Finals Szn

Here at The University of Miami, finals season in the most gut-wrenching, mentally and physically abusing seasons out of any college in the country.

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Into the Arena

Deafening excitement, there was electricity in the air, colorful fans everywhere I looked, the smell of flame grilled burgers, this was it. The culmination of University of Miami’s undefeated season, one final test before The U was considered back for real.

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GREG’s REALM V: Brotherhood

I have to admit I get a bit emotional here and there. I'm the kind of guy that reads into everything a little too much and tries to find more of a meaning. Now, if you need to know anything intimate about me it's that I hold the idea of brotherhood very close to my heart. 

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Greg’s Realm IV: Cold Times in Coral Gables

Oh, what we all wait for throughout the year. That period of time where you can feel cozy outdoors all while feeling comfortable, when showing up to class with the damp-mess aesthetic like a golden retriever out of a lake is no longer an issue, and when everyone complains for no damn-good reason!

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The Field of (Dead) Dreams

The entire campus erupted in a loud roar after the announcement that shocked the world: The Field of Dreams will not remain. What is the Field of Dreams you ask? It is a place just as inspirational, magical, and beautiful as it sounds. 

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Trick or Treat’n around UM

I am nineteen years old. I cook my own food, make my own bed, and drive myself to campus. All of that, I accept. One thing I will never accept, though, is all of the nonsense going around saying “you should stop trick or treating after middle school.”

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Mina Rhee
Greg’s Realm II

Last week I told you all that I like to live dangerously since I still went on Fall Break, even though the ever-so sacred vacation had been cancelled post-Irma. But there was no way I was going to miss out on this trip.

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FS - WHO?

Miami students waited eight years for it. FSU students went ghost-mode for weeks after it. What is it, you ask? When Miami invaded Tallahassee and went home with the W. It all started on Friday morning.

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Hammocks Should Stay Up Year Round

Finals suck. That’s no secret. The buildup of consecutive all-nighters and caffeine-binges just to spew out information onto a page that you will forget immediately after taking the exam is enough to drive any student to the brink of mental breakdowns. Students at every school have to deal with this harsh reality at the end of each semester, but come finals week, there is one benefit that separates us from every other university: the hammocks.

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Greg’s Realm

Hey there. What’s up? The name’s Greg. Gregory, Gregorio. Up to you. It’s all gucci. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Wow, another student piece about Orange Umbrella, sick!” Well, I’m here to burst your thin and poorly-constructed bubble, bud. Because we’re gonna take a sharp left down Internet Lane, you know, that place that intersects Mediocre Avenue.

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All Time Low Without Our CEO

Lost with no direction. The S.S. Orange Umbrella plunges into the perilous sea without its Captain.  

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells! (we don't have any actual bells but it's figurative) 

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Pillow Thoughts

Pillow Thought: a brilliant (potentially idiotic) idea that your brain decides to give you right before bed. Do you ever stay up at night asking yourself obscure questions or mulling over life and the universe?

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The Newbies

What was once a small group of friends... Is still a pretty small group of friends, but with a few new kids on the block. We're very excited to have them helping out, the more oranges the merrier.

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Theme Thursday: Mad Men

Many people might think we don't even own suits (how could someone who calls themselves an orange wear a suit!), but we dusted them off and adorned them in style for this week's theme Thursday... Mad men (and women) of the IMC!

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Christina Riccardi