In-state and out-of-state tuition gap widens

By Celia Richardson Tuition at the University of Maryland, College Park, has increased dramatically over the past decade, more so for out-of-state students than for in-state students, university statistics show. According to university records, from 2018 to 2019, in-state tuition increased by two percent, or $170, whereas out-of-state tuition increased by five percent, or $1,584. Tuition increases vary depending on the year, but out-of-state increases … Continue reading In-state and out-of-state tuition gap widens

Student psychological research group ‘HGAPS’ finishes first semester

By Celia Richardson Helping Give Away Psychological Science, or ‘HGAPS,’ came to the University of Marylandthis fall, and is finishing off a successful first semester.  “The main goal of [HGAPS] is to get more evidence-based information into the hands of people that would benefit from it,” said senior psychology major Morgan Anvari, president of the chapter.  HGAPS was founded by Dr. Eric Youngstrom and Dr. … Continue reading Student psychological research group ‘HGAPS’ finishes first semester

Students march again at climate strike

By Laura Franklin Students at the University of Maryland rallied at the Main Administration building Dec. 6 before walking to the metro to participate in a business shut down at Franklin Square in D.C. This university’s Sustainability Cooperative, “SCoop” for short, is a coalition of student groups invested in sustainable education and advocacy.  They had a list of demands for the University System of Maryland … Continue reading Students march again at climate strike

MICA hosts panel in recognition of World AIDS Day

By Laura Franklin  In recognition of World AIDS Day on Dec. 5, the Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy at the University of Maryland hosted a panel Thursday, featuring Washington Blade journalist Lou Chibbaro Jr. and sexual health advocate Kaniya Walker. Walker is a member of Heart-to-Hand Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of human immunodeficiency virus and other sexually transmitted infections, in … Continue reading MICA hosts panel in recognition of World AIDS Day

PandemoniUM performs fall concert

By Laura Franklin PandemoniUM, a co-ed a cappella group at the University of Maryland, performed their Fall Big Show at Hoff Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16.  The show was free, but the student-run group relies mainly on donations. According to senior behavior and community health and french double major Abby Hines, the members enjoy singing for the community free of cost.  “We like to have … Continue reading PandemoniUM performs fall concert

University Senate discusses upcoming changes for 2020

by Jenna Pierson The University Senate met on Dec. 4 for their last session of the fall semester, during which they discussed upcoming changes in leadership for the senate and house, adenovirus on campus, the review and alteration of current sexual assault policies on campus and the future of College Park. President Loh emphasized to the senate body the upcoming social and economic changes that … Continue reading University Senate discusses upcoming changes for 2020

Activist Cecile Richards encourages civic involvement among women at dean’s lecture series

by Brenda Wintrode Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards declared Thursday that since stepping down from the reproductive rights organization, she’s shifted her focus to turning out more women voters for the upcoming election.  The activist and author told a crowd of over 100 people at the Dean’s Lecture Series that she has partnered with other non-profit leaders to create a women’s power-building organization called … Continue reading Activist Cecile Richards encourages civic involvement among women at dean’s lecture series

Baha'i Chair hosts panel on toxic masculinity

By Michael Kim The notion that all men need to be strong, emotionless, and thick skinned in order to fit into society are lessons that young boys are taught, through their parents or their surrounding environment, from a young age. Kevin Roy, a professor of family science at the University of Maryland, believes those lessons are the root of not only current social issues, but … Continue reading Baha'i Chair hosts panel on toxic masculinity

The Route 1 Divide: an unseen border that divides College Park

By Michael Kim For students at the University of Maryland, there lies a border that splits the city of College Park into two. This border has no walls and no guards, but it slices through the community like a knife. The “Route 1 Divide” is what students have called the ideological border that separates the students on-campus from the residents and local officials of College … Continue reading The Route 1 Divide: an unseen border that divides College Park

Stressed out: how UMD students deal with finals worries

By Michael Kim As the cheery holiday season approaches, students at the University of Maryland hunker down at McKeldin Library to prepare themselves physically and mentally for the stress filled nine-day exam marathon. In the battle that is exam week, some students say preparation is their best weapon in defending off stress. Anau Babbar, a sophomore neuro-biology major, uses schedule planning to relieve some pressure.  … Continue reading Stressed out: how UMD students deal with finals worries