PA

OUTSTANDING UNITY/COMMUNITY Beta Theta Pi, IFC Lambda Theta Alpha, MGC Sigma Gamma Rho, NPHC Zeta Tau Alpha, PA


Pi Kappa Phi, IFC Sigma Lambda Gamma, MGC Alpha Phi Alpha, NPHC Delta Delta Delta, PA




Hunter Johnson - Sigma Phi Epsilon, IFC Samantha Medina - Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., MGC Ashley Chapelle - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., NPHC Megan Nguyen - Delta Phi Epsilon, PA

MOST IMPROVED CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2019 Sigma Chi Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Chi Omega

HIGHEST CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2019 Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Zeta Tau Alpha

OUTSTANDING CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT Sigma Phi Epsilon, IFC Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., MGC Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., NPHC Zeta Tau Alpha, PA

OUTSTANDING CHAPTER OF THE YEAR Sigma Phi Epsilon, IFC Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., MGC Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., NPHC Zeta Tau Alpha, PA


THE RHO LAMBDA SPIRIT AWARD Emily Gossett - Zeta Tau Alpha

THE ORDER OF OMEGA LEADERSHIP AWARD Jonathan Cola - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


'U'S UP During Orientation, newest 'Canes learn how to throw up the 'U'. Photo courtesy of Deserae E. del Campo



REPRESENT Sebastian attends the Asian American Students Association event, the 9th annual Lunar New Year celebration. Photo by Nhat Ngyuen


Student life is what brings individuals from all across the world together. With organizations and clubs ranging from Asian American Students Association to Hurricane Productions and Get out the Vote, there is a place for all 'Canes to feel connected


THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER Frost Band of the Hour







ABHINAYA Khushi Shah, Madhu Gautham, Kavya Jasti, Liz Eapen, and Radhika Gore Photo courtesy of Abhinaya


FRONT ROW: Lizette Rosa, Genesis Leiva Cerna, Jacob Esquivel, Samantha Medina, Arnaldo Ferrebus, Emely Ramirez Cucunuba, Maria Cummings, Michel Pinard; BACK ROW: Stephanie Rocha, Tiana Acito, Alejandra Gutierrez, Gustavo Tovar, Amber Sauceda, Camille Devincenti, Sophia Cumbo, Annette Rizo Photo by Daniel Palma


FRONT ROW: Danielle Winer, Emily Marshall; SECOND ROW: Fedelene Camille, Katrina Nguyen, Alexandra Rosario, Sophie Weed, Ava King, Setareh Gooshvar, Hailey Carskadden, Liz Eapen, Megan Wurtz, Stephanie Billings; THIRD ROW: Harold Espinales, Ricky Almada, Aditi Katta, Aileen Cruz-Lezama, Izabela Pop, Abby Snipes, Jaya Batra, Emily Rodman, Kaitlyn Samuel, Jack Gingrich BACK ROW: Sophia Meibohm, Alfred Akomeah, Devin Flaherty, Isaac Tacher, Mhairi Webster, Haley Shepherd, Austin Berger Photo by Karina Sloan




FRONT ROW: Ethan Sager, Ryan Maheady, Max Kalan, Ryan Hansburg, Alex Stewart, Cameron McKhann, Nick Mispagel, Josh Feinberg, Ethan Guller, Tyler Sklut, Jacob Segal, Nick Basham; BACK ROW: Jake Berger, Jack Feinberg, Landon Ferris, AJ Bascone, AJ Milbauer Photo courtesy of Landon Ferris


Jude Franklin, Jonathan Cola, Austin Gravely, Giovanni Medy, Charles Gibson, Miles Pendleton, Reese Pitts, Chris Moree, Shamir Cetoute, AJ Wurie Photo courtesy of Miles Pendleton

AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION FRONT ROW: Scott Gelb, Max Solodar, Heath Ruchman; BACK ROW: Trudi Fleishman, Kate Plogstedt, Dana Franco, Xhorxha Hoxha, Ana Collicchi Photo courtesy of American Marketing Association



FRONT ROW: Aileen Cruz-Lezama (President), Jade Bravo (Treasurer), Teana Tee, Aniessa Holland (Vice President), Ashley Mendoza (Secretary), Lauren Aloia (Philanthropy Chair), Tori Garza, Isa Trujillo, Melinda Babaian; BACK ROW: Emily Ezeogu, Alex Amador, Ariyonna Thomas (Historian), Juliana Maduras, Shana Rosenthal, Jared Kaler Photo by Daniel Palma



Chase Glatz, Tatiana Monger, Phoebe Suazo, and Andres Arenas Grayeb.

Deborah Ajagbe, Megan Rapinoe, Dane Dunlap Photo courtesy of Student

Photo by Farha Reshamwala

Athlete Advisory Committee


Danilo Zavala, Yamile Stitt, Mia Meneses, Alexis Doran, Ebony Diaz, Amanda Teichner, Miguel Marenco, Mario Suarez, Thales Santas Photo courtesy Arnold Air Society & Silver Wings



ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION Vanessa Eng, Milena Pak, Hanson Zhang, Alexis Ebue, Zach Ng, Julie Kim, Sarah Li, Hannah Lee, Bao-Tien Duong, Lauren Colacao, Anisha Kore, Emilie Villaverde, Julia Meguro, Daniella Hasu Photo courtesy of Asian American Students Association


FRONT ROW: Caroline Vasquez, Robert Jimenez, Isabel Rodriquez, Gustavo Tavor; SECOND ROW: Mikeiveka Sanon, Amanda Suarez, Julia Sirven, Genesis Leiva Cerna, Dina Thomas, Gabriella Novo, Cecilia Amaro; THIRD ROW: Avani Choudhary, Ana Sophia Gomez Rivas-Vazquez, Elizabeth Menendez, Carolina Garcia; FOURTH ROW: Cristian Alvarez, Genesis Cosme, Annabelle Menendez, Katerina Quintairos, Carolina Hassun, Hugo Mijares-Bracho, Diana Mercado, Lynette Martinez; FIFTH ROW: Peter Muina, Julian Nowicki, Laura Florez; BACK ROW: Nicole Wakim, Gabriela Gonzalez De Chavez, Adrian Ferrarati, Madison Capote, Estefania Caputo, Nathalia Torres, Victoria Garcia, Samantha Jimenez Photo by Daniel Palma


FRONT ROW: Dina Thomas, Hawon Seo, Alianna McDuffie, Esther Monexe; BACK ROW: Dija Thomas, Allison Johnson, Karissa Mokoban, Claudia Baez, Zackary Wright, Daniel Kang, Noemi Fernandez, Isaac Attuah, Andrew Fernandez Photo courtesy of Baptist Collegiate Ministry


THE FIELD IS OURS The drum and trumpet band joined together for the first halftime show of the year. With a big crowd for the 'Canes first home game against Bethune-Cookman, the halftime show could be heard for miles outside the stadium. Photo by Joanie Chalakani


SHE GOT THE MOVES Swaying to the beat of the band, Julia Gorordo dances with her saxaphone in hand. Photo by Joanie Chalakani

Katherine Attong-Mendes, a senior majoring in Music Education, was FBOTH's drum major during football season. With packed stands, it was Katherine's job to lead the pep band. Photo by Joanie Chalakani

GAME FACES ON Terrell Key and Max Baldwin assume their position on the Drumline. The Drumline performs during Hurricane Walk and Halftime. Photo courtesy of Miami Drumline



the band is

BACK together Bringing energy and spirit to each and every home game, FBOTH is a one of a kind band filled with passionate students. With a brass and woodwind section, drumline, danceline, and color guard, this band of the hour gives performances like no other Story and Design by Karina Sloan

From bringing the house down during football games to hyping up the crowd during basketball games, Frost Band of the Hour provides live cutting edge performances to so many sporting events. These hard working students dedicate hours of their time to make their performances so unforgettable. Director, Jay C. Rees, challenges the band to perform custom musical arrangements and pushes each and every member to strive to be better. In the process, they make lifelong friends and create memories with their fellow band members while also exploring their musical talents. Kristina Betancourt, a junior majoring in music education, spoke about her favorite part of game days. "I love getting to perform on the field during pregame and halftime. It is so awesome to see all the hard work we put in at rehearsals come together! Another special part of game days for the FBOTH is when we perform at the lake on campus after every home game." ALL SMILES AROUND HERE Sophomore saxaphone player, Colin Logatto smiles big during Hurricane Walk. Logatto plays the sax not only in the band, but has his own band that has performed during Patio Jams Thursdays and various spots in Miami. Photo by Kirk Sileby


BEATS PER MINUTE FRONT ROW: Elsa Imbimbo, Uju Akaniru, Samantha Grutzner; BACK ROW: Amy Legros, Jon Burke, Meghan Sharma, Kelsey Franklin, and Sara Pengelley Photo courtesy of Beats Per Minute


E-BOARD MEMBERS: Kathleen Hanson, Lindsey Rosenbloom, Jess Mitchell, Madeline Valverde, Rojan Dureja, Liv Ekholdt, Audrey Finn, Jessica Ripes, Photo courtesy of Kathleen Hanson


FRONT ROW: Joon Jung, Joy Jackson, Jenelle Cranston, Daniela Loo, Valentina Restrepo, Zoey Efford, Serene Mattis, Kailyn Nunez; BACK ROW: Diana Sofia Ramirez, Valentina Martin, Allison Kelley, Sultan Sakil Uddin, Justin Singh, Isaiah Grant, Rachel Cristol, Ryo Mochizuki Photo by Daniel Palma




FRONT ROW: Nanseera Wolff, Lexi Pinnata, Christina Martino, Nyla Smith; MIDDLE ROW: Haley Fishberger, Maddy Seitles, Anja Reese, Sydney Altbacker, Jenna Earhart, Avery Chapman, Jillian Hobaica; BACK ROW: Dylan Melville, Jeyhan Turker, Scott Gelb, Aaron Edgecombe, Matt Gagnon, Michael French, Steven Alexander, Gabe Schonman, Joshua Meehan; NOT PICTURED: Claire Griffin Photo courtesy of BisCaydence


FRONT ROW: Melissa Portes-Romero, De-Vena Toon, Kendra Kelly Baxter, Danielle Hall, Jordan Rhodes, Gabrielle White, Katelin Stephens, Brittany Frizzelle ; MIDDLE ROW: Ten Stallings, Mike Bailey, Harrell Watts Janay Robinson, Maleah Riley-Brown, Bria Dantzler, Jordan Gary, Thomas Mativo, Rode Carpio, Adrian Douglas, Blaine Campbell; BACK ROW: Emeka Umeadi, Mukiyah Post, Mykal Hill, Simone Smith, Aliyah Tarpley-Fullard, Templeton TImothy, Yanill Moquett, Kahlen Nehler, Staci Campbell, Adam Hill, ELysa McBean, Clayton Armstrong, Kimi Robertson, Jimmy Camilus, Ted Delcima, Daren Hooper, Cindy West, Brandon Newell, Christopher Edgerton, and Lesly Pourcely Photo courtesy of Black Law Students Association


FRONT ROW: Nina Latorre, Sere Politano , Hasani Skinner, Taylor Kristine, Brianna Dessa; BACK ROW: Christopher Fischer-Hylton, Gregory Alvarado, Vinay Malut, Joshua Lawrence, Richard Aurrecoechea, Franz Arango, Jordan Cooley, Pierre Alonso, Baohua Xu Photo by Daniel Palma



FIRST ROW: Kathryn McSoley, Lauryn Lima, Christine Sanchez, Gabriela Aklepi, Herveline Saintil; SECOND ROW: Camila Moreno, Amanda Costello, Madeline Foust, Samantha Waddell, Victoria Cantrelle, Julia Sirven, Coral Cadaval, Chelsey Guastucci, Bonnie Stright, Sofia Sneathen, Julia Hecht, Cody Kline, Alexander Sanjurjo, Melissa Huberman, Colleen Morgan; THIRD ROW: Siena Vadakal, Nicole Wakim, Emily Eachus, Sofia Portillo, Giselle de la Rua, Agustin Rodriguez, Llian Morales, Kate Elisha, Michael Borell, Tracey Agyeiwaa-Piasare, Alycia Welsh; FOURTH ROW: Carlos Aguila, Cameron Tavakoly, Ishaan Shah, Bill Chan, Sabrina Dessipe, Jacobo Fux, Sean Griffin; LAST ROW: Andrew Schwee, Jacob Johnson, Mikey Abou-Ezzi, Amanda Rodriguez, Cameron Vasfailo, Joseph Maguire, and Robert Dicaprio Photo by Morgon Thomson


E-BOARD MEMBERS: Leah Elfante, Kaici Aloupis, Rachna Paruchuri, Nicolas Hernandez, Alexandra Rosario, and Veronica Porges Photo courtesy of Cane Buddy


FRONT ROW: Kamilah Ruiz-Rodriguez, Gianna Sanchez, Brian Acevedo, Mattingly Bartole, Lexi Mnich, Tyler Phillips; BACK ROW: Zachary Labkovski, Will LaRossa, Michael Warrell, Justin Grauer, Nate Dumont Photo courtesy of Category 5




FRONT ROW: Hanqing Shen, Qi Fu, Zitong Zhao, Leyao Zhang, Ji Xia, Yuxuan Mei, Rui Sun, Jiaxi Lin ; MIDDLE ROW: Yurui Dai, Bohang Wu, Yidan Sun, Tianqi Li, Xinyu Li, Xinyu Fan, Shulin Wu, Nuo Jin, Jiachen Fan, Zhaoyang Yan, Ruxin Hong, Tingting Zhang, Dan Qiao, Xiaorun Xue; BACK ROW: Ruiyang Xu, Rui Chai, Zilin Xu, Peiyu Jiang, Senlin Ye, Ruoxi Kong, Zhihuan Cui, Jiatong Yang, Yuanhang Wang, Haoming Zhang Photo courtesy of Chinese Student and Scholar Association


FRONT ROW: Scylla Blervacq, Nicole Phocas, Katie Hahn; BACK ROW: Luke Arends, Brian Baker, Corey Fehlberg, Luke Franc, Olivia Watts Photo by Morgan Thomson


FIRST ROW: Drew Gende, Elizabeth von Dietrich, Cory Nigrin, Micaela Stoner; SECOND ROW: Andrew Hefley, Robert Shugart, Greg Beeson; THIRD ROW: Colin Fitzpatrick, Julie Puzzuolo, Nathalie Sanchez, Amanda Teichner; FOURTH ROW: Paige O'Brien, Sammi Tripp, Avital Shapiro; LAST ROW: Michael Cocozziello, Colin Ruzella, Griffin Alexander, and Jack McDade Photo courtesy of Micaela Stoner


sunny sunsations

soar to new

HEIGHTS The University of Miami Sunsations dance team has had a fantastic year performing in events including the Super Bowl 54 in Miami! The dance team was featured in early broadcasting media events, attended the official NFL Tailgate event with Pitbull and Dan & Shay, and danced in the Super Bowl Halftime Show with Shakira. However, the exciting news continues, they also performed at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando for the first time as the official NCAA courtside dance team for UM. The girls put in countless hours to perfect their performances in the Jazz and Hip-Hop categories. "It was the first of hopefully many years of tradition for the Sunnies!" remarks Stephanie Mas, the Sunsations head coach and spirit coordinator. "They made

'CANE SPIRIT Dressed in Miami gear and dancing shoes, Jessica Bayuk, Cameron Cruz, and the rest of the Sunsations dance across the field during halftime. The Sunsations perform at halftime before Frost Band of the Hour and the Hurricanettes take the field. Photo by Pat Ford



The U's official dance team has had an incredible year, performing for the first time as the official NCAA UM dance team at the UDA College Nationals to dancing alongside Shakira at the Super Bowl 54 Story by Amrutha Chethikattil and Design by Karina Sloan

incredible memories and worked so hard to achieve this goal that has been years in the making." While the Sunsations have made remarkable strides in the University, they are also college students who work hard in their academics to prioritize dancing and their teammates. Sunsation dancer Lea Cohen says her favorite part of the team is her fellow dancers. "Every girl on the team works so hard and makes me beyond proud. The art of dancing is best when shared with people you love and the Sunnies allows me to enjoy dancing with some of the best people I know."

NEW TERRITORY The Sunsations danced at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando for the first time. The UDA College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship is the most prestigious college cheerleading championship in the country. Photo courtesy of Sunsations

ALL SMILES OVER HERE Senior, Sydney Good, hypes up the crowd at halftime during the Central Michigan game. The 'Canes won 17-12. Photo by Bert Budde Sr

FIRST OF MANY GAME DAYS Jessica Bayuk, Cameron Cruz, Kristina Beyer, Allison Laforce, Sydney Good, Chelsea Lovell, Giana Scarpiniti, Sarah Miranda, Sophia Janotha, Rachel Alonso, and Ashley Howell celebrate being back on the field for the Hurricanes first game of the season. The game took place on a neutral site in Orlando at Camping World Stadium. Photo by Bert Budde Sr

WE GOT THE MOVES Cameron Cruz and Ashley Howell perform one of their hip hop dances at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando at Walt Disney World. The Sunsations are comrpised of 15-18 student dancer and will continue to compete in the UDA College Nationals for years to come. Photo courtesy of Sunsations


COMMITTEE ON STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS FRONT ROW: Ayshna Desai, Keerthana Mohan, Matt Lischin, Carly Payne, Samantha Fagan; BACK ROW: Ruhi Kabra, Neil Patel, Shruthi Karnani, Gaurav Gupta, and Kunal Hanchate Photo courtesy of Committee On Student Organizations


FRONT ROW: Annie, Donahue, Natalie; SECOND ROW: Angelo, Ali; THIRD ROW: Judith, Nicolas, Alexander, Angelina; LAST ROW: Dylan, Isabel, Angelina, Alexis, Sonica, Krisha, Yerick, Allison, Marsha, Isabella, and Miley; Photo courtesy of Debbie Project


FRONT ROW: Anya Balsamides, Alexa Hirt, Lindsey Bornstein, Isabella Vaccaro, Christina Peng; MIDDLE ROW: Isabel Tragos, Olivia Ginsberg, Camille DeVincenti, Elisa Baena, Teagan Polizzi, Erika Pun; BACK ROW: Giselle Spicer, Avani Choudhary, Kathryn Ford, Sydney Burnett, and Gianna Milan; NOT PICTURED: Gabby Rosenbloom, Gianna Sanchez, Marissa Vonesh, Keagan Larkins, Elizabeth Pozzuoli, Lauren Maingot, Kristian Del Rosario, Travis Laub, Elinor Howells, Rachel Rader, Emmalyse Brownstein, Katelyn Gavin, Gabby Lord, Gio Aprigliano, Gabriela Nahous, Emily Marquez, Debra Baldwin, Corina Azpurua, Avani Reddy, Anjuli Sharpley, and Abby Podolsky Photo by Michael MacHarg II



DOCTOR'S NOTE A CAPPELLA FIRST ROW: Monica Kundra, Elizabeth Isner, Megan Brown, Samantha Spring; SECOND ROW: Brooke Oppenhuizen, Amber Bulna, Sophy Hadsall, Angelina Labib, Deborah Lin; THIRD ROW: Madhu Parmar, Vedan Acharya, Jeanette Brown, Thomas Iglesias, Ramya Radhakrishnan, Natalie Hickerson, Emma Torncello; LAST ROW: Donovan Dowers, Sam Hinkes, Jorge Gonzalez, Phillip Chan, Neil Kumar, Matt Agritelley, James Bao, Jack Utz; Photo courtesy of Doctor's Note A Cappella


Kyle Alford, Pablo de la Fuente, Olivia Carbonero, Ke;poo'kalani Katz, Margarita Sinko, Kiara Abarca, Luke Archer, Jesse Lieberman, and Yuzhe (Bird) Zhu; NOT PICTURED: Yiorgos Takoudis Photo by Vivien Dominick


Salim Lemond, Dalya Oprian, Alexis Johnson, Zoria Telfare, Paulina Stein, Kailah Anderson, Bryce Pickett, Krishna Louis, Jasmine Mompoint, Tikiyah Ivey, Tim O'Malley, Cheyann Greirson, Sara Stjuste, and DeJana Bates Photo courtesy of Elevate Runway Fashion


FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION Jordan Shayne, Emily Roth, Glenn Marks, Kacie Hillsman, Josh Bouchner Photo courtesy of Golf Club


FRONT ROW: Danielle Burrell, Robert Burns, Zakiya Rashid, Mike Blanc, Ashanni McClam, Alexis Johnson, Cameron Dobbs; BACK ROW: Jerry Beverly, Colvin Alford, Doreen Gustave, Alessandra Maggioni, Naomi Sinclair, Michael Parrott Photo courtesy of FCA


FRONT ROW: Alicia Novoa, Ajiri Uzere, Lesharyn Jackson, Millie Chokshi, Caroline Borja, Ally Gaddy, Ariel Hartzy; SECOND ROW: Meera Patel, Albany Muria, Esther Alexandre, Thomas Glyman, Piero Vasquez, Chika Nwosu, Sebastian Valencia, Philip Drohat, Katarina Jenkins, Safia Zaman, Justine-Marie Joseph; BACK ROW: Collin Miller, Kristophe Smith-Walker, Philip Wong, Hunter McGuinness, James McSweeney, Dustin Goodwin, Chase Renninger, Julian




FRONT ROW: Justin Braun, Cannon McClure, Emily Finke, Jordyn Satterfield, Anna Aupke; BACK ROW: Thomas Valenti, Dr. Amanda Quist, Jami Lercher, Wes Stoner, Stephen Pitters, and Phoebe Rosenbloom Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Anna Heizen, Devin Foster, Kate Ortner, Estefania Caputo, Albany Muria; MIDDLE ROW: Esther Alexandre BACK ROW: Patricia Gonzalez, Giovanni Silibi, Rohan Dureja, and Kalpit Mody Photo by Daniel Palma


FRONT ROW: Jonathan Prussel, Jack Hartmann, Patric Vogdes, Michael Savage, Devin Peterson, Lars Kenyon, Leo Coll, Erik Carlstrom Photo courtesy of Golf Club


a race until the


With 3,290 total votes cast, this student government election was one for the books. This election season introduced its many milestones with its first split ticket in nine years, the first black female president since 2015, and the first all-female executive branch Story by Karina Sloan and Design by Elizabeth Pozzuoli

Student government on campus aims to work directly with faculty and administrators to enhance the experience for undergraduate students. This year, there were two main tickets, All In and Level Up. The All In ticket included incoming President Abigail Adeleke, candidate for VP Jason Perez, and incoming treasurer Amanda Rodriguez. The Level Up ticket included presidential candidate Randy Fitzgerald, incoming VP Shirley Gelman, and treasurer candidate Louis Shaw. The two independent candidates were Andrés Escandón, for president, and Asher Walker for vice president. After nearly three weeks of

campaigning, the All In ticket had two of their candidates win big, with Abigail Adeleke securing president and Amanda Rodriguez securing treasurer. But, there was a run-off for vice president, resulting in a split ticket with Shirley Gelman from Level Up winning the vice president position. While there was heartbreak and excitement on both sides, everyone that won and those that didn’t, are all ready to go to work and continue to improve the lives of undergraduate ‘Canes on campus. "I learned the most about all the great things student government could be doing" shared Randy Fitzgerald. With

the very first all-female ticket, everyone in student government is hoping to bring along real change. At the top of Abigail’s list of initiatives, she wants to increase diversity on campus, “This is special; we have never seen the top executive officers all be female. Representation is important, and our ticket brings diversity along with the inspiration that women can lead and create change in a unique way.” As current executive branch members Emily Gossett (president), Jason Kaplan, and Millie Choksi make their way out of office, they are introducing a new branch of women hoping to make long lasting change at Miami.

INDEPENDENCE Andres Escandon ran as an individual candidate for Student Government president. He based his campaign off of three main iniatives: freedom of speech, government austerity, and student involvement in student government. Escandon visisted multiple classrooms during the campaign season and spoke to students about his ticket. Photo courtesy of Andres Escandon

WOMEN IN CHARGE Abigail Adeleke and Shirley Gelman celebrate at The Rock once Shirley was officially annouced after the runoff as Vice President for the upcoming year. Photo courtesy of The Miami Hurricane





Q: What were the most important

campaign policies, that you plan on enacting now that you have been elected? A: One of the biggest initiatives I want to accomplish is to require all professors to use blackboard, so that all students know their grades all semester.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS All in Candidate for President, Abigail Adeleke, Elected


Q: What was your favorite part about the campaign?

A: My favorite part about


campaigning was getting to meet so many different kinds of people and getting to see how the system works. The student government is not something I had ever

worked with before, so after campaigning I have gotten a very strong bond with all of the people in student government and other people on campus. One of my favorite initiatives is working with the Rat to get extended hours of operation.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS All In candidate for Treasurer, Amanda Rodriguez, Elected







Q: What do you wish students knew about Student Government?

