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Gianna Milan

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Recipes From Our Roots

To some, the sound of garlic and oil sizzling reminds them of family. For others, it’s the texture of spring roll wrappers, the smell of fried food or an image of the family’s matriarch cooking dinner. Regardless of background, families have rich culinary traditions that are shared ge...

To some, the sound of garlic and oil sizzling reminds them of family. For others, it’s the texture of spring roll wra...

Carlos Machado

“Everyone wants to be a creative,” laughed Carlos Machado, a University of Miami senior and artist who’s embraced the métier of storytelling. “But unless you strive to drown in a sea of Gen Z creatives, a flourishing Instagram simply won’t cut it.” A late bloomer, he was born...

“Everyone wants to be a creative,” laughed Carlos Machado, a University of Miami senior and artist who’s embraced...

Caught Theft-Handed: Burglary @ The U

Burglary remains an infrequent crime at the University of Miami while the greater city of Miami oftentimes gets a bad criminal rap. Since the installment of exhaustive cautionary measures by the University of Miami Police Department and UM Housing & Residential Life, the number of ...

Burglary remains an infrequent crime at the University of Miami while the greater city of Miami oftentimes gets a bad c...

¡ALAS CON DISTRACTION!

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month! And UM's Alliance of Latin American Students (@umiamialas) is ecstatic to collaborate “con Distraction” to celebrate our Latinx community! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be talking to multicultural individuals who are proud to be who they are and deta...

What Does Kamala Mean To U?

Kamala Harris is a cultural stereotype shattering icon in the 2020 presidential race. When Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden selected the U.S. senator from California as his running mate, news blasts about the first Black female vice–presidential candidate swarmed headlines. “Wome...

Kamala Harris is a cultural stereotype shattering icon in the 2020 presidential race. When Democratic Party nominee Joe...

Get Out The Black Vote.

Xenophobic headlines diminishing Black suffrage are circulating inaccurate messages to Black Americans. Such discrimination has prompted the University of Miami’s National Pan-Hellenic Council to work toward undoing minority voter suppression as the nation enters election season. In ...

Xenophobic headlines diminishing Black suffrage are circulating inaccurate messages to Black Americans. Such discrimina...

Driven By Perseverance: UM’s Student-Led Black Greek Committee

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior and National Pan-Hellenic Council President Marckell Williams chatted with Distraction about UM's compelling, premier Black Greek association. Today, the council's 43 repre...

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior an...

Best of Book-to-Screen: YA Edition

There’s a certain feeling you get after finding out your favorite book is coming to the big screen. And, although you’re stoked to watch, an anxious thought crosses your mind: “What if it ends up being … utter garbage?" Yup, we’ve all been there. Particularly, when indulging ...

There’s a certain feeling you get after finding out your favorite book is coming to the big screen. And, although you...

Meet The Neighbors — Exploring The Different Neighborhoods of Miami

When you go to school in paradise, it’s easy to fall into the same old habits: going to the same beaches, the same bars with the same cute bartenders who wink at you when you order the same cocktails you’ve been drinking for the past two years. Students could very easily take Miami fo...

When you go to school in paradise, it’s easy to fall into the same old habits: going to the same beaches, the same ba...

Frost Spotlight: The Henry Mancini Institute

Students, faculty and community members gathered at UM’s Frost School of Music on Jan. 25 as a red carpet studded with paparazzi rolled out to the entrance of the jam-packed Gusman Hall at the University. Concertgoers buzzed amongst themselves with great anticipation of the night’s...

Students, faculty and community members gathered at UM’s Frost School of Music on Jan. 25 as a red carpet studded wit...