Terps Interfaith Exchange addresses need for promoting spiritual diversity on campus

By Sara Chernikoff Terps Interfaith Exchange hosted its second discussion of the semester on Wednesday, Oct. 16, during which participants concluded that the university must become more accessible and inclusive to students of non-Christian religions. The discussion was co-hosted by the Memorial Chapel and STAMP engagement.  Participants emphasized the need for safe spaces dedicated to spiritual diversity on college campuses, particularly our own. “This type … Continue reading Terps Interfaith Exchange addresses need for promoting spiritual diversity on campus

New Jim Henson exhibit explores his creative impact on UMD

By: Sara Chernikoff Nuzzled between the entrance of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and the lobby of the Clarice Performing Arts Building is a new exhibition that tells the holistic story of muppet’s creator and University of Maryland alum, Jim Henson. The exhibit, “Inspired! Jim Henson at Maryland” features 25 pieces of original artwork created by Henson along with theatrical programs, ephemera and photographs … Continue reading New Jim Henson exhibit explores his creative impact on UMD

Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

By Sara Chernikoff Five University of Maryland campus community members have been diagnosed with salmonella. The University Health Center first notified the University of Maryland community that three students were diagnosed with salmonella on September 20. The Health Center reported a total of nine cases, eight of which were linked to eating hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob. Maryland health officials are currently investigating … Continue reading Salmonella Outbreak linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

Terps practice self-care at ‘Strengthen Your Shell’ event

Parisa Rahbar, a junior Community Health major, hands out different art supplies to all students participating in the Terps After Dark event. Photo by Kimberly Seif. by Sara Chernikoff University of Maryland students took a break from their busy schedules Thursday evening to paint, craft and celebrate self-care awareness month at the “Strengthen Your Shell” event hosted by the University Health Center. For a third … Continue reading Terps practice self-care at ‘Strengthen Your Shell’ event

“Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance” gallery exhibition on display one last time

By Sara Chernikoff Stamp Gallery group exhibition, “Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance,” had its finale showing March 30.  The exhibit debuted in mid-February and featured the work of artists from around the country who had unique interpretations of visualizing protests and forms of resistance. Ali Singer, curator of the exhibit and graduate assistant Stamp Gallery coordinator, said the artists she works on focus on challenging stereotypes … Continue reading “Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance” gallery exhibition on display one last time

UMD Sex Week Preview

By Sara Chernikoff Sex Week at University of Maryland kicked off on Monday with a viewing of the Graphic Sex Project. The student run organization will also be hosting a queer safesex workshop, free STI testing and a highly anticipated condom fashion show this week. Sex Week (SXWK) aims to provide inclusive information about sexual health and awareness to the campus community. Not only is … Continue reading UMD Sex Week Preview

African American Digital Humanities Initiative director defines, questions concept of #BlackGirlMagic

Students, faculty and scholars gathered Tuesday afternoon for a special presentation by Dr. Catherine Knight Steele, the University of Maryland assistant professor and director of the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) program. The presentation was part of a speaker series hosted by The Baha’i Chair for World Peace that highlights topics of structural racism and root causes of prejudice in society. Although … Continue reading African American Digital Humanities Initiative director defines, questions concept of #BlackGirlMagic

T-Swirl Crepes to open this week on Route 1

By Sara Chernikoff T-Swirl Crepes may be an unfamiliar name to most College Park residents, but this Japanese restaurant chain has expanded from New York City and will be opening in College Park this week. The restaurant, housed between Pho Thom and Mr. Smoke on Route 1, is the second location in Maryland and the 18th location in the United States, owner and business partner … Continue reading T-Swirl Crepes to open this week on Route 1

UMD organizations inspire current and future generations of women in STEM

By Sara Chernikoff Diversity and inclusion campaigns have become mainstream initiatives for several schools throughout campus, but just how successful have they been? Two programs in particular — the Maryland Center for Women in Computing (MCWIC) and the Association for Women in Computing (AWC) — are devoted to diversifying and creating a community for women in computing fields at this university. These organizations have taken … Continue reading UMD organizations inspire current and future generations of women in STEM