UMD student spreads awareness about Down syndrome with her blog

By Daphne Pellegrino Nineteen-year-old Emily Singer has known from a young age that her family is different.  Her twin brother, Lucas, has Down syndrome, and like many siblings of kids with the condition, Singer has not always had an easy time accepting this. The sophomore enrolled in letters and sciences recalled that when she was younger, she was at first hesitant about him attending the … Continue reading UMD student spreads awareness about Down syndrome with her blog

Velvet: The Fabric of Royalty Comes Down to Earth

Velvet, a fabric that has been around for centuries, is returning to stores for the fall and winter seasons. Velvet was typically seen as a higher end product due to the amount of threads required to sew it. Additionally, the China-made product was usually threaded with silk, a high end product in itself. People of royalty from all over the world used velvet in their … Continue reading Velvet: The Fabric of Royalty Comes Down to Earth

Fashion Anew: A closer look at Paris Fashion Week

By Jenna Milliner-Waddell Paris fashion week is one of the most awaited series of fashion shows of the year. Alexandra Shulman, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, describes Paris’ role as, “to show how you can make things particularly couture-like and high-end fashion.” This year was no different, as designers displayed artistic and detailed looks in their 2014 spring/summer collections. Across the runways designers used metallic materials … Continue reading Fashion Anew: A closer look at Paris Fashion Week

“The Shoe Has Always Fit.” The history of footwear.

By Erica Bonelli Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend was horribly mistaken. In the wise words of Marilyn Monroe, “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Cinderella herself proved that a new pair of shoes can change your life. From their beginnings in the small village of Bonito, Italy to their current global dominance, shoes have been a … Continue reading “The Shoe Has Always Fit.” The history of footwear.

Cute clothes on a college budget? Unwritten has the answer.

By Mackenzie Cutruzzula   Junior finance major, Michelle Shahparast  and her brother are redefining the “unwritten girl.” The siblings’ online thrift clothing store, Unwritten, provides female students with the opportunity to replenish their bank accounts and wardrobes. The deal goes as follows, the website can sell an item for typically 1/3 of the retail price and the original owner will receive 50% off the selling price, … Continue reading Cute clothes on a college budget? Unwritten has the answer.

Easy come, easy go: CP restaurants struggle to stay in business

Businesses come and go in every town. But with the high rent prices and lack of parking on Route 1, College Park businesses are finding it hard to cater to anyone besides college students. This, in addition to students’ high expectations for cheap services, makes staying afloat difficult. Consequentially, many students were surprised to learn that Lime, a popular restaurant on Route 1, had permanently … Continue reading Easy come, easy go: CP restaurants struggle to stay in business

Alumni looking back: Stories of UMD you won’t find in history books.

By Darcy Costello The first few notes of the William Tell Overture blast out of an open Cumberland window and within seconds, all of the residents know what that means. It’s time. Students poke their heads out of their windows and catcalls echo through the community. Below, naked bodies race around the building as the music serenades their mad dash. It’s 1972 and the students … Continue reading Alumni looking back: Stories of UMD you won’t find in history books.

Ice Cube Burns: Stars talk to students about their new film, Ride Along

By Lauren Burns Producer Will Packer introduced his new movie “Ride Along” to University of Maryland students at the Hoff Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 5 by asking the question: “How many of you got a test you should be studying for?” The audience responded with laughter and some shouts of affirmation. Packer and starring actor Ice Cube traveled to UMD to promote the movie and participate … Continue reading Ice Cube Burns: Stars talk to students about their new film, Ride Along

Shelling out the past: A closer look at UMD landmarks

By Angelo Bavaro With its red-brick Georgian buildings and various arched gateways, there is no arguing that the University of Maryland is built on a rich, deep history. Almost every notable site on campus lives with an equally notable past. Hoards of students can be spotted in and around the Omicron Delta Kappa fountain on McKeldin Mall when winter melts away and temperatures soar to … Continue reading Shelling out the past: A closer look at UMD landmarks

Terps’ New Turf: Bar is finally open

by Nick Kinsley On Friday, Oct. 4, College Park added a new option for those seeking a fun night out. The Terrapin’s Turf, a new bar in downtown College Park, is scheduled to open after an extended construction period. Terrapin’s Turf is located on Knox road next to Ratsie’s Pizza. The building was home to the popular bar and live music venue Santa Fe Cafe … Continue reading Terps’ New Turf: Bar is finally open

Months later, student-run business Unwritten is still thriving

By Erica Tropp It has been seven months since University of Maryland junior Michelle Shahparast and her brother Sean launched her consignment clothing business Unwritten, and the success of her business has been unbelievable, she said. Unwritten fills a need for trendy, inexpensive clothing for University of Maryland girls, said Shahparast. “The closest places to shop are at the mall down on East-West Highway, but girls need … Continue reading Months later, student-run business Unwritten is still thriving

Carrie remake is a copycat of the original

By Savannah Tanbusch If you don’t know the story of Carrie by now you should be reading up on your pop culture. Carrie is a whacked out Matilda with the cute, helpful little girl taken away and replaced with murderous intent and religious fanaticism. In the newest adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Chloë Grace Moretz plays the titular character, a high school senior who … Continue reading Carrie remake is a copycat of the original