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RadioActive: Bi-Directional Flying and What it Means to be a Gringo.

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RadioActive welcomes University of Miami’s Dr. Ge-Chen Zha and freelance writer for NPR Aida Ramirez. A College of Engineering professor, Dr. Zha was awarded $100,000 grant from NASA’s prestigious Innovative Advanced Concepts program to create a supersonic, bi-directional flying wing (SBiDir-FW) that looks like something out of Star Wars. Dr. Zha’s fuel-efficient supersonic jet is [...]

“When I write I can do anything…even fly”

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David Leal is a young man with high career aspirations. Every day he gets closer to finishing his novel despite not being able to physically write it himself. By no means defined by the disease that weakens his muscles daily, David must still work around the effects muscular dystrophy has on his body. There can [...]

RadioActive: The YES Institute (ft. Jasmine Rosa)

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RadioActive is joined by the YES Institute as we discuss their efforts to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation. The YES Institute separates gender, sex, and orientation in a way that creates an understanding for the LGBT community in the society that [...]

Brazil to Defend Against NSA Snooping

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  [Image Credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP] Over the weekend, Brazil announced its plans to throw off the NSA’s ability to snoop in on their internal affairs. The system is still in development, but the idea is that a new form of secure communication is being developed that will not allow traditional NSA intrusions into it. The move [...]

#UnitedWeServe: The Case for National Service

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Since their inception programs like Peace Corp and AmeriCorps have been very popular alternative options for recent college graduates (famously President Donna Shalala was among the first Peace Corps members sent abroad). With the good each program is doing, and it’s growing popularity, the case for Universal Service has been made by powerhouses like Sen. [...]

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and City Year: A 5 year education plan.

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City Year is all about giving back to your community and investing in the next generation of students. The mentoring offered through City Year to youth at-risk of dropping out of school, keeps those students in school, encouraging and enabling them to graduate and become independent and successful in their own right. Through the participation [...]

The iPhone 5s: the Start of Widespread Genetic Tech?

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(Image credit: The Denver Post)   In case you missed it, the new iPhone went on sale recently. Normally this wouldn’t be even remotely newsworthy, but this iPhone is different: it comes with a fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 5s (Apple’s latest offering) is able to read and store the fingerprint of the owner and if [...]

Healthcare Q and A with President Shalala

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WVUM News had the opportunity to participate in a student media Q and A with UM President Donna Shalala. She answered questions and provided insights on President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare.  President Shalala is the former Secretary for Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. Afterwards, Meg, Jordan and [...]

Counterpoint Recap 9/20: Obamacare or Shutdown

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This week the Counterpoint team debated the politics behind Obamacare and why Washington is constantly in a deadlock. It is apparent on both sides of the aisle that neither is budging. Is it worth it to sacrifice Obamacare in order for the government to keep running? What is the importance of social welfare programs? This [...]

Counterpoint Recap 09/13: Chartwells Walk-Out

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Last Friday’s show included audio from the Chartwells walk-out protest and Counterpoint’s Jordan Lewis, Mike Kanoff, and William Ng were able to witness. They heard the strikers grievances not just about their own jobs but the greater impact of UM in their community. Most notably, Miss Betty, a favorite at UM after Chartwells dismissed her [...]