A: Student Government does its best

to represent students and accomplish things they want to see done. I wish students were more aware that we are a direct link between the student body and the administration.


Randy Fitzgerald PRESIDENT

VOTE FEB. 17 - 21, 2020 ON ENGAGE


STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS Level Up Candidate for Vice-President, Shirley Gelman Elected


a race until the


With 3,290 total votes cast, this student government election was one for the books. This election season introduced its many milestones with its first split ticket in nine years, the first black female president since 2015, and the first all-female executive branch Story by Karina Sloan and Michael MacHarg II and Design by Elizabeth Pozzuoli

Student government on campus aims to work directly with faculty and administrators to enhance the experience for undergraduate students. This year, there were two main tickets, All In and Level Up. The All In ticket included incoming President Abigail Adeleke, candidate for VP Jason Perez, and incoming treasurer Amanda Rodriguez. The Level Up ticket included presidential candidate Randy Fitzgerald, incoming VP Shirley Gelman, and treasurer candidate Louis Shaw. The two independent candidates were Andrés Escandón, for president, and Asher Walker for vice president. After nearly three weeks of

campaigning, the All In ticket had two of their candidates win big, with Abigail Adeleke securing president and Amanda Rodriguez securing treasurer. But, there was a run-off for vice president, resulting in a split ticket with Shirley Gelman from Level Up winning the vice president position. While there was heartbreak and excitement on both sides, everyone that won and those that didn’t, are all ready to go to work and continue to improve the lives of undergraduate ‘Canes on campus. "I learned the most about all the great things student government could be doing" shared Randy Fitzgerald. With

the very first all-female board, everyone in student government is hoping to bring along real change. At the top of Abigail’s list of initiatives, she wants to increase diversity on campus, “This is special; we have never seen the top executive officers all be female. Representation is important, and our ticket brings diversity along with the inspiration that women can lead and create change in a unique way.” As current executive branch members president Emily Gossett, Jason Kaplan, and Millie Choksi make their way out of office, they are introducing a new branch of women hoping to make long lasting change at Miami.

INDEPENDENCE Andres Escandon ran as an individual candidate for Student Government president. He based his campaign off of three main iniatives: freedom of speech, government austerity, and student involvement in student government. Escandon visisted multiple classrooms during the campaign season and spoke to students about his ticket. Photo courtesy of Andres Escandon

WOMEN IN CHARGE Abigail Adeleke and Shirley Gelman celebrate at The Rock once Shirley was officially annouced after the runoff as Vice President for the upcoming year. Photo courtesy of The Miami Hurricane





Q: What are the most important

campaign policies, that you plan on enacting now that you have been elected? A: One of the biggest initiatives I want to accomplish is to require all professors to use blackboard, so that all students know their grades all

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS All in Candidate for President, Abigail Adeleke, Elected


Q: What was your favorite part about the campaign?

A: My favorite part about


campaigning was getting to meet so many different kinds of people and getting to see how the system works. The Student Government is not something I had ever

worked with before, so after campaigning I have gotten a very strong bond with all of the people in Student Government and other people on campus. One of my favorite initiatives is working with the Rat to get extended hours of operation.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS All In candidate for Treasurer, Amanda Rodriguez, Elected







Q: What do you wish students knew about Student Government?

A: Student Government does its best

to represent students and accomplish things they want to see done. I wish students were more aware that we are a direct link between the student body and the administration.


Randy Fitzgerald PRESIDENT

VOTE FEB. 17 - 21, 2020 ON ENGAGE


STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS Level Up Candidate for Vice-President, Shirley Gelman, Elected



Emeka Umeadi, Joal Swindells, Lauren Bromfield, Gaurav Dhiman, Francis Mora, Oscar Barron-Guerra, Emely Sanchez, Sergio Rojas, and Kacie Hillsman Photo courtesy of Health Law Association

HEALTHY U, HEALTHY ME FRONT ROW: Ritika Modi, Aarti Madhu, Rachel Camilleri; BACK ROW: Matt Morrison, Austin Lent, Bhargavi Pochi, and Karan Thakkar Photo courtesy of Healthy U, Healthy Me

HILLEL Alex May, Sasha Reznik, Justin Efron, Alexa Shabinsky Photo courtesy of Hillel




Esther Ponce de Leon, Isabella Falcon, Amber Couzo, Daniela Pessoa-Valdez, Aileen Graffe-McDonley, Gabriela Valentin Diaz, and Andrea Ochoa LozanoPhoto courtesy of Hispanic Law Students Association


FRONT ROW: Emma Lam, Sierra Mathis; SECOND ROW: Gabriella Nahous, Ajuri Uzere, Tia Black, Elizabeth Pozzuoli, Allison Hochhauser, Cachay Bird; THIRD ROW: Maria Calandrani, Katya Garcia, Shree Patel, Grace Tenke, Zoria Telfare, Sydney Schwartz, Justin Stevens; FOURTH ROW: Landon Coles, Sydney Brooks, Katie Kean, Doreen Gustave, Bhavana Srikakolapu, Shamir Cetoute, Kevin Xu, William Barrett, Amanda Beyrer; BACK ROW: Patrick Brodeur, William Larossa, Dewayne Washington, Allegra Turner, Reese Pitts, Anuj Shah Photo courtesy of HEC


FRONT ROW: Seraphina Choi, Jenny Shao, Melba Costas, Ayshna Desai ; BACK ROW: Alvin Phan, Christopher Tong, Alden Findley, Kayla Winter, and Jiazhen Chen Photo by Farha Reshamwala



FIRST ROW: Vignesh Krishnamoorthy, Debbie Noh, Jasmin Dakkak, Kayla Foster, Amanda Costello, Samantha Lawson, Kerra Masso, Sarah Hutchison, Yixuan Teng; SECOND ROW: Monstar, Summer Ward, Carly Payne, Julia Barger , Michelle Marino, Amanda Perez, Stephanie Perez, Daniela Flores; THIRD ROW: Sandra Johnson, Jake Tessler, Matthew Rembold, Diego Wall, Kayla Hippolyte- Wade, Justine Mathurin, Paige, Kat Hollingsworth; LAST ROW: Nicolas Pol, Griffin Berkenfeld, Zye Reid, Ben Afferton, Brandon Hadeed, Blake Bailey, Donald Meyer, Marshal Arons, Rachel Bergeron, Kayla Condon, Julie Spicer, Myrtle Valpoort, Giselle Spicer, Nev Burton, Devin Fisher, and Sagar Patel Photo by Kayla Foster

HURRICANETTES FRONT ROW: Rachelle Burnes, Victoria Hatzopolous, Danielle Lovetro, Jaya Williams and Brianna Arluk; MIDDLE ROW: Alisa Sanchez, Brooke Carroll, Taylor Yeley, Ali Pitta, Peyton Hendricks; BACK ROW: Maisy Lam, Chelsea Barron, Paloma Alvares, Carly Battipaglia, Bae Corrine Shultz, and Caitlyn Tolchin Photo courtesy of Hurricanettes


FIRST ROW: Deborah Perez, Dr. Lydia Ocasio-Stoutenburg; SECOND ROW: Dennise Sanchez, Sylvana Jones, Brianna Madrigal, Carlos Aguilar, Josue Guerra, Cesar Jimenez, Luís Diaz-Longoria, Yamil Rivera, Dynesha Peterson; THIRD ROW: Mary Jimenez, Laura Lolo, Luisa Velletrani, Teresa Vazquez, Skarlet Quiroz, Jamie Williams, Brittney Mensah, Sara Padilla, Ashley Ortiz, Gift Onyenkwere, Ashlee Sealy, Mariel Lindsay; LAST ROW: Mr. Hart, Keymaree Mays, Luis Casteñada, Godard Solomon, Mikaela Sanders, Clarke Weddington, Valentina Rodriguez, Selena Ortiz, Julian Taliaferro, Damaris Zamudia, Eduardo Lago-Chamero, Veronica Gilbert, Sebastian Valencia, Bianca Stoutenburg, Elijah Stoutenburg, Ariana Gomes, Miles Pendleton, and Siani Anderson Photo courtesy of Inspire U




COMING TOGETHER Rachel Stempler, Terrie Rizzo, Stacey Abrams, and representatives from Florida College Democrats and various club members join together at a townhall on Voting Rights. . Photo courtesy of Campus Democrats


Standing up for what they believe in and constantly striving to bring civically minded ideas to campus, the Young and College Democrats are always ready and willing to discuss and engage Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Karina Sloan

With weekly meetings discussing current events and local initatives to get students and the Miami community civically engaged, the Young and College Democrats want their voices to be heard. They welcomed many local Democratic leaders to campus to speak to their members including former University of Miami President, and Congresswoman for the 27th District of Florida Donna Shalala, and Miami-Dade Mayor Cindy Lerner. They also hosted a tabling event where members of the UM community could call their elected representatives, the event was named “Call Ur Representative”. DEMOCRAT 'U' Members welcome Mayor Cindy Lerner, a candidate for Comissioner of Distrct 7, to a virtual meeting. Miami Democrats host a variety of politician speakers such as Congresswoman Donna Shalala. Photo courtesy of Young and College Democrats

TABLING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Campus Democrats table for a "Call Your Representative" event. Students were encouraged to call their congressional reps to thank them for their service and advocate for social issues. Photo courtesy of Young and College Democrats



Benjamin Mitrani, Tessa Mears, Courtney Kaiser, Selene Vazquez, Alec Waid, Talia Boiangin, Amid Bennaim, Octavious Buiey Jr., Nikolas Dean, Joshua Levey, Cole Baldecchi, Amber Couzo, Alex Duffant, Gabriela Falla, Manuel Ferro, Jeanelle Gomez, Hunter Grasso, Vincent Halloran, Brittany Husk, Romney Manassa, Andrea Ochoa Lozano, Rafael Paz, Richard Perez, Patrick Phelan, Abigail Plouff, Rebecca Ramirez, Annie Rosenthal, Ashley Saul, Lauren Silk, Oliver Silva, Augusto Vaccaro, Gabriela Valentin Diaz, Justin Weather Wax, and Joyce Wu Photo courtesy of Inter-American Law Review


Natalia Jaramillo, Romney Manassa, Mathew Slootsky, Rachel Ruffalo, Anna Simon Lena, Juan Andrade, Maria Gonzalez, Maria Gomez, Cecilia Hernandez, Ivan Mauricio Guzman, Maria Clara Moreno, Raul Torrao, Mackenzi Garrity, Beatriz Garcia, Anjoly Amir, Alexa Flora, Edwin Elliot, Harold Dantes, Belen Villavicencio, Natalie Whitacre, Aolha Martinevych, Hyland Muirhead, Andres Caldera, Soumyajit Nath, Margaux Bacro-Duverger, Cesar Mejia Duenas, Dilmurod Satvaldiev, Paula Arias Photo courtesy of Moot Court


FRONT ROW: Lindsay Remer, Lara Cohen, Haley Marber, Willy Chertman, Joeli Roth, Emily Singer, Jess Fine, Molly Benoit; BACK ROW: Ari Barry, Jordan Cohen, Alex Mechaber, Staci Marbin, Jessica Moore, Hilit Mechaber, Joe Geller, Jacqueline Baikovitz, Jake Rosewater Photo courtesy ofJewish Medical Student Association




FRONT ROW: Ashley Lopez, Hannah Paul, Damaris Rojas-Lopez, Olivia Orris, Alia Copeland, Sydney Good, Kaitlyn Samuel; MIDDLE ROW: Kendall Boston, Sidney Palmer, Chelsea Lovell, Sacha Braggs, Nonii Randall, Alexys Cruz, Jayda O'Neill, Alexandra Lofgren; BACK ROW: Arianna Mubanda, Cameron Cruz, Bryce Stephenson-Pickett, Zhinuo (Louise) Line, and Yiye (Xenia) Wu; NOT PICTURED: Jheanelle Miller, Alessandra Arencibia, Ashley Johnson, Camille Awono, Cherise Clough, Hasani Skinner, Mahogany Black, Makelsey Page, Nia Hinds, Sara Stjuste, and Soraya Buffong Photo by Michael MacHarg II

LGBTQ STUDENT CENTER FRONT ROW: Mareshah Morton, Dr. Gisela Vega, Gabbie Quiñones, Eliza Stuart; BACK ROW: Omar Perez, Vaness Kania, Jess Osborn, Caleb Sun, Jane Perlman Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Sebastian Aguirre, Will Talley, Zoe Vayer, Anna Lena Jara Simon, David Paul Horan (Guest Speaker), Tanner Stiehl, Professor Michael Karcher, Juan Ramirez, Tyrone Bruce, Larry Atwood; BACK ROW: Edward Kalajainen, Connor Evans, Wyatt Rose, Ryan Benninger Photo courtesy of Maritime Law Society


POWER in politics Speaking their mind and making sure their voices are heard is second nature to the College Republicans. From tabling events that raise awareness about Israel to giving out Chic-Fil-A in the breezeway, the College Republicans are loud and proud

GETTING TOGETHER The University of Miami Campus Republicans took a break from politics and headed to a bowling alley in Coral Gables. UMCR's wanted to take a break from their usual meetings and get to know each other better. Photo courtesy of College Republicans

Story by Michael MacHarg II and Design by Karina Sloan

The UM Campus Republicans meet throughout the semester to engage students on their political beliefs and make them feel welcome among like minded students. In the weekly club meetings members would discuss the current events of the world and their opinions on how they were being handled by our elected officials. These conversations frequently involved discussion of bias in the media and the challenges for students to learn the truth. The UMCR hosted many events ranging from weekly Chick-Fil-A sales in the breezeway, tailgates, breast cancer awareness day, and even Israel appreciation day. President of the organization Michaela Stoner was even welcomed to the White House to intern in the office of Vice President Mike Pence.

INTERNING President of College Republicans, Micaela Stoner meets with Mike Pence. Micaela interned at the White House the past summer in the Office of the Vice President. Photo courtesy of College Republicans



RAISING AWARENESS UMCR tabled near the U Statue to raise awareness for breast cancer. They handed out free boob-shaped cookies to students that passed by. Photo courtesy of College Republicans


FRONT ROW: Jack Feld, Anthony Venant, Coleman Ayers, Derrick Bell, Jackson Moore, Cole Stephany; BACK ROW: Leo Soyfer, Ryan Tavarez, Jake Harman, Jordan Austin, Eli Allen, Niko Kogionis, Ricky Tseng, Mike Price, Joey Vieira, Ben Klein, Elijah Lomax, Baeu Bridges, Drew Rich, Jackson Hall, Nick Buren Photo courtesy of Men's Basketball Club


E-BOARD MEMBERS: Vanessa Pryor, Estefania Re, Erika Porrino, Savannah Young, and Karina Oms Photo courtesy of Miami Law Women


FRONT ROW: Alanna Muldowney, Shannon Dickey, Amy Houser, Danae Lally, Carolina Carvajalino, Jamie Karen; BACK ROW: Molly Sondel, Avery Gawel, Rachael Vukovinsky, Sophia Sturek, Sophie Tafazzoli, and Elisa Baena Photo by Karina Sloan



FRONT ROW: Tram Huynh, Donnae Farquharson, Melody Siles, Sade Orejobi, Ellie Zhang, Madeline Valverde, Samantha Sooman; NOT PICTURED: Laura Francois, Samantha Jimenez, Katie Dowell, Jade Bravo Photo by Karina Sloan

MUSIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION FRONT ROW: Bryan Dohi, Julia Calvo-Junkin, Noah Gardner, Emily Butler, and Robert Campbell Photo by Karina Sloan

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN FRONT ROW: Lauren Colaco, Nausheen Merchant, Pritika Reddy; BACK ROW: Seneka Epasinghe, Mansi Patel, Maya Thompkins, and Victoria Suarez Photo by Huy Nhat Tran




FRONT ROW: Sara St. Juste, Kathleen Weetman, Tatiana Wawriw, Anna Park, Kendall Kilberger, Berk Mankaliye, Karina Sloan Photo coutesy of National Society of Collegiate Scholars


FRONT ROW: Diana Guevara, Morgan Asmussen, Taylor Dumas, Ally Sabatelli, Pratima Rosen; MIDDLE ROW: Michael MacHarg II, Eve Johnson, Henry Lord, Sydney Jesus, Makelsey Page, Madisyn Simpson, Lily Waxman, Allison Reish; BACK ROW: Suzane Stremler, Katie DeVore, Maddy Martinez, Sarah Cawthorn, Hayley Flanagan, Amanda Travers, Amanda Culp, Adrianna Davis, and Sam Abelson Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Olivia Zukowski, Gabriela Nahous, Kate McSoley, Anna Timmons, Ashley Howell, Sophia Gomez, Najy Sadig Photo by Vivien Dominick


WHO WANT THE SMOKE Chelsea Baron, Alisa Sanchez, Paloma Alvares, and Carly Battipaglia cheer on the 'Canes through the smoke as they play against Virgina. The Hurricanes beat Virginia 17-9. Photo by Jared Lennon


WE'RE A FAMILY Taylor Yeley, Ali Pitta, Brooke Carroll, and Paloma Alvares enjoy the company of their fellow Hurricanettes during a photoshoot. The Hurricanettes is comrpised of 16 to 22 skilled student dancers. Photo courtesy of Hurricanettes



Paloma Alvares revs up the crowd during a halftime performance at the Watsco Center. The Hurricanettes perform alongside the Frost Band of the Hour during football games as well as at select basketball games. They also occasionally make appereances at campus, alumni, community, and special event Photo courtesy of Hurricanettes

PERFORMING at the highest LEVEL Homecoming, dance showcases, football games, and concerts are just some of the many events that Hurricanettes perform at. With each dancer bringing a certain skillset to the team, the Hurricanettes are filled with talented students always striving to perform at their best Story and Design by Karina Sloan

The Hurricanettes had a busy season filled with plenty of performances at football games, basketball games, dance showcases on campus, and even performing at the Super Bowl with Shakira at halftime. Before performing with Shakira, the team also had a busy weekend filled with numerous activities. They apperaed on the red carpet at the NFL Honors and also escorted the NFL 100 All Time Team onto the field during Super Bowl weekend. Alisa Sanchez, a sophomore majoring in Exercise Physiology and a first year rookie on the team, shared her experience about her first year. "Joining the team was definiely the best thing I could have done when I transferred to the 'U'. I met so many girls that I know I will have lifelong friendships with! We are all a family and I couldn't imagine my time here at UM without them."

ALL SMILES ON GAMEDAY Caitlyn Tolchin, a junior majoring in Sport Administration and Psychology, stands tall as she greets the fans at Hard Rock Stadium. Caitlyn is a three year vet on the team. Photo courtesy of Hurricanettes



FRONT ROW: Sarah Fell, Giselle Spicer, Sarah Carraher, Anika Bhavnani, Emily Race, Cristina Kontogiannis, Leah Harper, Arianna Amato Photo courtesy of Panhelennic Association


Sebastian Khairkhahan, Reginald Aikins, Sadie Shireman, Dr. Toni Cela, Leena Yumeen, Kamila Pecherek, Marian Pedreira, Rayne Mershon Photo courtesy of Partners in Health Engage Miami


FRONT ROW: Sydney Smith, Ashley Fondon, Abigail Plouff, JaeLynn Huckaba, Sean Zeitlin, Alyssa Samberg, Hayley Goodman, Jose Rivera, Amanda Lopez-Cardet, Kristina Thoren, Ana Perez, Katharine Sposato, Emma Kooy; BACK ROW: Janette Valles Del Angel (P.A.D. Alumni), Robert Schimmel (P.A.D. and UM Law Alumni), David McDonald, Cody Ross, Ted Delcima, Jordan Luczaj, Sam Sherman, Dre Joseph, David Petrantoni, Sara Thompson, Ana Ionescu, Alexandra McKissick, Matthew Abes; NOT PICTURED: Nicole Pierluisi and Joel Turner Photo courtesy of Phi Alpha Delta




FRONT ROW: Bonnie Stright, Zach Ng, Catherine McGrath, Rachel Stempler, Amita Tilak, Alexandra Cassis, Jasmine Ortiz; BACK ROW: Trevor Birenbaum, Karlee Beneventano, Danielle Jordan, Carly Payne, Alex Terr, Jason Berkun, Laura Brueggeman, Rachel Keller, Alexander LaBarbera Photo by Daniel Palma


FIRST ROW: Herveline Saintil, Sara St. Juste, Jasmine Mompoint, Laetitia Valerius, Laura Francois, Veroneeka Dorval, Wildlif Bayard; SECOND ROW: Kimberly Dacius, Sebastien Beaulieu, Giovanni Medy, Stervens Pales, Ruth Dacius, Destiny Burnett, Rosaline Polycarpe; ROW THREE: Anthony Venant, Olbrine Thelusma Photo by Karina Sloan

POR COLOMBIA Barbarella Castillo, Alejandra Rinaldi, Sarah Abood, Felipe Echeverri, Diana Carolina, and Michel Pinard Photo by Michael MacHarg II


PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA Erica Landry, Amy Muslin, Elise Sharkey, Tayana Dix and Lauren Mokhtarzadeh Photo courtesy of Public Relations Student Society of America


Franco Cassoni, Dani de Sola, Taylor Dumas, Nathaniel Furman, Max Lagano, Liam McNeer, Ryan Appleby, Pradeep Ravi Photo by Daniel Palma

RHO RHO RHO FRONT ROW: Cameron Macones, Liam Sheji, Luke Arends, Sabrina Ufer, Joe Recker, Natalie Scott, Megan Valcq, Landon Chen, Eve Johnson, Katherine DeVore, Carina Burroughs Photo by Katie DeVore




FRONT ROW: Camila Hernandez, Olivia Damasco, Sofia Heyl, Julia Gorordo, Allison Ruka, Gwendolyn Snyder, Julia Lorenzetti BACK ROW: Jade Luo Santos, Kailah Strickland, Lindsey Daily, Sabrina Langlois, Beatriz Menendez, Charlotte Kiehn, Kristina Betancourt, Nathaly Gonzalez Not pictured: Jillian Richmond, Rebecca Gladstone Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Yanill Moquete BACK ROW: Ted Delcima, Catherine Talley, Gabrielle Wynn, Cicely Hodges, Sydney Smith, Julie Hochsztein, Theodore O'Brien, Shawn Wilborne, Tessa Sigman Photo courtesy of Society of Bar and Gravel


FIRST ROW: Sultan Uddin, Ryo Mochizuki, Sebastian Gallo, Jenelle Cranston, Zhao Wang, Thu Huynh; SECOND ROW: Anisha Kore, Jordane Bloomfield, Sophia Poirier, Edugie Osunde, Kaitlyn Wright, Lauren Rothschild, Niani Mays, Nicole Lindblom; THIRD ROW: Dibyanshi Mishra, Katelyn Menninger, Ashley Quijada, Anna Coon, Zoey Efford, Quratulain Amin, Vivien Dominick, Samantha Fitzgerald, Kimberley Wyse Sookoo, Vilet Torrez, Victoria Roddy; FOURTH ROW: Briette Esposito, Lara Pineda, Valentina Restrepo, Yoleinny Florimon, Setareh Gooshvar, Celeena Memon, Lauren Ristaino; LAST ROW: Diana Sofia Ramirez-Villamil, Okera Hastings, Nadia Deskins, Wame Chibamo, Jasmine King, Natalie Kaminski Photo by Daniel Palma


time to

celebrate the year The 9th year of the annual Lunar New Year event brings students together for a night of learning about cultures and fun activities with friends

Story and Design by Karina Sloan

TIME TO DECORATE Millie Chokshi decorates her red letter and envelope. Red is the main color for Chinese New Year celebrations, and red envelopes usually have money in them and are believed to bring good luck. Photo by Nhat Nguyen

READY FOR THE SHOW The Asian American Student Association and Chinese Students and Scholars Association planned a dargon dance performance during the Lunar New Year Event Dragons are a symbole of Chinese culture and are believed to be good luck. Photo by Farha Reshamwala



The Asian American Students Association and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association co-hosted their 9th annual Lunar New Year event to celebrate the Year of the Rat. The event was filled with performances, free food, and tent activities to celebrate Chinese New Year. Various clubs also partnered with AASA as a part of the celebration including the Filipino Student Association, the Hong Kong Student Association, and the Society of Asian Scientists and Enginners. Tent activities included hand painting, decorating red envelopes, photo booths, calligraphy, and more. Lunar New Year is one of the most popular events to happen on campus, and students off all ages flock to The Rock to learn more about and celebrate Chinese culture. President of AASA, Jula Meguro, talked about her experience planning the event and how great it was to be a part of it, "For me to be able to work with so many amazing students to put this event together to make people feel at home while also inviting other students to join was just an amazing experience to have here at the "U."

