"Deconstructing Islamophobia" panel educates audience on issues faced by Muslims

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the university’s Hate Bias Response Program, the Muslim Alliance for Social Change and the Muslim Student’s Association hosted a discussion entitled Deconstructing Islamophobia. The talk’s panelists discussed the implications of Islamophobia abroad and on campus before providing audience members with some tools to combat this form of bigotry.  The talk, held in ESJ, consisted of an opening exercise , a series … Continue reading "Deconstructing Islamophobia" panel educates audience on issues faced by Muslims

Multiple laptops stolen from off-campus Starbucks

by Anna Hovey Four laptops were stolen from the Starbucks on Baltimore Avenue on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 16th. Police obtained the getaway car’s license plate number and the serial numbers of the laptops, but no arrests have been made in connection to the robbery at this time. Senior neurobiology and physiology double major Olivia Westrich was at Starbucks studying with friends when her … Continue reading Multiple laptops stolen from off-campus Starbucks

TOCSL hosts "Vibe and Flow" event to help students de-stress before exam week

by Anna Hovey The office of Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) hosted their “Vibe and Flow” event on Dec. 5th. Held in Stamp’s grand ballroom lounge, the event featured a variety of arts and crafts with soothing background music to set the mood. “Vibe and Flow” was designed to allow students to relax and unwind before the start of finals. Those in attendance could … Continue reading TOCSL hosts "Vibe and Flow" event to help students de-stress before exam week

New hair salon in College Park Shopping Center puts diversity at the center of its mission

by Anna Hovey UMD alumna Regina Holbert always felt that College Park was missing a full-service salon for diverse hair types. So in January 2018, she began work on opening one of her own. This October, Hair + Space Blowdry Bar was born. The vision behind Hair + Space was to create a “a chic… beauty hub that caters to all women and prides itself … Continue reading New hair salon in College Park Shopping Center puts diversity at the center of its mission

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

Student Affairs indaba shares an affinity for fellowship

By Brenda Wintrode Over a dozen university staff members gathered in Stamp’s Jimenez Room last Tuesday to discuss their experiences and interest in starting fellowship groups known as affinity spaces on campus with colleagues of similar identities. The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Initiative (SADI) hosted “Indaba: Affinity Spaces and Collective Convening,” facilitated by Assistant Director of the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life Michael … Continue reading Student Affairs indaba shares an affinity for fellowship

Fordham University professor sheds light on history of U.S. and El Salvador relations

By Shauneen Miranda Dr. Hector Lindo-Fuentes discussed the history of El Salvador and United States relations with the UMD community on Wednesday, Oct. 16.  Lindo-Fuentes, a professor emeritus of history and Latin American studies at Fordham University, began studying relations between the U.S. and El Salvador around five years ago. He has written three books on Central American and Salvadoran history since.  “We have a lot … Continue reading Fordham University professor sheds light on history of U.S. and El Salvador relations

Pops of color aren’t the only changes coming to M Circle

By Brenda Wintrode Landscapers planted winter-hardy yellow pansies at the M Circle last week, replacing the red begonias and marking the last time workers would make this change before it moves to its new location in the spring.  The new M will sit in front of Mitchell Hall to make way for the Purple Line track being installed along Campus Drive. “We’re delighted that it … Continue reading Pops of color aren’t the only changes coming to M Circle

UMD Students are still “Feeling the Bern”

By James Cirrone  As the 2020 primary heats up, Terps for Bernie 2020 is working overtime to get Sen. Bernie Sanders elected president. The campus organization held a “Plan to Win Party” on Monday night to strategize with fellow supporters and let them know how they can become actively involved. On the Terps for Bernie website, the group says they are “building a movement at … Continue reading UMD Students are still “Feeling the Bern”

Bus loop relocation confuses riders at College Park Metro as Purple Line construction begins

By Brenda Wintrode Bus riders outside the College Park Metro station Wednesday weren’t sure where to wait for their bus. Construction began on Sept. 1 to rearrange the bus loop on the station’s east side to make way for the incoming Purple Line light rail train. All bus stops have been temporarily relocated along River Road. The project is one of six Purple Line construction sites … Continue reading Bus loop relocation confuses riders at College Park Metro as Purple Line construction begins