Sweet Holiday

By Natalie Koltun From warm toast for breakfast to free-spooning over Netflix, people of all ages can relate to one thing — their enduring love for Nutella. Nutella lovers across the globe celebrated the ninth annual World Nutella Day Feb. 5 by posting pictures, videos and recipes with the delightful hazelnut spread to the World Nutella Day Facebook and Twitter pages. “Now that I know … Continue reading Sweet Holiday

Project HEAL Makes an Impact at UMD for NEDA Week

By Allene Abrahamian The University of Maryland chapter of Project HEAL made an impact for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week from Feb. 22 to 28 with events dedicated to supporting recovery for those affected by eating disorders. Project HEAL is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. They promote healthy body image and self esteem and … Continue reading Project HEAL Makes an Impact at UMD for NEDA Week

More Than Meets the Eye

By Hannah Lang You know McKeldin Mall, Hornbake Library and the Memorial Chapel, but there’s a lot more to the University of Maryland than these famous landmarks. Hundreds of thousands of students have walked the paved pathways across McKeldin Mall, but very few take the time to discover the little secrets the university has to offer. Jessica Martins, a freshman enrolled in Letters & Sciences, … Continue reading More Than Meets the Eye

Depression: One Student’s Story

By DSR Depression doesn’t feel like a cartoon ball of sadness following you around the way you see in antidepressant commercials. It feels like arms made of shadows are wrapping around me, pulling me deeper into feelings of hopelessness. It feels like the weight of all my insecurities is threatening to crush me. It feels like I’m empty but full inside. It feels like every … Continue reading Depression: One Student’s Story

Fires, Friction, and Frat Boys: The Legacy of the Abandoned Sigma Chi House

By Alexi Worley Once nestled along Norwich Road, overgrown with weeds, and wearing its boarded up windows and what remained of its pillars with an unmistakable kind of pride, sat the historic Sigma Chi fraternity house. With a story that spans more than 50 years, the fraternity house—abandoned for more than a decade—is the definition of a legacy. A legacy that, Sigma Chi brothers say, … Continue reading Fires, Friction, and Frat Boys: The Legacy of the Abandoned Sigma Chi House

Things to Do Before You Graduate

By Rachel Kuipers The University of Maryland is rich with traditions that supply bucket list opportunities for graduating students. Some of the most prevalent traditions include rubbing Testudo’s nose for luck on assignments and tests, as well as leaving sacrifices for him during exams. Others involve breaking into Byrd Stadium and jumping into the fountain on McKeldin Mall. “I think they’re popular partly because it … Continue reading Things to Do Before You Graduate

D.C. Fashion Week Heats Up the Nation’s Capital Despite Winter Storms

By Alex Theriot A few inches of snow was no match for the power of style on Feb. 21 as fashion designers from the D.C. Metro area and around the world presented their collections at D.C. Fashion Week’s Emerging Designers Showcase. Feb. 18 through Feb. 22 marked D.C. Fashion Week’s 22nd spring showcase and tenth year of hosting the Capital’s fashion scene. Seven designers debuted … Continue reading D.C. Fashion Week Heats Up the Nation’s Capital Despite Winter Storms

57th Grammy Awards Fashion Review

By Allene Abrahamian Music’s biggest night, the 57th Grammy Awards, premiered on Feb. 8 and brought out everyone’s favorite stars. Many awards were given out for musical talent, but there were also some winners (and losers) in the fashion department. A huge trend this year is the colors black and white, which inspired my three best-dressed nominees. Jessie J wowed in an all black Ralph … Continue reading 57th Grammy Awards Fashion Review

Ratsie’s to serve its last slice in September

By Jessica Nocera College Park has earned the bad joke of having too many pizza places. But after this upcoming September, one less pizza place will be calling CP its home. Ratsie’s, the local pizza joint that has been serving students and many others for over the past 30 years, announced its closing this past November. As stated in several articles, owner Mike Falamoun is … Continue reading Ratsie’s to serve its last slice in September

UMD student didn’t like dream catchers, took matters into her own hands

By Rachel Kuipers Sophomore Carli Aberle began making dream catchers before coming to the University of Maryland because shecouldn’t find one large enough to suit her needs. She did some research and taught herself how to string dream catchers so she could make one the size she wanted to fit her room the way she wanted it to. After multiple friends and sorority sisters expressed … Continue reading UMD student didn’t like dream catchers, took matters into her own hands

Smoothies Redefined: Enhancements or Just Desserts

By Karen Tang The Sneaker’s Energy Zone Café located at Eppley Recreation Center now offers 10 different flavor combinations for students to buy. The company, Freshens, sponsors the smoothies at Sneaker’s Energy Zone. The flavor combinations include Greek yogurt, organic greens, high performance protein, pom-raspberry, mango, kiwi-lime and peach sorbet. Male students seem to be more attracted to the high-protein Freshen smoothies, a Freshens employee … Continue reading Smoothies Redefined: Enhancements or Just Desserts

All About Service

By Jamie Weissman When Meghan Doermann was a sophomore, she was looking for something to get involved in on campus. So when she met a few members of Alpha Phi Omega in class, she was interested in learning more about the brotherhood. Today, the senior hearing and speech science major is president of the chapter, who collectively do thousands of community service hours every year. … Continue reading All About Service