CONCENTRATION IS KEY The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers hosted their own tent activity with pictures and hand paint so students could decorate their body with Chinese symbols. This was just one of many tent activities hosted by a student organization. Photo by Farha Reshamwala

GETTING ALL DOLLED UP With plenty of activities to help get everyone into the spirit, one of the tents featured the option of getting your hair styled with Chinese hair accessories. Photo by Nhat Nguyen

BESTIE PHOTOSHOOT With a black backdrop and Chinese lanterns and couplets shining behind, students enjoy the photo booth during the Lunar New Year Celebration. Photo by Nhat Nguyen


SOUTH ASIAN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION Gaurav Dhiman, Hasan Ajlal, Ajith Shetty, Sana Qamar, Shanzay Pervaiz Photo courtesy of South Asian Law Students Association


FIRST ROW: Richa Sandeep, Jerry Kourkoumelis, Randy Fitzgerald, Abigail Adeleke, Damaris Rojas-Lopez, Daniela Jang; SECOND ROW: Bryanna DeSimmone, Monica Muñiz, Lilian Morales, Chelsea Lovell, Shadae Nicholas, Patricia Emelle; THIRD ROW: Nanakow Thompson, Jane Perlman, Lara Hopkins, Jasmine Ortiz, Carina Landgraf, Jonah Dross, Grayson Guelli, Drew Goheen, Matthew Gompels; FOURTH ROW: Josh Stewart, Kai Ivey, Maia Hunter, Rachael Vukonvinsky, Tuana Yazici, Alexander LaBarbera, Miles Pendelton, Zach Danney, Victor Columbo, Michael Gallagher; LAST ROW: Roger Saumure, Sonia Khan, Justin Hier, Michel Pinard, Shrey Patel, Avani Choudary Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Frankie Fuhrer, Sean Doherty, Andrew Santulli, Paige Flannery, Jess Mitchell, Megan Rittenberg, Ali Walker, Caitlyn Chartier, Sabrina Zeghibe; BACK ROW: Maya Symes, Joseph Moschetta, Bishara Randolph, Charleigh Peters, Brooke Jaffe, Mike Shaak, Caroline Strong, Zoe Skerlos, David Paul, Marc Chodos, Will Stickle, Jordan Austin, William Grattan Smith, Tomas Panqueva, Kate Ei, Adrian Voysey, Jack McGlone Photo by Karina Sloan




FRONT ROW: Samar Ahmed, Rachel Siegel, Alexa Skolnik, Allison Reish; BACK ROW: Veronica Gilbert, Priyanka Khushal, Chaos Burruel, Suzanne Stremler, Casey O’Brien, Kerra Masso Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Blake Kapnick., Jasmyn Diaz, Micaela Stoner, Monica Arango, Kaitlyn Bowe, Abdelaziz Benmehrez; MIDDLE ROW: Nicolette, Toby Obodoechine, Libby Mewbourne, Rachel Levy, Maya Nambiar, Ashley Jayne, Kaitlyn Wright, Liane Lopez, BACK ROW: Michael MacHarg II, Jayden DeGrace, Patrick M. Denny, Robert Jimenez, Justin Singh, Austin Terowsky, Ian Diaz Brannon, Devin Ullman Photo courtesy of Student Alumni Ambassadors


FRONT ROW: Laura Florez, Matthew Lischin, Albany Muria, Stephanie Perez; MIDDLE ROW: Max Rosenfeld, Morgan Thomson, Jane Perlman, Rachel Schueller; BACK ROW: Dr. Josh Brandfon, Gabriel Soomar, Justin Stevens Photo courtesy of Morgan Thomson



FRONT ROW: Darley Dorvilier, Elisabeth Saint-Sauveur, Kennedy Simone, Benjamin Coleman, Bria Diggs, David Davilla, and Samantha Conner Photo by Michael MacHarg II

STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ORGANIZATION FIRST ROW: Tanya Thomas, Lounah Pierre-Gilles, Nadira Lilman, Uju Akaniru, Marquese McCormick; SECOND ROW: Brea Wiley, Leah Dodds, Rainya Heath, Tizita Wolde; THIRD ROW: Linda Hampton, Ayi Eta, Rikera Taylor; FOURTH ROW: Carnie Lazarre, Ciara Sanon, Amanda Nwaba, Anya Hall, Kiera Parrish; LAST ROW: Henson Destine, Uche Ezeh Photo courtesy of Student National Medical Organization


FRONT ROW: Lea Cohen, Kendall Boston, Alyssa Arneaud, Margaret Donnelly; MIDDLE ROW: Chelsea Lovell, Ashley Howell, Jessica Bayuk, Sarah Miranda, Sydney Good, Sophia Janotha, Gaby Lopez; BACK ROW: Kayla Janas, Alexandra Janotha, Giana Scarpiniti, Kristina Beyer, Cameron Cruz, Kathryn Jackson, Allison Laforce, and Rachel Alonso Photo by Bert Budde, Sr.




FRONT ROW: Hassan Virjee, Sydney Simmons, Emily Fusilero, Fedelene Camille, Jesse Lieberman Photo by Daniel Palma


FRONT ROW: Natalie Mastalerz, Daniel Arciniegas, Leslie Benaudis, Shreya Patel, Qismat Niazi, Simran Gidwani; BACK ROW: Lucy Barnard, Emilee LaRose, Mikhail Marasigan, Anisha Bhandari, Sarah Mills, Spencer Ford, Akhil Madurai, Vignesh Krishnamoorthy, Bill Zhong, Elle Knowlton, Charles Palma Jr. Photo courtesy of Tufaan


FRONT ROW: Harry Zhou, Amber Grieve, Ella Caggiano, Caleb Calaway, Liane Lopez, Azul Alvarado-Dadin, Briana Martinez, Luis Lopez; BACK ROW: Matthew Schmal, Mike Birnhak, Ryan Garay, Jack Scully, Annissa Malcolm, Ryan Schroeder, Ashley Caples, and Valentina Restrepo Photo courtesy of U Iron Sports


WAVIN' HELLO Hallie Autumn, Julia Byerly, Adanna Byrd, Alexis Russell, Mackenzie Murrin, Mahogany Black, and Lilly Vazquez wave their pom poms in the air during Hurricane Walk. UCheer is just one of the squads that helps to welcome the football team to the stadium. Photo courtesy of UCheer

LOVE YOU, GO CANES Brandi Stevens, a junior majoring in motion pictures and communication studies, wows the crowd in Orlando durin the first football game of the season. Stevens has been on the squad for three years. Photo by Bert Budde Sr

ONE LAST TIME Gemma St. Louis represents her cheer squad on her graduation cap during her grad photoshoot. Photo courtesy of Gemma St. Louis

eat. sleep.

CHEER. REPEAT. The co-ed cheerleading teams bring show-stopping performances on game days through their spirit, hard work, and support from their fellow dancers Story by Amrutha Chethikattil and Design by Karina Sloan

UCheer carries on the 95-year cheerleading tradition, an integral part of the UM campus. It is composed of two different teams: a co-ed team and an all-girls team. Both teams relentlessly support their fellow 'Canes on the sidelines, rain or shine, and create a magical energy at every one of their performances. Their cheer boosts spirit among athletes and instills pride in the heart of every 'Cane cheering alongside them in the bleachers. This homecoming game, both teams cheered alongside each other and celebrated the seniors' last football game, and their own 9 graduating cheerleaders from the Class of 20'. These student athletes give us their best performance on game days through hours of practice. However, it is the bond they share as a team that keeps them motivated through it all. "My teammates provide countless support on and off the field, whether in practices with encouragement or advice on how to improve with stunting and tumbling or help planning classes or just about life. I love how helpful and supportive my team is, making it one of my favorite parts of being on this team." says Mahogany Black sharing the incredible kinship she has forged with her fellow cheerleaders and how they have helped her grow as a student and athlete.



POM POMS OUT FOR GAME DAY The UCheer squad made its way to Orlando for the opening football game of the season against UF. The 'Canes fell to UF 20-24. Photo by Bert Budde Sr

CAN'T BEAT OUR SPIRIT Standing tall and ready for another 'Canes win, Leah Rachelli helps to bring some spirit to the sidelines. Rachelli is a junior majoring in accounting and minoring in finance and has been dancing since she was four years old. Photo by Bert Budde Sr

MAKE SOME NOISE Kayla Watts, flyer, is lifted by co-ed team member Corey Jones during the home opener against BethuneCookman. Miami had a shutout game, 63-0. Photo courtesy of UCheer



FRONT ROW: Leah Rachelli, Brandi Stevens, Hallie Autumn, Kayla Watts, Carolyn Covington, Emma Sanders SECOND ROW: Julia Kaplan, Cassandra Garcia, Lilly Vazquez, Kylie Breslin, Kennedy Stewart, Remi Petit, Mahogany Black; THIRD ROW: Haley Traub, Ali Smith, Taylor Dotterweich, Lexie Fioto, Alexis Russell, Mackenzie Murrin, Julia Byerly, Adanna Byrd; BACK ROW: Corey Jones, Bryce Stephenson-Pickett, Johnny Navarro Jr., Jordan Teitelbaum, Chris Battist, and Nasir Mason Photo by Bert Budde Sr.


FRONT ROW: Sharnikha Saravanan, Mukta Vibhute, Dhara Patel, Thao Lam, Tanvi Bafna, Nainika Krishnamsetty, Pooja Patel; MIDDLE ROW: Arushi Shrimal, Emerald Khan, Amnah Azeem, Ritika Modi, Sneha Akurati, Khyati Pandya, Aneesha Balachandar, Yashmitha Sadasivuni; BACK ROW: Celeena Memon, Aavni Gupta, Samantha Kamath, Nicolette Schurhoff, Neeharika Madala, Setareh Gooshvar, Aditi Katta Photo courtesy of UJhoom

ULTRASOUND INTEREST GROUP Andrew Dizenzo, Alessandra Della Porta, Duyen Vo, and Darren Turner; NOT PICTURED: Jon Amodio, Lauren Rosenfeld, and Leila PoSaw Photo courtesy of Ultrasound Interest Group



UM AMATEUR ORNATHOLOGICAL SOCIETY Elyssa Salmeron, Michael Pachuta, Corey Fehlberg, Angel Carrasquillo; NOT PICTURED: Emma Weber, Dr. Olson Photo courtesy of UM Amateur Ornithological Society


Sophie Walenta, Michael Ackerman, Landon Chen, Kate Etter, Michael Garcia, Jerry Lin, Angel Carrasquillo, Carlo (Alexe Waltier) Soriano, Katherine Hollingsworth, and Joseph Cherubin Photo by Vivien Dominick


FRONT ROW: Tyler Walsh, Jayda Graham, Val Ferrante, Alexa Eckembrecher; BACK ROW: Bryan Acevedo, Gianna Sanchez, Chelsea Lovell, Justin Stevens, Clare O’Conner, Ben Ezzy, Jackson Dill, Jeremy Erdheim Photo courtesy of UMTV


UNITED WESLEY OF UM FRONT ROW: Lousindy Mitton, Ajhada Gabriel, Cassandra Michel, Sophia Eidson, Molly Moore; BACK ROW: Malcolm Griffin, Quentin Thelen, Evan Peters, Cady Smith, Gianna Milan, David Harden, Daniel Kang Photo courtesy of United Wesley of UM


E-BOARD MEMBERS: Jose Espinosa, Mackenzie Garrity, Savannah Padgett, Natalie Whitacre, Joanna Niworowski, Rosana Fernandez, Esther Ponce de Leon, Henry Moreno, Kelly Beck, Katie Black, David Stuzin, and George Bell Photo courtesy of University of Miami Law Review


FRONT ROW: Sandra Dragan, Sasha Reznik; BACK ROW: Reid Baltuch, Blake Rodack, Gian Boria, Skylar Prinz von Anhalt, Cody Sklar, Susana Alvarez-Diaz; NOT PICTURED: Casey Moskowitz, Anish Bharwani Photo courtesy of UStart




FRONT ROW: Isabel Muelas, Sofia Mesa, Emma Miller, Anna Coon, Ligna Patidar, Devon Ledbetter, Jessica Schultz; BACK ROW: Madelyn Kahle, Magan Feder, Ella Mieser, Eric Stern, Jorge Jaime-Rivera, Kayla Conley, Veronika Seider, Jessica Nussbaum Photo by Vivien Dominick

VAGINA MONOLOGUES FRONT ROW: Gillian Jacobsen, Christine Rafie, Minji Kim, Varsha Prabhaker; BACK ROW: Rainya Heath, Kyrra Engle, Brooke Oppenhuizen, Haley Marber, Emily Singer Photo courtesy of Vagina Monologues

VETERAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION FRONT ROW: Gretchell Cano, Juan Montoya, Derek Auguste, Jeffery Eberhardt, Jessica Aguirre, Joseph Gemellaro, Alexandre Sidi; BACK ROW: Allen Martinez, Carlos Mora, Sebastian Ibis, Francisco Belliard Photo courtesy of Veteran Student Organization



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Offering leadership events, networking opportunities and practical knowledge, PRSSA is shaping students of the generation into hard-working leaders Story and Design by Karina Sloan

There's nothing better then gaining real world experience in your field of study. The Public Relations Student Society of America offers students relevant insight about the public relations field through numerous events and activities. The University of Miami's PRSSA Chapter has fulfilled that mission. From visiting the American Airlines Arena to meeting with Donna Shalala, public relations students at UM are in no drought of gaining valuable knowledge and experience about their futures in PR. PRSSA at Miami has made efforts to expand their organization to all students interested in the communications and public relations field. Professor Heidi Carr, the advisor for PRSSA and a lecturer in the Strategic Communications Department, incorporates her connections and PRSSA initiatives into her classroom. Many of her students get out of the classroom experience through multiple trips around Miami and guest speakers. Without PRSSA, students in the School of Comm would not have had the beneficial opportunities and connections offered to them throughout the year.

BIG SMILES The Women in PR class took a trip to Downtown Miami for a tour of the Perez Art Museum Miami. They spoke with the rep that handle's PAAM"s PR and learned what it was like to be a woman in this business profession. Photo by Heidi Carr

CELEB SIGHTING One of the best part of being in Miami is being able to run into celebrities. For some PR students attending the South Beach Food and Wine Festival, they had the pleasure of meeting Dwyane Wade. Wade recently retired from basketball and now resides in Miami with his family. Photo courtesy of Heidi Car

BEACH FRONT The Public Relations Travel and Tourism class made their way onto Miami Beach to see the ins and outs of how the Food and Wine Festival gets set up. Many of the students were able to volunteer at multiple events after getting the tour. Photo by Heidi Carr



BRINGING THE HEAT TO MIAMI Center Court is where the Women in PR class found themselves when visiting the American Airlines Arena. These students learned about the ins and outs of working for the Miami Heat and the function of general events that happen at the Arena. Photo courtesy of Heidi Carr

ROOFTOP VIBES Professor Heidi Carr, Karina Cepeda, and the rest of her Women in PR class got to see the rooftop of Jackson Memorial Hospital. They also got an overall tour of the hospital grounds and who runs the PR for them. Photo courtesy of Heidi Carr

FREE MERCH Alexandra Becker, Jamie Tamkin, and Madison Komara show off their Super Bowl LIV merchandise and ticket after volunteering at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Photo by Jamie Tamkin



FRONT ROW: Taylor Donald, Elena Hart, Erika Orellana; BACK ROW: Nakedra Burke, Eboni Arnold, Danielle Lankford, Jaclyn Foster, Alexandra Marinelli, and Tessa Rogari Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Madeline Culbreth, Tyler Schellenberg, Christina Finelli, Teana Tee, Megan Mikuen, Nicole Perez; BACK ROW:Davis Richmond, Emma Lunking, Elizabeth White, Beth Mosch, Mikayla Berk, Olivia Lee, Anjali Ravichandran, Anna Shafer, Mikayla Oliveira, Sydné Ballengee, and José Herrera (Coach); NOT PICTURED: Emily Eachus and Katie Hahn Photo courtesy of Women's Lacrosse Club

WOMEN'S RUGBY FRONT ROW: Peyton Logan, Mirna Dickinson, Abby Urquidi, Nadia Delle Donne; BACK ROW: Orianna Duh, Preeti Shukla, Erin Ravindran, Alex Arcayos, Joy Jackson; NOT PICTURED: Jordyn Desir, Kailyn Nunez, Aijalon Kilpatrick, Theodora Zavos, Ava Harris, Alondra Padilla, ThuyMai Le, Kate Lewandowski, Leah Palomo, Dorothy Chan, Chantal Newallo, and Niyati Verma Photo by Farha Reshamwala




ORGANIZATION MEMBERS: Emily Ahearn, Chitra Banarjee, David Barr, Lauren Barry, Alison Blumstein, Caroline Borja, Baylee Brochu, Liz Cam, Nidhi Chary, PJ Chisholm, Millie Chokshi, Dom Coletta, Carly Coombs, Tiffany Crawford, Danielle Donahue, Gabriele Donzella, Harrison Dranoff, Philip Drohat, Matthew Dumbroff, Nicholas Elwell, Anthony Esposito, Aaron Fils, Adam Florman, Jacobo Fux, Sophia Gerard, Ashley Greenberg, Hunter Hampton, Alexandria Hawkins, Madeline Helm, Kiana Hollingsworth, Siaunna Jenkins, Rachel Katz, Jenna Kologie, Cristina Kontogiannis, Jenny Kowalczyk, Vignesh Krishnamoorthy, Madison Landry, Reese Leonhard, Marc Levine, Tara Lewandowski, Jacob Li, Lauryn Lima, Taylor Lindstrom, Carolina Mallar, Christina Markopoulos, Morgan Mehmel, Josie Merkert, Mila Mikalacki, Roy Miloh, Haley Missan, Jess Mitchell, Neil Mookerjee, Nicole Navratil, Chika Nwosu, Tasher Odom, David Oliver, Olivia Orris, Marc Palmisano, Alex Pisarski, Karan Prasad, Sarah Purins, Sonny Qadir, Elena Quinonez, Tony Rios, Linda Rios Guevara, Clarissa Ruiz, Elizabeth Russ, Katie Samuel, Alexander Sanjuro, Roger Saumure, Nicolette Schurhoff, Dylan Sehgal, Isabella Sharifi, Konrad Slabinski, Gemma St. Louis, Damien Stahl, Hallie Stevens, Clara Sun, Anders Swanson, Emilee Tennen, Gabriella Trujillo, Samantha Waddell, Ademide Young, Mallery Zeiman, Ian Bundschu, Kaitlyn Carino, Kyle Chambers, Marissa Coppola, Robert DiCaprio, William Goodman, Spencer Griffin, Lesharyn Jackson, Annabel Lyons, Miranda Melians, Christina Peng, Kristin Perucci, Tatiana Salloum, Ethan Schatz, Khushi Shah, Jasmine Shakir, Caroline Smith, Mounika Vattigunta, and Isaiah White Photo by Michael MacHarg II


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The Student Organization Achievement and Recognition Awards (SOAR) serves to honor student organizations and student leaders and their impact on the UM community. Ordinarily hosted in the Shalala Student Center by the Committee On Student Organizations, the event was cancelled due to COVID-19. But, that didn't stop COSO from recognizing the high achievements of these students and the organizations they run







BEAUTY IN THE NIGHT Shalala Student Center shines brightly as the purple sunset sets in. COSO events are often held on the third floor of Shalala, where the SOAR Awards were originally supposed to be held. Photo by Mike Montero



TAP IN Students and faculty of Iron Arrow put up the 'U' after successfully tapping in their newest members. Photo courtesy of Cachay Byrd


Leadership, community involvement, academics, and so much more is what these societies value. They bring students from all across the world together as they excel in their fields and celebrate their achievements with honor Source UM Fall Factbook






















































































Alpha Epsilon Delta The Health Pre-professional Honor Society



Alpha Epsilon Delta was founded in 1926 at the University of Alabama. It is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship. Their mission is to serve every member of the student body interested in a healthcare profession and enrich their undergraduate experience through encouraging excellence in scholarship, promoting cooperation and contact between professional and pre-professional students and educators, and binding together students of similar interests. The society also fosters a sense of community and altruism in members through participation in volunteer work, events, and activities related to healthcare. Alpha Epsilon Delta has become the world's largest Honor Society exclusively serving premedical education, with a membership exceeding 144,000 in 186 chapters

For the on campus chapter, there are no rigid rules on how to be inducted into the organization. Anyone can join the club if they are interested in a future career in healthcare. But, some organizations require a certain amount of credits to be received or a minimum GPA requirement.

DOCTOR LOADING Alpha Epsilon Delta hosted one of their general body meetings with their current members. AED hosts a variety of events both on campus and off campus to give their members experience in the healthcare profession. Photo courtesy of Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta The National Honor Society for First-Year Success



Alpha Lambda Delta was founded in 1924 by Maria Leonard, the Dean of Women at the University of Illinois, to recognize academic excellence among freshman women. But, it soon became coeducational in themid-1970s. Alpha Lambda Delta provides a community of scholars, a platform to develop your leadership skills, and financial support through scholarships and educational partners. The club offers leadership positions as well as the opportunity to get involved in community service events such as FunDay, making snack packs for at-risk youths, or creating chewable jewelry for children with autism and special needs.

To join Alpha Lambda Delta, you must be enrolled full-time at an institution that has an active chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta and have earned a 3.5 grad point average or higher your first semester or first year. If you meet these requirements, you will receive an offer letter in February of your first year.

OFFICIAL LOGO The official logo of Alpha Lambda Delta. Photo courtesy of Alpha Lambda Delta



GET READY Members of Lambda Alpha Delta table during CaneFest to raise awareness about their organization. Current e-board members iclude, Mackenzie Trexler, Mollie Blank, and Marissa Martino. Photo courtesy of Alpha Lambda Delta

Iron Arrow Honor Society The Highest Honor Attained at the University of Miami

WHO THEY ARE Iron Arrow Society was founded in 1926 by Dr. Bowman Foster Ashe in conjunction with the University's opening. Originially only being offered to men, the society opened up its doors to women in 1985. Iron Arrow is the first and oldest student organization at the 'U'. It is the highest honor that can be attained at the university and it can be awarded to an undergraduate, graduate, law or medical student, faculty, staff, administrator, alumni, or Trustee. Based on Seminole Indian tradition, Iron Arrow recognizes those individuals in the University of Miami community who exemplify the five qualities of Iron Arrow: Love of Alma Mater, Character, Leadership, Scholarship, and Humility.

WHAT IT TAKES In order to be tapped, an individual must be nominated by someone inside or outside of the tribe. Self-nominations are not considered and it is to be kept strictly confidential if you nominate someone. The final decision is made by current members at the selections meeting held every semester. If you exemplify the five qualities of Iron Arrow and are tapped, you will receive the iconic colorful jackets handmade by Miccosukee indians.

FALL TAPPEES Derek Auguste Amanda Beyrer Helen Bramlett Ashley Chappelle Anil Dalling Olivia Dubi Annette Jean Gallagher Shruthi Karnani Michelle Kaufman Amber Hamid Langshaw Chelsea Lovell Mavel Morales Stephen D. Nimer Adam Roberti Josh White

SPRING TAPPEES Kyle Sutherland Sarah Sukkar Sharnikha Saravanan Dhyey Desai Julia Meguro Sara Stjuste Paul Schulz Dynesha Patterson Annette Grotheer John Ness Alice Kerr Maribel Perez Wadsworth

WELCOME TO THE FAM Dr. Amber Hamid Langshaw, fall 2019 tappee, celebrates with her newest fellow Iron Arrow peers. Photo courtesy of Iron Arrow

MOST EXCLUSIVE CLUB ON CAMPUS Amanda Beyrer, a senior, was a fall 2019 tappee. She is a part of the homecoming committee as well as the cheer team on campus. She is greeted by alumna, Laura Thornton who was tapped into Iron Arrow in the Fall of 2017. Photo courtesy of Cachay Byrd

OFFICERS SQUAD GOALS Emma Lam, Dewayne Washington II, Cachay Byrd, and Winston Warrior stand back to back to show off their iconic jackets as they stand in front of the Iron Arrow drum. Lam, Washington, and Byrd are the officers of Iron Arrow. Winston Warrior is an Iron Arrow vet and is always proud to represent. Photo

Chief - Dewayne Washington II Son of Chief - Emma Lam Medicine Man - Cachay Byrd

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Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society



Mortar Board, a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

Membership is synonymous with dedication and success. Students are nominated by their peers, faculty, or administrators to be tapped into Mortar Board every semester. Only a select few students on each campus are invited to join this society - an honor naming them among the most amazing college scholar-leaders in the U.S.

EXECUTIVE BOARD President - Jake Sirlin Vice President (Selections and Membership) - Sharnikha Saravanan Vice President (Events) Vanessa Hilaire Treasurer - Nathaniel Furman

LEADING THE PACK Vanessa Hilaire, Jake Sirlin, Sharnikha Saravanan, Nathaniel Furman and advisor Michael Stokes celebrate the executive board for the 2019-2020 school year. Photo courtesy of Mortar Board

Sigma Gamma Epsilon The National Honor Society for the Earth Sciences



The Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon was established to recognize scholarship and professionalism in the Earth Sciences. It aims to bring scholastic, scientific, and professional advancement to its members. They pride themselves on creating friendships and assistance among colleges and universities that are devoted to the advancement of the Earth Sciences.

