New hair salon in College Park Shopping Center puts diversity at the center of its mission

by Anna Hovey UMD alumna Regina Holbert always felt that College Park was missing a full-service salon for diverse hair types. So in January 2018, she began work on opening one of her own. This October, Hair + Space Blowdry Bar was born. The vision behind Hair + Space was to create a “a chic… beauty hub that caters to all women and prides itself … Continue reading New hair salon in College Park Shopping Center puts diversity at the center of its mission

SGA asks students to help push Congress to renew critical education bill

By Kimi Fleming The Higher Education Act (HEA), which dictates the federal government’s guidelines for higher education institutions and programs, has not been reauthorized since 2008, but the University of Maryland Student Government Association is aiming to change that. The organization tabled outside of McKeldin Library Thursday for its “HEA Day of Action,” as part of a larger week of action, talking with students about … Continue reading SGA asks students to help push Congress to renew critical education bill

Drunkorexia: When pregaming with protein turns into nourishing with nothing

By Julia Gastwirth Due to the nature of this story, several sources indicated a preference to remain anonymous. Because of this, their full names have been withheld from publication. Before enrolling at the University of Maryland, incoming students are required to take the online alcohol education course, AlcoholEdu and are taught “The Gold Code,” a UMD-specific alcohol awareness campaign which aims to educate students about … Continue reading Drunkorexia: When pregaming with protein turns into nourishing with nothing

Marathon Deli to open new location on Baltimore Avenue

By Jared Ochacher Marathon Deli owner George Soldatos is excited about the demolition of his restaurant to construct a new apartment building.  Marathon Deli will eventually move to a bigger site near the bars on Baltimore Avenue. Soldatos recognizes the new business opportunities that he can take advantage of at a larger storefront and in a more central location. He could not provide further details … Continue reading Marathon Deli to open new location on Baltimore Avenue

Sigma Tau Delta at UMD hosts author Jamila A. Stone for a Q & A session

By Matt Levine Sigma Tau Delta, an English honors society at the University of Maryland hosted a question and answer session Wednesday, Oct. 30 with the author of the supernatural novel “Strange Things Await.” Stone, a graduate from the University of the District of Columbia, had a dream one night that  inspired her to write “Strange Things Await.” The story is set in a boarding … Continue reading Sigma Tau Delta at UMD hosts author Jamila A. Stone for a Q & A session

Students celebrate Hanukkah early at Maryland Hillel

By Sarah Natchipolsky The University of Maryland’s Jewish community sipped hot chocolate and spun dreidels at Hillel’s annual Hanukkah celebration on Dec. 3. Maryland Hillel served traditional food like fried potato pancakes called latkes and jelly-filled donuts known as sufganiyot. Attendees could also write letters of thanks to university dining hall and housekeeping staff as part of a community service project. “I wanted to come … Continue reading Students celebrate Hanukkah early at Maryland Hillel

“The Future of Retail” explores industry impact of the internet

By Michelle Siegel Amazon has undoubtedly been on the minds (and screens) of many University of Maryland students this holiday season, with an untold number of Terp wallets now feeling lighter after some Cyber Monday impulse shopping. Despite Amazon’s reputation for frivolities, the company recently confirmed in an email statement on Nov. 11 that it would be taking a deeper dive into more practical retail … Continue reading “The Future of Retail” explores industry impact of the internet

Gamers bond at UMCP Gaming Club's LAN party

By Connor DeLancey The UMCP Gaming Club hosted its second LAN event of the semester, “Harvest Moon LAN,” on Nov. 23 at the Computer Science Instructional Center. Campus community members came together to bond over various online games and enjoy the company of like-minded gamers.  LAN, short for Local Area Network, is a term used to describe a computer network over which multiple devices are … Continue reading Gamers bond at UMCP Gaming Club's LAN party

Cultures interweave at Maryland Latin Dance Club's "Around the World" dance social

By: Connor DeLancey Students and members of the community learned some new footwork at Maryland Latin Dance Club’s most recent bisemesterly dance social, held on Nov. 24 in the Atrium of Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  The “Around The World Dance Social” encouraged attendees, regardless of their skill levels in dance to participate in an evening of laughter and learning. To kick off the event, … Continue reading Cultures interweave at Maryland Latin Dance Club's "Around the World" dance social

Swedish ambassador to U.S. visits the university in an effort to promote international cohesion

By Michael Kim In a discussion hosted by the University of Maryland’s Office of International Affairs, Swedish Ambassador to the U.S. Karin Olofsdotter spoke to a crowd of students and faculty about the importance of understanding foreign cultures and how it can be a driving force behind change. As explained by Ambassador Olofsdotter, international issues that countries around the world see today are conflicts that … Continue reading Swedish ambassador to U.S. visits the university in an effort to promote international cohesion