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Vol. 95, Issue 12 | December 1 - January 19, 2017


Hunter Crenian // Staff Photographer FAREWELL FIDEL: A man dons the Cuban flag at Wednesday’s celebratory rally in Little Havana following the death of Fidel Castro Saturday. After the news of Castro’s death, Miamians took to the streets to rejoice over the death of a man who ushered in a dark period in Cuba’s history.




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SG passes smoke-free policy bill, COISO loses senate seat By Jorge Chabo Staff Writer

Get a sneak peek of Art Basel with Shellie Frai’s preview of the annual event. Read The Hurricane staff’s editorial on the role of media in this year’s presidential election.

In its last meeting, the UM Senate met to discuss end-of-year projects and university responses to bills passed throughout the semester. The two bills that were responded to involved the Senate’s concerns toward smoking on campus and UM donations to the Red Cross. Ritika Malkani, senior class senator, authored the bill that recommended to the university to stop donations to the Red Cross after its donation to the organization following the impact of Hurricane Mathew on Haiti and the Caribbean. On Oct. 8, UM President Julio Frenk and Florida State University President John Thrasher announced that each university donated $50,000 to the Red Cross. Malkani and other senators proposed the bill after National Public Radio reported that the Red Cross had built only six permanent homes in Haiti after raising $500 million for relief. The bill encouraged the university to instead make donations to more targeted nonprofit organizations with a record of following through on service to ensure the funds actually reached Caribbean people in need.

The university vetoed the bill, saying, “While we appreciate the sentiment, it simply is not realistic to say that the University will never donate to the Red Cross in the future.” Half of the funds were donated to provide relief to those impacted in the Caribbean and half was to aid those affected in the United States. Although the Red Cross bill was vetoed, a bill that recommended the university enforce the smoke-free policy on campus was met with a positive response. Commuter Senator David Mejia authored the bill which recommended to the university to ask security guards within the Otto G. Richter Library to expand their daily routes to cover the outside front patio and issue referrals to students or staff found smoking to the Dean of Students Office. The bill was met with modifications by the university. “The library security guards will monitor smoking beginning in the finals period. Please note that this will only occur when they are on duty,” the letter stated. Furthermore, Whitely also said in the letter that the “smoke-free policy” is a community responsibility and the burden of enforcement was never intended to rest on University of Miami Police Department.

“We’re very excited to finally have a medium of enforcement for this policy,” Mejia said. “Hopefully this leads to more administrative bodies joining the enforcement of the smoke-free policy.” Speaker of the Senate Josh Zuchniarz made note to the Senate that these responses prove how bills passed by the Senate are looked at by the university and represent the voices and concerns of the student body. Another decision made by SG was to eliminate the Senate seats for the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO). Each seat is up for review every year and it was in the majority’s opinion that COISO’s seat would be better served as two international students seat as there is a larger need to represent them. Christina Stamatiou, the COISO senator, thought this would be a good idea but lamented that since the decision was effective immediately, there would be no international student representative until the next senator elections on February. “It does make sense as it means more international students can be represented through two seats,” Stamatiou said. “It can be a good thing in the end, it’s just not ideal to do it right away and not have any international voice until February.”


The Miami Hurricane will not publish a print edition during the university’s winter break. Publication will resume on Jan. 19, 2017.

Post-election letter drafted by faculty accumulates 502 signatures By Jackie Yang Managing Editor

More than 500 members of the University of Miami faculty and staff have signed a letter to the community published in today’s Opinion section taking a stand against intolerance and re-emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and inquiry. The letter was drafted by English professors Brenna Munro and Timothy Watson. It was conceived when approximately a dozen faculty members discussed the idea after seeing similar statements and letters from other institutions after the election. The letter was sent out as a Google Form to departmental listservs and individual contacts to procure signatures, and the link circulated on social media over Thanksgiving break. It has now collected signatures from different departments and campuses, including UM Athletics, the Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.

“We condemn all acts of intolerance and anything that contributes to the creation of a ‘post-truth’ world,” the letter reads, which refers to incidences of science denial and hate that have occurred before and after the election. Associate professor of political science Merike Blofield, one of the original faculty members discussing the letter, described the letter as having a “snowball effect.” “I think the group is heartened by the extent of faculty support for the values put forth in the letter,” Blofield said. The 503 signatures on the letter show an unprecedented amount of support, considering both the reach of similar statements from other schools and UM’s small size. Based on UM’s 2015 Fact Book, there are around 3,000 full-time and part-time faculty members on all three campuses; the signatures amount to one-sixth of that total. The total number of employees, including research and staff, is around 14,000.

Blofield also noted that the fate of undocumented students on campus was a major concern. President Julio Frenk is one of more than 400 university presidents who have signed a statement drafted by Pomona College in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA was enacted in 2012 to give temporary asylum to “dreamers,” undocumented individuals brought over as young children. There has been a push at many schools across the country, including the University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan University and California State University, to become “sanctuary campuses” for undocumented students. However, a piece recently published in Inside Higher Ed entitled “Can a Campus Be a Sanctuary?” argues that universities have a limited ability to protect students from immigration authorities. The faculty op-ed is published on page 8.

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Miamians reflect on Cuban experience after death of Fidel Castro By Amanda Herrera Assistant News Editor

The death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro has sparked mixed reactions among students at the University of Miami; some celebrate the mark of new era in Cuba, while others hesitate to call his death the beginning of change. On Wednesday, hundreds of people swarmed the streets of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, known for its dense Cuban population, to celebrate the death of Castro. People lined the streets in an organized march by the Bay of Pigs Museum with Cuban flags, signs and newspapers. Marchers even brought a plastic skeleton dressed in a replica of Castro’s oft-worn track suit. This was just the most recent street celebration to be held following the death of the former leader. Although the Miami Cuban community has been reveling after Castro’s death was announced Friday night, people have differing reasons for commemorating this historic event. “I’m not celebrating the death of a human being. I’m celebrating the death of a tyrant, there’s a big difference,” said Miami resident Ozman Darwiche, a Cuban American who was in attendance. For sophomore Ralph Paz, whose mother is a first-generation Cuban American and whose father is a Cuban exile, the death of Castro symbolized the end of 50 years of waiting for the death of a man who brought harm to Cuba. “Three generations – waiting for the end of a man who murdered thousands of people, kicked people out of their homes and essentially made them outcasts if they didn’t agree,” said Paz, a history major. Castro initiated a Communist rule in Cuba and ruled for nearly 49 years unchallenged until 2008. For many Cubans exiles, Castro’s reign marked an era of turmoil on the island. Paz, a Little Havana resident, said he attended Sunday morning celebrations along 8th Street, also known as Calle Ocho, because he wanted to not only be part of a historic moment, but also because he wanted

to experience it with his 86-year-old grandmother. “We were just happy that she was alive to see the day,” Paz said. “The hope was that she would see Castro dead one day. She got to see the day. Maybe she will see Cuba free too.” Throughout the day, Paz shared videos and photos from the celebration on his personal Facebook page with friends and relatives. Though many UM students have expressed their celebratory reactions on social media, senior Liam Allen-McGoran, who is not of Cuban heritage but is a Miami local, reacted to the former leader’s death with a Facebook post encouraging students to remember Castro as “a man of both good and bad.” The Facebook post received a slew of comments both in opposition and in agreement. One of the students who reacted to Allen-McGoran’s post was senior screenwriting major Elisa Cantero who called the idolization of Castro “deeply disturbing.” “You praise him for his ‘belief in’ and ‘execution of important’ and ‘progressive’ social reforms,” Cantero shared in a general Facebook post on Wednesday addressing those who had voiced support for Castro. “Enlighten me: what good is a literacy rate of 99.8% if you’re only allowed to read the propaganda and fact-altered essays ... ?” Cantero also compared the Cuba of Castro’s making to George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.” Allen-McGoran said his intention was not to “open old wounds of Cuban Americans,” but to start a discussion about Castro’s legacy. “In Miami, there’s this real dominance of a certain narrative, its not necessarily a false narrative but its not the only story of Cuba,” AllenMcGoran said. Allen-McGoran, a history major, said it was important to remember the positive changes Castro brought about, such as improving healthcare and education on the island. Allen-McGoran said he believed Castro “sincerely acted in the interests of the Cuban people” and was the last defender against capitalist imperialism in the 20th century.

Hunter Crenian // Staff Photographer LIFE OF THE PARTY: A prop skeleton is dressed to represent the late Fidel Castro during the rally Wednesday at the Bay of Pigs memorial in Little Havana. Hundreds of people gathered in the historic neighborhood for the event.

