Maryland Night Live streams online at NextNOW Fest

by Dimas Syuardi Maryland Night Live virtually returned as part of the NextNOW Fest 2020 lineup with veteran hosts Sammy Garcia and Stephanie Moy on Sept. 11. The NextNOW Fest serves as one of the biggest welcome back events for the University of Maryland community.  The show kicked off its fifth season, streaming on Vimeo for the first time with over 170 viewers. MNL filled … Continue reading Maryland Night Live streams online at NextNOW Fest

Terpoets take over NextNOW Fest’s Instagram Live for an open mic night

by Hope Kahn A constant stream of hearts floated up on @nextnowfestumd’s Instagram Live Thursday night during the Terpoets open mic where five performers took to the screen.  The performers traded the annual NextNow Fest’s traditional stage at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for Instagram Live as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Completely virtual, the NextNOW Fest hosted workshops, performances, artist talks, live … Continue reading Terpoets take over NextNOW Fest’s Instagram Live for an open mic night

“No Justice, No Peace”: protesters march in Columbia, Maryland in honor of George Floyd

By Ceoli Jacoby The death of Minnesota resident George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department has rocked the United States to its core and once again galvanized the Black Lives Matter movement. Residents of Columbia, Maryland joined in the outrage Tuesday as thousands marched from The Mall in Columbia to the Columbia Lakefront as part of an event organized by HoCo For … Continue reading “No Justice, No Peace”: protesters march in Columbia, Maryland in honor of George Floyd

Two UMD students create “Love is Blind” spinoff for students

By Emily Riley Two University of Maryland students are bringing Netflix’s hit reality television show to close to home.  “Love is Blind,” the original show, pushed contestants to explore deeper relationships by placing them in separate pods. This gave them the chance to talk with each other and decide whether or not to continue the relationship, without ever seeing what the other person looked like. … Continue reading Two UMD students create “Love is Blind” spinoff for students

Ramadan in Quarantine: UMD’s Muslim Students “trying to find the good in the situation”

By Ceoli Jacoby By the end of April, COVID-19 had already disrupted the high holidays of many religious UMD students. Christian students observed Easter without in-person Sunday services. Jewish students celebrated Passover with seders over Zoom. This month, Muslim students are adapting their Ramadan traditions to a world in isolation. Ramadan is the ninth and most sacred month of the Islamic year. Muslims believe that … Continue reading Ramadan in Quarantine: UMD’s Muslim Students “trying to find the good in the situation”

Maryland’s got talent: Terps say “thank u, next” to isolation during the pandemic

By Caleigh Bartash The coronavirus pandemic may have brought an abrupt halt to in-person events at the University of Maryland, but students are turning to virtual stages to stay connected. Winnie the Pooh and Michael Jackson impressions sung to the tune of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next,” two sisters harmonizing like Beyoncé and Bollywood dancing through a webcam. “Terp Talent Showcase” is UMD’s digital answer … Continue reading Maryland’s got talent: Terps say “thank u, next” to isolation during the pandemic

UMD RecWell provides online resources for students to stay active and connected during pandemic

By Eunice Sung The closure of all gyms and recreation centers across the state on March 16 due to COVID-19 meant University of Maryland community members were no longer able to physically access the Recreation and Wellness center. But the center’s staff had been preparing online resources for students well before then, according to Mary Kate Crawford, the associate director for programs at the center.  … Continue reading UMD RecWell provides online resources for students to stay active and connected during pandemic

Canadian embassy members educate students on immigration to Canada

By Molly Welby On March 6, approximately 80 members of the University of Maryland gathered to learn about immigrating to Canada through Express Entry.  Two representatives from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada traveled to this university to educate potential immigrants about the skills and background required to make Canada their permanent home. The First Secretary of Migration, Jennifer Carlile, provided students and other members of … Continue reading Canadian embassy members educate students on immigration to Canada

Stand-up comedian Karen Chee comes to University of Maryland

By Lilly Sibel Karen Chee, a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn and writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” came to the University of Maryland on Friday March 6th.  Chee was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Asian American comics to watch” and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s as well as the Golden Globe Awards.  It was Chee’s … Continue reading Stand-up comedian Karen Chee comes to University of Maryland

Forward Maryland wins SGA elections via COVID-forced online voting

By Emily Riley The 2020 presidential election may be months away, but UMD’s own student government elections have already wrapped up from home. After the SGA election commission delayed releasing the results to investigate campaign violations by both parties, neither Forward Maryland nor ImpactUMD was disqualified and the former, featuring SGA President Dan Alpert and Vice President Nabila Prasetiawan, was declared the winner.  From April … Continue reading Forward Maryland wins SGA elections via COVID-forced online voting