Maryland Food Co-Op celebrates 44 years amid Stamp’s decision to close it

  By Rina Torchinsky The Maryland Food Collective celebrated 44 years of the cooperative May 10 in the wake of the Stamp Student Union’s decision to shut down the eatery at the end of the month. The event welcomed students and alumni to a photo-lined exhibit that showcased the history of the Co-op during the 12-hour event in the North Atrium. While the event celebrated … Continue reading Maryland Food Co-Op celebrates 44 years amid Stamp’s decision to close it

IGNITE hosts state and national politicians in Women in Politics Panel

By Rina Torchinsky IGNITE at Maryland, a two-year-old organization dedicated to female political empowerment, hosted a non-partisan Women in Politics Panel at Adele’s Meeting Room on April 24. “People are really taking women candidates more seriously, so I thought this was a really ripe time to have this sort of panel,” said Manisha Sunil, IGNITE president and senior government and politics major. The event featured … Continue reading IGNITE hosts state and national politicians in Women in Politics Panel

Tianyi Dance Team brings ‘Woven Paths’ to Hoff Theater

By Rina Torchinsky It sounded like chirping birds and drizzling rain filled the Stamp Student Union Sunday night, as dancers graced the stage with traditional Chinese dance at the Tianyi Dance Team’s “Woven Paths” showcase. The Chinese dance team presented an evening of nature-inspired, traditional dance on Easter night. The performance included College Park Diabolo and TerpWushu, as well as some younger talent: Gina Ling … Continue reading Tianyi Dance Team brings ‘Woven Paths’ to Hoff Theater

Four parties face-off in contested SGA elections

By Rina Torchinsky Polls for the Student Government Association open Monday in the most contested election the university has seen in years, with four presidential candidates on the ballot. The parties, Empower Maryland, Unite UMD, YOU and Chicken Broth For Your Soul, are all working to change the dynamics among the student body, administration and the SGA. Empower Maryland Empower Maryland is the largest ticket, … Continue reading Four parties face-off in contested SGA elections

SGA and Maryland Dairy introduce limited edition “Rocky Ralph”

By Rina Torchinsky The Maryland Dairy has unveiled a new temporary ice cream flavor in honor of the UMD Student Government Association (SGA)’s 100th year anniversary. The ice cream flavor — named Rocky Ralph in honor of SGA’s former president Ralph Williams — has a chocolatey base and is layered with mini marshmallows and brownie chunks. Williams introduced the university’s first official Testudo statue in … Continue reading SGA and Maryland Dairy introduce limited edition “Rocky Ralph”

English Undergraduate Association honors Maya Angelou

By Rina Torchinsky Students across majors gathered March 26 to commemorate poet Maya Angelou’s career through Jeopardy games and poetry activities as part of the English Undergraduate Association’s Writers Dead and Gone series. The undergraduate association hosts monthly events to honor different authors, often marginalized, through tailored activities, said Liyanga de Silva, association president and junior English and women’s studies double major. “Our goal as … Continue reading English Undergraduate Association honors Maya Angelou

Retired computer science professor donates $750,000 toward makerspaces

By Rina Torchinsky Professor Emeritus Bill Pugh donated $750,000 toward new equipment in a computer science makerspace in the Brendan Iribe Center and $250,000 toward the coordination of spaces across campus. The hacker-makerspace, known as the “Sandbox,” is currently housed in a classroom in the Computer Science Instructional Center, and will expand to a larger space, formerly known as the Jagdeep Singh Family Makerspace next … Continue reading Retired computer science professor donates $750,000 toward makerspaces

MilkGirl concert empowers female rockers

By: Rina Torchinsky MilkBoy ArtHouse’s stage invited a race car red guitar, teal hair tips and studded boots to Saturday’s all-female lineup at the MilkGirl: International Women’s Day concert to benefit Girls Behind The Rock Show. The College Park event opened with student duo Meagan and Jenna of Terrapin Record Label and closed with student headliner Sahara. The terps performed among others, including D.C.’s Black … Continue reading MilkGirl concert empowers female rockers

Jews of color seek community on campus

By Rina Torchinsky About 20 minutes north of the U.S.-Mexico border, there is a Reform Jewish community rich with Shabbat dinners and Super Bowl watch parties. Ben Gonzalez, a junior computer engineering and journalism double major, calls this cozy community home.   Gonzalez is a member of the University of Maryland’s Jewish Latinx club and hopes to become a member of the developing Jews of … Continue reading Jews of color seek community on campus

UMD Researchers develop energy-efficient smart fabric for clothing

By: Rina Torchinsky Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a “smart fabric” designed to keep the body comfortable in hot and cold temperatures. If adopted, this technology could likely eliminate the need for air conditioning and heating. The development of the textile comes after four years of research behind the doors of a modestly sized second-floor lab in the chemistry building. The team, … Continue reading UMD Researchers develop energy-efficient smart fabric for clothing