“As far as marking the end of oppression – that’s awesome,” AllenMcGoran said about Castro’s death. “As far as marking the end of resistance to imperialism – that’s awful.” According to a Pew Hispanic report, 54 percent of Miami is of Cuban descent. More than 25 percent of UM’s students identify as Hispanic/Latino. Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos (FEC), an student organization revolving around Cuban culture open to all students but composed primarily of Cuban-Americans, called Castro’s death “controversial” but a “symbol for a hopeful future” in a statement to The Miami Hurricane. “Many of our members are the children and grandchildren of Cuban exiles. We understand the significance

of the passing of Cuba’s dictator Fidel Castro. We will not relish in his death. However, we recognize that this is a historical event that three generations of Cuban exile families have been waiting for. It is the culmination of more than 50 years of human rights violations, from political imprisonment to political executions and confiscation of private property. We understand that his death is controversial and brings about a wide range of opinions and emotions. But we know how much our families have suffered under his dictatorship and we see his death as a symbol for the hopeful future of a free and democratic Cuba,” the statement said. While students such as Paz feel hopeful about the future of Cuba,

José Azel, senior research associate at the Institute for Cuban and CubanAmerican Studies (ICCAS), said it is unlikely Castro’s death marks the beginning of change on the island. “There is no possibility under a totalitarian regime for change to come from the bottom up,” Azel said. Two cousins attending UM, Gaby Delgado and Peter Caride, celebrated the death in memory of their grandparents’ suffering. Delgado’s grandfather, Gustavo Caso, and Caride’s grandma, Norma Sosa, were cousins. Both Caso and Sosa ended up in the United States following Castro’s rise to power after very different journeys. Caso first traveled to Spain following the implementation of the U.S. embargo that barred travel between America and Cuba. In Spain, he worked low-level jobs for nine months until he accumulated enough money to travel to America. Once in the United States, Caso worked more low paying jobs until he got married and opened his own super markets and invested in real estate. For Sosa, leaving Cuba was a choice but never returning was not. Sosa was on vacation in New York when travel between the two countries was barred. This left Sosa and her family with no choice but to settle permanently in America. “Imagine going away on a vacation and finding out you can never go back to your home. That’s what happened to my Grandma Norma,” Caride said. Although the UM freshmen never experienced the reign of Castro, they acknowledge and remember their grandparents stories as hope for Cuba. For the two cousins, the death of Castro symbolized not only the end of an era that brought their descendants pain but also renewed hope for the future that they will create as CubanAmericans. “More older generations who were there to see downfall. Our generation will see the uprise. You can only build up from where they are now,” Delgado said. Brianna Commerford and Tommy Fletcher contributed to reporting.




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Treasurer advocates for access to organization financial accounts By Julie Harans & Marcus Lim Editor-in-Chief & Assistant News Editor

Senior Robert Renfro spent the summer preparing for his position as Student Government (SG) executive-at-large external. When Renfro met with SG’s financial analyst to review the budget in July, it was much lower than he expected, which led to an alarming discovery: what he thought was the per-semester budget was actually the amount of money the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee (SAFAC) allocated for the entire academic year. Renfro, SG’s treasurer from 2015-16, immediately informed incoming treasurer, senior Morgan Owens. “At first I panicked because I thought, ‘Well that means we must have been overspending,’” Owens said. The students asked Ashley Langley, the financial analyst at the time, about the situation and discovered that SG had misunderstood the budget for the past three years. However, SG never overspent; if it had, the financial analyst would have stepped in and alerted the treasurer. “As advisors, it was our job to keep a look into the account, which we did. If it was in the red, we would speak out. That never happened,” SG advisor Brandon Gross said. Even though SG hadn’t acquired any debt, Owens said the misreading was a near-disaster that could’ve been avoided if student treasurers were able to view the active status of accounts. Access to the university’s financial account system, the Departmental Management Accounting System (DMAS), is limited to the financial advisor. Any interaction with the working budget must be done through that advisor. SG treasurers had been basing budgets for the upcoming year on the budgets of previous years, with minor adjustments. “When I was elected and the very first thing I had to do was prepare a budget, nobody reached out to me and said, ‘Oh, this is how much SG gets from the referendum, this is how much SG gets from SAFAC,’ other than Robert,” Owens said. “So all of that stuff is kind of just assumed to just be accurate, which is the problem.” Gross said SAFAC funds used to be allocated on a semesterly basis but switched to annual “a few years back.” Although Owens recognized the problems associated with giving students access to spend the account’s money, he said allowing treasurers to view the accounts is a “middle ground” that would benefit organizations. “This sort of misunderstanding would never have happened if myself or any of my predecessors could have logged online to DMAS

and said, ‘Oh, okay, we got 20 and not 40,’” he said. Other student organizations have also complained about working off only a paper budget passed down by the previous treasurers. Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) President Rick Lin said he does not have access to any of COISO’s three separate accounts – SAFAC, a personal gift account where alumni donate and a budget for the annual International Week event. He said being unable to see financial records invites miscommunication and difficulty when it comes to spending. “It just adds an extra step for students, having to go through our advisors. For COISO, when we do planned events, we are not sure how much we can spend, and it adds the extra step to go to the advisors to ask,” Lin said. Lin said COISO was lucky that its advisors knew how to access the accounts. He said he’d heard complaints from smaller organizations that their advisors either did not know about the system well enough or were generally hard to reach. The advisors who did not understand the system as well would have to ask the financial department for help, adding another layer that can be inconvenient in event planning, especially during tight deadlines. “Our advisors have understanding of the system, but not necessarily all the advisors have a good understanding,” Lin said. An example he noted was a trip COISO was planning to Sawgrass Shopping Mills. COISO needed to reserve a bus to transport 60 students for the 40-minute trip, but, per school regulations, the company needed to be vendorized – meaning the university recognizes the company and approves its services – to avoid liability issues. Lin could not see whether his preferred bus company was vendorized; he had to wait and meet with his advisor before knowing if it was vendorized, which in certain situations could take time that students and organizations may not have. Owens said Gross and Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Whitely recognized the lack of access as a problem and have encouraged him to pursue a resolution. The issue is now one of Owens’s main priorities during his yearlong tenure as SG treasurer. In early November, Owens met with Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Gilbert Arias, who was able to explain the administration’s reasoning behind the system. “It all has to do with controlling information and the release of information, it has to do with the confidentiality of our financial records,” Arias said.

Hallee Meltzer // Photo Editor CREATING A SMARTER SYSTEM: Senior Morgan Owens serves as treasurer for Student Government. Owens is working to get student organization leaders access to their clubs’ financial accounts.

Arias said that measures such as requiring a dual sign-in for CaneLink and preventing students from accessing financial accounts are efforts to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal regulation that governs the release of student information. As students join organizations, switch leadership positions and graduate from the university, it can be difficult to ensure the security of information. The financial advisor can help continuously monitor account access regardless of member turnover, Arias said. The advisors also have a financial responsibility to ensure appropriate spending of university-allocated money. Arias said administration encourages, but does not require, that student leaders meet regularly with their advisors to review the budget and organization spending. “The accounts are difficult to understand,” he said. “The advisor’s role is to help guide the students.”

While Arias said he wants to make sure students aren’t seeking this access just to avoid the extra step of meeting with an advisor, he is supportive of granting access for “valid” reasons. This change in the system would need to be implemented through the Controller’s Office, the accounting division that oversees UM finances. Arias reached out to Gabriel Eszterhas, the university controller, and began looking into the details of potentially altering the system. He then encouraged Owens to work with other student organizations and Student Affairs to help draft a proposed procedure that would be issued to students if access were granted. Owens is now working with Arias and other administrators to draft a procedure that would ensure information security while allowing the appropriate organization members to have access to accounts. Arias said they are hoping to implement the change sometime this year.

