UMD students have mixed feelings about another possible lockdown

By Kiersten Hacker Over 260,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 complications since the pandemic began. The U.S. leads the world in COVID-19 deaths and has broken global records for daily coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, in addition to states shattering their own records. Recently, the record for daily cases increased to 200,000 on Nov. 27, doubling the record of 100,000 daily cases reported on Nov. 4. … Continue reading UMD students have mixed feelings about another possible lockdown

Maryland College Democrats rebuild after botched election, lackluster past

By Caleigh Bartash and Joel Lev-Tov  Following a mangled election, the College Democrats of Maryland are planning to reinvigorate a chapter seen by some as “historically useless.” Four students from the University of Maryland secured executive board positions on Nov. 14 in the second election held by the Maryland federation. UMD students Julian Perez-Garcia, Claire Iannini, Emma Campbell and Haley Saunders were elected to the … Continue reading Maryland College Democrats rebuild after botched election, lackluster past

UMD students demand answers in Perillo town hall

by Joel Lev-Tov To many, University of Maryland Vice President of Student Affairs Patty Perillo’s town hall seemed full of talk, but devoid of action — just a “pat on the back conversation,” even though Perillo said it was intended to create a level playing field from which discussions could emerge.  This was until senior Jackson Devadas brought the flow to a standstill.  “I was … Continue reading UMD students demand answers in Perillo town hall

UMD leaves students scrambling after moving all classes online after Thanksgiving break

by Benjamin Reitman University of Maryland students are no longer allowed to return to campus for the final three weeks of the fall semester after the administration previously stated students were allowed to return earlier in the fall semester, according to a campuswide email sent by  university President Darryll Pines earlier this month.  Before the change in plans, Maryland was one of very few Big … Continue reading UMD leaves students scrambling after moving all classes online after Thanksgiving break

‘Nothing that we can’t do:’ Kamala Harris’ victory inspires UMD students

By Caleigh Bartash Days after Kamala Harris became the first woman elected as vice president, students at the University of Maryland said her win is a huge step forward but still not enough. During her victory speech on Saturday, Nov. 7, Harris said, “While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last.” Harris is the first woman to reach … Continue reading ‘Nothing that we can’t do:’ Kamala Harris’ victory inspires UMD students

‘Our long national nightmare is over:’ Terps hopeful after 2020 election results

By Caleigh Bartash Relief, happiness, excitement, optimism, apprehension, disappointment. All are some of the emotions that students at the University of Maryland said they felt when they found out that Democrat Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential race Saturday. Former Vice President Biden clinched a victory over President Donald Trump following his win in Pennsylvania. The announcements came four days after an unconventional Election Day … Continue reading ‘Our long national nightmare is over:’ Terps hopeful after 2020 election results

Multiple people shot on Halloween night, UMPD and PGPD reported

By Maxine Friedman Seven people were shot and injured during a party on Saturday, Oct. 31 at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland by two unidentified men, Prince George’s County Police said.  According to an update sent out by PGPD on Sunday, Nov. 1, PGPD officers responded to a 911 call at approximately 11:05 p.m. about a shooting at a hotel in the 7700 block … Continue reading Multiple people shot on Halloween night, UMPD and PGPD reported

UMD students go to Washington to celebrate election results

By Julia Rosier After Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the presidential election on Saturday, University of Maryland students ventured to Washington to see and participate in the celebrations.  Public displays occurred throughout the nation, including in the district near the White House and Black Lives Matter Plaza. Junior communication major Alexandra Ruocco went to Washington after Joe Biden won the presidency. Ruocco … Continue reading UMD students go to Washington to celebrate election results