LGBTQ+ community rebuilding kicks off with UMD Quelcome 2021

By Parker Leipzig Freshman psychology major Nyomi Fox said she was surprised to see the large size of the University of Maryland’s LGBTQ+ community after being on campus for only a week. She messaged friends from home and asked them one question.  “Why the heck is UMD so gay?” Fox said she remembered texting. Fox volunteered at the 21st Quelcome for LGBTQ+ students and allies … Continue reading LGBTQ+ community rebuilding kicks off with UMD Quelcome 2021

‘A strange sense of being home’: The pandemic adds to their struggles, but out-of-state students are here to stay

By Kurt Masline Many come here knowing few people. They pay more in tuition. Some live multiple time zones away from family. But out-of-state students still learn to call the University of Maryland home. The number of out-of-state students hovered around 25% in fall 2020 and spring 2021, according to the UMD Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment. While students said college is an … Continue reading ‘A strange sense of being home’: The pandemic adds to their struggles, but out-of-state students are here to stay

UMD students bring global climate action to McKeldin

By Eve Sampson Story updated at 12:39 PM on September 26. For most, Friday evening means relaxation. For University of Maryland students committed to climate action, Friday evening means activism.  Chants filled McKeldin Mall. “Whose water? OUR WATER!” “Whose air? OUR AIR!” “Whose future? OUR FUTURE!”  Dozens of protesters, including UMD students, community members, and local high schoolers rallied around climate action, starting at the … Continue reading UMD students bring global climate action to McKeldin

Blue Light System Continuing Despite Outages and Declining Student Use

By Molly Zatman The University of Maryland’s blue light system includes over 300 emergency phones stationed on and off campus for callers to directly contact the University of Maryland Police Department. Despite declining use, it will continue to operate.  Blue light calls can range anywhere from requesting a walking buddy to reporting an ongoing crime, but fewer people have used them since cell phones arrived, … Continue reading Blue Light System Continuing Despite Outages and Declining Student Use

UMD student musicians perform finale for eighth NextNOW fest

by Hunter Hine University of Maryland’s annual NextNOW Fest concluded on Sunday, Sept. 19 with a daytime music festival hosted by The Hall CP that featured UMD students Lulu Jameson and Quinn “Kay” Kirk along with local band Paint Branch Creek.  The first performer, Jameson, sang and played ukulele. Jameson is from Hyattsville and is a junior cells-bio and genetics major. Jameson performed several original … Continue reading UMD student musicians perform finale for eighth NextNOW fest

Advocates and students welcome LGBTQ+ Equity Center name change

By Minnie Stephenson The LGBT Equity Center is now the LGBTQ+ Equity Center. It’s part of an effort to be more inclusive of all identities at the University of Maryland, said Shige Sakurai, the acting director of the equity center. The new name was revealed at the LGBTQ+ Leadership Gathering on Sept. 9, an event for students, staff, and faculty to help build communities at … Continue reading Advocates and students welcome LGBTQ+ Equity Center name change

Meet the TerpsEXCEED Class of 2023

By Ceoli Jacoby Zach McKay, 25, and Hari Kannan, 19, have already accomplished plenty in their young lives. Zach is a decorated Special Olympian representing Team Maryland, a longtime employee at Jim Coleman Honda and was voted “Most Likely to Make you Smile” by his graduating class at Marriotts Ridge High School. Hari serves as a board member of the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery … Continue reading Meet the TerpsEXCEED Class of 2023

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