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Counseling Center provides support during high-stress season By Dana Franco Staff Writer

The combination of the stress surrounding final exams and the mixed reaction to the presidential election is creating tension at UM. Administration and faculty are looking for ways to help students unite after the election. One outlet for students feeling this tension and frustration is the Counseling Center. Dr. René Monteagudo, director of the Counseling Center, said the lead-up to Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for the center. Students who frequent the Counseling Center are also mentioning the election more now that it is over. “The counselors have remained open and understanding to all facets of the election results, and supportive to all students regardless of whom they voted for. I have personally made myself available to students groups who may struggling with

the outcome of the election, as have other staff members,” he said. Students may experience added stress during this time of the year, when many are returning home for the holidays and may be confronted by family members with different political views. Given the current demonstrations around the UM campus and around the country, Dr. Monteagudo said, “we should work towards supporting each other and embracing our differences. As President Frenk stated in his letter to UM, we need to continue to work together and build trust with one another so that we can celebrate and affirm our collective voices.” Two days after the long and hardfought election ended, Frenk wrote a letter addressing the student body of UM. He thanked students for participating in our democracy and reached out to those who have expressed concerns about the President-elect. “Regardless of the transitions ahead in Washington, we will stay focused on being

an exemplary university – one that fosters respectful dialogue on challenging topics in the quest to find truth and understand each other better,” Frenk wrote. “Our core values – diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, creativity, compassion, and teamwork – are the foundation of who we are. I see those values lived out every day at this great University. I see disagreement and debate approached with respect. I see an openness to beliefs that may be in conf lict with our own. I see a commitment to diversity and inclusion that truly makes us an example.” Some protesters from minority communities still have concerns about their voices being heard. Dr. Monteagudo wants students to turn those emotions into actions. “I would advise them to find supportive communities, friend and family members where they can share their concerns. Also, putting their feelings and thoughts into actions such as voting every year, getting

involved in social causes and holding leaders accountable,” he said. After Thanksgiving, organizations on campus have been regrouping and talking about their breaks. For example, the LGBTQ Student Center hosted a discussion called “Leftovers: Post Thanksgiving Conversation” with Dr. Monteagudo on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The goal of the event was to debrief after Thanksgiving break. It was open to members of all political ideologies. Dr. Monteagudo wanted to address how students who are upset by the election can take steps to move forward. On its website, the Counseling Center has a section called “Post Election Stress.” They encourage students to call the center via phone at 305-284-5511 or come in for a walk-in appointment. The Counseling Center is located in Rhodes House at 1204 Dickinson Drive Suites N&S.




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Castro’s death serves as reminder of family suffering, ongoing oppression

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It’s always been difficult for me to reconcile my Cuban ancestry with my American upbringing. My skin is white, unlike that of my grandparents who spent their youth running around By Isabella Cueto Havana sans-sunNews Editor screen. I am generally soft-spoken. I don’t have the same chispa, quickness on my feet, as my relatives. I speak Spanish and dance to Celia Cruz, but my Cuban heritage was unspoken for so long, it was easy to forget my family’s struggles. Castro’s death brought all that to the surface. People flooded the streets with pots and spoons and flags to celebrate. The most conservative, macho abuelos were crying and singing.

My family, however, didn’t celebrate on Calle Ocho. We didn’t even talk about it. Maybe it’s a continuation of that same mentality from living in Castro’s Cuba years ago: he does what he wants and we have to live with it. His death seemed unreal, his presence still looming in our reaction. For years, I heard allusions to Fidel – always by his first name, as if he was a long-lost relative. My parents reminded me, whenever my head got too big, what it was like growing up in poverty. My mom still drinks café con leche every morning because that was a staple when rations would run out. On Friday night I called my grandmother to tell her the news about Castro’s death. She answered the phone, shaken because I was calling so late. She was always a rebel-rouser but asked “Fidel?” in a hushed tone – just in case. And when she watched the procession of his remains, she wept. Not because she grieved his loss, but because she had once hoped this man would save

her Cuba, and was reminded of how it all came crumbling down instead. It’s easy for me to look through my family tree, to see fear carved into faces in old photographs and to hate Castro. I could wave my Cuban flag and yell “¡Cuba Libre!” but there is no such thing – a free Cuba. I think being Cuban means being able to adapt, rebuild, mourn and then get to work. And that, I do recognize in myself. I am sad for the Cuban people and that some think this will be the end of their suffering. There is so much work to do. Tremendous oppression is still systemic in Cuba. So I’m at a loss. I should cry tears of joy that he is gone. But I can’t do that until my louder, darker, more clever Cuban brothers and sisters enjoy the same freedoms I do and my grandmother can feel the salty seabreeze of the Malecón again. Isabella Cueto is a junior majoring in journalism and theater arts.


Female film directors more motivated by artistic control than profit “We want to make sure that when we bring a female director in to do ‘Star Wars,’ they’re set up for success. They’re gigantic films, and you can’t come into them with essentially By Andrew Allen Senior Columnist no experience.” Much has been made of this comment by Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy, the woman presently behind the wheel of the “Star Wars” franchise. The corner of the Twittersphere that preoccupies itself with “Star Wars” took offense at her statement, off-put by the implication that women aren’t “ready” for the franchise. I, however, feel there’s another, more probable reason behind the lack of women directing these films: female directors have better things to do.

As a motion pictures major, it would be my dream to helm such a big-budget blockbuster. But the reality is that the current incarnations of some of these franchises, including “Star Wars” and the Marvel Universe, are not exactly a breeding ground for the creative freedoms that many directors crave. Both of these mega-franchises are owned and ultimately controlled by Disney, which is a corporation, not an artistic haven. They have a game plan, and filmmakers brought onboard have to be okay with being slotted into that plan; another cog in the ever-churning Disney machine. Now, for some directors, this may be a fun prospect. Filmmakers looking to rake in some Disney-sized profits while working within the iconic “Star Wars” universe might see such an opportunity as a pleasant stop between personal gigs. But these directors are, overwhelmingly, male and white.

Women in Hollywood struggle disproportionately to get their films made. When an artist has to work twice as long and hard to make their work come to fruition, every project becomes more precious. Most female directors working in Hollywood probably aren’t willing to spend years working on a project when they don’t have real control. When each film you make has to be a labor of love, you cannot afford to sacrifice years on something you cannot call your own. Directing a Disney movie isn’t the pinnacle of directorial achievement. While it would be nice to see some non-male perspectives injected into these franchises, the truth of the matter is that female voices in Hollywood are scarce. We should be less concerned about getting a woman to direct franchises developed by men, and more concerned with getting stories originated by female creatives onto the big screen. Andrew Allen is a senior majoring in communications. Upon Further Review runs alternate Thursdays.

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Make most of your plane ride home, choose window seat When you’re flying home this break, you are going to have to make a crucial decision: the window seat or the aisle seat. And, obviously, the window seat is the By Danny New answer. Senior Columnist Now, to some, this may sound trivial. You’ll say, “It’s only a few hours... I’m just going to sleep off my postfinals coma.” However, you just don’t understand. No matter your plane strategy (mine involves selling ear plugs to the aisle near a baby), this selection serves as the beginning of your winter break. Much like birth, you need a peaceful entrance in order to portend a happy life/recess. Before we begin, I realize I didn’t list the middle seat as a choice. This is because it’s not an option. You never want to be squished in there, unless you have a passion for “elbow hockey.” And judging by the state you chose for school, I’m gonna go ahead and guess that’s not your sport. The window seat is without a doubt the way to go. First off, you are not a gofer

to the people who need to visit the potty. When you are in the aisle seat, somebody always has to get up and awkwardly inch past you. And, when you are flying from Florida, this means one thing: old people – who are either going to stand up and urinate approximately 40 times, or urinate in their adult diapers 40 times. If you had just picked the window seat, you could have slept through this whole dilemma. Which brings me to my next point. With the window seat, you can just plop your head on the wall and nap that postfinals coma right off. You can even gaze out of a window, and see the millions of Americans below who voted for Donald Trump. Their heads may all look small, but that’s their actual brain size. In the aisle seat, there is no such wall to rest on ... unless the Trump supporters climb up to make you one. For my last point, I have to address the main concern people have: leg room. I get this, since I am six-foot-two (and can dunk, ladies). However, don’t let the pesky aisle seat once again fool you. That legroom is “sitting on a throne of lies.” If you swing your appendages into the aisle to stretch out, you’re gonna have to constantly move them back for both the food cart and the fleet of elderly bathroom

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goers, which I call a fleet because I can only assume they are coming in those little scooters you see in the supermarket ... So, this winter break, seal that spot next to the glass pane immediately.

Actually, wait, don’t take that seat from me. I take it back … aisle seat is better! Danny New is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. The Maturity Column runs alternate Thursdays.


Left employs identity politics in same divisive way as the right The result of the 2016 presidential election has, among many things, underscored the necessity of self-reflection among Americans, especially liberals. Perhaps President-elect Trump’s boisterous and unprecedented campaign served as a distraction from that process – after all, it By Mackenzie Karbon Senior Columnist is easy to justify one’s opinions when the opposition appears to be shamelessly bigoted. Donald Trump holds an insulting affinity for identity politics, resulting in profound division. Identity politics reduces a group of people to a single defining characteristic, and has been a major theme in this election. Muslims are dangerous. Mexicans are illegal. Black American experiences begin and end in inner cities. To liberals, this rhetoric spawns from conservative circles that exploit racial prejudices and encourage crude

nationalism to gain power. What many progressive thinkers fail to recognize is that the left does exactly the same thing. Liberals expounded upon growing racial tensions by making race a top priority in hopes of mobilizing the nonwhite voter base, and proceeded to dismiss the outcries of the white working class by blanketing them as hateful, unintelligent low-lives. They ignored the fact that Trump supporters may have been motivated by economic means. Perhaps those working class white Americans empathize less with the plight of marginalized groups because they themselves have watched their jobs leave the country, many bobbing just above the poverty line. Hillary Clinton’s dismissal of half of Trump’s supporters as “deplorables” was met with little backlash from the liberal community – but a yearlong uproar followed Trump’s assertion that Mexicans are rapists. Are these instances not the same employment of identity politics, just differently fit to party affiliation?

