Gamers bond at UMCP Gaming Club's LAN party

By Connor DeLancey The UMCP Gaming Club hosted its second LAN event of the semester, “Harvest Moon LAN,” on Nov. 23 at the Computer Science Instructional Center. Campus community members came together to bond over various online games and enjoy the company of like-minded gamers.  LAN, short for Local Area Network, is a term used to describe a computer network over which multiple devices are … Continue reading Gamers bond at UMCP Gaming Club's LAN party

Cultures interweave at Maryland Latin Dance Club's "Around the World" dance social

By: Connor DeLancey Students and members of the community learned some new footwork at Maryland Latin Dance Club’s most recent bisemesterly dance social, held on Nov. 24 in the Atrium of Adele H. Stamp Student Union.  The “Around The World Dance Social” encouraged attendees, regardless of their skill levels in dance to participate in an evening of laughter and learning. To kick off the event, … Continue reading Cultures interweave at Maryland Latin Dance Club's "Around the World" dance social

Diwali festivities at UMD celebrate Hindu culture

By: Connor DeLancey Members of the greater University of Maryland community gathered on Nov. 12 at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union to enjoy the BAPS Campus Fellowship’s annual Diwali celebration. A line of people eager to enter the event stretched down the hall outside the Stamp Ballroom. Upon entering the dimly lit space, participants were greeted with colorful spotlights and rows of tables, each … Continue reading Diwali festivities at UMD celebrate Hindu culture

#FearlessFirst sheds light on the first-generation student experience

Resourceful, persistent and gritty: these are the three qualities that come to mind when Christal Dimas discusses first-generation students at the University of Maryland. Dimas, a coordinator for retention at the Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Scholarships, sought to highlight these strengths at the Academic Achievement Program’s #FearlessFirst celebration Friday. Tables set up outside the Adele H. Stamp Student Union offered hot chocolate and #FearlessFirst … Continue reading #FearlessFirst sheds light on the first-generation student experience

JSU hosts Dead Sea spa with goals of education and relaxation

By Sarah Natchipolsky The Jewish Student Union hosted a Dead Sea Spa night using beauty products made with salt and mud from the landmark body of water on Thursday evening. The Dead Sea is a lake bordered by Israel and Jordan, famous for its extremely high salinity. The mud is rich in minerals and the salt and mud are known for their benefits for the … Continue reading JSU hosts Dead Sea spa with goals of education and relaxation

Sober tailgate offers option for students in recovery

By Sarah Natchipolsky The University Health Center hosted its third annual alcohol-free tailgate during the homecoming football game on Nov. 2. The sober tailgate, located in the parking lot next to the health center, was particularly geared toward UMD community members in recovery from addiction. However, the tailgate was open to anyone and was free of charge. Coffee, water and bagels sat on a picnic … Continue reading Sober tailgate offers option for students in recovery

Hate-Bias Response Program Educated Students on Racist Imagery

By Casey Gannon On Thursday, Oct. 25, the University of Maryland Hate-Bias Response Program hosted an event regarding racial imagery in the media. The panel discussion was titled “Racial Imagery and Stereotypes in U.S. Popular Media.” The discussion aimed to educate students and faculty about the harmful ways people of different ethnicities can be portrayed in the media. Its purpose was also to give tips … Continue reading Hate-Bias Response Program Educated Students on Racist Imagery

CARE to Stop Violence holds Clothesline Project

By Sarah Natchipolsky  Shirts emblazoned with messages of anger, hope, sorrow and healing were strung up around Hornbake Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 23, as part of the Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a biannual event sponsored by CARE to Stop Violence at the University of Maryland — an organization through the Health Center that provides confidential services to survivors of sexual assault and other … Continue reading CARE to Stop Violence holds Clothesline Project

‘Purple Light Night’ educates students about relationship violence

CARE to Stop Violence’s “Purple Light Night” is a series of tabling events that aim to teach students about the signs of relationship violence and promote the resources available on campus. October is Relationship Violence Awareness Month. The series of tabling events will pick back up Wednesday, Oct. 23 and conclude on Monday, Oct. 28. SBS News’ Kimi Fleming reports.  Continue reading ‘Purple Light Night’ educates students about relationship violence