This year’s Ramadan allowing Muslim students to gather again

by Lyna Bentahar As the sun went down over the University of Maryland’s campus in mid-April, the Muslim prayer caller called the mu’azzin gathered students, faculty, staff and other university community members to worship in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union’s Colony Ballroom.  The fasting Muslims broke their fast with dates before splitting off into lines to grab food at a long buffet table of … Continue reading This year’s Ramadan allowing Muslim students to gather again

UMD’s Intramural Sports Offer Sports with Less Commitment

by Matt Fusillo For students who want to participate in sports competitively but with less commitment than a sports team, the University of Maryland offers intramural sports.  Depending on the type of sport, students can participate by themselves and play against other solo players, form a group and play against other teams, or partner up with another student and play against other pairs. “Our most … Continue reading UMD’s Intramural Sports Offer Sports with Less Commitment

Students taking to new grill and cafe in droves

by Kirstin Nichols More than a month after the South Campus Market opened its doors to reveal a brand new cafe and grill, students have purchased food and drinks there more than 11,000 times, according to the University of Maryland’s Dining Services.  Many students say that it’s helpful for late-night dinners, while others say it’s too expensive. “I’m ecstatic about the options,” said Caroline Thorne, … Continue reading Students taking to new grill and cafe in droves

Israel Fest and Boycott Israel Fest return to McKeldin

By Minnie Stephenson Israel Fest, an event that celebrates Israel’s Independence Day, returned to campus on Thursday, May 5 for the first time since 2019, and along with it came the boycott of Israel Fest on opposite ends of McKeldin Mall.  Israel Fest was organized by the Jewish Student Union, which is run under Maryland Hillel, who sponsored the event. Students for Justice in Palestine … Continue reading Israel Fest and Boycott Israel Fest return to McKeldin

UMD restricts scooter parking, causing problems for some

by Kirstin Nichols More than two months ago, the University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services said that Veo e-scooters and e-bikes may only be parked at designated e-scooter parking areas, bike racks, or covered bike parking areas.  It enforces that through a new geofence around parking areas, which acts like a virtual fence, only allowing a rider to end their ride in certain locations, … Continue reading UMD restricts scooter parking, causing problems for some

How a Labyrinth Helps Terps Destress

by Fatema Hosseini Round and round, I walk through the labyrinth. At each turn of the labyrinth, my mind lets go of a stressful thought, and each turn of it brings in a comforting one. Feeling the wind ruffling through my hair on the University of Maryland’s campus, I recall the long journey I went through before I found myself there. Tapping my shoulder, telling … Continue reading How a Labyrinth Helps Terps Destress

Autistic terps underwhelmed by university’s Autism Acceptance Month celebrations

By Emily R. Condon April was supposed to mark Autism Acceptance Month. But autistic students at the University of Maryland said there were few opportunities to spread the message. The only event known to the Autism Student Group in honor of the month was canceled, senior Emmet Ryan said in an email. “I did not personally participate in any University events during AAM as the … Continue reading Autistic terps underwhelmed by university’s Autism Acceptance Month celebrations

Purple Line construction noise takes over campus

by Tyrah Burris Beep, beep, beep. Crash. Bang. That’s what it sounds like early in the morning at the heart of the University of Maryland, by the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  “I would wake up to the sound of jackhammers outside my window,” said Maison Holcomb, a sophomore international business and Spanish major who lives in St. Mary’s Hall, right across the street from … Continue reading Purple Line construction noise takes over campus

CARE Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month with “Denim & Donuts”

By Matthew Watson Content warning: This article discusses instances of rape and sexual assault Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop Violence occupied Hornbake Plaza April 27 to hold “Raise Your Voice: Denim & Donuts” in commemoration of Denim Day, a campaign that takes place on the last Wednesday of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. According to the official website, Denim Day was established in 1999, … Continue reading CARE Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month with “Denim & Donuts”

Maryland Day returns: Photo story

Photos by Katharine Wilson Maryland Day returned to The University of Maryland community for the first time since 2019. Families and students attended the annual festival, which spread across campus. Attendees could visit food stands, walk around campus and participate in activities set up by different majors at the university. “We are always happy to come out and enjoy the campus and support all these programs,” … Continue reading Maryland Day returns: Photo story