The unwillingness of people on the right and the left to recognize the others as complex and fully human created the perfect storm of anger and apathy that landed Donald Trump in the White House. Pleas of division saturate social media: “Unfriend me if you voted for Trump.” More recently, the phrase “Not my America” has struck. For a party that prides itself on its tolerance and diversity, the language coming from the left is particularly divisive. In an era seemingly fated for acrimony, individuals of all political ideologies can look within to enhance understanding and compassion. This begins with the realization that each of us is more than what his race, gender or geography suggests – we are intricately complicated beings, deserving of more than typecasts and capable of great empathy. Mackenzie Karbon is a sophomore majoring in jazz performance. Here’s That Rainy Day, runs the first Thursday of each month.




December 1 - January 19, 2017


Faculty, staff stand for ‘climate of mutual respect’ at UM A letter originally drafted by several English professors addressing the post-election climate has now collected 502 interdepartmental signatures. To the University of Miami community, We, the undersigned, are University of Miami faculty who stand against acts and words of hate and intimidation directed at any member of the University community in the aftermath of the US presidential election. Such acts and words violate the core values of this institution: diversity, integrity, responsibility, compassion, and teamwork. We are proud that our student body and the people who work at this university come from all over the United States and the world, speak many languages, are of many races, sexualities, and Lilian Abbo, M.D.—Miller School of Medicine Lauren Abern—Obstetrics & Gynecology David Abraham—School of Law Alexandre Abreu—Miller School of Medicine Carlos Abril—Frost School of Music Chantel Acevedo—English Orlando Acevedo—Chemistry Crystal Adams—Sociology Soyeon Ahn—Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, College of Education and Human Development David Ake—Musicology, Frost School of Music Anthony V. Alfieri—School of Law Joseph Alkana—English Jafari Allen—Anthropology Nelson Alvarez—Architecture Roger Alvarez, DO—Medicine Steve L. Alves—School of Nursing & Health Studies Sharon Andrade-Bucknor—Miller School of Medicine Debbie Anglade—School of Nursing & Health Studies Traci Ardren--Anthropology Bridget Christine Arce—Modern Languages & Literatures Robin Bachin—History Bruce Bagley—International Studies Lisa Baker—UM Libraries Sierra Bainter—Psychology Wayne Balkan—Medicine Shawn Banks—Anesthesiology Candace Barbot—School of Communication Grace Barnes—School of Communication W. Brian Barrett—Finance Ellen Barrett—Physiology & Biophysics Susana Barroso-Fernandez—School of Nursing & Health Studies Anthony Barthelemy—English Jill Barton—School of Law

gender identities, and hold many faiths. This University is at the forefront of the science of climate change, and we live at a crossroads of many cultures. We welcome President Frenk’s Veterans Day affirmation of UM as an “exemplary university that fosters respectful dialogue on challenging topics in the quest to find truth and understand each other better.” We stand ready to defend the University and its community against acts and words that violate these core values and spread fear. Before and after November 8 there have been numerous acts of hate and intimidation directed towards people of color, immigrants,

Mabel Basterrechea—Modern Languages & Literatures Rich Beckman—School of Communication Anabel Bejerano—Counseling Program, School of Education and Human Development Linda Liska Belgrave—Sociology Bruno Benedetti—Mathematics Charles Bergeron—Frost School of Music Michelle Berkovits—Pediatrics Michael Bernath—History Laura Bianchi—Physiology & Biophysics Dina Birman—School of Education and Human Development Darren Blaney—Theatre Arts / Women’s & Gender Studies Merike Blofield—Political Science Bonnie B. Blomberg—Miller School of Medicine Chris Boardman—Frost School of Music Lina Bofill—Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Jaswinder Bolina—English Caroline Bradley—School of Law Jomills Henry Braddock II--Sociology Eva Silot Bravo—Modern Languages & Literatures Ava Brillat—UM Libraries James Britton—English Kenny Broad—Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy Erin Brown—Journalism & Media Management Stefanie Brown—Internal Medicine / Pediatrics Hari Brundavanam—Medicine Otávio Bueno—Philosophy Lydia Buki—Educational and Psychological Studies Melissa Burley—English Gregory Bush—History Michael Bush—Theatre Arts Melvin L. Butler—Musicology

Steven Butterman—Modern Languages & Literatures Patricia M Byers, MD—Miller School of Medicine James Byrne—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Alberto Cairo—School of Communication Dexter Callender—Religious Studies Michael Campos—Miller School of Medicine Aldo Pavon Canseco—Miller School of Medicine Cristina Canton—Architecture Margaret Cardillo—Cinema & Interactive Media Robert Carnochan—Frost School of Music Adam Carrico—Public Health Sciences Luly Casares—Psychology Devin Caserta—Art and Art History Anita Cava—School of Business Administration Wendy Cavendish—School of Education & Human Development Thomas H. Champney—Cell Biology Sandra Chaparro MD—Medicine Juan Chattah—Frost School of Music Sanjeev Chattejee—Cinema & Interactive Media/Journalism & Media Management Sumita Dutt Chatterjee—History/ Women’s and Gender Studies Nirupa Chaudhari—Miller School of Medicine Zoey Chen—School of Business Administration Chei Hee Chua--Business Elijah Chudnoff—Philosophy Christina Civantos—Modern Languages & Literatures Angela Clark—UM Libraries Eugene Clasby—English Joshua Coco—Master of Professional Science Program, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Don D. Coffman—Music Education

people without papers, LGBT people, Muslims and Jews, people with disabilities, and women. We have heard political rhetoric that promotes an idea of American national identity from which many are permanently excluded. There has been disdain for the results of scientific research on climate change and the impact of sea-level rise on our region. As teachers and scholars, we stand for open inquiry, equal rights, and a livable planet; we condemn all acts of intolerance and anything that contributes to the creation of a “post-truth” world. Joining other faculty across the country, we pledge that our classrooms, labs, libraries, and offices will Donna Coker—School of Law Kevin Collins—Biology Logan Connors—Modern Languages & Literatures Mary Coombs—School of Law Charlton C. Copeland—School of Law Caroline Mala Corbin—School of Law Jaime Correa—Architecture Fiorella Cotrina—Modern Languages & Literatures Shawn Crouch—Frost School of Music Anne Cruz—Modern Languages & Literatures Holly Cukier—Neurology & Institute for Human Genomics Jacquline Curbelo—Anesthesiology Chris Curry—Obstetrics & Gynecology Nitika Dabas—Miller School of Medicine Gerhard Dahl—Physiology & Biophysics Julia Dallman—Biology Susan Dandes—Miller School of Medicine Louise Davidson-Schmich—Political Science Marvin P. Dawkins—Sociology Andrew Dawson—School of Law David Deehl—School of Law Victor Deupi—Architecture Paul Deveney—English Heather Diack—Art and Art History Viviana Díaz Balsera—Modern Languages & Literatures Daniel DiResta—Biology Don Donelson—School of Business Administration Jeff Donnelly—American Studies Rebecca Doran—Modern Langauges & Literatures William Drennan—Ocean Sciences June Teufel Dreyer—Political Science Adrienne DuBois—Biology Pamela Dudkiewicz—Hematology & Oncology Victoria Orrego Dunleavy— Communication Studies

remain spaces where the targeting of anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and/or disability is unacceptable, that we will speak out against intolerance, and that we will do our very best to model and teach critical thinking. We hope you will join us in making sure our campus remains a community of belonging, dedicated to the collective pursuit of new knowledge in a climate of mutual respect. Sincerely,

Michel Dupagne—Journalism & Media Management Batya Elbaum—Teaching and Learning Eduardo Elena—History Jill Ehrenreich-May—Psychology Karl Evans—Art and Art History Scot Evans—Educational and Psychological Studies Caleb Everett—Anthropology Simon Evnine—Philosophy Joan Martínez Evora—School of Business Administration Clay Ewing—Cinema & Interactive Media Ashley Falcon—School of Nursing Jack W. Fell—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Zanita Fenton—School of Law Juliana Fernandes—Strategic Communication Veronica A. Fernandez—Psychology Jason Ferrante—Frost School of Music Tanira Ferreira, MD—Medicine Margaret Donaghue Flavin—Frost School of Music Michelle Fletcher—Obstetrics & Gynecology Francesca Forrestal—Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Lauren Fralinger—UM Libraries Donette Francis—English Serena Francois—Biology Mary Anne Franks—School of Law Kathryn Freeman—English A. Michael Froomkin—School of Law Doug Fuller—Geography John Funchion—English M. Evelina Galang—English Bonnie Galvez—School of Nursing Joseph Ganitsky—School of Business Administration Hannah Gardener—Miller School of Medicine Karina Gattamorta—School of Nursing & Health Studies Pamela Geller—Anthropology

