Art and music combine for Stamp Gallery’s Art Hour

by Riley Brennan Every Monday, Stamp Gallery features their current art exhibit joined by a fitting playlist broadcasted by campus radio station WMUC. This is Art Hour. Maddi Rihn, a sophomore English and American studies major and a docent at the Stamp gallery, runs the programming for the radio broadcast.  “Each of us curates a playlist based upon the curated exhibition in the gallery each … Continue reading Art and music combine for Stamp Gallery’s Art Hour

Meet Sam, Hyper and Butterscotch: The Holy Trinity of McKeldin Mall

By Christina DeNatale If you’ve ever walked across campus and had to do a double take because you saw a cat on someone’s shoulder, don’t worry — you weren’t imagining it. On nice days, students can expect to spot 21-year-old Sam Booker and his cat Hyper around the University of Maryland campus. The pair is often referred to as “Cat-on-Shoulder” and has become a staple … Continue reading Meet Sam, Hyper and Butterscotch: The Holy Trinity of McKeldin Mall

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

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

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

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

Uptown Cheapskate Comes to College Park

by Kasey Borduas In September 2019, College Park welcomed Uptown Cheapskate as a new retailer in town. The chain brands itself as “not your average thrift store,” according to their website. Working in the past to bring jobs to Prince George’s County, owner Liz Butler knew she wanted to continue that mission in her future endeavors. “I’ve always wanted to open a business here to … Continue reading Uptown Cheapskate Comes to College Park

CARE Works to Educate Students about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

by Riley Brennan Carly Cottone, outreach coordinator for Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence, is helping to open up the conversation about sexual assault and domestic violence on campus. This service, otherwise known as CARE at the University of Maryland, provides free and confidential advocacy to those who have been impacted or know someone who has been impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence, … Continue reading CARE Works to Educate Students about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Salmonella Outbreak Affects 13 People in University of Maryland Community

Photograph by Ser Amantio di Nicolao – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 by Nicole Noechel In September, 27 people contracted salmonella after eating at Moby Dick House of Kabob locations across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Twenty-one cases were in Maryland alone. The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed 13 cases of salmonella within the University of Maryland community, the most recent case confirmed on … Continue reading Salmonella Outbreak Affects 13 People in University of Maryland Community

Student-volunteered Terp Farm Grows Food for Donation

by Jazmin Conner photo courtesy of Guy H. Kilpatric Kaila Blevins, a junior environmental science major, initially associated the word “farm” with pigs, cows and chickens. Now, working at Terp Farm, a sustainable farm in Upper Marlboro partnered with UMD, she thinks differently. Terp Farm, located 15 miles from the College Park campus, grows peppers, tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, squash, kale and collards–just to name a … Continue reading Student-volunteered Terp Farm Grows Food for Donation

Humans of UMD: Branden Denchfield

By Ambika Narula Photo by Daniel Longest “I wouldn’t quite call my business a start-up. I view it more as a source of passive income,” said Branden Denchfield, owner of Hidden Cove Jewels and a supply chain management major at UMD. In January 2017, Denchfield founded his business of selling a unique type of gemstone, larimar, which is only mined in the Dominican Republic. Denchfield … Continue reading Humans of UMD: Branden Denchfield

How Des’ree Brown and The Muses are Changing Female Roles in Theatre

By Morgan Pravato International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month were both made to celebrate female accomplishments while fueling the fight of equality. However, the founders of these missions had to hope that the effects would extend beyond a simple 24-hours or four weeks. They have for some people, as many hold a strong passion for uplifting women. For people like the University of Maryland’s … Continue reading How Des’ree Brown and The Muses are Changing Female Roles in Theatre