Any person in any branch of the Earth Sciences who has completed at least 10 semester hours or 15 quarter hours in Earth Science courses and has maintained a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. (on a 4.0 system) in all Earth Science courses together with an overall G.P.A. of 2.67 is qualified for membership. If you qualify and wish to join, you need only to inform any officer or the Advisor of your department’s chapter and they can propose you for membership. Initiation of new members is typically held both fall and spring semesters.

EXECUTIVE BOARD President - Delaney Reynolds Vice President - Caroline Koschik Treasurer - Xin Li Secretary - Matthew Aldrich Editor - Chuyan Wan

OFF WE GO Members of Sigma Gamma Epsilon take a trip away from Florida to explore the mountains. From on campus events to weekend trips, Sigma Gamma Epsilon makes sure all its members get to the most out of their organization. Photo courtesy of Sigma Gamma Epsilon



Omicron Delta Kappa The National Leadership Honor Society

WHO THEY ARE Omicron Delta Kappa was founded in 1914 and its mission is to identify, honor and develop leaders in collegiate and community life and encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumni to advance leadership. ODK is one of the oldest and most prestigious honors that can be attained at the university. The society recognizes achievements in five areas: Scholarship; Athletics; Campus and Community Service, Social or Religious Activities, and Campus Government; Journalism, Speech and the Mass Media; and Creative and Performing Arts.

WHAT IT TAKES Nominees may be students, faculty/administration, alumni or Honoris Causa. All students must be in the top 35% of their class or school within the University. Undergraduate students must have completed 60 credit hours (junior status); faculty/administration must have been with the University for at least five years; alumni must have been recognized for their leadership on both the local and national level. Each semester a nomination form is opened on Engage.

EXECUTIVE BOARD President - Amir Davoodi Vice President of Tappings Giselle De La Rua Vice President of Events Camilla Moreno Treasurer - Andrew Schwee Historian - Chelsea Lovell

NEWEST CLASS Jason Perez gets tapped into ODK and becomes one of the newest members in the fall class. Photo courtesy of Omicron Delta Kappa

FALL CLASS Marshall Arons Meghana Sankaran Noor Khalid Gabriela Nahous Antonio Sanchez-Gonzalez Jason Perez Jaime Harn Abigail Adeleke Anil Dalling Carlos Aguila Cameron Vasfallo Sean Griffin Godard Solomon Elizaveta Lukianova Cameron Dobbs

SPRING CLASS Emily Kalbac Meredith Costello Christopher Saunders Ryan Rebholz John Ness Sydney Knapp Clair McGinnis Chinola Weir William Egan Elias Lugo-Fagundo Kristyna Frydlova Ultimate Peatross William Huggins Shirley Gelman Alexandra Valen Thomas Krop Morgan Asmussen Sade Cecconi Sierra Frey Alexandria Hawkins Ajabge Deborah Jake Sirlin

INDUCTION TIME The newest members of ODK throw up the 'U' after their induction ceremony. Now a part of one of the most prestigious honor socieities on campus, these 'Canes will be the ones to begin inducting the next class of students. Photo courtesy of Omicron Delta Kappa


Rho Rho Rho

Marine and Atmospheric Science Honor Society

WHO THEY ARE RhoRhoRho is the marine and atmospheric honor society at the University of Miami dedicated to scholarship, awareness and preservation of marine and terrestiral environments. They plan fun marine outings to encourage enthusiasm for our oceans. They host several guest speakers from related fields every semester and remain active members in the community.

WHAT IT TAKES To become inducted into Rho Rho Rho, members must attend a pre-determined number of club activities to earn points. Points can be earned in a multitude of ways, from snorkeling with the club to attending general body meetings or even participating in Ocean Awareness Week. After earning enough points throughout the academic year, the qualifying members will go through a tapping ceremony and become inducted members. At graduation, indicted members are eligible to graduate with honor cords that represent Rho Rho Rho.

EXECUTIVE BOARD President - Carina Burroughs Vice President - Sabrina Ufer Treasurer - Katherine DeVore Secretary - Joe Recker Personal Relations and Social Media - Madeline Wagner Freshman Representative John Proefrock

SUNSETS AND BOAT RIDES After a long day of snorkeling and spending the day on the boat, Rho Rho Rho memberse smile as they make their way back to the dock. Photo courtesy of Rho Rho Rho

DOWN AND DIRTY Cameron Macones, Liam Sheji, Luke Arends, Sabrina Ufer, Joe Recker, Natalie Scott, Megan Valcq, Landon Chen, Eve Johnson, Katherine DeVore, Carina Burroughs throw the 'U' up after a boat trip in the Florida Keys. Each year, Rho Rho Rho tries to travel to various places in Florida and bring awareness to what is happening in the oceans. Photo courtesy of Rho Rho Rho

I GOT THE KEYS Rho Rho Rho members took a trip down to the Florida Keys to learn more about marine and terrestiral environments. Photo courtsy of Rho Rho Rho

U KNOW IT Members explore ruins in Belieze while throwing up their signature Rho Rho Rho sign. Photo courtesy of Rho Rho Rho



Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority

WHO THEY ARE Tau Beta Sigma (TBΣ) is a co-educational national honorary band organization dedicated to serving college and band programs. TBΣ nationally has 3,000 active members in 140 active chapters, and over 40,000 alumni. The Gamma Epsilon chapter of TBΣ is located at the University of Miami. The Gamma Epsilon chapter of Tau Beta Sigma is a service organization based around music and rooted in sisterhood. They seek to further the University of Miami Bands and to provide service to the greater community. Through their shared love of music, they strive to build meaningful bonds both within their chapter and with those they wish to serve. Driven by passion for the ideals of Tau Beta Sigma, they utilize music to its fullest potential to work towards their goals.


EXECUTIVE BOARD President - Katherine AttongMendes Vice President of Membership - Allison Ruk Vice President of Service Estephany Santos Treasurer - Hayden Seager, Secretary - Kristina Betancourt

Recruitment week is held at the end of the fall semester each year. In order to be eligible to become a membership candidate, you must be actively enrolled and participating in a University of Miami band ensemble for both the fall and spring semesters. The University offers several ensembles that can meet this requirement such as fall ensembles: Marching Band, Pep Band, Frost Symphonic Winds, and Frost Wind Ensemble, and spring ensembles: Pep Band, Frost Symphonic Winds, Frost Wind Ensemble, University Band, and Winter Drumline/Hurricanettes/Guard. You must also have a minimum grade point average of 2.25.

ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma stands in front of Lake Osceola as a group with their signature t-shirts as they represent their organization. Photo courtesy of tau Beta Sigma


MOMMA WE MADE IT Masters students in the Masters of Arts in International Administration program throw up the 'U' during Fall Graduation. Photo courtesy of Deserae E. del Campo



STUDYING AWAY A student in the College of Arts and Sciences is hard at work taking notes during her class. Photo courtesy of the College of Arts and Sciences


A diverse group of students and faculty makes up the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs at Miami. Each student and faculty member adds a unqiue perspective to the university, making it a one of a kind college experience for all that work and attend




BEHIND THE SUIT Sebastian Announcement


'CANE GRAD SPOTLIGHT Graduating Student Spotlight


FACULTY Faculty Group Photos


COTTON CANDY SKIES One of the best views on campus is near the lake as you can watch the purple, red, and orange sunset above the Hecht towers. Photo by TJ Lievonen



Students from all across the world fill the walls of the first residential college on campus. With two towers, McDonald and Pentland, both stand tall with 12 floors and more than 850 students filling up each and every room. Being home to so many freshman, Hecht brings the first taste of college life right to your dorm with an experience unlike any other. Take a look at who fills up the halls of Hecht Residential College.




FRONT ROW: Kean O'Connor, Tyler Burd, Aria Modirmassihai, Devon Anderson, Sean Kralik, Jake Perlman, Andrew Streater, Leor Kaminski; MIDDLE ROW: Sam Hershkovitz, Robert Freeman, Ben Reese, Aaron Aboodi, Luel Alemu, Nima Moghaddasi, Michael Jones, Mart Francisco, Vikram Venkataraman, Sebastian Khairkhahan, Jackson Kalfus, Christopher Machado; BACK ROW: Conor Lawlor, Sage Plumley, Michael Crispi, Hunter Lawlor, Anthony Garcia, and Harry Fett Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Candice Zhang, Sunny Lei, Meghana Sankaran, Ale Van Scoyoc Zepeda, Shayma Hammoud Fuentes, Doria Qu, Sierra Maziur, Natalia Ferretti, Ella Hage; MIDDLE ROW: Natalie Sinai, Lindsey Kross, Madison Mutzman, Katie Lloyd, Rachel Katsock, Nicole Gutzman, Rachel Schlow, Eva Dickie, Shalina Chithriki, Bella Popadiuk, Sneha Akurati, Savannah Hewson; BACK ROW: Becca Udovich, Elena McCormick, Cecilia Moan, Dharma Proctor, Juliette van Heerden, Anyae Wilson-Worley, Kayani Alcantara, Roma Williams, Sami Levine, Sarah Abushamma, Nina Barbieri, Nicole Katz, Hannah Arslanian, Anna Aupke Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Joshua Kamish, Ravi Akhmadeyev, Hunter Fu, Nick Duenas, Thomas Rodberg, Joseph Broehl, Kyle Wyman, Matthew Sanchez, Marc LoParrino, Ezekiel Pabustan MIDDLE ROW: David Campbell, Ethan Bennett, Erik Ferreira, Thomas Baker, Niles Ghaffar, Nolan McCarter, Layth Hamed, Michael Pollack, Luke Lofrumento, Zachary Hodgkins, Jared Sage; BACK ROW: Leonardo Espinosa, Matthew Schmal, Alexander De La Rua, Jose Orellana, Aneesh Kumar, Colin Fitzpatrick, Jak Scully, Piers Greenan, Alexander Miller, Nick Perdue, and Dante Frabotta; NOT PICTURED: Alexander Morris, Ethan Lipetz, Robert Levitz, Skylar Chananya, Teon Persaud Photo by Karina Sloan



FRONT ROW: Arryanna Jordan, Elise Stabile, Daniela Jang Cruz, Eva Silva, Paulina Levitan, Jessica Grinberg, Jordan Brunner, Tatiana Robinson, Sarah Teubner; MIDDLE ROW: Kate Tacca, Julianne Buggs, Emma Friderici, Milena Silverman, Stephanie Do Nascimento, Carly Payne, Julia Russel, Ella Howard, Asia Chester, Milly Duncan Rhudy, Jiahe Niu; BACK ROW: Megan Buras, Sierra Thomasset, Jackqueline Goggins, Bernadete Rudovic, Victoria Barr, Margaret Christovich, Christina Jayaraj, Jayme Schrank, Angelica Almonte, Sarah Costantino, Iteoluwlayomi Aderoju; Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Teferi Hagos, Roger Saumure, Carson Pinker, Trevor Robohn, Gavin Kelley, Arnaldo Ferrebus Rodriguez, Patrick Henry, James Fitzgibbon; MIDDLE ROW: Anthony Persichetti, Harris Joslin, Andres Gonzalez, Daniel Jacobs, Benjamin Afferton, Malcolm Harrison, Leo Hurst, Marco Maola, Nandha Ravi; BACK ROW: Alexandre Meyer, Tomas Panqueva Baena, Lucien Duprey, Micheal Kotlyar, Anthony Miles, Robert Itzkowitz, Marcus Stevens, Austin Sulek, Jakub Pawlowski, Max Richter, James McSweeney Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Caroline reedy, Abigail Riegler, Patricia McMenamin, Regan Chatwin, Lena Bruscato, Emma Lewis, Jenny Ma, Chongue Ma, Karlee Beneventano, Sophia Diaz, Ella Caggiano, Catalina Sanchez, Maria Mejia-Botero; BACK ROW: Alexandra Hopfenberg, Sarah Klein, Megan Benz, Anna Sapio, Samantha Velez, Brina Quaning, Shira Cohen, Ally Polner, Megan McKaba, Haley Kuproski, Brooke Esposito, Dalya Oprian, Alix Earle, Sara Graser, Catalina Gonzalez, Alexandra Goldman, Margo Seger, Julia Yu, Molly Ferris, Sydney Wisnosky Photo by Cameron Tavakoly




FRONT ROW: Jackson Hall, Jack Davis, Billy Barrett, Chris Fischer-Hylton, Alex Burnett, Chris Meluso, Dylan Wacksman; SECOND ROW: Ben Martin, Shazeb Dayani, Aaron Ishmael, Jared Collins, Pierce Rotman, Tyler Miller; THIRD ROW: Donovan Dabonka, Aidan Flint, Joey Kevorkian, Nick Abrams, Collin Miller, Andrew Shah, Mike Craig, Brandon Soto; BACK ROW: Neal Luthra, Jagger Moskowitz, Sean Festa, Harrison Sturges, Matt Goldammer, Shane Stewart, David Paul, Josh Hartman, AJ Zegans, and Jerry Keating Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW: Saskia St. Lot, Jordan Julien, Rachel Levy, Isabella Campo, Alexandra Philion, Alexandra Saldivia, Brooke Freeland, Alexa Dublin, Giselle De La Rua; SECOND ROW: Qiying Dong, Jaydn Fox, Maddie Terry, Ana De Grannes, Gabby Allen, Lise Derksen, Chloe DiCamillo, Kristen Schlager, Gianna Trimarco, Aryanna Peters, Ashley Romeo, Rachel Ramnarine, Sena Erickson; BACK ROW: Katie Malahias, Andrea Rabinovich, Taylor Tardibuono, Gianna Martucci, Lani Sztapka, Aleks Carter, Domonique Folkes, Alli Sharifi, Sai Pacquette, Anita Wright, Samantha Yoon, Silvana Hana; Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW: William Turton, Juan Carlos Ramirez, Ethan Naos, AJ Borinsky, Lance Baker; SECOND ROW: Dante Sorrentino, Carlos Gonzalez, Shikhar Jhalani, Raneil Smith, Dev Rao, Drew Rosenberg, Andre Madrid; THIRD ROW: Isaiah Smith, Felipe Rangel, Alex Fink, Christopher Wu, Cameron Pomeroy, Kyle Alford; BACK ROW: Claudio Ferri, Max Fink, Zachary Winer, Jaron Katz, Ian Westerbeck, Tommy Kim, Chen Ruyan, and Blake Houston Photo by Cameron Tavakoly



FRONT ROW: Noor Khaled, Zoe Skerlos, Sophia Dean, Bianca Scotto, Camryn Spector, Allie Rosen, Alyssa Miller, Andrea Zhang, Morgan Hirsch ; MIDDLE ROW: Dana Van Buren, Emily Song, Natalie Doherty, Elyse Richardson, Sosi Korian, Dani Apple, Shelby Banner, Maggie Nusim, Isabel Nathan Bauer, Kate Walsh, Jelisah Desgraves; LAST ROW: Addie Spain, Juliette Brophy, Reilly Goss, Caroline Baum, Charleigh Peters, Lauren Bower, Ali Lofgren, Jenna Cutler, and Emily Connell Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FIRST ROW: Miles Pendleton, Mike Li, Leo Ratzan, Mason Fleisher; SECOND ROW: Peter Calano, Josh Miller, Santi Severo, Tate Hansen; THIRD ROW: Tommy Glyman, Brandon Ward, Eli Marcus, Rubin Carlis, John Reynolds; FOURTH ROW: Porter Stanley, Julius Klepach, Sam Glaser, Thomas Kaminski, Sheamus Yumen, Alex Munoz, Payton Anderson; LAST ROW: Nick DeMarinis, Ryan Garay, and Evan McKay Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW: Hula Bayo, Jordan Cummings, Kylee Pufko, Brooke Jaffe, Abigail Sterner, Trenitee Wesley, Swapnika Alahari, Jamilla Philson, Teresa Vazquez; MIDDLE ROW: Stella Bordon, Natalia Jimenez Sierra, Maansi Patel, Shelby Snyder, Kate Morton, Lucy Pittman, Olivia Moll, Rachel Bergeron, Kate Liebmann, Madison Schurr, Janelle Finton, Alexandra Tomodan, Julie Ornelas; BACK ROW: Collette Thomas, Avery Gawel, Ella Wayne, Bianca Matthews, Jordan Taylor, Brianna Thelusca, Jahneek Robin, Louisa Khan, Cayla Dious, Jessica Bulanda, Katherine Krishna, Brianna Marshall Photo by Karina Sloan




FRONT ROW: Jack Berk, Alexei Serguienko, Avery Devlin, Yash Ramanujam, Michael Murphy, Julian Chapman, Kepookalani Katz; MIDDLE ROW: Sheikh Muthade, Quayon Johnson, Will Todd, Connor Turknette, Jasper Denca, Colin Hayter, Jagge alk, Rayan Excellent, Brandon Brilliant; LAST ROW: Ben Klepfer, Emmaus Yonas, JW Tthomas, Mick Kennedy, Kyle Skarshaug, Nick Gabboni, Dylan Seymour, Akheel Townsend, Eric Ash, Dillon Fields Photo by Morgon Thomson


FRONT ROW: Emily Kelly, Mikayla Oliveira, Ashley Lee, Preeti Shukla, Rachel Fein, Julia Sackett, Carly Blick; MIDDLE ROW: Taylor-Ashley Rose, Isabella Tenenbaum, Grace Gogola, Kailyn Wee, Kylie Prieto, Emma Baskind, Kate Adler, Adriana Hirniak, Story Langston, Jenna Robinson, Elena Hart, Margaux De Onaindia, Brianna Lozano; LAST ROW: Emily Kelly, Mikayla Oliveira, Ashley Lee, Preeti Shukla, Rachel Fein, Julia Sackett, Carly Blick Photo courtesy of Pentland 4


FRONT ROW: Colin Raab, Zachary Davis, Sam Merkin, Victor Fucci, Matt Sweeney; MIDDLE ROW: TRex Peters, Rush Hanks, Mitchell Hueniken, Ricky Fernandez, Ryan Sedagat, Aaron Lamont, Dakota Howe, Brandon Zeidler; LAST ROW: Luke Pyron, Chase Renninger, Matt Shiembob, Kyle Tumpey, Andrew Winant, Benjamen Pomeroy, Riley Walters, Avraham Kohan-Shohet Photo courtesy of Pentland 5



FRONT ROW: Andrea Lira, Hayley Flanagan, Emel Yilmaz; MIDDLE ROW: Asheka Newman, Alayna Melino, Jenny DiGuilio, Samantha Clayman, Lexi Zisselman, Serene Mattis, Ayca Erturk, Carrie Furman, Maryam Jawid, Jillian Bloom, Abigail Silk, Nina Stewart, Julia Mayourian, Isabel Ackerman, Gabrielle Yamar, Natalie Rodas, Nathalie Sanchez, Hannah Meyer, Taylor Morrell, Hannah Knight, Esmie Otter, Lana Fell, Christina Santora, Alex Marinelli; BACK ROW: Hailey Carskaddan, Olivia Root, Arielle Finkelstein, Jada Brown, Scarlett Diaz, Olivia Cabrera, Eden Avolio, Gabby Petrone Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Ryan Gleicher, Joseph Pasquale, Fillips Kyrgios, Erik Carlstorm, Sam Coleman, Alex Tychalski, Conrad Nelson, John Sierant, Jake Lynne, William Redding, Jordan Passman, Shane Davis, Isaiah Grant, Sam Coleman, Ryan Busch, Brendan O’neil, Fabrizio Darzy; MIDDLE ROW: Nicholas Parkas, Tomas Santella, Mark Szyperski, Eric , John Proefrock, Kevin Holsey, Brendan O'niel, Lucas Lerman, Dhananjay , Christian Cugno, William Starshak BACK ROW: Matthew Pegno, Hank Shalom, Mario Gordon, Ashiqur Rahman, Vincent Colon Photo by Morgan Thomson


FRONT ROW: Kailyn Nunez, Ji Xia, Dera Finkelstein, Julia Desimone, Anne Baldino; MIDDLE ROW: Olivia McCaw, May Mei, Katherine Silverman, Daniella Dombey, Justine Marie Joseph, Amelia Fox, Ava Edwards, Allegra Garcia, Dana Broid, Tori Thomas, Ahria Bass; BACK ROW: Lanbing Tao, Charlotte Erixon, Jill Ingram, Isabelle Bepler, Soffia Caliva Rojas, Julie Bobyock, Lizzie Arthur, Melissa Handel, Nicole Plummer, Casey Grafstein, Isadora Figueroa, Emma Goodstein, Olivia Occhigrossi, Fabiana Macedo Rodriguez, Peyton Manna, Jaimee Getty, Carly Newman Photo by Karina Sloan



PENTLAND 9 FRONT ROW: Andrew Hefley, Axel Jager, Carson Kloin, Devin Ullman, Douglas Noriega, Eli Simpson, Jake Gawrych, Josh Gruber, Kyle Romero, Keyur Dhungana, Marc Baum, Mario Ferrara, Matthew Rossi, Michael Mesbah, Steve Kruszenski, Tyler Antonelle; BACK ROW: Stephen Blumenthal, Adam Wadsworth, Americo Casas, Adrian Faccio, Ben Rosen-Cappellazzo, Chris Chafizadeh, Dwight Dawkins, Ryan Muni, Eli Golden, John Mastando, Matt Dumbroff, Mike Pannullo, Nico Gardos, Ryan Bice, Ryan Mullins, Zach Coats, Zach Graham, Fouad Najjar Photo by Cameron Tavakoly

PENTLAND 10 FRONT ROW: Manhui Zhu, Reagan DuBeck, Sara Hastava, Gabby Varela, Heather Fanning, Molly Balsamides, Ali Skubik, Charlotte Hoffman, Kayla Soyer, Sydney Cheaney, Tamar Blue, Maya Bar-Mashiah, Sodie Landy, Miquela Montana, Treasure Wilson, Ellie Kraus; BACK ROW: Megan Wright, Lee Zhou, Kaylie Eisenberg, Julia Taylor, Morgan Rabin, Alyson St. Mary, Laney Bloch, Toby Obodoechine, Julia Nuss, Katie Schwerdt, Abbey Garcia, Emily Louie, Maeve O’Connor, Peyton Older Photo by Cameron Tavakoly

PENTLAND 11 FIRST ROW: Jacob Leader, Connor Reardon, Ricardo Quintana, Zach Ng, Hug Rodrigues, Robert McNamara, Joao Corbellini, James Cardaras, Bryan Bahm; SECOND ROW: Luca Schwartz-Azvedeo, Devin Foster, Chad Friedman, Zimu Xie, Alexi Matthieou; THIRD ROW: Ryan Koskinen, Jack Benham, Connor Haney, Thomas Belty, Jack Schmell, Dane Sinks, Ethan Goldberg, John Kovacic, Cameron Cohen, Zhengfei Jiao, Chengye Lu FOURTH ROW: Alexander White, Curtiss Oakley, Sergio Rivera, Jared Lennon, and Michael O’Reilly Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


PENTLAND 12 FRONT ROW: : Chelsey Jacobs, Katie Gould, Caitlin Dawson, Colleen Terry, Emily Ruland, Caroline Griffith, Maddy Markham, Jasmine Ramsarup, Delfine Greeve, Nhadya Lawes; BACK ROW: Rachel Berkowitz, Emma Sephton, Caitlin Breidenbruch, Ariel Hartzy, Jess Day, Gillian Greenburg, Stephanie Wang, Fiona Feng, Peri Finkelman, Ana Kahn, Lizzie McLennon, Julie Pozzuolo, Darlene LeSage, Alanna Garcia, Caitlin Chen, Manu Marulanda, Emily Ross, Gal Dardashti, Brielle Soifer, Maya Nambiar, Sade Prithwie Photo by Cameron Tavakoly

DOESN'T GET BETTER THAN THIS During Fall Move-In, the sun shines brightly on Walsh Tower, making a beautiful day for incoming freshman and their families. Photo by Michael Montero

stanford RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE Facing the IM fields or Lake Osceola, there's no doubt that incoming freshman are going to have the view of a lifetime their first year in college. With matching towers, Walsh and Rosborough, take a look at the newest 'Canes that fill up the infamous towers of Stanford




