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

Student shows dedication to Alzheimer's prevention through startup Synapto

By Michael Kim Since his grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease during his senior year of high school, Dhruv Patel has been asking himself the same question: how can a disease so deadly and widespread only often be detected after it is too late? Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects over 5.5 million Americans, according to the … Continue reading Student shows dedication to Alzheimer's prevention through startup Synapto

"Lunch with Leaders" hosts Khalil Kettering, a leader in green infrastructure

By Maya Rosenberg Khalil Kettering, the urban conservation program director at The Nature Conservancy spoke to students at the Do Good Accelerator on Nov. 13.  The lecture was part of the accelerator’s monthly “Lunch with Leaders” series, which highlights different innovative and impactful leaders.  “One of the things I love about the Nature Conservancy is that it’s an organization that’s very much about pragmatic solutions … Continue reading "Lunch with Leaders" hosts Khalil Kettering, a leader in green infrastructure

Electric scooter companies may face campus crackdown as winter approaches

By Anna Hovey As fall semester rolled around, rentable bikes and e-scooters rolled onto campus as well. Since, the so-called micro-mobility companies VeoRide and Bird Rides have both become staples of the campus community.  “We’re excited about this new partnership that expands our mobility options,” said University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services Executive Director David Allen in a release. “VeoRide’s parking technology and commitment … Continue reading Electric scooter companies may face campus crackdown as winter approaches

New twirler to join Mighty Sound of Maryland

By Sam Payer After three years of performing solo, Maryland feature twirler Lexi Duda finished out her last season with a new addition to the halftime show by her side. This semester feature twirler Maddie Long, a soon-to-be a transfer student from Prince George’s Community College to the University of Maryland, joined Duda and the Mighty Sound of Maryland on the field for game day … Continue reading New twirler to join Mighty Sound of Maryland