Metro to close College Park and three other stations this month

By Joel Lev-Tov On May 29, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will close down four stations, including the College Park station, to renovate the platforms. Metro says the changes are necessary to replace aging infrastructure.  Here’s what you need to know about the closures. Starting May 29, the Greenbelt, College Park-U of Md, Prince George’s Plaza, and West Hyattsville stations will be closed until … Continue reading Metro to close College Park and three other stations this month

College Park farmers market returns, UMD farmers market to remain virtual for summer

by Eva Sanchez May 1 marked the return of the College Park Farmers Market.  The farmer’s market was open last summer but had restrictions due to COVID-19. Vendors selling an assortment of goods were lined up in the parking lot of Herbert Wells Ice Rink off of Campus Drive. The market will be open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the rest … Continue reading College Park farmers market returns, UMD farmers market to remain virtual for summer

College Park’s new city manager will be the first woman and first person of color in the position

College Park City Council voted unanimously to confirm Natasha Hampton as the new city manager in a virtual work session on May 4.  Hampton, who will officially begin her work as city manager on June 1, has over 23 years of municipal government experience and is the author of “High Heel Leadership: The Art of Being a Woman in Power,” a book about women empowerment … Continue reading College Park’s new city manager will be the first woman and first person of color in the position

UMD Counseling Center hosts May ‘Wellness Workshops’ just in time for exams

By Sam Draddy The University of Maryland Counseling Center has been hosting “Wellness Workshops” throughout the spring semester, to help improve the mental health and well-being of students and faculty. The Counseling Center’s website describes the workshops as “skill-building workshops and not a therapy space.” The drop-in virtual workshops are available to anybody in the UMD community. Staff at the Counseling Center go over different … Continue reading UMD Counseling Center hosts May ‘Wellness Workshops’ just in time for exams

UMD organizations help build community for student veterans, members say

By Devin Rank Student veterans can face big challenges when they return to the classroom after their years in the military, often starting with the loss of social connections.  At the University of Maryland, student-run organization TerpVets and  the college’s Veteran Student Life Office offer support, community and a safe space for U.S. military veterans. TerpVets is also open to students who have 100 hours … Continue reading UMD organizations help build community for student veterans, members say

UMD transfer students encounter new challenges in the pandemic

By Adama Turay Every year the luckiest freshmen arrive at the University of Maryland with full scholarships and move into the most-coveted air-conditioned new dorms. But those perks are not as accessible to students who are coming from other colleges.  UMD transfer students face challenges including fewer scholarship opportunities and fewer on-campus housing options while they try to make friends and adapt to a new … Continue reading UMD transfer students encounter new challenges in the pandemic

“Time is the main thing”: Undecided students should look at majors sooner rather than later, students and staff say

By Michelle Levine Experimenting with classes is typical in college. It is especially useful for undeclared students who want to figure out what to study. But for students at the University of Maryland who become interested in Limited Enrollment Programs, choosing classes without considering major requirements can lead to difficulties later on. UMD’s Letters and Sciences program is for students who are not prepared to … Continue reading “Time is the main thing”: Undecided students should look at majors sooner rather than later, students and staff say

Nomadland takes the viewer on a journey through the perspective of a life different from the ordinary

By Eva Sanchez Nomadland takes viewers on a journey around the Midwest and western United States in a small self-renovated van with a woman who has nothing to lose. Every shot in this movie is purposeful and artistic. Although the movie is not very dialogue heavy, the small talk between friends and strangers reminds us that we need to take time to romanticize the little … Continue reading Nomadland takes the viewer on a journey through the perspective of a life different from the ordinary

Journalism coursework offers versatility for majors without newsroom aspirations

By Natalie Davis College students cannot always predict their career path. But University of Maryland journalism majors can use skills learned at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism for jobs both inside or outside of a newsroom. Students said the major offers opportunities for growth as writers and communicators. Freshman Mari Barchi said improving her writing was one reason why she chose to be a … Continue reading Journalism coursework offers versatility for majors without newsroom aspirations

Antisemitic responses to Lag BaOmer tragedy spark reflection in UMD Jewish community

By Parker Leipzig The antisemitic responses to the tragic deaths of 45 people in Mount Meron, Israel, during Lag BaOmer, a day of celebration during the time of mourning during The Omer in the Jewish faith, have only exacerbated the pain felt by many in the Jewish community. Many of the antisemitic comments included people “laughing at” or “loving” the deaths of Jewish people, according … Continue reading Antisemitic responses to Lag BaOmer tragedy spark reflection in UMD Jewish community