FRONT ROW: Demi Trimm, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Lenox Hill, Kaja Stanecki, Iman Sami, Noelle Bisogno, Tiffany Bittar, Disha Patel; MIDDLE ROW: Alexa Lynch, Milly Ma, Jiapei Sun, Kimberly Ogun, Sophie Estoppey, Sydnae Becton, Liv Orr, Ashna Ahya; BACK ROW: Annsley Barton, Sydney Pearl, Ella Sadler, Nicole Reyes, Isabella Sharifi, Savannah Yates, Caroline McGill, Isabelle Farah Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Minze Li, Andrew Colannino, Nick Hess, Will Reed, Elliot Harper, Matt Gabbard, Joseph Cherubin; MIDDLE ROW: Kabir Khan, Ben Perez, Domenick Maglione, Kyle Schoeneborn, Julia Meguro, Noel Jaworski, Diego Perdomo, Steven Isaac, Nayan Bansal, Jarek Maleszka; BACK ROW: Hanson Zhang, Alex Barton, Salvatore Cesario, Gunti Weissenberger, Michael MacHarg II, Daniel Ottavi, Quinn Bonney, Domenick Garofalo, Tim O'Connor, Stephen Chiriaco Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Victoria Gomez, Roxanne Shafiezadeh, Clara Francis, Carly Tolin, Hannah Friedman, Yasmin Wagner, Tarynn Kaelin, Samantha Price, Katrina Turner; MIDDLE ROW: Kaitlyn Fuerst, Setareh Gooshvar, Selena Wang, Lauren Gsell, Greta Hicks, Sydney Larson, Tai Williams, Stephaney Quintero Andrade, Audrey Greer, Ashley Quijada, Sofia Mesa; BACK ROW: Aditi Katta, Cameron Zuccarini, Okera Hastings, Makeda Clarke, Clarke Weddington, Jenna Earhart, Sophia Vitello, Dahlia Sarda Tholstrup, Annissa Raymond Malcolm, Sophia Meibohm, Martha Philipos, Josephine Torres; NOT PICTURED: Valentina Paolucci Photo by Karina Sloan



FRONT ROW: James Lu, Sebastian Vergara Camargo, Matthew Pastewski, Ethan Gary, Joshua Serure, Jodan Sanchez, Georgios Vamvakas, Tristan Ferreira, Josh Rotman, Jack Moses, Mark Yeo, Ethan Schatz; MIDDLE ROW: Morad Chafiq, Abdur-Rahman Dania, Eric Stern, Robert Westerwater, Sam Tsirulnikov, Joseph Ugenti, Noah Fuchs, Adam Freedman, Jack Chazotte, Alexander Gibson, Ji Won Choi; BACK ROW: Sebastian Sajour Garcia, Shawn Kim, Roee Aviv, Rohin Vaidya, Carlos Santos Ortiz, Eli Buxt, Michael Ackerman, Patrick Prentice, Dean Osborne Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Keely Brunkow, Chloe Cardoza, Amanda Bower, Abby Guido, Lauren Macnow, Giana McGaughey, Macy Sherman, Emma Troutman, Julia Eisner; MIDDLE ROW: Maggie Boyd. Rachel Murray, Savannah Linares, Alison McWalters, Lauren Meehan, Lakia Rolle, Caitlin Rempson, Sarah Van Roekel, Isabelle Sterba, Valeria Hunter, Sophie Tafazzoli, Teagan Polizzi, Michelle Kosinka; BACK ROW: Constance Airan, Lia Grabovenko, Esther Cai, Catherine Woods, Sarah Guarachi, Abby Snipes, Cidnee Lassiter, Kara Samuel, Briette Esposito, Cristina Delarosa, Kathryn Jackson, Sarah Genachowski, Sydney Lee Chong, Wiktoria Domagala, Sarem Yirga Photo by Karina Sloan

ROSBOROUGH 7 FIRST ROW: Christopher, Sonny, Marcelo, Jonathan Emmanuel, Phillip, Aneesh; SECOND ROW: Caleb, Jacob Pereira, Justin, Micheal, Graham, Zelin, Dudley; THIRD ROW: Vic, Kevin, Dominic, Jack, Jason, Pablo, Matt, Hugo, Matthew; FOURTH ROW: Jacob Panzer, David, Antoni; LAST ROW Alan, Daniel, Scott, Sean, Ben, Truman, Alec Photo by Cameron Tavakoly



ROSBOROUGH 8 FRONTT ROW: Eleanor Provosty, Avery Chapman, Gabriella Trama, Alexandra Pohl, Ava Parker, Marielle Leiboff, and Rachel Ryan; SECOND ROW: Taina Sanchez, Carra Blain, Wenjun Zhao, Caroline Borja, Xiaoyi Ni, Kaitlyn Ramlakhan, Hannah Crosby, Sofee Desai; THIRD ROW: Gabrielle Eng, Catherine Demosthenous, Jessica Degen, Sarah Mills, Nia James, Rosaline Polycarpe, Rongchuan Hai, Snigdha Reddy Sama, Anam Ahmed, Rachel Rawson, Lola Stevenson; BACK ROW: Scarlet Biedron, Kimberly Dacius, Geethika Kataru, Keana Du, Phoebe Rosenblum, Maria Piral, Kimberly Frank, Olivia Andrews, Paige Brumm, Charlotte Berg, and Krysta Bennia Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW: Rasul Rahman, Eric Zhou, Dom Coletta, Austin Terowsky, JC Gonthier, PJ Chrisholm, Justin Singh, Adam Floorman, Samar Ahmed, Timothy Lende, Kojo Aduhene, Demetrius Williams, Robert Saltz; MIDDLE ROW: Gary Li, Juan Chinchilla, Gabriele Donzella, Roy Miloh, Jack Feld, Matt Mallon, Cam Pine, Griffin Koontz, Jay Cassone; BACK ROW: Ethan Mimick, Michael Coccoziello, Owen Fleming, Timothy Arcari, Patrick Geoghan, Jack Donnelly, Antony Novak, Chris Dousis, Kieran O’Brien, Riley Pfeiffer, Jordan Cooley Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW:Gabriel Bastien, Juliette Kulick, Julie Schoen, Amanda Freire, Claire Fahmy, Ashleigh Lloyd, Isabella Goehring; SECOND ROW: Shayna Patel, Annie Goulart, Sarah Bronnberg, Jamie Karen, Jasmine Tebbi, Sarah Frankel, Kara Iwanowski, Kira Wales, Madison Rumpke, Sophia Jaso; THIRD ROW: Kenny Ko, Amber Grieve, Shatashre Das, Ayanna Mays, Emi Tran, Anna Swirski, Bria-Necole Diggs, Erin Dunn, Kelly McDermott, Jessica Gomez, JoAnna Boykin; BACK ROW: Kailyn Tyler, Madison Scott, Rory Burke, Katy Smith, Hannah Cohen, Emily Speciale, Leila Babikir, Courtney Peterson, and Shriya Patel Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


ROSBOROUGH 11 FRONT ROW: Spencer Ford, Charles Liebers, Kyle Song, Boxiang Zhang, Richard Fodera, Michael Cody, Thayer Aletheia-Zomlefer, Jumming Chen; BACK ROW: Simon Shen, Mingchao Lu, Julian Bastianello, Arthur Shapiro, Shanglin Han, Mattew Pereira, Sidney Marques, Connor Tarbet, Aidan Ryder, Josh Rochlin, Max Esralew, Jonathan Prussel, Ryan Magidson, Brett Lubliner, Ryan Berman, Tim Yu, Lucas McConnell, Rainier Young, Nicholas Amadori, Jonathan Arias, Jacob Esquivel, and Ry Blac Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW: Kennie Swanson, Sophie Walenta, Allison Kelley, Didem Erbilen, Veronica Porges; MIDDLE ROW: Nicole Huggins; BACK ROW: Liliana Fedewa, Lindsay Cruz, Emma Malone, Maggie Stevenson Photo by Cameron Tavakoly

WALSH 2 FRONT ROW: Sabrina Langlois, Toni Lohroff; SECOND ROW: Annabel Lyons, Emmalyse Brownstein, Maria Emilia Becerra Tufino, Lily Fox, Grace Cohen, Carina Landgraf; THIRD ROW: Inaayah Muhammad, Natalie Figueroa, Lauryn Lima, Ziqi (Shirley) Zhao, Yitong (Mint) Wang, Diana Ter Bush, Julia Eterno, Esther Alexandre, Wildlif Bayard, Lainee Winter, Xinyue (Alexis) Huang, Caitlyn Chartier; FOURTH ROW: Nicolette Bullard, Nina Couture, Isabella Olensky, Nicole Guerriero, Sophia Torres, Celia Jairala, Lily Winter; BACK ROW Sherifa Ali, Eliza Hussain, Estefani Figueredo, Rachel Peck, Lillian Engelhard, Emily Dietzko, Sara Veteri Photo by Cameron Tavakoly



WALSH 3 FRONT ROW: Liliana Bravo, Ning Goff, Arushi Shrimal, Rose Schwantner, Aisha Aamir, Diana Guevara, Erika Orellana, Julianna Skoglund; MIDDLE ROW: Julia Cannistra, Shea Stuyvesant, Camila Lopez, Carly Coombs, Amanda Fisher , Felisa Patel, Tiana Acito, Alyssa Trent, Anna Coon, Regina Junco, Nanseera Wolff, Mary Kate Ciolko; BACK ROW: Sabrina Langlois, Sophia Sturek, Taylor Tracey, Claudia Berthold, Chloe Lehocky, Safia Gecaj, Nadia Delle Donne, Julia McAleavy, Anika Markan, Savanah Turner, Emily Guyamjian, Catherine Ye, and Kendall Colaluca Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


FRONT ROW: Jarret Lord, Jordan Sabaj, Emnet Yebeltal, Timothy Ristaino, Parker Gabriel, Benjamin Coleman, Aidan Smagala; BACK ROW: Jack Suede, Eben Butler, Alden Sadovnikoff, Robert Bolton, Filippos Gkogkos, David Scaife, Miles Bernstein, Ted Carbone Photo courtesy of Walsh 5


FRONT ROW: Stephanie Rocha, Valentina Rosso, Madison Blakeslees, Danielle Lovetro, Misha Patel, Mia Than, Elaina Harris, Claire Moxham, Angela Hasbun Duenas; MIDDLE ROW: Heaven Odom, Uma Wahab, Isabella Singh, Rea Cranwell, Megan Piller, Annella Durand, Aliza Ukani, Michelle Akl Villegas, Sarah Pollack, Isabella Rojas, Grace Dismukes, I-Asiah Christmas, Brianna Mathurin; BACK ROW: Elise Norotsky, Avery Boals, Nonii Randell, Morgan Mehmel, Lindsey Pepper, Elle Kakaletris, Rachel Daniel, Danni Mackler, Nicole Daoust, Kaya Langley, Kesia Otieno, Sabrina Zeghibe, Sophia Fernandes Photo by Cameron Tavakoly


WALSH 6 FRONT ROW: Aydin Kaya, Steven Sanchez, Collin Herbert, Leo Markel, Blaise Lowen; BACK ROW: Matthew (Matt) Giammanco, Sean Rafferty, Maxwell (Max) McClure, Hayden Boardman, and Dylan Rudisill Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Sandra Heilshorn, Sydney Stropes, Kendall Onley, Chase Cortes, Morgan Spears, Emma Farrell, Theresa Davison, Gillian Drexler, Ava Caputo; MIDDLE ROW: Kyla Godorecci, Gabriela Hernandez, Emilee LaRose, Mia Raffaele, Maya Allison, Emily Chiong, Mikaela Sanders, Albany Muria, Nicole Huggins, Maud Joannet, Kobi Patman, Mikayla Gueuara, ShelbyQuay Ernst; BACK ROW: Kobi Patman, Jessica Wexler, Madeline May, Lauren Lennon, Brittney Mensah, June Marie Cavlan, Talene Basil, Sophia Simonian, Savannah Harper, Madeline Dekker, Elizabeth Green, Mikayla Bell, and Cameron Bracey Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Eric Emdin, Hunter McGuinness, Kevin Greer, Damien Ditaranto; MIDDLE ROW: Trent Schwab, Bryan Nickerson, Collin Taylor, Kyle Mazza, Ben Williamson, Nathan Dankner, Zac Cronin, Rob Maron, Anthony Zisa, Mike Birnhak, Quinn Riesch, Ryan Saunders, Josh Ingeneri; BACK ROW: Cortland Montgomery, Matthew Class, Vassia Rosenbom, Caden Moenning, Jordan Haynes, Matthew Natale, Joseph Conti, Brendon Hobbes, Kolby Demory, Hunter McGuinness, Max Feldman, Dominic Pizzonia, Daniel Sicorsky-Brener, Sam Fenwick, Zack Peters Photo by Karina Sloan




FRONT ROW: Nicolette Schurhoff, Megan Mikuen, Kailyn Hayes, Kaitlyn Wright, Kianna Dorsey, Taylor Tramontano, Danielle Jordan, Christine Rafferty, Sophie Debiase-Harris, Caitlin McGee, Caroline Bartholomew; MIDDLE ROW: Hannah Maile, Katherine Cannon, Joy Jackson, Chika Nwosu, Sofia Bond, Alexandra Lieber, Katie Zurek, Melissa Navarro, Nicolette Schurhoff, Abbey Welch, Sadie Maxwell, Corinne Shaw, Haley Traub, Victoria Galvez, Maya Roberts; BACK ROW: Juliette Petruso, Camilla Pandolfi, Damaris Zamudio-Galvan, Katie Joiner, Emma Bunicci, Erin Ravindran, Kate Etter, Katherine Woelflein, Sarah Ekola, Jenna Allnock, Dina Toum-Benchekroun, and Kate Ei Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Marckell Williams, Jacob McGann, Lizette Rosa, Dylan Carter, Aravin Meyyappan, Louis Levitan, Joshua Bruce, AJ Sicliano, Max Rossi, Ryan Buress; MIDDLE ROW: Jeffrey Hudak, Danny Naqui, Dylan Rickis, Kyle Fink, James Schmidt, Daniel Barry, Rohitj Edupuganti, Patrick Denny, Vincent Nunez, Jonathan Reichenberg, Tyreke Haoming, Koray Alp, Joshua Lawrence, Logan Centner, Adam Endress; BACK ROW: Philip Wong, Connor Stevens, Tommy Chiellini, Garrett Ben-Yishay, Grayson Willenbacher, Evan Small, Cal Friedman Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Dana Borgen, Abby (Abigail) Rana, Kirsten Santiago, Adriana Grewe, Victoria Batlle-Ramos, Megan Klinger, Arielle Ostojic, Jasmine (Yuxin) Hong, Lillian Acosta, Mariana Escobar-Aviles, Miranda Urdinola-Garces, Christina Peng, Naynika Juvvadi, Sydney Altbacker, Khyati Pandya, Peyton Spolansky Mary Weber, Dominique Stater, (Emily) Yu-Yi Chuang; BACK ROW: Genevieve Sloan, Kalli Medzhibovsky, Abigail Rosen, Alexandra Debure, Moira Neary, Katherine Cholpak, Evie (Evalynn) Strauss, Nicole Garcia-Tunon, Chloe Gardner, Jamie Kushnir, Sawyer Garrity, Katarina Jenkins, Zoe Basset, (Tiffany) Hoi Cheung, and Sydney Miyao Photo by Karina Sloan



FRONT ROW: John Zizzo, Ricky Tseng, Owen Cobleigh, Qibo Gao; MIDDLE ROW: Justin Simonton, Ethan Anagnos, Nabil Arabi, AJ Kuzmission, Akis Beinis, Martin Murphy, Magnus Goldberg, Gray Palmer, Henry Wang, Jason Yang, Matthew Falcone; BACK ROW: Dylan Charles, Anthony Wood, Nicholas Bigalke, Andrey Pytalev, Eloi Chouvet, Max Deng, Tiancheng Lu, Yuyang Sun, Mikey Dowds, Mario Petushi, Damascus Thorpe, Alec Durkin, William Giles, Leo Saltzman, Dylan Aresu, Pierce Kinney, Zac Shamah, Mason Jenkins, William Berents Photo by Karina Sloan

BUSY SCHOOL DAYS Students pass by the Miami Herbert Business School after coming from the Pearson and Mahoney Residential Colleges. Pearson and Mahoney are located close to Merrick, and Dooley academic buildings. Photo by TJ Lievonen

mahoney RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE Converted into a Residential College in 1988, Mahoney was originally an all men's residence hall before being changed into a coed facility. With seven floors, filled with sophomores and upperclassmen, Mahoney is the mirror building of Pearson Residential College.



MAHONEY 1 Sander Elliott, Alexandros Khan, Jazmine Evans, Joseph Recker, Veena Saunders, and Aidin Abramowitz Photo courtesy of Mahoney Residential College


FRONT ROW: Gary Lindstrom, Zachary Fishman, Aaron DeLisle, Benjamin Fishman, Brianna Astorino, Eric Lohr, Fernanda Paez; MIDDLE ROW: Sofia Garcia, Blaise Ciarrocchi, Mansi Patel, Meghana Ganjam, Danielle Clayton, Kennedy Farrior, Jaislene Vinas, Danielle Clayton, Anvitha Mandapati, Erik Garza, Destiny Tiburcio; BACK ROW: Franziska Sliper, Gaelle Duchatellier, Christina Strates, Mary Claire Graham, Katharina Auster, Ana Weed, Ava King, Constance Stirling, Gilbert Carter Photo by Kayla Foster


FRONT ROW: Shengyao Wen, Stephanie Hoang, Meghan Doyle, Sydnee Roby-Washington, Brianna Jackson, Bria Morton, Avery Huff; MIDDLE ROW: Moulayna Johnson Sidi Baba, Angel Vincent, Jovanie Joseph, Sara Lammouchi, Barbarella Castillo, Yasmeen Chang, Alley Masocco, Logan Smith, Aileen Cruz-Lezama, Valeria Diaz Ruiz, Valentina Osteicoechea, Jared Thomas, Alexander Munroe, Carson Palmquist; BACK ROW: Michael Moss, Jade LuoSantos, Maddy Wagner, Jordi Polycarpe, Alia Coy-Smith, Jasmine Ortiz, Courtney Adams, Suzie Costley-White, Gabriella Mais, Toni Ann Farquharson, and Jason Diaz Photo by Kayla Foster



FRONT ROW: Cassidy Renninger, Katherine Ortner, Vyanka Sotelo, Dinora Orozco, Caprina Smith; BACK ROW: Manny Villar, Benjamin Ezzy, Kaela Preston, Bishara Randolph, Amanda Teichner, Morgan Ritter, Alex Plumb, Amanda Culp, Zachary Zytnick, Christopher Buzzetta, Tucker Compton, Ethan Vizgan, and Alexander Pisarski Photo courtesy of Mahoney Residential College


FRONT ROW: Catherine Marcus, Sydney Schwartz, Vrinda Kareddy, Chelsey Guastucci, Cameron Masiello, Katie Ghougasian; MIDDLE ROW: Toni Carver, Baylee Brochu, Kavya Jasti, Neha Mohanty, Jakob Sdottir, Thomas Fekete, Zachary Michael, Alex Douma, Tyreek frazier, Cameron Masiello, Michael Wexler, Kyle Kirejevas, Alex Boshnick, Ekaterina Smirnova, Sabrina del Rosal; BACK ROW: Rahul Babu, Jared Redmond, Zach Friedmann, Josh Stewart, Daniel Schober, Zacharie Berdugo, Jarryd Yun, Rishab Malhotra, Benjamin Oakes, Matthew McIntyre, Colin Priller, Reese Ortenberg, Rohan Dureja, Grayson Guelli, Robbie Sangrigoli, and Joseph Krupar Photo courtesy of Mahoney Residential College


FRONT ROW: Shannon Dickey, Ruth Stokes, Owen White, Mia Vallee, Jessie Creed, Abigail Scharf, Simran Babani, Erica Landry, Rachel Stemper, Noor Rifai, Victoria Belgane; MIDDLE ROW: Maelis Aden-Faden, Ruth Stokes, Meghan Roberts, Sofia Mohammad, Alexia Vignau, Jerry Lin, Anna Shafer, Kathleen Zgorski, Sana Hasija, Zeina Fakhoury, Aditi Chotai, Mary Jimenez, Yi Gao, Pamela Nwakawa, Shania Mauldin, Alessio Buraggina; BACK ROW: Mert Okyay, Ozan Ipektan, Caglar Coskunpinar, Berk Basarer, Shaan Khosla, Robert Prosak, Joshua Neely, and Brian Naide Photo by Kayla Foster




FRONT ROW: Lonyee Eng, Jazmin Garza, William Murphy, Chandler Bogomolny, Ryan Appleby, Luke Arends; MIDDLE ROW: Stanton Hudmon, Valentina Shelton, Darianne Curry, Kayla Winter, Cassandre Pierre, Colin Martin, Gio Aprigliano, Elto Wolde, Myrtle Valpoort, Channing Cole; BACK ROW: Joseph Torres, Carson Wiltshire, David Barr, Alyssa Travisano, Ramya Kanadam, Liam McNeer, Anthony Deana, Nicholas Elwell, Maxwell Lagano Photo by Kayla Foster

Pearson RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE Pearson is home to sophomores and upperclassmen looking to stay on campus and within walking distance of all classes. It offers many opportunities for students not only to live but build connections with other students. And with a faculty member that lives in the building, they often open their home up for various events and dinners for everyone to attend



FRONT ROW: Arjun Bajaj, Najy Sadig, Jessie Zuiderveld, Erica Goldfinger, Angela Wang; MIDDLE ROW: Jack Nemetz, Brett Nemetz, Amy Grace Humber, Rhea Cosford, Paulina Corcoran, Cecilia Baez, Courtney Todaro; BACK ROW: Ishaan Shah, Armando Torrealba, Alden Findley, Patrick Leavy, Connor Rohrer, Joseph Curreri, Zachary Davis, and Muhammad Hamza Farooq Photo by Kayla Foster


FIRST ROW: Matthew Uva, Ally Sample, Taylor Washington, William Jamison, Makyla Addison, Cassandra Perez, Emily Smith, Andy Armand, Stephen Hueniken; SECOND ROW: Iyanni Smith, Ishan Outram, Michael Shaak , Gillian Sanford, Kalpit Mody, Zeineddine Bassil, Alexus Jackson, Tiyan Snell; THIRD ROW: Lily Anne Williams, Raedan Goldblum, Vasanth Govind, Caden Hare, Jailah Williams, Eboni Arnold, Amber Dunn; FOURTH ROW: Jordan Motely, Alejandra Gutierrez, Emily Couts, Andreas Escandon, Landon Coles; LAST ROW: Jordan Hightower, Alex Weber, Caden Hare, Ricky Almada, Christian Diccico, and Rachel Schultz Photo by Karina Sloan

PEARSON 3 FRONT ROW: Mariah Hamby, Vivien Dominick, Giovanni Medy, Harrison Kellner, Margarita Simko, Jacobo Saldarriaga, John Steinberg; BACK ROW: Stephen Seruya, Isaiah Manasara, Kayson Davis, Jeyhan Turker, Ally Moore, Naja Murphy, TC McCaffrey, and Meredith Costello Photo by Karina Sloan




FRONT ROW: Abigail Adeleke, Deandre Athias, Mareshah Morton, Ajiri Uzere, Edelind Peguero, Isabella Lopez, Nyla Smith; BACK ROW: Katherine Reilly, Emma Weber, Karan Prasad, Tyler Phillips, Joshua Biggins, Allyson Sabatelli, Andrey Nash, Isha Thorton, Nicole Lim, Katherine Reilly, Gabriella Coronel, Niaz Elie, Adeeb Ahmed, Luke Shea, Giovanni Sibilia, Fangshuo Hu, Benjamin Sasportas, Alexander Gianfortune, Sarah Nichols, Nicolas Pistorino, Mohamed Mbaye, James Lippiard, Yliuz Sierra Marin, Hebron Hadaway, Matthew Christie, Hailey Ray, and Ashley Debartolo Photo by Kayla Foster


FRONT ROW: Pamela Carrion, John Kelley, Griffin Carter, Marissa Coppola, Simone Pipkin, Stephen Lane, Tatiana Jean-Francois, Sasa Middleton, Stephanie Mosberg; BACK ROW: Constantine Vogiatzis, Manuel Muchuli, Griffin Alexander, Devin Wade, Sarah Tinsley, and Aaron Bissoondial Photo by Kayla Foster


FRONT ROW: James Hasell, Jaclyn Levine, Emily Moraes, Nai Anderson, Nina Stallworth, Kayla Crews, Collin Callis, Ross Pierson; MIDDLE ROW: Justin Kim, Hawon Seo, Daniel Kang, Karna Nagalla, Daniel Lim, Andres Perez, Stephanie Wallcott, Shea Halpenny, Kinyu Xie, Caitlin Kromidas, Ella Tomko, Grace Heinlein; BACK ROW: Lexi Mnich, Cannon McClure, Patrick Keegan, Madison Rom, Cecilia McCammon, Alexander Harper, RJ Jolibois, Isaac Attuah, Sydney Rubinstein, Dayne Luyt, Wynne Owre, Mikayla Riselli, Lydia Wang, Alan Chen, Sebastian Flores, and Alec Vargas Photo by Kayla Foster



