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

Students prepare for the upcoming flu season

By Sarah Natchipolsky  Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a college student like the sound of a roommate or classmate coughing and sneezing. And this flu season, college students in particular need to be proactive in their disease prevention efforts. “Being in crowded places such as dining halls, restaurants, classrooms, gyms and parties increases anyone’s risk of contracting seasonal illnesses such as the flu,” … Continue reading Students prepare for the upcoming flu season

“The Same Sky Overarches Us All” — a tribute to the night sky and female astronomers

by Michelle Siegel Those who visit the University of Maryland Art Gallery by Nov. 22 will encounter a lauded artist’s homage to the night sky — and the many lesser-known women who enabled us to understand it. The current exhibit, “Lia Halloran: The Same Sky Overarches Us All,” features select works of  Los Angeles-based artist Lia Halloran. She is represented by Luis De Jesus Los … Continue reading “The Same Sky Overarches Us All” — a tribute to the night sky and female astronomers

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

University professor presents research on white supremacy

Dr. William Ming Liu presents his lecture titled “The Psychology and Epistemology of Every-day White Supremacy” on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Shoemaker Building. His colleagues, as well as many students, attended his presentation. By Casey Gannon On Thursday, Sept. 18, Dr. William Ming Liu delivered a presentation titled “The Psychology and Epistemology of Every-day White Supremacy.” His presentation took place in the Shoemaker Building, … Continue reading University professor presents research on white supremacy

Snail Mail indie rock band takes over 2019 NextNOW Fest

By Philip Van Slooten The NextNOW Fest featured performances and pop-up events with rising music artist Snail Mail headlining the first night of the festival. Snail Mail, also known as Lindsey Jordan, took to the stage with her indie rock set and surreal voice.  The annual cultural event was held at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 , showcasing … Continue reading Snail Mail indie rock band takes over 2019 NextNOW Fest

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

“Free Angela and Political Prisoners” educates audience on prolific activist

By Vanessa Reis Nonprofit organization Current Movements hosted a screening of Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and Political Prisoners Saturday night at the Eaton Workshop in Washington, D.C., documenting Angela Davis’ transformation into a revolutionary icon in this film directed by Shola Lynch. According to their Facebook page, Current Movements aims to connect grassroots activists, movements and organizations through art, film and technology. This screening marked … Continue reading “Free Angela and Political Prisoners” educates audience on prolific activist

“A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history

By Vanessa Reis Students who gathered in South Campus Commons last Monday night to watch the screening of “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization” learned about the journey that led Costa Ricans to be some of the happiest people on the planet. It’s true: Costa Rica ranks No. 1 in the Happy Planet Index, a site that measures how well nations are doing … Continue reading “A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history

BDS bill rejected after lengthy debate

By Vanessa Reis  On Wednesday, April 25, the Student Government Association (SGA) shot down a proposed bill which, if passed, would have resulted in the university no longer investing in a list of companies that have been accused of contributing to human rights violations against Palestinians. After five hours of debate, the bill was rejected in a 25-9 vote. More than 100 students took the … Continue reading BDS bill rejected after lengthy debate