UMD improvisation group holds 24-hour-long show for charity

By Alicia Cherem Members of Erasable Inc., a student improv theatre group on campus, gave up a night’s worth of sleep to perform their annual 24-hour comedy show, May 5 to 6 at McKeldin Mall. This traditional event was first held in 1994, as a way to fundraise money through audience donations, according to Erasable Inc. member Julia Zhen, a sophomore supply chain management and information systems management … Continue reading UMD improvisation group holds 24-hour-long show for charity

Sermon Slam combines poetry and art in order to give voices to Jewish students

By Alicia Cherem LAVI, a University of Maryland Jewish identity organization, hosted Sermon Slam May 4 to give students the opportunity to express themselves and be heard. Sermon Slam centers around a different theme every year. This year’s theme was Shema, which means ‘hear’ in Hebrew. It is also a “very important” prayer in Judaism, according to sophomore psychology major Pamela Kekst. Nine students performed slam … Continue reading Sermon Slam combines poetry and art in order to give voices to Jewish students

SGA presidential candidates participate in last debate before elections 

by Alicia Cherem The final debate for Student Government Association elections took place Tuesday night at Mckeldin Library with the One Party and an unaffiliated candidate left running on the ticket. The One Party, represented by A.J. Pruitt for president and Christine Hagan for vice president of academic affairs, debated against freshman Christopher Boretti who is unaffiliated. The election became uncontested after the Unity Party … Continue reading SGA presidential candidates participate in last debate before elections 

Maryland Hillel hosts its annual national basketball tournament with over 35 schools

The 7th Annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament took place last weekend, which was the largest collegiate Judaic tournament in the country. Hillel brought together about 57 teams from dozens of schools across the country. Over 35 schools and over 400 participants competed at the highly anticipated tournament, which was planned entirely by a board of 25 University of Maryland students and volunteers. Mia Carmel, the campus recruiter … Continue reading Maryland Hillel hosts its annual national basketball tournament with over 35 schools

College Park residents support turning historic abandoned building on Calvert Road into day care center

By Alicia Cherem The City of College Park is planning on converting a former historic school building on Calvert Road into a daycare facility center in partnership with the University of Maryland. The renovation will cost around $6 million, with the City of College Park only investing about $800,000. The project will be finished in about two years, according to Councilman P.J. Brennan. Brennan said … Continue reading College Park residents support turning historic abandoned building on Calvert Road into day care center

Annual Social Enterprise Symposium brings together social responsibility and business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business hosted its annual Social Enterprise Symposium, in an effort to bring together students and companies to learn about the role of business in creating social, economic, and environmental change. This year’s, theme was Markets Make Change, which Colin Nally ,a  student volunteer and coordinator, described as an underlying motivation for students to take responsibility to make profound social … Continue reading Annual Social Enterprise Symposium brings together social responsibility and business

Arboretum to host its first spring event, as a part of a workshop series

Gardening 101, the arboretum’s first spring event of the year, will take place this Friday, kicking off a series of spring vegetable gardening workshops for students. The project is being organized by the university in partnership with UMD Dining Services, the Office of Community Engagement and the Institute of Applied Agriculture, according to Meg Smolinsky, the volunteer and outreach coordinator for the workshop series. “We … Continue reading Arboretum to host its first spring event, as a part of a workshop series

Fuse 47 is bringing ‘luxury family style apartments’ to College Park

Fuse 47, a new complex being built off of Route 1, will be the second apartment building constructed for non-students in a decade, as a part of the Greater College Park Initiative. The project is scheduled to be completed this spring; residents will be allowed to move in as early as July 15. The Fuse 47 complex is being constructed in partnership with the Greater College Park Initiative, according to College … Continue reading Fuse 47 is bringing ‘luxury family style apartments’ to College Park

Maryland Hillel’s annual SHABAM shares Shabbat dinner across campus

More than 800 students attended SHABAM, Maryland Hillel’s annual campus-wide shabbat meal, Friday night. SHABAM, shortened from the Gorlin Family Foundation’s Shabbat Across Maryland, brings together Terps around the world to host traditional Jewish meals in various locations. Dinners are hosted by sororities and fraternities, friends with apartments and organizations and clubs. Tali Lupovitch, one of SHABAM’s main coordinators, said this year’s event was extremely successful. Last year, … Continue reading Maryland Hillel’s annual SHABAM shares Shabbat dinner across campus

American Indian Student Union hosts solidarity event for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

The American Indian Student Union at the University of Maryland hosted an event on campus Monday to demonstrate their solidarity and with the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. About 30 students gathered and took a photo in front of Honorable Plaza, where they held up signs while raising their fists to show their support for those not only who will be affected by the pipeline, but the … Continue reading American Indian Student Union hosts solidarity event for Dakota Access Pipeline protests