FIRST ROW: Yixiao Huang, Andrew Gelsomini, Sophie Colantuono, Adrianna Davis, Caroline Vazquez, Seneka Epasinghe, Darley Dorvilier ; SECOND ROW: Lakshya Sewnundun, Catherine Coffenberg, Keno Benjamin, Nicholas Montes, Natalia Brown, AnnaLee Bossory, Vanessa Crespo, Akhila Sangadi, Andrew Smith, Mallory Voltz; THIRD ROW: Chelsea Anestal, Emily Ezeogu, Trinity Ramos, Nkosi Robinson, Grace Harrington; LAST ROW: Ben Shuster, Celia Leto, Jacob Newman, Liam Hack, Alex Madrese, Randy Fitzgerald, Colin Ruzella, Georgina Wainright, Reagan Dupriest, Grant Yaniv, Harrison Pinkoski, Madison Hawthorne, and Yusif Gurbanli Photo by Karina Sloan

RAS ARE THE BEST Eaton RAs, Sydney Tulloch, Sharnikha Saravanan, and James Coccaro welcome Eaton residents with a photo of Sebastian during Orientation. Photo courtesy of Eaton Residential College

eaton RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE With suite-style rooms, Eaton houses both underclassmen and upperclassmen within their halls. Housing around 390 students, Eaton is at a central location overlooking Lake Osceola and directly in between other residential colleges and various academic buildings




FIRST ROW: YGabriella Socarras, Maya Ausley, Claudia Desilva, Joseph Vieira, Macklin Borneman, Shadae Nicholas ; SECOND ROW: Josephine Gray, Jaya Batra, Victoria Asland; THIRD ROW: Myles Greene-Beaupre, Meera Patel, Giana Vitale, Jagger Zrada, Jeanette Betke, Quintarius Bell; FOURTH ROW: Delaney Moyer, Christian Rivera, Elizabeth Decapito, Jacqueline Burke, Christina Finelli, Jacob Davis, Chad Nelson, Jason Barraza; FIFTH ROW: Fallyn Brody, Javier Paredes Heredia, Jayden Degrace, Joshua Coton; SIXTH ROW: Damaris Rojas Lopez, Alicia Novoa, Elliot Wirshba, Alec Austin; SEVENTH ROW: Samantha Hill, Alexander Raileanu, Olutosin Lawal, Ligna Patidar, Victoria Alonso, Hargun Kaur; LAST ROW: Paul Tautenhahn, Adam Rosen, Matthew De Montfort Shepherd, Rory Loftus, John Bachner Photo courtesy of Eaton 2 North


FRONT ROW: Sharnikha Saravanan, John Heckel, Erin Rogers, Ariella Lafayette, Nailah Edmead, Emma Miller, Weati Punni, Alana Bernard, Alexandria Jones, James Coccaro; BACK ROW: Roshan Nayar ,Maranda Melians, Matthew Hamorsky, Sarah Inderbitzen, Joanna Mourad, Meghan Dombroski, Madock Bikus, Gianna Milan, Devin Flaherty, Erica Frost, Milo Mohamed, Gerbenn Seraphin, Yusuf Ford, Andrew Tinch, Earnest Carter, Isaiah White, Sonia Wang, Hasani Everett, Rivaldo Harris, Patrick Bullock, Jake Zarka, Britney Ragoonath, Angelica Kuca, Sophia Hussain, Alexis Widamen-Johnson, Diego Chiriboga, Safia Zaman, Jared Wells, Courtney Morena, Jessica Mintzer, Nanakow Thompson, and Alfred Akomeah Photo courtesy of Eaton 2 South and Central


FIRST ROW: Anthony Dao, Augustus Morfogen, Chritopher Hilton, Cameron Mofid, Jay Nagabhairu, Chaitanya Doshi, Edon Popi; SECOND ROW: Gigi Condren, Molly Eisenberg, Kaitlyn Carino, Julian Mastrangelo, Maya Broadwater; THIRD ROW: Summer Ward, ally gaddy, sonali dayal, ahjine seay, jasmine hinson, emma leptich, piero vasquez, Michael Cohenmehr, Gaelle Tervil; FOURTH ROW: Caitlin Owens, Hee Seung Kang, Bainazeer Sheikh, Matt Jachemczyk, JD Karanik, Julian Taliaferro; LAST ROW: Sebastian Valencia, Julia Sanbe, Sofia Asher, Samantha Peene, Devin Gialleonardo, Georgia Inggs Photo courtesy of Eaton 3 South and Central



FIRST ROW: Sydney Tulloch, Sam Orndorff; SECOND ROW: Giorgia Zoaldi, Caitlin Wilson, Mila Dvorquez-Hererra, Pahola Bustos, Clare O'Connor, Flaminia Leone, Victoria Slater, Ryan Gus, Hannah Thomas, Katie Miller, Natalia Burgos, Mikoto Furuya, Jamie Williams-Smith; THIRD ROW: Grace Altidor, Dylan Mason, Alexander Walch, Jasper Ou, Indiiaa Anderson, Andrew Westerfield, Joseph Hughes, Will Klepper, Samuel Steigbigel, Aloha Suto, Alexa Shinn, Dahlia Mason, Shane Shakoor; LAST ROW: Chris Elliott, Mojania Dennis, Oliver Foote, Jeremy Griff, Chase Johnson, Julian Crosby, Ryan Scott, Jake Grillo, Gabriella Cosculluela, and Jake Heath Photo courtesy of Eaton 4 North

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE Off campus apartments can get expensive, but with University Village, upperclassmen get the best of both worlds. The University Village has seven separate buildings that have fully furnished apartments that are just a bus ride away from the heart of the Coral Gables campus



UV 1

Nisha Chaudhari, Megan Rittenberg, Aneesha Balachandar, Ivan Varela, Julia Kaplan, Imani Thomas, and Krista Santos Photo by Daniel Palma

UV 2

FRONT ROW: Tasia White, Jessica Timmer, Emilie Villaverde, Alexandra Valen, Lauren Milgram, Lauren Flaumenhaft, Sabrina Ginsburg, Julia Kiffel, Laura McGee, Spencer Schwartz; BACK ROW: Katherine Hollingsworth, Akarsh Bhushan, and John Neill Photo by Daniel Palma

UV 3

FIRST ROW: Alexa Aguiar, Taylor Scott, Nicole Krampitz, Basent Saleh, Bennet Phan; SECOND ROW: Sean Griffin, Michael Sheridan, Valentina Neira-Diez, Sabrina Ullman, Rachel DiMarco, Grace Russo, Olivia Schuitema, Mercy Perez; THIRD ROW: Varun Reddy, Neil Patel, Leah Palomo, Olivia Ginsberg, Tianjiao Gu, Anne Wu, Ashley McEwen, Jasmine Marquez, Emily Marquez, Katherine Ruiz, Julia Wilson, Akhil Madurai; LAST ROW: Jason Charos, Evan Randolph, Jered Byford, and Saketh Yanamala Photo by Vivien Dominick


UV 4

FRONT ROW: Jordan Lewis, Anthony Rios, Aijalon Kilpatrick, Dezmond Rogers, Reece Haire; MIDDLE ROW: Amanda Prats, Doreen Gustav, Nicola Bourdin, Eileen Kumi, Brianna Thompson, Isabel Muelas, Kamila Pecherek, Samantha Kamath, Paige Petrielle, Brooke Boyd, Sophie Schwartz; BACK ROW: Ellie Massaro, Will Harris, Corey Fehlberg, Zachary Homejier, Justin Braun, Jason Donnelly, Samuel Garry, Stefan Hopman, Victor Sintchak, Russell Babiarz, and Michael Marinaitis Photo by Karina Sloan

UV 5

UV 6

John Roberts, Brian Tessicini, Noah Kraus, Logan Braswell, Destiny Dallas, Shefali Mehra, Ying Chu Chen, Eda Karagoz, Carly Battipaglias Photo by Daniel Palma

Jason Perez, Gregory Zaroogian, and Celine Thompson Photo by Daniel Palma

UV 7

FRONT ROW: Kayla Etienne, Mattingly Bartole, Alyssa Pasavantis,Diana Nascimben; MIDDLE ROW: Maxwell Wray, Kayla Gardner, Marissa Miara, Christopher Hagen, Alexandra Cassis; BACK ROW: Daniel Benayoun, Danielle Lankford, Brandon Martin, Alex Viola, Isabelle Akinyemiju, Kaylie Cohen, Alec Druth, Jack Fiorini, and Jack Segal Photo by Karina Sloan



RAS DO IT BEST Stanford RAs, Reese Pitts, Ben Coleman, Ronen Pink, Sterling Corum, Bria-Necole, Cameron Bracey, Marckell Williams, and Kayla Condon celebrate Stanford's win with their first place trophy. Photo courtesy of Reese Pitts

finishing at



35 years of Sportsfest between residential colleges and commuters builds lasting memories and healthy competition













University Village




Story and Design by Karina Sloan

Sportsfest is the ultimate tradition that is celebrated every year by each residential college and commuter students. From seniors to freshman, students participate in a series of recreational activities and other activities such as video games, jenga, tug of war, and more. It originated as a competition between Hecht and Stanford, coming at no surprise that they both hold the number one spot for first place wins. With Stanford winning its 14th first place trophy this year, it now ties with Hecht. Many thought this would be Stanford's last year before it was torn down and rebuilt, but because of the coronavirus, Stanford may have another shot to win the title again in the coming year. Junior Residential Assistant, Reese Pitts, reflected on Stanford's win, "It wouldn't have been possible without the awesome team of RAs that I'm lucky enough to be a part of. We worked really hard for this and I'm proud to live and work with all of them."

ON A MISSION Eaton Peppers, the women's team representing Eaton Residential College, competes against Walsh 9 Cluless Ladies during the battleship competition. The competition was held on friday in the Wellness Center. Photo courtesy of Eaton Residential College

FIRST WIN BUT WON'T BE LAST Miguel Silveira, Mallory Blum and Gus Tovar receive the Spirit Award on behalf of the commuter student's team "Uber Strong". The Spirit Award is offered to a team that has the most fun while participating in Sportsfest. This year was the first that Commuters won an award. Photo by Massiel Leyva

LONG LIVE THE KING Riley Pfeiffer and Reese Pitts hold up Stanford's first place trophy after securing its 14th win in Sportsfest history. Pfeiffer and Pitts are both freshman RAs. Photo courtesy of Reese Pitts


behind THE SUIT

Rain or shine, Sebastian the Ibis never misses the chance to make an apperance and bring 'Cane spirit to any event. But, being Sebastian is no easy task and everyone who has the honor of wearing the suit must juggle the ups and downs of such a daunting job. Take a look and see who the three hard-working senior 'Canes are that took on the responsbility of being the most well-known face of Miami for the past four years



GET THE CROWD GOING Sebastian the Ibis always has the ability to hype up the fans at any game. Photo by Gianna Sanchez


behind THE SUIT

Wycoff, NJ

Being the face of Miami comes a lot of responsibility, but it is an experience like no other that has created memories all three of these 'Canes will cherish for a lifetime Story by Karina Sloan and Design by Gabby Rosenbloom

Packed stadiums, screaming fans, and overheated suits is all that awaits the special ‘Canes chosen to represent Miami as Sebastian the Ibis. Leading over 65,000 fans during football games is only the tip of the iceberg for all the events and activities Sebastian has to attend. From local Miami events, ACC conferences, and even weddings, Sebastian travels nationwide to spread some ‘Canes spirit. Sebastian has to learn how to dance, interact, and do the C-A-N-E-S spell out all while inside the hot and heavy suit. But, all that hard work pays off once their life as a ‘Cane comes to an end. At the end of their journey as Sebastian, seniors finally get to announce their hidden identity at graduation. As they walk across stage, they get to accept their diploma while wearing the infamous yellow Sebastian feet so all individuals can recognize their true identities without the suit. But this year, COVID-19 cut their long-anticipated graduation announcement short as the semester ended prematurely after extended spring break. But these three senior ‘Canes weren’t going to let that stop them from sharing some of their favorite experiences from being Sebastian. With exciting moments and even some horror stories, William LaRossa, Ismael Ortiz, and Peter Caride share some of their favorite memories as Sebastian the Ibis.

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Sebastian since ‘17

PETER CARIDE Q: What is your favorite part about being Sebastian? about being Sebastian is the A: One of my favorite parts

SQUAD GOALS The three Sebastian seniors—Will LaRossa, Ismael Ortiz and Peter Caride—celebrate their last time being Sebastian with a photoshoot together. Photos by Jenny Hudak



about being Sebastian is getting to meet Miami legends such as Ed Reed, Michael Irving, Jimmy Johnson, Ray Lewis, Reggie Wayne, and more both in and out of the Sebastian suit. I also have gotten to interact and meet some of the current players and coaches as well, and got to hold all turnover chains! But, my absolute favorite part

group of people that did it with me. We have deemed ourselves “The Flock”, and we like to think it is the most secretive and selective group on campus. I can’t thank The Flock enough for being supportive of me and each other all the time, and just being some of the most interesting people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Miami, FL

Allendale, NJ

Major: Sport Admin and Media Management

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Sebastian since ‘17 Sebastian since ‘16

ISMAEL ORTIZ Q: What was your audition like? a dance routine in 30 minutes A: My audition process was

a little different from most. I had a biology lab the day of the audition so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to try out. I was convinced by a previous Sebastian and impulsively decided to apply. I emailed Alejandro and he let me audition after my lab ended at 9:30pm. I had to put together

for the audition and didn’t get to practice much.I didn’t have a chance to see who else was trying out or how many people were trying out therefore I had no clue what my odds were. However I was lucky enough to get a call the next day saying that I was being selected to be Sebastian.

WILL LaROSSA Q: What is your biggest Seb horror story? there is a kid in there that A: I don’t know if I would

call anything a horror story, but during an event for the ACC Championship game in Charlotte I had to have a personal security escort because I was getting mobbed by fans so much. Fans just grab at you all the time, I don’t think they understand that

is trying their best to take pictures with everyone. The worst part is they get mad at you and curse at you if you don’t listen to them, when most of the time we can’t take a picture because we have to run to another appearance.



MAKING THE BEST OF IT Students study and talk while enjoying the view outside Shalala Student Center. Shalala is notorious for being a study spot with a view whether doing a being group project or working solo. Photo by TJ Lievonen




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"I’ve become more confident, as I’ve gained leadership positions in various organizations, started research, and shadowed Neurosurgery at UMH. Most important to me, UM has given me friends that will last a lifetime. The community we have at UM is unlike anything I expected to experience."

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Julie Erhardt Mariana Escobar Aviles Leonardo Espinosa Jacob Esquivel Sophie Estoppey Ryan Excellent Alexander Ezzy


Claire Fahmy Seth Falber Joseph Famularo

Isabelle Farah Nicole Farinella Margaret Farley-Stevenson


“UM has shaped me into being the best I know I can be. Thankfully, my professors, peers, and family have guided me through it.”



Brian Feal Lillianna Fedewa Jonathan Feld

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Joseph Hughes Coco Hull Valeria Hunter Leo Hurst Nikki Hurtado Sarah Hutchison Georgia Inggs

Steven Isaac Aaron Ishmael Kara Iwanowski Khalil Jackson Axel Jager Nia James Daniela Jang



Sophia Jaso Lilly Johnsen Chase Johnson

Quayon Johnson Michael Jones Arryanna Jordan


Madeline Joyce Jordan Julien Jackson Kalfus


The 'U' has built me to become more confident as I have met so many other intelligent people from all over the world. I have had the ability to share my knowledge and learn from them.”

Natalie Kaminski Joshua Kamisha Hee Seung Kang Jessica Kaplowltz Anastase Karamanolis Jamie Karen Rachel Keller

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Caitlin Owens Valeria Palacios Jacob Panzer

Katherine Parady Alejandro Pardo Rachna Paruchuri

Jordan Passman Matthew Pastewski Meera Patel

DEVIN WADE Sophomore

"The academics system at the 'U' has helped me explore my own interests and study what I enjoy. As a student studying far from home the community at UM has allowed me to make amazing friends and feel at home on campus"


Shriya Patel Dashiell Patterson Ultimate Peatross

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LANA FELL Freshman

"I have been able to expand my curiosity for learning in areas that I never thought I would be interested in before. The “U” has provided me with confidence inside and outside the classroom as well as opportunities to meet new people from diverse backgrounds. The friends that I have made will last a lifetime."

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“From the small time I have been at the U, I have grown to become more independent and engaged. The “U” has broadened my perspective on the world. It has built me into a better individual and I am excited to grow at UM.”



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Ashley Zonghetti

RELAXIN' AT MY NEW HOME Incoming freshman soak up the sun and enjoy the most well-known spot on campus. Move-in allows for all new students to snap a picture in front of the 'U' Statue and brag about their beautiful new campus. Photo by Michael Montero



CRUISIN' IN A member of the Cruise Ship move in team push carts loaded with a student’s belongings into their dorm to unload. Photo by Jackie Abreu

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The 'U' has helped me discover new skills and abilities in life that I will use to thrive in my career."

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"My time at UM was transformative. I came into the university with very limited exposure to other cultures, socio economic statuses, traditions, languages and experiences. I feel, that my time here has shaped who I am today.”



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Sarah Kapadia Jason Kaplan Julia Kaplan

Blake Kapnick Colin Kasuska Elina Katrin


"My program at UM has allowed me to build undeniable bonds. We’ve been able to bring out the best in each other and complement one another."


Abdul Khan Nicholas Kieffer Kendall Kilberger

Nicholas Kogionis Rachel Komroff Sydney Konrath


"I am so thankful for everything. College really was the best 3.75 years of my life."


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"I feel like I have not found myself completely, but I am finding more and more about myself every day and I am happy as to where I am at right now.”



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Jacob Munoz James Murphy Melissa Murphy Naja Murphy Shannon Murray


Gabrielle MéNard Gabriela Nahous Tiffany Naito Kudo Christopher Naranjo Ahmed Nijem

Stephen Nobile Bianca Noguera Jessica Nussbaum Bailey O'Brien Matthew O'Brien

Alexa Occhipinti Dalya Oprian Dinora Orozco Olivia Orris Mirelly Ortiz



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Alison Pappalardo Katrina Pardo Ailen Parera-Ruggiero Sahil Patel Alexis Paul

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Evan Peters Bianca Phillip Nicole Phocas Ashley Pierce Cassandre Pierre

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Yi Qiang Shaquille Quarterman Matthew Quigley


Katherine Raffensperger Rachna Rahul Melissa Ramirez

Joseph Ramus Olivia Raymond Marlowe Recht


"The 'U' has allowed me to branch out into things I would have never thought I would have access to."

Riya S. Reddy Sasha Reznik Taylor Rice Megan Rittenberg Veronica Rive

Gladys Robles Camila Rocha Gabriela Rodriguez Laura Rodriguez Miranda Roller

Anthony Roselli Brian Rosen Priscilla Ruiz Colin Ruzella Merritt Ryan



Dana Sahrai Herveline Saintil Elyssa Salmeron Julia Saltonstall Christopher Saltzgaber

Catherine Samara Allyson Samet Britny Sanchez Daniela Sant Ana Pereira Adrielle Santos Lima

Luca Saputo Madeline Sardinas Marco Scarda Giana Scarpiniti Andrew Schwee

Gregory Scott Jillian Scott Taylor Scott Sebastian the Ibis Alexander Sejas

Michelle Seleme Juan Serralles Lucas Settineri Yuyuan Shao Baoyin Shi

Will Shields Erika Shimer Arielle Shoikhet Emily Sierra Noah Singer



Amanda Singleton Jake Sirlin Caitlyn Smith Rachael Smith Gwendolyn Snyder

Emmanuel Soto Veronica Spagna Marianna Spentzos Ryan Steinberg Cameryn Steiner

William Stickle Ellie Stockinger Stefanie Suarez Phoebe Suazo Yue Sun


Mijal Szpolski Ashley Tacher Shirin Taee

Sultan Tayeb Michael Taylor Devon Temme

Quentin Thelen Talula Belle Thibault Imani Thomas


"I made a bond with my studio that lasted throughout all five years."


Lauren Elizabeth Thomas Briana Thompson Jayda Thompson

Morgan Thomson Jessica Timmer Tamia Timmons


"Being some 5,000 miles away from home, joining student organizations like ASU and COISO helped me adjust. Even though a bunch of us were from different countries we still had some things in common, so it was nice to bond over that and still learn about other cultures."


Maria Torres Ramirez Daychelle Trim Gerasimos Tselentis Kaitlyn Tucker Simon Un

Nicholas Urban Christopher Vanacore Cameron Vasfailo Nicole Vitale Demetra Vlahos


Rebecca Wagner Zhenyuan Wang Dewayne Washington Ii Channing Washlesky Kayla Watts



Christopher Tong Xin Tong Javier Torres

Ran Wei Leigh Weiss Jacob Welton Rachel Westhoff Tasia White

Alexis Wiener Zahria Williams Matthew Wilson Madyson Winogradoff Jacob Wise


Hanna Wollin Brianna Woolfolk Amirah Wright Xinwen Wu Yuan Xie

Jingyi Xu Qirong Xu Yaru Xu Zonghao Yang Yuan Yao

Mark Yoder Gianna Zamarra Camila Zampa Alexandra Zampano Anastasia Zausner

Jiaxin Zhang Yuxin Zhu Rebecca Zlatkin



ALWAYS ON IT Graduate Students enjoy the reception in the Kislack Center before the 3 Minute Thesis presentation. Photo courtesy of the Graduate School



Mohammad Alkharji Sophia Bobes Nellie Brovold Sejana Cecilio Crosara Adrianne Chavarria

Luz Maria Cutie Richard Dominguez Maria Dunford-Moscoso Yucheng Fang Hao Huang

Michelle Izquierdo Daisi Jimenez Marva Matthews Danielle Nicholson Alex Paez

Andrea Passarini Rafael Quintero-Rueda Christopher Rodriguez Michael Sakowicz Hussam Shabi

Zir Tamir Fatima Zapata De Rivero Breanna Zavadoff Yueyang Zhang


FINALLY FINISHED Decked out in their finest graduation gear, the coming graduates wave and smile at friends and family in the stands. The Watsco Center is filled with the newest graduates during the 2019 Fall Graduation. Photo by Jenny Abreu

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Jonathan Amodio James Andrews Eric Ardman Anna Armitage Valerie Armstrong

Alain Artiles Adam Awerbuch Ryan Azarrafiy Paul Baker Carlos Barrera

Michelle Bartlett Nestor Beltre Dillon Benson Paola Blanco Elizabeth Bolton

Eric Bray Gregory Brusko Corinne Bullock Jonathan Burke Brandon Burroway

Parker Bussies Luke Caddell Madison Calder Vincent Cassidy Phillip Chan

Yi Shuen Chang Clark Chen Jason Chen Vivian Chen-Andrews Aneesa Chowdhury


Brianna Cohen Alexa Collazo Caitlin Coviello Anise Crane Stephen Cresse

Alexandra Debose-Scarlett Elizabeth Deckler Harrison Dermer Erik Dove Trevor Eisenberg

Christopher Emerson Tyler Ericson Rachel Fayne Victoria Fernandez Mahtab Forouzandeh

Emilie Fowler Danie Franco Kelsey Franklin Alexandra Gamret Ariel Go

Joshua Goldstein Carolina Gonzalez Mary Grady Aubrey Greer Samantha Greissman

Jacob Griggs Annette Grotheer Conner Haase Elaine Han Sarah Hatfield



Brittany Hedgepeth Alejandro Hermida Alexandra Hernandez Alexandra Heyes-Darwin Aaron Hoyt

Jeremy Hsiang Eric Huang Sasha Hubschman Tegan Hunter Sous Catrine Ibrahim

Elsa Imbimbo Reema Ishteiwy Elizabeth Isner Todd Jackson Taylor James

Meghan Janette Vasanti Jhaveri Viviana Jimenez Dalia Kaakour Brandon Kale

Amy Kloosterboer Margarete Knudsen Jennifer Koh Vaishnavi Krishnan Neil Kumar

Monica Kundra Samantha Langer Jasmine Lawrence Madeline Lederer Jared Lee


Stephanie Lee Deborah Li Nicole Lin Ankitha Lingamaneni Soum Lokeshwar

Daniel Lopez Johana Lopez Anjanique Lu Vinayak Madhusoodanan James Maguire

Anil Mahavadi Publa Marigloria Maldonado Patricia Martin Kyle Maughan David McCarthy

Johnathon McCormick Casey McGillicuddy Hannah McMurry Christine Mei Simon Menaker

Jessica Moore Vanessa Nascimento Roxana Navarro Brandon Needelman Douglas Nguyen

Ryan Nolan Waseem Nosair Hampton Ocon Nicole Okada Jason Onugha



Elizabeth Padron Debbie Pan Kush Panara Heather Panic Natalia Parra

Carissa Patete Isabel Penabad Binh Pham Quyn Pham Faradia Pierre

Kayla Polcari Jonathan Presley Sophia Raia Sandy Ren Jennifer Reyes Lin

Amanda Rosenthal Nelson Sanchez Kasra Sarhadi Anjali Sarver Victoria Saturnino

Ashley Schlaepfer Leif-Erik Schumacher Zachary Schwartz Camille Scott Shaina Sedighim

Sumedh Shah Dallas Sheinberg Juliet Silberstein Mallika Singh Jibril Smith


Nuan Song Kendyl Stewart Andrew Stine Rowe Sarah Sukkar Kyle Sutherland

Adam Swersky Israel Taylor Karima Thompson Kevin Toomer Justin Trapana

Darren Tsang Meiyappan Udayappan Jack Utz Nicolette Vassallo Robert Vickers

Rochelle Wang Ian Watkins Alan Wong Taylor Wurdeman Daniel Yadegari

Felicia Yan Yao Yang Mohamed Yosif Ali Yusufali Catherine Zaw



ALWAYS ENJOYING THE VIEW The Miller of School of Medicine shines bright druing a typical South Florida day. Photo courtesy of the Miller School of




'cane grad

SPOTLIGHT From student government and Homecoming Committee to being inducted into Iron Arrow and so much more, these well rounded ‘Canes know what it takes to thrive on campus. As standout leaders and trailblazers, each and every one of these graduating ‘Canes have left their mark on Miami forever All photos courtesy of 'Cane Graduate Spotlights


DEREK AUGUSTA Miami, Florida Major: Political Science Minor: Philosophy

"Years after transitioning from the military, it seemed to me that I would struggle to connect and build relationships with people who did not share a similar background of military service. I now have friends from different generations, different backgrounds, different view points, different parts of the world, and each one inspires me to strive for more. I have been shaped into someone who strives to make the world a better place for those around me. UMiami shaped me to believe that if I reach and stretch, there will be someone who will be there to support me."



