Karen Chee Delivers Punchlines and Insight on MinorityRepresentation at Stamp Union Stand-Up

by Sara Wiatrak Comedian Karen Chee came to the University of Maryland on March 6, bringing with her a night of laughs and conversation on her experiences as an Asian American woman in the comedy industry. Co-hosted by the Asian American Studies (AAST) program, the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) and fully funded by an anonymous donor, both the meet-and-greet and stand-up … Continue reading Karen Chee Delivers Punchlines and Insight on MinorityRepresentation at Stamp Union Stand-Up

Options to Manage Stress on Campus

by Tori Bergel College years are often considered the best days of one’s life, but to many, they can also be some of the most stressful. But the University of Maryland has no shortage of programs aimed at alleviating the stressors felt by students. The university’s health center is one facility where students can turn to in order to relax, as it provides resources to … Continue reading Options to Manage Stress on Campus

Stamp Gallery hosts reception for new mental health-centered exhibit

By: Sara Wiatrak Maryland-based artist Leslie Holt is on a mission to destigmatize different mental health conditions and spark dialogue through the artistic visibility of mental illness. Now, in light of college students showing more susceptibility to mental health obstacles than most other age groups, she and her mixed media exhibit have made its way to the Stamp Gallery in College Park. The Stamp Gallery … Continue reading Stamp Gallery hosts reception for new mental health-centered exhibit

The Hall CP- A new place of discovery that engages the community

By: Kellina Wanteu The Hall CP opened in early January behind The Hotel at the University of Maryland, offering a vibrant hang-out spot for students and residents. Although its location is out of sight from the path of most students, it is a place that is meant to be discovered.  Its ties to Maryland are strongly represented by the merchandise the restaurant sells, such as … Continue reading The Hall CP- A new place of discovery that engages the community

Students Petition for Wallace Loh to Remain UMD President

By: Kasey Borduas Students at the University of Maryland are undecided about their feelings toward President Wallace Loh and are divided on the topic of his departure. Following the death of football player and redshirt freshman Jordan McNair in 2018, the university’s athletic department and administration came under fire and was eventually investigated, according to an August article by CNN. And in October 2018, President … Continue reading Students Petition for Wallace Loh to Remain UMD President

Students Experiencing Life Beyond Borders

by Kellina Djanfa Wanteu Former and new travelers came together at the University of Maryland’s study abroad fair on Feb. 5, offering plenty of opportunities to students to expand their education. Hundreds of these programs are put in place to choose from, as many factors come into play when deciding to study abroad. Students are brought to classrooms abroad so that they can exchange ideas … Continue reading Students Experiencing Life Beyond Borders

The Kibel Gallery discusses the making of the Holodomor Memorial

By Aneeta Mathur-Ashton The Kibel Gallery’s exhibit, “Making the Holodomor Memorial: Contexts and Questions,” opened Feb. 12 with a presentation by University of Maryland alumna Larysa Kurylas. The presentation is the first in a series of events surrounding the memorial and the exhibit on campus designed by Kibel Gallery curator Ronit Eisenbach.  The Holodomor Memorial, located near Union Station in Washington, D.C., is a memorial … Continue reading The Kibel Gallery discusses the making of the Holodomor Memorial

Class 520 serves up sweet treats great for the taste buds and Instagram feed

by: Joy Saha Nestled among a row of small restaurants near the Domain apartment complex sits Class 520 Ice Cream and Tea, a new café offering an assortment of Thai delicacies and an inviting interior filled with bursts of color, eye-catching artwork and cozy couches. Known for their rolled Thai ice cream, the café also offers a wide variety of bubble tea drinks. Milk cap … Continue reading Class 520 serves up sweet treats great for the taste buds and Instagram feed

Matcha Craze Takes College Park by Storm

Students weigh in on which is the better option: matcha or coffee. By Brianna Johnston From lattes and hot teas to soft serve ice cream and cookies, matcha’s versatile nature has attracted customers to substitute other caffeinated products with this trendy one.   Matcha gained popularity several years ago due to trends seen across social media. As a caffeinated beverage, some have chosen to replace their … Continue reading Matcha Craze Takes College Park by Storm

Unique Clubs Offer Wide Range interests for students

by Brianna Johnston The University of Maryland is home to over 800 organizations where students can meet new people, pursue new or existing interests and take a break from academics. With such a diverse range of clubs, students can find what fits them best. Cool Board Games for Attractive People Cool Board Games for Attractive People was formed in the fall of 2018 when junior … Continue reading Unique Clubs Offer Wide Range interests for students

Stealing Signs: The Scandal That Rocked Baseball

By Christina DeNatale The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism held a panel Feb. 5 to discuss the sign-stealing scandal that led to major punishments for the Houston Astros and caused many to lose their jobs. In the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Astros reportedly used a camera positioned in the center of Houston’s Minute Maid Park to decode the signs from the catcher to … Continue reading Stealing Signs: The Scandal That Rocked Baseball

Galentine’s Day at UMD

By: Jenna Cohen Leslie Knope, a popular character from “Parks and Recreation,” once said, “What’s Galentine’s Day? It’s only the best day of the year.”  Originating as a fictional holiday the television series “Parks and Recreation,” Galentine’s Day has become almost as widely celebrated as Valentine’s Day itself, according to The Atlantic. Dedicated to celebrating the importance of friendships between women, the holiday still influences … Continue reading Galentine’s Day at UMD