Marc Gellman—Psychology Adriane Gelpi--Miller School of Medicine Xin Geng—Management German Giese—Miller School of Medicine Enrique Ginzburg—Surgery Luis Glaser—College of Arts & Sciences Peter Glynn—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Krista Goff—History Laura Gomez-Mera—Political Science George Gonzalez--Political Science Juan M Gonzalez—School of Nursing & Health Studies Thomas Goodmann—English Valerie Gramling—English Elena Grau-Lleveria—Modern Languages & Literatures Andrew Green—English Henry Green—Religious Studies Steven Green—Biology Paul Groff—Biology Stephen Guerra--Frost School of Music Nicole Guerrero—School of Communication Tracy Devine Guzmán—Modern Languages & Literatures Marta Gierczyk—English/American Studies Tassie Gwilliam—English Toni Eyssallenne—Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Karl Gunther—History Anthony Gyamfi—Miller School of Medicine Christine M. Hagan—Management Melissa Hale—Psychology Neil Hammerschlag—Marine Ecosystems & Society Pamela Hammons—English Kaitlin Hanger—Art & Art History Dennis Hansell—Ocean Sciences Tyler Harrison—School of Communication

December 1 - January 19, 2017 Beth Harry—Education and Human Development Greg Hartley, PT, DPT—Physical Therapy Christi Hayez—School of Business Administration Keene Haywood—Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy Scott Heerman—History Karen Henson—Musicology Dalton Hesley—Marine Biology and Ecology Andrea Heuson—School of Business Administration Ralph Heyndels—Modern Languages & Literatures Jennifer Hill—School of Law Risto Hilpinen—Philosophy Judy Hood—English Mary Hooshmand—School of Nursing & Health Studies Sallie Hughes—Journalism & Media Management Anthony Hynes—Atmospheric Sciences Elizabeth M. Iglesias—School of Law Thomas Iglesias—Otolaryngology David Ikard—English Brendan Balcerak Jackson—Psychology Magdalena Balcerak Jackson— Philosophy Robert M. Jackson—Miller School of Medicine William Jacobs—UM Libraries Osamudia James—School of Law Chris Janiszewski—School of Business Administration Amanda Jensen-Doss—Psychology Anito Joseph—Management Science Angel Kaifer—Chemistry Catherine Millas Kaiman—School of Law Dorothea Kadarian—Miller School of Medicine Trudy Kane—Frost School of Music Roger Kanet—Political Science Jill Kaplan—Psychology Bryan Kaschube—Theatre Arts Chryso P. Katsoufis—Miller School of Medicine Lynne Katz—Psychology Elizabeth S. Katzen—School of Business Administration Joyce Kaufman—Surgery Robert W. Keane—Physiology and Biophysics Tim Kelly—Architecture Karen Kennedy—Frost School of Music Jeffrey Kerr—Management Soyoon Kim—School of Communication Lisa Dozier King—Theatre Arts Mary Lou King—Cell Biology David W. Kling—Religious Studies Casey Klofstad—Political Science Gregory Koger—Political Science Laura Kohn-Wood—School of Education and Human Development Katherine Komis—English Alexis Koskan—School of Nursing & Health Studies Villy Kourafalou—Ocean Sciences Dana Krempels—Biology

Stefanie Krick—Medicine Annette M. La Greca--Psychology Mario Landera—Otolaryngology Christina Lane—Cinema & Interactive Media Juliano Laran—Marketing Jeff Larson—Art & Art History Peter Larsson—Physiology & Biophysics Tamara Lave—School of Law Debbiesiu Lee—Educational and Psychological Studies Joycelyn Lee—Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Duba Barbara Leibell—Cinema and Interactive Media Howard Lieberman—Surgery Daniel J Liebl—Miller School of Medicine Marni Lennon—School of Law David Letson—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Jordan Levin—Journalism & Media Management Peter Lewis—Philosophy Mary Lindemann—History Gary Lindsay—Frost School of Music Sybil Lipschultz—History Miriam Lipsky—School of Education and Human Development Maria Llabre—Psychology Adam Lloyd—Miller School of Medicine J. Tomas Lopez—Art and Art History Elizabeth Losin—Psychology Jiangang Luo—Marine Ecology and Society Peter Luykx—Biology Billie Lynn—Art and Art History Michelle Maldonado—Religious Studies April Mann—English Tommy Manuel—Architecture Lillian Manzor—Modern Languages & Literatures Gina Maranto—Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy Louis Herns Marcelin—Anthropology Esther Mathurin--School of Nursing and Health Studies Eden R. Martin—Miller School of Medicine Erika Marulanda-Londono, MD— Neurology Adela D. Mattiazi—Miller School of Medicine Anita Maurer—Miller School of Medicine Brian McCabe—School of Nursing & Health Studies Philip McCabe—Psychology Patrick A. McCarthy—English Douglas McCullough—Frost School of Music Bradford R. McGuinn—Political Science John W. McManus—Marine Biology & Ecology Nathalie McNeil—Pediatrics Anuj Mehrotra—School of Business Administration Maite Mena—School of Education and Human Development Liza Merly—Marine Biology & Ecology

Daniel Messinger—Psychology Kelly Miller—UM Libraries Michael Miller—History Peter Minnett—Ocean Sciences Mecker Moller—Surgery Ramon Montero—Biomedical Engineering Kimberly Sena Moore—Frost School of Music Steven Moore—Frost School of Music Lenny Moreno—Art & Art History Paige Morgan—UM Libraries Susan E. Morgan—School of Communication Michael Mueller—Internal Medicine Karl Muench—Miller School of Medicine Jessica Wendorf Muhamad—Public Health Sciences Ken Muller—Physiology & Biophysics Peter Muller—Geography Brenna Munro—English Tom Musca—Cinema & Interactive Media Nicholas Namias—Miller School of Medicine Linda L. Neider—Management Maria L Negrin—Modern Languages & Literatures Martin Nesvig—History Holly Neville—Surgery Joel Nickels—English MarieGuerda Nicolas—School of Education and Human Development Amy L. Nielsen—Sociology Anne E. Norris—School of Nursing & Health Studies Italo Novoa—Miller School of Medicine Ashmeet Oberoi—School of Education and Human Development Donald Oglesby—Frost School of Music M. Josefina Olascoaaga—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Elizabeth Oldman—English Kristine O’Phelan MD—Miller School of Medicine Leigh Osofsky—School of Law Martha Otis—English Claire Oueslati-Porter—Women’s and Gender Studies J. Bryan Page—Anthropology Frank Palmeri—English Maria Gracia Pardo—Modern Languages & Literatures Joseph Parent—Political Science Claire Paris—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Kunal Parker—School of Law Maria Pattany—Psychology David Pegel—Frost School of Music Shara Pelz—School of Law Willy Perez-Feria—Frost School of Music Gema Pérez Sánchez—Modern Languages & Literatures Alexandra Perisic—Modern Languages & Literatures Natalie Perlin—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences


Renellys Perez—Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies William J. Pestle—Anthropology Samantha Phillips—English Roxane Pickens—English Costantino Pischedda—Political Science Regine Placide—School of Nursing & Health Studies Giovanna Pompele—Women’s and Gender Studies David T. Poole—Dean’s Office, College of Engineering Ileana Porras—School of Law Paul Posnak—Frost School of Music Shawn Post—School of Education and Human Development Brian Powell—Music Education Rachida Primov—Modern Languages & Literatures Gerd Daniel Pust—Surgery Andrew Quartin—Miller School of Medicine Catalina Quesada-Gómez—Modern Languages & Literatures Frank Ragsdale—Frost School of Music Jyotika Ramaprasad—Journalism and Media Management Kate Ramsey—History Rishi Rattan—Surgery Robynne Redmon—Vocal Performance Jay Rees—Frost School of Music Kate Reid--Frost School of Music Pamela Reid—Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Dominique K. Reill—History Elvira Maria Restrepo—Geography Jill Richardson—Marine Ecosystems & Society Alina R. Riesgo—Pediatrics Terri Robar—UM Libraries Gretel Rodríguez—Anthropology Zevensuyy Rodriguez—Cinema and Interactive Media Rayner Rodriguez Diaz—Miller School of Medicine Sarahi Rodriguez-Perez—Miller School of Medicine Claudia P Rojas—Pathology Jose E. (Logi) Romero-Simpson— School of Business Administration Stephen Roper—Physiology & Biophysics Daniel Roose—UM LIbraries Robert Rosen—School of Law Jessica Rosenberg—English Manny Rossi—Modern Languages & Literatures Michelle Roy—Art & Art History Shouraseni Sen Roy—Geography Armando Rubi III—Communications Alejandro Ruelas-Gossi—Business Gabriel Ruiz MD, FACS—Miller School of Medicine Steven Safren—Psychology Dana Salminen—Frost School of Music Adina Sanchez-Garcia—English Gilda Santana—UM Libraries Daniel Santisteban—School of Education and Human Development Stephen Sapp—Religious Studies Patricia Saunders—English