TIA BLACK Tampa, Florida Major: Motion Pictures – Production Track Minor: Classics

"If I were to compare Freshmen Tia to who I am today, the change is evident. I am more confident, more dedicated to standing up for others, and more committed to doing what makes me happy. I am also thankful for the friends I've made and mentors I've gained who have also helped mold me from a timid little girl to a determined grown woman. The U gave me wings, and because of my time here I know I am ready to soar."



Stuart, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Majors: Criminology, Sociology, Spanish

Majors: Public Health and Spanish Minor: Chemistry

"As a small town, first generation college graduate, the U has given me opportunities that helped me to become a leader on campus and in the community. I am now using these skills to further develop my own nonprofit organization, For Our Village."

"The U has supported me to find my passions, pursue my interests, and become impactful. Throughout the past four years, I have been inspired and motivated by my peers and mentors to be my best self and reach my full potential. I will forever be grateful to be a part of the 'Cane family!"


GENESIS COSME Miami, Flordia

Montgomery, Alabama

Major: Public Relations Minors: Art and Art History, Marketing, Ecosystem Science and Policy

Major: Mathematics (Pre-Med) Minors: Chemistry, Psychology, Spanish

"Not only have I been able to hone in on my skills and discover my passions during my time at the University of Miami, I have also met so many other creative, intelligent people on this journey, too. The U has shaped me into a well-rounded, confident individual thanks to my involvement with student organizations. Along the way, mentors and peers have taught me valuable lessons in hard work, collaboration, and making an impact in my community and, in the end, I've come out a strong leader with relationships to last a lifetime!"




"The amount of growth I experienced in different aspects of my life - personally, culturally, and spiritually - was tremendous. I was able to explore things about myself and others, making mistakes and learning from them along the way. I gained so much knowledge from those that I met, and a lot of these relationships will last a lifetime. Every day, the U gave me an opportunity to challenge myself to improve. Because of how the U transformed me, I am eternally grateful. The University of Miami is the greatest university in the world, and no one can tell me otherwise."



Louisville, Kentucky

New Albany, Ohio

Majors: Electrical Engineering and Physics

Major: Biomedical Engineering – Electrical Concentration

"The University of Miami has helped transform me from a suburban kid with views homogenous to my community to an individual who recognizes the individuality in experiences of each person, who can employ dialogue to develop increased understanding, and who understands the fundamentals of electrical engineering and physics. Through UM, I have built experiences that will inform decisions and relationships for decades to come."

"The U has ultimately shaped me into someone that is in the constant pursuit of excellence. Whether it be a personal goal in regards to fitness or by supporting the local community, the University of Miami's ability to show the importance of being open to new experiences has undoubtedly built me into a version of myself that is constantly looking for something new and ways to improve myself while cherishing the good that's already present."


EMILY GOSSETT Chicago, IL and London, UK

Miami, Florida

Majors: Communication Studies and Sociology Minor: Religious Studies

Major: Broadcast Journalism Minors: Africana Studies

"UM has helped me to learn how to critically think and how to challenge information handed to me. I have really learned how to think for myself. Additionally, I learned that it is so beneficial to have conflicting viewpoints in your conversations and that as much as you should challenge what is in front of you, you should want to be challenged yourself."




"The U has changed me into a better person on many occasions. I have learned to be more responsible, when it comes down to getting work done. I have also changed my attitude. I forced myself to join clubs, do well academically, and socialize with people. It was hard, but I knew I needed to do it for myself and to make my family proud. I’ve always been tough, but I proved a lot to myself by thriving in college. Being at UM has taught me that you can come from nothing and build yourself into something extraordinary."

JENNIFER HUDAK Miami, Florida Major: Media Management Minors: Marketing and Broadcast Journalism

"The U provided a space for me to build my confidence and discover my passion for photography. UM has shaped me in many ways, both personally and academically. My classes and professors pushed me to discover my passions and hone in on my talents. Outside of the classroom, my involvement, advisors, and classmates have given me the opportunity to be the best leader, friend, and student I can be. The person I am today compared to when I arrived at UM was absolutely molded by my experience."

SHRUTI KARNANI Irvine, California Major: Neuroscience Minors: Chemistry, Health Sector Management and Policy

"UM truly gave me opportunities to explore my passions and interests, all while allowing me to grow as an individual and future professional. Through the academic rigor to the challenges of being involved in student organizations, each experience has taught me something new about myself. Most importantly, I became stronger, mentally and emotionally, and learned that it was okay to forgive myself. I’m extremely thankful for the mentors and lifelong friends that I’ve been able to make here as they’ve all played a part in shaping who I am today."




Allendale, New Jersey

New York, New York

Majors: Sports Administration and Media Management Minor: Marketing

Major: Broadcast Journalism Minors: Public Relations and Dance

"I came into UM with no real direction on what I wanted to do with my life. Becoming Sebastian in the first few weeks of school allowed me to find a group of supportive people and carve my niche within the university community. I have been able to be a part of a lot of great events as Sebastian, and seeing the U through his eyes has given me a unique perspective that few others have."



"The U has cultivated my passion for journalism and emerged me into a great network of people. There are so many opportunities offered on campus that I was able to take advantage of. Whether it was dancing, student government, hosting baseball and basketball games, UMTV or more, all these experiences have shaped me into a well-rounded person. I have learned how to be a leader and a team player, and I know that I am prepared for everything that is coming in my future because of my time at the U."

GABRIELLE NAHOUS Parkland, Florida Major: Psychology Minors: Mathematics, Exercise Physiology, Public Health

"I recently summed up my time at UM to a line in a Broadway musical Wicked, “because I knew you I have been changed for good.” The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had throughout the past few years have shaped me into the person I’m proud to be today. All of my involvements have each had a hand in pushing me further and further out of my comfort zone, allowing me to develop and expand a skill set. The U has shown me the significance and value of a family that isn’t related by blood, but rather bound by an orange and green logo sitting on the left chest."

EDUGIE OSUNDE Lagos, Nigeria Majors: Public Health and Spanish Minor: Chemistry

"Thu U has exposed me to a diverse set of people and diverse experiences. This has helped me broaden my horizons and taught me how to appreciate the different perspectives that people bring."




Fort Lauderdale, Florida Major: Public Relations Minors: Marketing, Interactive Media, Theater Arts

New Orleans, Louisiana Major: Communications Honors – Documentary Production Minors: Urban Studies and History

"UM has built and shaped me in more ways than one. I learned how to be a leader and what kind of leader I am whether it was in the classroom or outside of the classroom in Homecoming, Distraction or Zeta. I learned what my passions are, how to love, how to be selfless, and how to be bold. I proved a lot to myself by stepping out of my comfort zone. The friendships I made and the people I worked with pushed me to become a better person and I owe so much of my UM experience to them. I wouldn't trade the last 4 years for anything."

"The U has taught me what it means to stand up for a cause bigger than myself no matter the consequences. It has instilled a sense of pride and purpose in me that no other University could. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities that the U has provided me."



ALVARO RUIZ EMPARANZA Legazpi, Guipuzcoa, Spain PhD in Civil Engineering

"I have grown as both an engineer and a person. A special thanks to my advisors Dr. Francisco De Caso and Dr. Antonio Nanni, who have shaped me into becoming the researcher I am today; their support, encouragement and flexibility are values that I deeply appreciate and would be honored to emulate if ever I become a mentor. In addition, UM has given me the opportunity to develop my leadership and management skills, which would have not been possible without the guidance of Dean Guillermo Prado and Dean Anthoney Kinney."

JUSTIN STEVENS Livingston, New Jersey Majors: Broadcast Journalism and Media Management Minor: Marketing

"The U has changed almost every single facet of who I am as a person. I came to the University a largely negative person and I'm leaving it positive and hopeful for the future, even in the current climate. I found some of my best friends here and an amazing girlfriend. The U has also set me up to have so much success in the future, from the classes to the internships I’ve had, I now have the foundation to succeed as a #canegrad!"


MICHAEL WARRELL Miami, Florida Major: Industrial Engineering Minor: Management

"My entire life I have been learning to grow to be a better leader through my extracurricular activities that I have participated in, but I have never been pushed so hard to expand this leadership ability further than I have while here at the U. UM has shaped me so that I am not afraid of my biggest weaknesses, but instead strive to improve these weaknesses to turn them into strengths. While my time here at UM nears its end, I know I will always remember how UM built me into the leader that I am today."



DEWAYNE WASHINGTON Raleigh, North Carolina Major: Finance Minors: Accounting, Business Law, Public Advocacy

"The U has provided me so many opportunities. Through my many experiences at UM I have been able to grow as a person and discover my true interests and passion."


EXCELING IN EDUCATION Faculty and staff mingle in the lobby of the business school. Miami Herbert Business school hosted their annual Faculty and Staff awards, handing out plenty of goody bags and awards. Photo courtesy of Miami Herbert Business School



Dhananjay Nanda, Kay Tatum, Daniel Medina, Manuel Sicre, Jacklyn Collins, Mark Friedman, Emmanuel De George, Shirley Dennis-Escoffier, Khrystyna Bochkay, Diana Falsetta, Roman Chychyla, Andrew McMartin, Fabrizio Ferri Photo by Morgan Thomson


Jacob Brillhart, Denis Hector, Rocco Ceo, Veruska Vasconez, Muayad Abbas, Juan Alayo, Cristina Canton, Ricardo Lopez, Edgar Sarli, Jorge Trelles, Shawna Meyer, Elizabeth Cronin, Allan Shulman, Cynthia Gunadi, Eric Firley, Maxwell Jarosz, Jaime Correa, Rafael Fornes, Sonia Chao, Armando Montero, Carmen Guerrero, Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury, Wyn Bradley Photo by Karina Sloan


Amy Clement and Anthony Hynes, Photo by Michael MacHarg II




Larry Peterson, Alexander Humphries, and James Klaus Photo by Michael MacHarg II


Earika Cenord, Whitney Nolton, Ruth Goodin Photo by Morgan Thompson


FRONT ROW: Sandra Rieger, Alexandra Wilson, Julia Dallman, Jane Indorf; BACK ROW Zhongmin Lu, Yunqiu Wang, Kevin Collins, William Browne, Athula Wikramanayake, Barbara Whitlock Photo by Haley Nepple


FRONT ROW: Angie Del-Llano, Christine Vignolio, Vivian Figueredo; MIDDLE ROW: Gianluca D'lppolito, Noel Ziebarth, Julian Lippmann, Edward Dauer, Abhishek Prasad, Charles Huang, Alice Tomei, Courtney Dumont, Jorge Bohorquez, Weizhao Zhao, Suhrud Rajguru; BACK ROW: Ashutosh Agarwal, Alicia Jackson, Fotios Andreopoulos, Andrew Dykstra, Fabrice Manns, Ramon Montero, Ozcan Ozdamar, Ioan Opris Photo courtesy of Biomedical Engineering Dept.


FRONT ROW: Vanessa Guzzi, Karen Turner, Luisa Rosen-Artze, René Sacasa, Platon Alexandrakis, Elizabeth Katzen, Joan Martinez Evora; BACK ROW: Ann Olazábal, Joshua Espinosa, Mark Shapiro, Alissa Del Riego, Don Donelson, Martin Segal, Diana Jordan Zamora, William Ellet, Isabel Tamindzija, Patricia Abril Photo by courtesy of Business Law Department



FRONT ROW: Jean-Hubert Olivier, Barbara Colonna, Roger Leblanc, Marc Knecht; BACK ROW: Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy, Jaime Walls, Burjor Captain, Francisco Raymo, Rajeev Probhakar, Valentine St. Hilaire, Cesar Gonzalez Photo by Vivien Dominick


Anthony Allegro, Elizabeth Mateu, Kim Grinfeder, Margaret Cardillo, John Soliday, Lindsay Grace, William Rothman, Ali Habashi, Christina Lane, Konstantia Kontaxis, Lien Tran, Ed Talavera, Rechna Varma, Jim Virga, Barbara Leibell, Grace Barnes, Clay Ewing, Ching-Hua Chuan, Zevensuy Rodriguez Photo courtesy of Cinema and Interactive Media Department


FRONT ROW: Helena Solo-Gabriele, Tony Nanni, Matthew Trussoni; MIDDLE ROW: David Chin, Prannoy Suraneni, Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos, Luis Pestana, Derin Ural; BACK ROW: Wimal Suaris, Esber Andiroglu, James Giancaspro, Ali Ghahremaninezhad Photo by Michael MacHarg II




FRONT ROW: Mitsu Ogihara, Burton Rosenberg, Huseyin Kocak, Odelia Schwartz; BACK ROW: Stefan Wuchty, Victor Milenkovic, Geoff Sutcliffe, Ubbo Visser, Dilip Sarkar, Liang Liang, Zheng Wang Photo courtesy of Computer Science Department


FRONT ROW: Ayca Kaya, Luis Locay, Philip Robins, Hugo Faria, Michael Connolly, Rong Hai, Manuel Santos, Esteban Petruzzello, Ilwoo Hwang; BACK ROW: Stanimir Morfov, Miguel Iraola-Guzman, Daniel Hicks Photo courtesy of Economics Department


FRONT ROW: Todd Warner, Soyeon Ahn, Ashmeet Oberoi, Debbiesiu Lee, Maite Mena, Jue Wang; SECOND ROW: Lissette Perez-Lima, Blaine Fowers, Isaac Prilleltensky, Carol-Anne Phekoo; THIRD ROW: Lydia Buki, Cengiz Zopluoglu, Dina Birman, Scot Indgold; BACK ROW: Guerda Nicolas, Robert McMahon, Ed Trickett, Scotney D. Evans Photo by Daniel Palma



FRONT ROW: Jiamin Ren, Joaquin Roy, Zijun Yao, Lue Fang, Yujing Zhou, Jared Sharp, Daria Pietropaolo; BACK ROW: Melody Li, Peter Amador, Melanie Goergmaier, Haoyuan Feng Photo by Michael MacHarg II


Michael French, Jacquelinne Biver, Catalina Cortes, Emma Dean, Karoline Mortensen, Steven Ullmann Photo by Karina Sloan


FACULTY: Krista Goff, Dominique Reill, Charles Neu, Hermann Beck, Robin Bachin, Don Spivey, Mary Lindermann, Karl Gunther, Ian Merkel, Scott Heerman, Martin Nesvig, Edmund Abaka, Michael Miller, Hugh Thomas; GRADUATE STUDENTS: Eric Griffin, Nelson Marques, Nicole Sintes, Dale Pappas, J. Camilo Vera, Dieyun Song Photo by courtesy of History Department




Bruce Bagley, Richard Weisskoff, Joaquin Roy, Lilian Yaffe, Dina Fernandez Photo by Hadieh Zolfaghari


FRONT ROW: Boriana Treadwell, Ana Francois, Alexis Morales Rivera, Hiram Henriquez, Bruce Garrison; MIDDLE ROW: Lindsay Grace, Ed Julbe, Gina Presson, Mitch Shapiro, Randy Stano, Tsitsi Wakhisi, Sam Terilli, Alberto Cario; BACK ROW: Kristian Rodriguez, Yafang Wu, Sallie Hughes, Sig Splichal,

JUDAIC STUDIES Haim Shaked, Ira Sheskin, Hermann Beck, Bradford McGuinn, David Graf, Henie Hajenberg Photo by Aliez Ramirez-Canas



FRONT ROW: Windy Dees, Clair Zovko, Kevin Jacobs, kysha Harriell, Bryan Mann; BACK ROW: Paul Resnick, Warren Whisenant, Arlette Perry, Brian Arwari, Moataz Eltoukhy, Brian Biagioli, Sue Mullane, Maggie Aldousany, Min Kim Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Helen Wohl, Barbara Cuadras, Pamela Lucken, Maria Isabel Serrano, Sharon Chong-Yen, Rosemarie Valdes, Margarita Perez Martinez, Bianca Anderson; BACK ROW: William Latham, Elaine Roberts-Kercheff, Millie Huete, Elizabeth Batista, Michael Chiorazzi, Nicholas Mignanelli, Frank Olozaga, Matthew Garcia Photo by Zhao Wang


FRONT ROW: Sheryl Alonso, Marie Dasborough, Sammi Tang, Marianna Makri, Karen Harris, Linda Neider, Chet Schriesheim, Marisol Capellan, Marina Portnoy, Terri Scandura, Susy Alvarez, Joseph Ganitsky; BACK ROW: Dahlia Zohar, Zahra Azadi, Hari Natarajan, Wei Shi, John Mezias, Yadong Luo, Nan Yang, David Major, Xin Geng Photo courtesy of Management Department





Maria Estevanez Photo by Michael MacHarg II

Douglas Crawford Photo by Michael MacHarg II


FRONT ROW: Nikolai Saveliev, Kenneth Baker, Marvin Mielke, Robert Stephen Cantrell, Subramanian Ramakrishnan, Alexander Dvorsky, Xi Huo, Lev Kapitanski; BACK ROW: Christopher Scaduto, Nathan Totz, Leonidas Bachas, Brian Coomes, Bruno De Oliveira, Drew Armstrong, IIie Grigorescu, Keneth Voss Photo by Michael MacHarg II


FRONT ROW: Ryan Lee Karkkainen, Michael Swain, James Coakley, Singiresu Rao, and Ram Narasimhan; BACK ROW: Victor Graham, Giacomo Po, Emrah Celik, GeCheng Zha, Francesco Travascio, Victoria Coverstone, Weiyong Gu, Hongtan Liu, Ines Basalo, and Qingda Yang Photo by Karina Sloan



FRONT ROW: Alexandra Perisic, Tracy Devine Guzmán, Vivian Diaz Balsera, Rebecca Doran, Bridget Christine Arce, Omar Vargas; BACK ROW: Steven Butterman, Ralph Heyndels, Andrew Lynch, Ager Gondra, George Yudice, Logan Connors, Gema Pilar Perez Sanchez, Yolanda M. Martinez-San Miguel Photo by Morgan Thomson


FRONT ROW: Zhan Liang, Victoria Behar-Zusman, Cindy L. Munro, Giovanna De Oliveria, Nichole Crenshaw, Brenda Owusu, Carole Wikinson; SECOND ROW: Yui Matsuda, Deborah Salani, Debbie Anglade; THIRD ROW: Susan Prather, Donna McDermott, Ashley Falcon, Kenya Snowden, Carmen Presti, Patricia Larrieu Briones, Regine Placide Reaves, Goldie Wasman, Jill Sanko; FOURTH ROW: Adrian Mesa, Beatriz Valdes, Karina Gattamorta, Latoya LewisPierre, Greta Mitzova-Vladinova; FIFTH ROW: Evan McEwing, Juan E. Gonzalez, Cynthia Foronda, Patricia Amado, Joseph De Santis, Ruth Everett-Thomas; BACK ROW: John Clochesy, Charles Downs, Juan M. Gonzalez, Diego DeLeon, Steven McGhee, Erick Zarabozo, Shayne Hauglum, Andrew Porter, Mary Hooshmand Photo courtesy of Nursing and Health Studies Department




FRONT ROW: Neeta Garg, Jose Romano, Leticia Tornes, Ralph L. Sacco, Tatjana Rundek, Bonnie Levin, Ph.D., Carlos Singer, Kristine O’Phelan; SECOND ROW: Silvia Delgado, Jason Margolesky, Ashok Verma, Negar Asdaghi, Nicole Sur, Khema Sharma, Erika Marulanda-Londono, Amer Malik, David Adams; THIRD ROW: Victor Del Brutto, Basim Uthman, Yolanda Reyes-Iglesias, Alyssa Pensirikul, Naymee Velez-Ruiz, Luis Tores, Sagure Bette, Katalina McInerney; FOURTH ROW: Abiezer Rodriguez, Danielle Spengler-Shpiner, Sarah Getz; FIFTH ROW: Christian Camargo, Myron Ginsberg, Salim Dib, Mohan Kottapally, Mario Saporta, Melissa Fellman, Volkan Granit, Kamil Detyniecki; LAST ROW: David Wallace, Sebastian Koch, Rajiv Singh, Bernard Baumel, David Davis, and Merredith Lowe Photo courtesy of Neurology

OCEANOGRAPHY & MARINE SCIENCE RSMAS DEANS Igor Kamenkorich, Michael Brown Photo by Morgan Thomson

Roni Avissar, Marjorie Oleksiak Photo by Michael MacHarg II


FRONT ROW: Helen Yetter-Chappell, Simon Evnine; BACK ROW: Richard Chappell, Magdalena Balcerak Jackson, Harvey Siegel, Risto Hilpinen, Eli Chudnoff, Michael Slote, Anjan Chakravartty, Brendan Balcerak Jackson, Brit Brogaard Photo by Vivien Dominick



FRONT ROW: Fulin Zuo, He Wang, Orlando Alvarez, Joshua Cohn, Chaoming Song, Sunxiang Huang, Mohammad Hashemi; SECOND ROW Mason Klein, Sheyum Syed, Nico Cappelluti, Manuel Huerta, Thomas Curtright, Luca Mezincescu Photo by Vivien Dominick


FRONT ROW: Elizabeth Losin, Youngmee Kim, Maria Llabre, Lynn Perry, Amishi Jha, Gail Ironson, Kiara Timpano, Jill Ehrenreich May; MIDDLE ROW: Lucina Uddin, Sannisha Dale, Ekaterina Denkova, Amy Weisman Di Mamani, Saneya Tawfik, Marc Gellman, Barry Hurwitz, Yanerys Leon, Steven Safren, Patricia Saab; BACK ROW: Debra Lieberman, Kristin Lindahl, Victoria Schlaudt, Sierra Bainter, Jennifer Briton, Rebecca Shearer, Brian Doss, Daniel Messinger, Michael Antoni, Philip McCabe, Neil Schneiderman, Frank Penedo, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Aaron Heller Photo courtesy of Psychology Department

SOCIOLOGY FRONT ROW: Robert Johnson, George Wilson, Jan Sokol-Katz; BACK ROW: Marvin Dawkins, Michael French, Nick Petersen, Roger Dunham, Jomills Braddock Photo by Jeanine Carmen Ocon




FRONT ROW: Weiting Tao, Marcia Gomez, Queenie Li, Regina Ahn; BACK ROW: Meryl Blau, Wesley Miller, Alyse Lancaster, Yeunjae Li, Wanhsiu "Sunny" Tsai, Alex heria, Cong, Li, William Hughes Photo courtesy of Strategic Communication Department


FRONT ROW: Dante Luciani, Dafnis Prieto, Stephen Rucker, Tim Smith, Martin Bejerano, Gary Keller, Stephen Guerra, Gary Lindsay, John Daversa, Kate Reid, John Hart, Brian Lynch Photo by Morgan Thomson


FRONT ROW: Drs. Shawn Post-Klauber, Stephani Burton, Mary Avalos. Alissa Blair, Jennifer Kahn, Ana Menda, Mary Beth Calhoon, Elizabeth Harry, Wendy Morrison-Cavendish, Matthew Deroo, Ji Shen and Nam Ju Kim; NOT PICTURED: Jennifer Krawec, Batya Elbaum, Walter Secada, Kristen Schwarz Photo by Michael MacHarg II