Terri A. Scandura—School of Business Administration Allison Schifani—Modern Languages & Literatures Dr. Christian A.I. Schlaerth—Sociology Neil Schneiderman—Psychology Chester A. Schriesheim—Management Joshua Schriftman—English Carl I Schulman—Miller School of Medicine Ivonne Schulman—Miller School of Medicine Deborah Schwartz-Kätes—Frost School of Music William Scott—Human Genetics Kathleen Sullivan Sealey—Biology Christopher Searcy—Biology William Searcy—Biology Maureen Seaton—English Max Seiter, MD—Orthopedics Sabrina Sembiante—School of Education and Human Development Mark Shapiro—Business Tiffany Shinbach—Modern Languages & Literatures Harvey Siegel—Philosophy Elizabeth Simpson—Psychology Elton Skendaj—Political Science Beatrice Skokan—UM Libraries Isaac Skromne—Biology Waleed Sneji—Miller School of Medicine Rebecca Sharpless—School of Law Byron Smith—Physical Therapy Tim Smith—Frost School of Music William C. Smith—Political Science Waleed Sneij—Internal Medicine Jan Sokol-Katz—Sociology Pablo Souki—Theatre Arts Jaimee Spector--School of Communication Donald Spivey—History Sarah M. St. George—Public Health Sciences Randy Stano—Journalism and Media Management David L. Steinberg—Communication Studies Leonel Sternberg—Biology Irwin Stotzky—School of Law Frank Stringfellow—English Daniel Suman—Marine Ecosystems & Society Mihoko Suzuki—English Brent Swanson—Musicology Jay Sylvestre—UM Libraries Stephen Symes—Miller School of Medicine Saneya H. Tawfik--Psychology Ed Talavera—Cinema and Interactive Media Fred Telischi—Chair of Otolaryngology M Lewis Temares—College of Engineering Samuel Terilli—Journalism & Media Management Hugh Thomas—History Lindsay Thomas—English Amie Thomasson—Philosophy Annette Torres—School of Law Kathryn Tosney—Biology



Michael Touchton--Political Science Claudia Townsend—Marketing Lien Tran—Cinema and Interactive Media Nikki Traylor-Knowles—Marine Biology & Ecology Boriana Treadwell—Journalism & Media Management Robert Treadwell—Journalism & Media Management Craig J. Trocino—School of Law Sunny Tsai—Strategic Communication Martin Tsang—UM Libraries Giovanni Turner—English Lucina Uddin—Psychology Stephen K. Urice—School of Law J. Albert C. Uy—Biology Floria M-K Uy—Biology Francisco Valdes—School of Law Brian D. Valencia—Theatre Arts John R. Van Beekum—Art and Art History John C. Van Leer—Ocean Sciences Albert Varon—Anesthesiology Dina K. Varon—Surgery Pedro Villarreal—School of Education and Human Development Jim Virga—Cinema & Interactive Media Kurt Voss-Hoynes—English Tsitsi D. Wakhisi—School of Communication Robyn Faith Walsh—Religious Studies Yunqiu (Daniel) Wang—Biology Trent Watkins—Frost School of Music Tim Watson—English Robert Weiner—Frost School of Music Richard S. Weisman—Pediatrics Deborah Jones Weiss—Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Jonathan West—Political Science Lisa Wheeler—UM Libraries Ashli White—History Barbara Whitlock—Biology Athula Wikramanayake—Biology Kira Willig—School of Law N. David Williams—Theatre Arts Eiko Isogai Williams—Modern Languages & Literatures Elliot Williams—UM Libraries Mari Williams—Modern Languages & Literatures Nan Yang—Management Dileep R. Yavagal, MD—Neurology Tian Ying—Frost School of Music George Yudice—Modern Languages & Literatures Tallys Yunes—Management Science Karen C. Young—Miller School of Medicine Tanya L. Zakrison—Department of Surgery Stephen F Zdzinski—Music Education Gecheng Zha—Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Markus Zisselsberger—Modern Langagues & Literatures Cengiz Zopluoglu—School of Education and Human Development




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Hallee Meltzer // Photo Editor CULTURAL CUISINE: Yuca, maduros and Moros y Cristianos are three traditional Cuban cuisine side dishes. Like many cuisines, Cuban food reflects its people’s history and serves as a cultural connection.

Traditional foods, recipes help Cubans preserve culture By Laura Manuela Quesada Contributing Edge Writer

Food, passed down from generation to generation, is a key piece of any culture. Especially in the face of persecution, one of the ways people maintain their cultural identities is by cooking family recipes and teaching them to their children. This is the case with Miami’s Cuban community. As early as the 1960s, Cubans have sought political asylum from Fidel Castro’s Communist dictatorship. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, waves of Cuban immigrants made their way to Florida. The Cuban community began to grow as an increasing number of refugees became exiles from their country. Over time, South Florida has become a hotspot for Cuban culture, and as a result, tasty Cuban food. “Food and recipes are the one thing that our family elders take with them and pass down through the generations,” said Cuban student Sissi Chinea, a junior psychology and English major. “Especially for children of Cuban

immigrants, food is a way to connect to our past roots, our ancestors and our family.” If you were invited to a Cuban friend’s house for lunch, chances are lechón asado, or grilled pork, would be on the menu. The tradition of pork as the main protein has endured throughout the years. If lechón asado is the meal of the day, arroz con frijoles, rice with black beans, will be your side dish. Cubans serve rice and beans with almost every meal. When the rice and beans are combined, they’re called congrí, also sometimes called Moros y Cristianos, meaning Moors and Christians. The rice represents the “Christians” while the beans represent the “Moors.” This dish is a nod to Cuba’s history, since many Cubans are of Spanish descent as Cuba was once one of Spain’s American colonies. The reference to the Moors refers to how, in the eighth century, Spain was conquered by African invaders, the Moors, and it stayed under Islamic rule for more than 800 years. Spanish Christians lived alongside the Moors, and hundreds of years later, this historical allusion takes the form of a tasty, classic side dish.

No Cuban dish is complete without a side of maduros, or fried sweet plantains. Plantains, originally from India, were brought over by Spanish settlers to Cuba. They grew so well in the tropical region that they became an essential part of the Cuban diet. Plantains aren’t tasty in their raw form, though, so there are many ways to cook them. Maduros are made by frying the sweet plantain once. Tostones, another popular side dish, are made from the same sweet plantain, but are mashed up and fried twice. Maduros are such an essential part of Cuban culture that many families eat them every day. Cuban influence is visible on shelves in supermarkets across Miami. One of the most notable products is Materva, a mate-based soft drink. This was a popular Cuban soda that ended up immigrating to Miami after 1960. Any Cuban abuela would be appalled at the thought of there being no dessert after dinner. She’d make sure there was a sweet treat to top off a hearty meal, such as a flan, casquitos de guayaba (sweet guava slices) or famous Cuban buñuelos. While buñuelos are common throughout Latin America, the Cuban

buñuelo is prepared differently. Instead of using dough, Cubans fry yuca, or yucca root, a Cubanative plant that has been eaten long before the arrival of the Europeans. Cuban buñuelos are also drenched in almíbar, a syrup made from boiling sugar and anís, anise seed, to give the treat a distinct flavor. Even though Cuban immigrants arrived in an unfamiliar country with expectations to return home, they’ve created a thriving cultural community in Miami. The Magic City has become a hub where generations of Cuban descendants revel in their culture. When Fidel Castro’s death was announced Sunday morning, hundreds of Cubans took to the streets to celebrate, showing that Miami’s Cuban culture is alive and well. While the dictator’s death doesn’t mean Cuba will be ready to welcome its exiled generations just yet, it’s still a step toward progress for the Cuban people. Even after decades have passed, Cuban Americans continue to keep their Cuban culture close to their hearts, and they keep their rich, delicious foods and recipes on their plates.

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Cafés offer caffeine jolts, study breaks By Madelyn Paquette Staff Edge Writer

Miami has experienced a coffee boom since the opening of Panther Coffee in 2011. With cafes springing up across the city, there are dozens of potential study spots just a short walk or drive from UM. Over the summer, several newcomers made their mark on the scene. Check out these up-and-coming establishments for your caffeine fix before they’re on everyone else’s radar! Another new arrival to Sunset, White Star Cafe should appeal to Canes with dietary restrictions. Fuel your studies with its extensive selection of gluten-free desserts or with heartier fare made with an emphasis on organic, non-GMO ingredients. Even the coffee is fair trade, and lattes can be made with a variety of dairy-free milk options.

8755 Sunset Drive DIVERSE CHOICES: White Star Cafe is a quiet place to study and snack, featuring a selection of organic, gluten-free and non-GMO foods.

Evelyn Choi // Staff Photographer

Only a few minutes away from campus is Tea & Poets, which moved into the former Delia’s storefront in Sunset Place in July. The shop features a full-service tea and coffee bar, including specialty blends and daily specials, and it’s also home to an artisan craft market of local vendors. Free Wi-Fi and ample seating makes this a great spot for a day of studying; but if you’re looking to procrastinate, Tea & Poets hosts frequent events, like charity yoga, open mics and paint nights, all of which offer a break from schoolwork.

5701 Sunset Drive #126 COZY NOOK: Tea & Poets, inside Sunset Place, offers a full-service tea and coffee bar along with plenty of space to study or meet up with friends.

Hallee Meltzer // Photo Editor

Adventurous coffee lovers should seek out All Day (1035 N. Miami Ave.) in downtown Miami. This hipster haven, founded by a Panther Coffee alumna Camila Ramos, has a contemporary, minimalist aesthetic with hanging branches for decoration and the coffee menu displayed in green neon. This menu features not only trendy staples like cold brew but also nitrogen-infused coffee, “royal tea” made from dried coffee fruit and a seasonal specialty – currently a rosemary limeade cold brew. As the name implies, breakfast is always served, so enjoy tres leches French toast, a sandwich with house-made pastrami or a skillet of baked eggs while you catch up on reading for class. A bonus option for tea lovers, Miami institution JoJo Tea has opened a tasting room just outside Little Havana (951 SW. 42nd Ave., Suite 305). On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, it hosts 90-minute tea tastings, taking visitors through a variety of flavors and the stories behind their harvests. Make a reservation, and de-stress after all your hard work.




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WEEKEND WATCH ART BASEL Art Basel, Miami’s most famous art fair, boasts more than 269 modern and contemporary art galleries with work from more than 4,000 artists. Come by for free browsing or purchase tickets to exclusive shows, exhibitions and concerts throughout the weekend. Tickets start at $50. 3-8 p.m. Dec. 1, noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3, noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 4. 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, Fla.

“THE NUTCRACKER” Get in the holiday spirit with the season’s favorite ballet. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s take on “The Nutcracker” features professional dancers from the Miami Youth Ballet. Tickets start at $25. 8 p.m. Dec. 2-3. 10950 SW 211th St., Miami, Fla.



The GableStage Theater at the Biltmore will be playing this Broadway comedy that originally starred Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” fame. The one-man show tackles themes of homosexuality, evolution and Christianity. Visit to purchase tickets, starting at $15 for students.

This two-day music festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach features some of the biggest names in alternative and classic rock, from AWOLNATION and Silversun Pickups to The B-52’s and Earth, Wind & Fire. Tickets on sale now for one-day or two-day admission at, starting at $49.

8 p.m. Dec. 1-3, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Showings until Dec. 18. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Fla.

10 a.m. Dec. 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4 1100 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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Brad Kaaya is now No. 1 on the Miami all-time list for passing yards.



Richt’s first season offers positive signs moving forward By Isaiah Kim-Martinez Sports Editor

It’s that time of year: evaluation time. Miami football has just capped off its regular season with a record of 8-4, sandwiching a four-game losing streak between two four-game win streaks. As the team awaits its bowl game announcement, the question arises: Was this season a success or a failure? Despite the team’s obvious inconsistency, to use either of those words to describe the Hurricanes season would be unfair. Considering all the changes that have been made to the program in the past year, it was a given from the start that Head Coach Mark Richt’s first coaching campaign with Miami was going to be one to feel things out and see where the football team stands as it begins to bring the U back to national prominence. “Hopefully we just keep getting better,” Richt said. “There’s no reason to believe that we can’t become one of the teams that every year is going to be fighting to get into that championship game.” That’s what fans want: confidence. They want to hear the utmost belief that this season was only the beginning to what will be years of prosperity for the program. In order to make that a reality, the coaching staff and team must analyze what went well this season and build on it. Possibly the biggest highlight of the season was how well the defense played in response to adversity. Due to dismissals of key players and injuries, the team was forced to start more freshmen than it would have liked, including a trio of fresh-

Hallee Meltzer // Photo Editor CAN’T BE CAUGHT: Junior tight end David Njoku (86) scores a touchdown during the third quarter of the football game against Duke at Hard Rock Stadium Saturday evening. The Canes finished their last home game 40-21.

man starting linebackers. They were up to the challenge and performed beyond their years, helping Miami boast the fifth-best total defense in the ACC and the second-best scoring defense in the conference. “I feel like every week, we have challenged them to play like Hurricanes – to run to the ball, play fast and tackle well when we got there,” Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz said. “Twelve games in, we have done that all 12 games.” Junior quarterback Brad Kaaya was on just about every watch list for top quarterback

awards prior to the season. Though he suffered some struggles midseason, Kaaya fought through them and finished the year throwing for the most yards of his career, posting his best passer rating, and surpassing former UM-great Ken Dorsey for first all-time in yards thrown in Hurricanes football history. “Just look at all the quarterbacks who come here … it’s just a huge honor,” Kaaya said after the game against Duke. “It just feels great. But all credit to the guys who have made plays for me the past three years.”

Kaaya had some weapons on offense who rose to stardom this year. Sophomore running back Mark Walton was given the nod to be the starter at the beginning of the season. He flourished in the position, rushing for 1,065 yards (No. 4 in the ACC) and 14 touchdowns. Junior tight end David Njoku came into his own and had a breakout year, catching 38 balls for 654 yards and seven scores. Freshman wide receiver Ahmmon Richards showed he is a quick learner, breaking the record for the most receiving yards ever by a firstyear UM wideout with 866.

“Coach Richt and Coach [Todd] Hartley, for the tight end group, just said, ‘Stick together. Focus on every play. Don’t give up,’” Njoku said. “I guess we did that, so we’re happy about that.” There were positives in Coach Richt’s first year, now UM must build on them in years to come. One thing is for certain, a record of 8-4 won’t cut it two to three years down the road. Expectations will be high. “For me, and I guess every coach would say this, I don’t think our best game has been played yet,” Diaz said.




December 1 - January 19, 2017


Hurricanes dominate in Miami Thanksgiving Tournament By Josh White Senior Sports Writer

Behind an impressive showing by tournament M.V.P. Keyona Hayes, the University of Miami women’s basketball team came out on top to win the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. Hayes was joined by teammate guards Laura Cornelius and Adrienne Motley as part of the All-Tournament Team that led Miami to victories over Grambling State and Texas Tech. “We can adapt,” Head Coach Katie Meier said of her team’s performance. “That is one thing about a veteran team; not only do they know the system, but they know the wrinkles. It is still November and we understand the third look in a play.” Miami controlled play from start to finish against its first opponent, holding Grambling State to just 39 percent shooting from the floor. The Hurricanes would hit 50 percent of their shots from the field to win the opening contest 89-61.

Senior guard Jessica Thomas dropped a team-high 14 points and dished out five assists, while Motley added 12 points and five assists of her own. Motley’s double-digit tally moved her to No. 10 on the all-time points list in program history. “She has been a consistent player for us,” Meier said of Motley. “She has logged so many minutes and has had a lot of responsibilities throughout her entire career. I am really proud of her; she has been a joy to coach.” The Hurricanes bench thrived against the Lady Tigers, outscoring their reserves 39-6. In the finale against Texas Tech, Miami (5-1) jumped out to an early first half advantage and headed into the break up 31-23, but the Lady Raiders came out of the intermission firing on all cylinders. Texas Tech opened the third period with a 9-0 run to take the lead briefly, but Miami would outscore its opponent 43-24 the rest of the way, as the team claimed its 21st victory all-time in the tournament.

“I don’t know what happened at halftime, but it seemed like we were just zombies,” Meier said. “Laura came in and just was a huge lift. But, once again, another double-double by Key Hayes. The seniors really responded in the second half.” Cornelius provided a spark off the bench for the Hurricanes, leading all scorers with a careerhigh 22 points in just 22 minutes, draining six of 10 shots from behind the arc. Hayes dominated on the attack, stuffing the stat sheet with her second double-double in three games. She scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, six of which came on the offensive end, in the championship game. Motley continues to climb up the all-time scoring list, notching 14 points to move into the No. 9 spot. Thomas chipped in 10 points and dished out a game-high four assists. No. 18 Miami will travel to the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio, to square off against the No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Josh White // Staff Photographer

CHARGING THE PAINT: Junior forward Keyanna Harris (0) passes a Charlotte defender during the Canes’ 80-46 win in November.