THEATRE ARTS FRONT ROW: Darren Blaney, Rachel Finley, NDavid Williams, Pablo Souki, Burton Tedesco; BACK ROW: Greg Brown, Michael Bush, Vicki Whooper, Jennifer Burke, Michiko Kitayama-Skinner, Samantha Pazos, cfrancis blackchild Photo by Michael MacHarg II


Shawn Crouch, Juraj Kojs, Scott Stinson, Juan Chattah, Lansing McLoskey, Charles Mason Photo by Karina Sloan


FRONT ROW: Corin Overland, Sandra Lopez, Carol Kaminsky, Alan Johnson, Janet Beighey; BACK ROW: Jeanette Thompson, Jeffrey Buchman, Amanda Quist, Robynne Redmon, Scott Tripp, Jorge Morejon, Frank Ragsdale Photo by Vivien Dominick



the hard WORK

NEVER stops

While faculty and professors are best known for the work they put into meetings and courses, there is so much more they put into activities outside of class. All that goes on outside the classroom, from student life events and various extracurriculars, wouldn't be possible without the leadership of faculty and professors that put it all into motion Design by Karina Sloan

YEARS OF EXCELLENCE Professor Marvin Dawkins speaks with students and faculty after the Diversty and Inclusion Seminar. He has been a professor at Miami since 1988 but got both his Masters and Ph.D in Sociology from Florida State University. He currenly teaches a wide range of courses from Analysis of Race Relations to Black Assimilation. Photo courtesy of Miami Herbert Business School

LISTENING EARS The School of Communication's newest Dean, Karin Wilkins, speaks with junior, Markell Williams during her first meet and greet event as Dean of the school. Photo courtesy of Marckell Williams

PREPARED TO EDUCATE Educating the Miami community on the importance of diversity and inclusion on college campuses, Associate Professor, Tywan Martin speaks with audience members. Martin has been teaching at the university since 2012 in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences. Photo courtesy Miami Herbert Business School

KEEP BONDS Associate Professor and Department Chair, Samuel Terilli, speaks with recent alumni during a School of Communication homecoming event. Sam Terilli practiced media, commercial and employment law for more than 30 years Photo courtesy of the School of Communication


CHILLIN' OUT RELAXIN' A student sits outside in his hammock with a direct view of Lake Osceola and Shalala. Photo courtesy of UM Communications



BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS Students and parents enjoy food at The Rathskeller during freshman Orientation. Photo by Mike Montero


While life at Miami must come to an end, the memories that are created will always be remembered. Seniors get to look back and reminisce about what it was like being a college student. But, the lessons and friendships they made will live on forever in their hearts










Joanna Jara Cesar, Lili, Katherine and Andrea Jara: Joanna Jara, 23, passed away at sunrise November 26, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, after a five-year battle with Osteosarcoma. Joanna was born in Miami, Florida, October 23, 1996 and attended elementary school at Montessori in Hammond, Indiana, middle school at Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic, Florida, and high school at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, Florida. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma towards the end of her junior year March 2014, and regardless of the need of a major leg surgey at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, as well as 9 months of inpatient chemotherapy at Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando, Florida, she was able to complete her senior year and was accepted with a scholarship to the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelor degree of Science in Communication. Sadly the osteosarcoma returned unexpectedly in March 2019 with a rage and severe pain, shuttering her plans and dreams in spite of her courage and best treatments available. She faced every trial bravely and at age twenty-three she had accomplished so much and overcome so many difficulties with grace and strength. She appreciated the Cane family, specially WVUM, which she enjoyed and cherished; you can still hear Joanna’s infinite playlist in her name. Joanna, we love you and miss you so much…” Paul Schulz: Joanna trained me at the beloved WVUM station where she was a vital part of the community and gave parts of her weekend to make sure people were properly versed on the ins and outs of this music mecca on campus. Her soul will always live on sonically. Jacob Perez: Joanna was & continues to be a light for me & the WVUM family she lovingly created. She truly helped make my experience as a 'Cane one of belonging & personal growth, & I'll always treasure our moments together. There is no doubt that her legacy brilliantly lives on in the UM community through all who knew her. Emmanuel Gorrin: In times of darkness and grief, my memories of Joanna are a warm and comforting light. I could never express with words alone how special our friendship was and will forever be. The impact she left upon her friends, colleagues, and the University of Miami community is wide and deep. I am so grateful to have known her, and I will cherish my memories of her forever.




Congratulations on your graduation! You have the whole world ahead of you. You’re a rockstar go kick ass. We love the fact that you’re a coexecutive editor of distraction magazine, and this is only the beginning. Your whole world is about to open up for you. We love you, Mom and Dad


Lindsey Bornstein We could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication you have contributed to Distraction Magazine throughout your college years. This included long nights writing, editing, and designing interesting and provocative articles, covers and ads. You did not disappoint! Keep up the great work in your next endeavor. Love, Mom and Dad


Elizabeth Pozzuoli Congratulations Elizabeth! You may not walk across the stage as planned, but your years at the U will be unforgettable nevertheless. You’ve come so far and accomplished so much. We couldn’t be more proud of all the work you’ve done and the person you’ve become! Love you always, Mom, Dad, Michael and Juliette



Gabby Rosenbloom Congratulations on your gradUation Gabby! You’ve had an incredible four years of life and learning at Miami, and you’ve accomplished an immense amount through hard work and dedication. We could not be prouder of your college journey, and we can’t wait to see how the next stage of your life unfolds. Look out world! We adore you now and always, Mom, Dad, Lexi and Jilly and Benji


Teddy Willson Teddy, congratulations on a fantastic University of Miami career! You have always set a high bar of achievement and continue to impress us. We can't say enough how totally amazed and proud of you we are. Love, Mom, Dad and Delaney



Karina, we are proud of you and all that you have accomplished at the University of Miami. (Go Canes!!!) You have given us the most beautiful gift—watching and witnessing your growth and development. We are excited for your next chapter. As you continue to evolve, know that you are entitled to continued success and a wonderful life. Believe in yourself, the world awaits you. Love you the most, Mom, Dad and Courtney

Morgan Thomson Congratulations on your achievement! You are cruising towards your future. Love, the Thomson's from Florida to Ohio to Arizona

Kristian Del Rosario



Alexis Wiener Always remember ... You are braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think, and Loved more than you know... Love you so much... Mom , Dad , Taylor and Tristan


Peter Caride For the third time in my life I’ll be seeing you graduate, and for the third time we get to be alumni together! It has been amazing to share so many memories together at places we both love so much. I am so happy to have a smart, kind, interesting, personable & funny little brother like you. I’m so proud of everything you have achieved at Miami and know that you will accomplish great things! Love, Sophia You have definitely made the most of your years at UM. We have enjoyed watching you mature and grow into the man you are today. It’s been so fun watching you represent your school as Sebastian. The experiences you have had and memories you have made will remain with you for the rest of your days. We are so proud of U! Continue to work hard and enjoy life. We love you mucho mucho! Your biggest fans, Mom & Dad



Peter Caride We are so proud of you Papo! Watching you grow to the wonderful young man that you are today has been a blessing for us. Never change and rememer we are always here for you. Congratulations!!! Love, Papa, Abita and Mina


Biomedical Engineering Graduate May 2020

Biomedical Engineering Deceased Aug. 2018

Mi Querido Nieto. Wishing you a life full of health, love and blessings! Carinos, Tito y Tata. Peter, you actually did it! So proud of you. We are your biggest fan and love you to the moon. Your Cousins, Marcos & Natalia and Tia Nancy


Emily Leinweber To our Dishie: We are so proud of you and excited to see what you do next! It took a lot of courage to attend school all the way across the country without knowing anyone. You crushed it! Way to make the most of your college years. You worked hard, played hard, learned a lot and laughed a lot. You had a fabulous roommate (for 4 years!), wonderful SDT sorority sisters, great friends, and some terrific adventures. Keep enjoying all life has to offer, and keep shining your beautiful light. We love you! Mom, Dad, and Katy


Madeline Saldutti Congratulations, Maddi! You were born and from that instant you stole our hearts. We watched you grow from a child into an adolescent, and we wondered who you would eventually become. We are proud and honored to call you our daughter; a daughter, who right before our eyes, became a beautiful, intelligent, vibrant young adult. Your time at the University of Miami has been beyond our expectations, and we are so incredibly grateful for this life-changing experience. The friendships you have built, the knowledge you have gained, and the life lessons you have learned have shaped you into a creative, genuine, and strong woman ready to take the lead in any direction you choose. “My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, and that you never need to carry more than you can handle.” Congratulations, Nugget! We Love You, Mom & Dad

Sarah Kapadia Words cannot express how proud we are of your accomplishments and the young lady you have become. In the past 4 years we have witnessed your independence, determination and hard work helping you achieve success in all you do. Your “can do” attitude combined with “must have fun” motto have always made challenges exhilarating. Looking forward to watching and hearing about your new endeavors as you transition into adulthood. We Love You to the MOON and BACK! Mom, Dad, & Sophia



You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop. ~Rumi We’re so proud of the hard work you’ve put in over the last 4 years. You can do whatever you set your mind to and we can’t wait to see what great things you’ll accomplish in the future! We love you as deep as the deepest oceans! Mom, Dad and Matt

Gabrielle Menard

Justin Martin Behind you....all your memories. Before you....all your dreams. Around you....all who love you. Within you....all you need. Congratulations on being a Cane for Life, Justin. On to the next chapter in dental school... Love, Mom and Dad

Tallia Popowycz We are so proud of you EVERYDAY! XOXO


THANK YOU! The Ibis Staff would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the following: Steven Priepke Dr. Nicholas Rau Dr. Patricia Whitely Barbara Gutierrez Our friends at The Miami Hurricane and Distraction Magazine SCC Staff Sarah Frese Demi Rafuls UM Communications Stephanie Sherman

Avi Botwinick and Carolina Mallar Congratulations on your acceptances to the Miller School of Medicine. We are so proud of what you have achieved, and more importantly, who you have become. Remember to enjoy the journey and the world is yours! Love, Mom & Dad (Michelle & Jay)

Benjamin Spiro “Behind You all your Memories, Before You all your Dreams, Around You all who Love you, Within You all You Need.” Dearest Ben, We are so incredibly proud of your UM journey. You have learned and grown so much both in and outside the classroom. We are so excited to see how your future unfolds and wish you every success and happiness in your life! Infinities of Love, Mum, Dad, Alana, Grandma, Nan and Grandad

You did it! You went to the other side of the world and achieved what you set out to do! We are so proud of your achievements and will always be your biggest fans. We can’t wait to see what you will take on next. We love you! Mama, Baba and Cassandra.

Gerasimos Tselentis



Nicole Sophia Phocas We are so proud of you. Congratulations on your amazing achievements. You fill our hearts with your independent spirit and your desire to do good things. Follow your curiosity and your heart and keep standing up for what you believe. We love you! Dad, Mom and Theo.






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Business Law, 373 Business, Miami Herbert School of, 112-113 Butler Center, 54-55

Abhinaya, 220 Academics, 96-143 Accounting, 372 Administration, 99, 102-103 Advertisements, 388-406 Alliance of Latin American Students, 220 Alpha Epsilon Delta, 220, 274 Alpha Epsilon Pi, 221 Alpha Lambda Delta, 274 Alpha Phi Alpha, 221 American Idiot, 64-65 American Marketing Association, 221 American Society of Pre-Dental Students, 222 Anime Club, 222 Architecture, School of, 106-107, 372 Arnold Air Society & Silver Wings, 222 Arts & Sciences, College of, 108 -111 Asian American Student Association, 223, 254-255 Association of Commuter Students, 223 Athletics, 144-195 Atmospheric Sciences, 372

Camp Kesem, 228 ‘Cane Buddy, 228 ‘Cane Grad Spotlights, 358-370 Category 5, 228 Chemistry, 374 Chinese Student and Scholar Association, 229 Cinema and Interactive Media, 374 Circle Mirror Transformation, 64-65 Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, 374 Climate Reality Project, 229 Closing, 386-416 Clubs, 218-269 Cognates, 136-137 College Republicans, 229, 244 Committee on Student Organizations (COSO), 232 Community Service, 34-35, 54-55 Communication, School of, 114-115 Computer Science, 375 Coronavirus (COVID-19), 66-93 Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO), 138-139 Cross Country, 158-159 Current Events, 10-11, 38-39, 52-53, 62-63

h + e $ Dorms, 16-19, 282-309 DragOUT, 60-61

Eaton Residential College, 304-306 Economics, 375 Economics Club, 233 Education & Human Development, School of, 116-117 Education and Psychological Studies, 375 Elevate Runway Fashion, 233 Engineering, School of, 118-119 European Union Centre for Excellence, 376

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Health Law Association, 238 Health Management and Policy, 376 Healthy U, Healthy Me, 238 Hecht Residential College, 282-289 Hillel, 238 Hispanic Law Students Association, 239 History, 376 Homecoming, 44-51 Homecoming Concert, 48-49 Homecoming Court, 46-47, 51 Homecoming Executive Committee (HEC), 239 Hong Kong Students Association, 239 Honor Societies, 270-279 Housing & Residential Life, 16-19, 282-309 Hurricane Dorian, 20-25 Hurricane Productions (HP), 240

!i b ' g j d *, # Band of the Hour, Frost, 224-225 Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 223 Baseball, 190-193 Basketball, Mens, 166-171 Basketball, Womens, 172-177 Beats Per Minute, 226 Best Buddies, 226 Bid Day, 202-205 Biology, 373 Biomedical Engineering, 373 Biomedical Engineering Society, 226 Biscaydance, 227 Black Law Students Association, 227 Board of Trustees, 99 Boxing Club, 227

Deans, 102-103 Debbie Project, 232 Democrats, Young & College, 241, 251 Demographics, 100-101 Distraction Magazine, 232, 406 Diving, Swimming &, 164-165 Doctor’s Note A Capella, 233

Faculty Portraits, 371-384 Faculty Spotlight, 140-141, 385 Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, The, 42-43 Fall Break, 40-41 Fall Events, 38-39 Federal Bar Association, 234 Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 234 Football, 148-157 Freshman Leadership Council, 234 Frost American Choral Directors Association, 235 Frost Band of the Hour, 224-225 Frost School of Music,122-123, 224-225 Funding, 104-105

Geological Sciences, 372 Get Out the Vote, 235 Golf, 184-185 Golf Club, 235 Graduate Portraits, 348-349 Graduate School, 126-127 Graduation, Fall, 142-143 Greeks, 196-217

Ibis Yearbook, 418-419 Index, 407-409 Inspire U, 240 Inter-American Law Review, 242 International Moot Court Program, 242 International Studies, 377 Intramural Sports, 194-195 Iron Arrow Honor Society, 275

Jerry Herman Tribute, 132-133 Jewish Medical Students Association, 242 Journalism and Media Management, 377 Judaic Studies, 377

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Summer Internships, 14-15 Summer Travel, 12-13 Sunsations, 230-231, 258 Superbowl LIV, 56-59 Swimming & Diving, 164-165

Mystery of Edwin Drood, The, 42-43

Kaos Dance Team, 243 Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, 378

National Organization for Women, 246 National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 247 Neurology, Department of, 381 Nursing and Health Studies, 380 Nursing & Health Studies, School of, 120-121

Rankings, 98-99, 146-147 Raquetball, 252 RSMAS Deans, 102-103, 381 RASMAS Support Staff, 372 Republicans, College, 229, 244 Research, 104-105 Residential Life, 16-19, 282-309 Rho Rho Rho, 247, 252, 278 Rosborough Tower, Stanford, 291-294 Rosensteil School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS), 124-125 Rowing, 182-183 Rush, Greek, 200-209

Law Library, 378 Law, School of, 128-129 LGBTQ Student Center, 243 Lifestyles, 8-65 Little Shop of Horrors, 42-43

Ocean Awareness Week, 247 Oceanography & Marine Science, 381 Omicron Delta Kappa, 277 Orientation, 16-19 Organizations, 218-279 Opening, 1-7 Outreach Club, 247

Mahoney Residential College, 298-301 Management, 378 Marine Affairs, 379 Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Rosensteil School of (RSMAS), 124-125 Marine Biology & Ecology, 379 Maritime Law Society, 243 Market Wednesdays, 36-37 Mathematics, 379 McDonald Tower, Hecht, 283-286 Mechanical Engineering, 379 Men’s Basketball Club, 245 Miami Herbert School of Business, 112-113 Miami Law Women, 245 Miami Motion Dance Team, 245 Miller Portraits, 350-357 Miller School of Medicine, 130-131 Minority Women in Medicine, 246 Modern Languages and Literatures, 380 Mortar Board, 276 Motherfucker with the Hat, The, 42-43 Move In, 16-19 Music, Frost School of, 122-123 Music Industry Association, 246

Pandemic, 66-93 Panhellenic Association, 250 Partners in Health Engage Miami, 250 Pearson Residential College, 301-304 Pentland Tower, Hecht, 286-290 People, 280-385 Phi Alpha Delta, 250 Phi Delta Epsilon, 269 Philosophy, 381 Physics, 382 Planet Kreyol, 251 Por Columbia, 251 Portraits, 314-357 Psychology, 382 Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), 252, 266-267

Sciences, College of Arts &, 108-111 Sebastian the Ibis, 310-313 Senior Portraits, 329-347 Senior Spotlights, 358-370 She Kills Monsters, 64-65 Sigma Alpha Iota, 253 Sigma Gamma Epsilon, 275 Soccer, 162-163 Social Justice, 94-95 Society of Bar and Gavel, 253 Society of Women Engineers, 253 Sociology, 382 South Asian Law Students Association, 256 Speaker of the Senate, 256 Special Olympics, 256 SpectrUM, 257 Sports, 144-195 Sportsfest, 309 Spring Events, 62-63 Stanford Residential College, 290298 Strategic Communication, 383 Student Alumni Ambassadors, 257 Student Athlete Advisory Committee, 222 Student Center Complex Advisory Committee (SCCAC), 257 Student Government, 236-237 Student Health Advisory Council, 258 Student National Medical Organizations, 258 Student Organizations, 218-279 Studio Music and Jazz, 383 Study Abroad, 138-139 Summer Events, 10-11

Table of Contents, Expanded, 407-409 Tailgating, 26-29 Tau Beta Sigma, 279 Tau Sigma National Honor Society, 259 Teaching and Learning, 383 Tennis, Mens, 178-179 Tennis, Womens, 180-181 Theatre Arts, 384 Theatre, Jerry Herman Ring, 42-43, 64-65 Theory and Composition, 384 Track & Field, 186-189 Trends, 30-33 Trojan Women, The, 64-65 Tufaan, 259 Turnover Chain, 156-157

U Iron Sports, 259 UCheer, 260-262 UHealth, 134-135 UJhoom, 262 Ultrasound Interest Group, 262 UM Amateur Ornithological Society, 263 UM Aquarium Club UMTV, 263 Undergraduate Portraits, 314-328 United Wesley of UM, 264 University of Miami Law Review, Volume 74, 264 University Village, 306-305 UStart, 264 UThrift, 265

Vagina Monologues, 265

Veteran Student Organization (VSO), 265 Vocal Performance, 384 Volleyball, 160-161 Volunteering, 34-35, 54-55

w ! y " Walsh Tower, Stanford, 294-298 Winter Events, 52-53 Women’s Club Basketball, 268 Women’s Lacrosse Club, 268 Women’s Rugby, 268

Yearbook, 410-411 Young & College Democrats, 241, 251


UM students walk around various venders and enjoy the Farmers Market that takes place on campus on the Foote Green. Photo courtesy of UM Communications

MASCOT PRIDE Sebastian the Ibis, proud UM mascot, dances in front of the Shalala Student Center during Spirit Week. Photo by Carolina Camus

EXPLOSION OF COLOR Durring Homecoming week, ‘Canes enjoy the intricate firework display that takes place on Lake Osceola. Views of the fireworks can be seen from all over campus. Photo by Elizabeth Mosch

The staff would like to extend a special thank you to UM Communications for all of their help

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MacHarg II, Karina Sloan, and Ariana Winter show off their awards at the ACP Convention in San Francisco. Ibis won Best of Show in advertisements and yearbook. Photo by

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Karina Sloan MANAGING EDITOR Michael MacHarg II DESIGN DIRECTOR Ariana Winter ASST. DESIGN DIRECTOR Ashley Stand PHOTO EDITORS Nhat Nguyen Farha Reshamwala COPY CHIEF Kay Ann Henry

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BEING TOURISTS ShelbyQuay Ernst, Stephanie Sherman, and Michael MacHarg II visit Lincoln Memorial while in DC for a yearbook conference. Courtesy of Karina Sloan

LIFESTYLES Shurti Mishra Giselle Spicer COVID-19 Olivia Ginsberg ACADEMICS Michael MacHarg II Gabby Rosenbloom SPORTS Shelby Quay-Ernst Austin Pert GREEKS Torrey Mahall Taylor Bresk Isabella Vaccaro ORGANIZATIONS Morgan Thomson


CONTRIBUTORS PHOTOGRAPHER Huy Nhat Tran Joy Jackson Jared Lennon Beth Mosch Vivien Dominick

GOLDEN GATE VIEWS Miami Hurricane staffers, Esther Animalu, Jordan Lewis, Tre'Vaughn Howard, Rebecca Goddard, Austin Pert, and Julia Sanbe join Ibis staffers, Karina Sloan, Ariana Winter, and Michael MacHarg II for a trip to see the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo courtesy of Karina Sloan

SOUTHERNMOST POINT Ariana Winter, Maria Emilia Becerra, and Michael MacHarg II ventured down to the Southernomst point in Key West. Photo by Karina Sloan

Sam Stern Kristian Del Rosario Daniel Palma Amrutha Chethikattil DESIGNER Suzanne Rieger Chantal Chalita Elizabeth Pozzuoli Carolina Camus Teddy Wilson Camille Devincenti WRITER Jordan Viera Lexi Zisselman Kylea Henseler

ADVISERS EDITORIAL Randy Stano FINANCIAL Dean Steven Priepke CONTRIBUTING Demi Rafuls The staff would like to extend a special thank you to UM Communications for all their help.


'U'S UP IN KEY WEST Randy Stano, Stephanie Sherman, Shruti Mishra, Karina Sloan, Amrutha Chethikattil, Leo Landron, Michael MacHarg II, Maria Emilia Becerra, Chantal Chalita, Ariana Winter, and Farha Reshamwala throw up the 'U' as they enjoy dinner as a staff in Key West during their staff retreat. Photo courtesy of Michael MacHarg II


FROM THE EDITOR If asked, “How has the University of Miami shaped you?", I could go on for hours discussing every difficult or exciting experience I had during my time at The 'U'. When I first got to Miami, I was an undecided freshman who had just moved across the country without any friends or family. I was scared but ready. I had no idea what to expect of college or what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew Miami was going to help me figure it out. Fast forward four years later, and I finally feel like I’ve found my place in this world. Something I couldn’t have done without Miami. Just like my journey, the students within these pages have created a journey of their own during their time at The 'U'. Whether they are freshman or graduate students, they have created and continue to create unforgettable memories that will help shape them into strong and passionate leaders and individuals. My hope for this book is that each and every page captures the passion, resilience, and beauty of our student body. With so many students from all across the world bringing different perspectives to our one-of-a-kind campus, this book is here to memorialize not just the school year, but the varying experiences that have helped shape each and every one of us. This book contains the memories which would not have been possible without the extraordinary students and faculty that make up its pages. I want to thank my staff for putting in hours of work to bring this vision to life and supporting me along the way. It has been my utmost pleasure to be in charge of such an amazing project and follow in the footsteps of award-winning publications. I will cherish the memories and friendships I have created along the way, and I hope that this book will serve as a constant positive reminder of how much The 'U' has impacted us all. Forever Bleeding Orange and Green,

Karina Sloan Class of 2020


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For most freshman, their lives at Miami begin in front of these very rocking chairs. The infamous rocking chairs sit in front of both Stanford and Hecht as a place for students to enjoy the view and spend time with friends. While these are the first moments of college that students get, their journey to becoming a forever 'Cane has only just begun. As students look back on their time at Miami, they have memories like these they can always cherish.



ROCKIN' AWAY Freshman sit outside Stanford Residential College as they chat with each other and enjoy another sunny day in Coral Gables. Photo by TJ Lievonen


Students take their final walk across the stage and recieve their diploma during Fall 2019 Commencement. Photo by Jenny Abreu



Walking across the stage doesn't mean your days as a 'Cane are over. This special moment signifies the beginning of a new chapter as a Miami Hurricane. Forever having the U ingrained in your spirit allows you to represent Miami in any building and in any part of the world you may find yourself.


THE ULTIMATE VIEW Shalala Student Center is one of the most well-known spots on campus. Shalala is the hub for student activities whether there is a club meeting, campus event, or if you just want to sit outside and study or hang out. And to top it off, the Rathskeller is right next door. If you're looking for one of the most memorable spots on campus, then Shalala is surely the right spot. Photo by Nick Gangemi

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