UM alumnus creates new way to improve tennis skills By Brianna Commerford Contributing Sports Writer

Former UM tennis star John Eagleton found success on the court early in his life. Now, he’s making strides off the court with the creation of an app he calls Techne Tennis. Eagleton, a South-African native, created Techne Tennis with one simple mission: to get athletes playing better tennis faster by using simple techniques that have been employed by some of the world’s best players. “This app is important because people can use its techniques by being coached and trained on the actual tennis court,” Eagleton said. “Players can look at something visual. It is an entire teaching system online.” Through a combination of studying and understanding the techniques of top tennis players, as well as intense empirical analysis of the evolution of the sport, Techne Tennis has become a successful, comprehensive teaching method. Its main feature includes one-minute video tennis lessons, which make it easy for people of all ages and levels to learn. “People have a very short brainspan,” Eagleton said. “We want to see a one-minute

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HONING THEIR SKILLS: John Eagleton’s app, Techne Tennis provides tennis techniques and performance guides for coaches and players.

thing that is fast and quick, and the app makes it interesting.” After having the experience of both playing and coaching the sport throughout his career, Eagleton scouted out the most innovative lessons, tips and commentary for his app. The inspiration for Techne Tennis came from Eagleton’s avid, continuous participation

in tennis. Through his first-hand experience, he concluded that the tennis world needed his guidance. “I knew something was wrong with tennis in America,” Eagleton said. Eight years ago, Eagleton started creating notes, which later became a book titled, “Techne Tennis: Teach the Way the Pros Play Today.” The secrets, techniques and performance guides in this play-by-play handbook were the basis for creating the app. Techne Tennis is geared toward all tennis athletes from beginners to grand slam champions. Eagleton emphasized that the app is meant for a variety of athletes and coaches on differing levels of competitiveness. “This app helps the bad high school coach as well as the state champion,” he said. Eagleton added that users could be Wimbledon champion wannabes or just players who want to beat their big brothers on vacation next summer. The app is meant to be extremely versatile for the athlete. Being portable and accessible on any phone, it allows the player to experience Techne Tennis instruction in any location they’d like and at their own pace. Eagleton reflects on his app’s success as an extension of the success he found at UM

playing a sport he loved. He said that at the start of his freshman year, he was worried about just making the team, yet toward the end of his senior year, he realized that he could, in fact, turn out “unbelievable.” “I call it Miami magic,” Eagleton said. Eagleton describes his time at UM as “amazing” both academically and athletically. During his time at Miami, Eagleton became a four-time All-American. As a player in the Association of Tennis Professionals tour for eight years, he reached a career-high ranking of No. 220 in singles competition and No. 105 in doubles, earning wins over three top-10 players. Eagleton has spent his post-college, adult life immersed in the sport he loves. He has coached more than 200 athletes who went on to play in college. “When it comes to coaching, it’s more about what you are giving than what you’re getting,” Eagleton said. “If you can give a lot, you get a lot. Anytime you are coaching, you need to be a giving mentor.” Eagleton has produced more than 20 professional tennis players, one of which is a twotime grand slam doubles champion. The app is available for download on the iPhone or any iOS device for a monthly subscription of $24.

December 1 - January 19, 2017

Dear V, Lately, my boyfriend has been making a lot of jokes about cheating. He acts like it’s no big deal when I get angry with him, but I don’t understand why he’d continue joking about it if he knows it bothers me. The other day, I was texting a classmate asking what we had for homework, and my boyfriend saw the guy’s contact name and asked if he was my

“side dude.” A few days later, he stepped out of the room to call his mom, but joked that it was his “side chick” instead. He goes on and on about these side dudes and side chicks, and it drives me crazy. To me, if you’re with anyone besides your partner, you’re cheating. He invites me to tease him back when he teases me, though, and he insinuates that if he did have a side chick, she’d be way more chill about the jokes than me. I’m starting to think my boyfriend is actually cheating and these little jokes aren’t jokes after all. Should I confront him and make myself look more “crazy,” or feed into the jokes and dish it back? Sincerely, Suspicious Samantha


Dear Samantha, This whole concept is stupid. If you’re in a relationship, what’s the point of having a “side dude” or “side chick” in the first place? If you’re not ready to be with one person, then don’t. No one is forcing you, and you’ll only hurt your “main” in the process. Just stay what you really want to be: single. It’s 2016, no one cares if you want to raise your body count before settling down. That said, there’s no reason to be suspicious of your boyfriend yet. Sure, if he is cheating on you, this may be a sign. But if he’s not, he’s probably just got an odd sense of humor, and you’re likely to hurt him if you accuse him of cheating off the bat. Instead, pay attention to other cues that will either alleviate or heighten your doubts. Is his phone relatively dry when he’s with you, or does he



hide his phone and get texts at odd hours of the night? Do his friends know you as his girlfriend, or “just a friend?” Is he unafraid to be seen out with you, or does he only ever want to hang out at home? Ask yourself these questions before jumping to conclusions. If it seems that he’s not cheating, just ask him to lay off the jokes. But if it seems that something fishy is going on, you might want to investigate and eventually ask what’s up. Good luck. And remember, you’re the main course – there’s no side dishes in a real relationship. –V

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Join CNL in one of our favorite events of the year! Enjoy sweet winter treats and amazing activities as we make our South Florida winter that much cooler! Feel free to stop by for a free Holiday Dinner from Boston Market! It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

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Canes Night Live Presents: Canes After Dark- “Winter Wonderland� Thursday, December 1 HP Patio Jams Presents: Talay QNt-BLFTJEF1BUJPBOE4UBHF Enjoy lunch by the lakeside with jams and sounds from Talay this Thursday from 12:15-1:30pm at the Lakeside Patio! There will be free sno cones, sunglasses, and more!

2016 Fall Senior Day At The Rat QNt3BUITLFMMFS Calling all Seniors! Don’t miss the celebration! Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, medical or law Fall Senior, this day is for you! Donate $25 and as a “thank you�, you can receive a limited edition RAT Pitcher, a 2016 “Orange, Green, and White� tassel, extended happy hour and more! Sponsored by University of Miami Annual Giving.

HP CaneStage Theatre Company Presents: “The last Five Years� QNt$PTGPSE$JOFNB An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

African Student Union Presents: Taste of Africa

HP CNL Presents: Canes After Dark“Winter Wonderland�

QNt4$ #BMMSPPN&BTU Taste of Africa is the end of semester event/banquet put on by African Students Union which will showcase not only foods from the different regions of Africa, but also bring light to the different cultures of those regions!

QNt6$3PDL1MB[B'PPUF(SFFO Join CNL in one of our favorite events of the year! Enjoy sweet winter treats and amazing activities as we make our South Florida winter that much cooler! Feel free to stop by for a free Holiday Dinner from Boston Market! It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Friday, December 2 HP RAB Presents: Live DJ At The Rat QNtRathskeller Check out the live DJ #attherat on Friday from 4-7pm! Sit outside, eat some food, and enjoy the music with friends!

HP CaneStage Theatre Company Presents: “The last Five Years� QNt$PTGPSE$JOFNB An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Japanese Student Association Presents: Ennichi Festival QNtLakeside Patio We, the Japanese Culture Circle, would like to provide students the opportunity of enjoying a traditional Japanese festival right on campus. We will provide classic Japanese foods, snacks, and drinks, as well as fun and interesting games that can be found in any Japanese festival. Our goal is to make the attendees feel as if they walked into Japan and experienced its culture!

Saturday, December 3 HP CaneStage Theatre Company Presents: “The last Five Years� QNt$PTGPSE$JOFNB An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s

unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

SalsaCraze Winter Semi-Formal QNt4$ #BMMSPPN8FTU SalsaCraze is one of the University of Miami’s largest student organizations. It was founded over a decade ago and our primary objective is to instruct anyone in the ways of salsa dancing. We have a welcoming and friendly atmosphere with a funloving, inclusive culture, and our goal is to enable people to implement what they learn relatively quickly while achieving technical mastery of the dance. Our last party of the semester, our winter semi-formal is open to anyone with dancing and food, semi-formal attire is required.

HP CAC Presents: Sausage Party QNt$PTGPSE$JOFNB Watch what you eat! Catch Sausage Party this week at the Cosford! Frank is a sausage who has always wanted to be purchased and “go home,â€? but he does not yet know the truth--that his kind is used as a snack. He strives to find the truth of his existence in this cruel food-eating world. Free entrance with you Cane Card!

Student Affairs Study Break

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