Women’s conference at UMD talks the roles of women in a globalized world

By Sarah Natchipolsky Fourteen female speakers from around the world gathered at the University of Maryland on Tuesday and Wednesday to answer questions regarding the promotion of women’s role in society and inequalities women continue to face. The conference, titled “Women in the World: Time for a New Paradigm for Peace,” was hosted by the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland. … Continue reading Women’s conference at UMD talks the roles of women in a globalized world

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

Students March to Protest Inaction on Global Climate Crisis

By James Cirrone The Global Climate Strike kicked off on Friday, and University of Maryland students made their presence known. The UMD Sustainability Cooperative organized the event and did massive outreach to get as many students to strike as possible. Starting at McKeldin Mall, over 100 student strikers gathered to get ready to march on Capitol Hill, intending to send a strong message to elected … Continue reading Students March to Protest Inaction on Global Climate Crisis

Vaping: an ‘epidemic’ affecting UMD students daily

By Shauneen Miranda Vaping has dominated youth culture, and regardless of recent reports on related lung diseases and even death, some University of Maryland students continue to use Juuls and other forms of e-cigarettes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 500 vaping-related incidents have occurred throughout the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. Seven people have reportedly died from lung diseases related … Continue reading Vaping: an ‘epidemic’ affecting UMD students daily

UMPD declares “All Clear” after suspicious package scare

By Maya Rosenberg Police deemed the report of a suspicious package at the Mathematics building “all clear” Thursday at 1:09 p.m.  A University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) alert email sent out to students and staff at 11:37 a.m. instructed recipients to “avoid the area.” Both the Mathematics building (Kirwan Hall) and Glenn L. Martin Hall were evacuated. At 12:08, police sent another update that … Continue reading UMPD declares “All Clear” after suspicious package scare

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

Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

By Vanessa Reis The university’s school of public health held its fifth annual Symposium on Environmental Justice and Health Disparities at Stamp Student Union Saturday. A number of panels discussed the usage of litigation as a tool for environmental and social change. One panel in particular discussed the impacts of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and how to combat these policies through litigation. “What we’re … Continue reading Fifth Annual Symposium on Environmental Justice explores role of pollution in inequality

“UMD diner hacks” offers a fresh take on stale staples

By Alex Tuerk  The dining halls on campus have been much maligned through both word-of-mouth and posts on the university’s unofficial subreddit. Between mold in cinnamon raisin bagels and undercooked buffalo chicken, the diners have become the butt of many a joke. There is one group, however, the self-proclaimed “dark horse of the dining hall,” that is working towards improving students’ relationship with the dining … Continue reading “UMD diner hacks” offers a fresh take on stale staples

Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year

By Vanessa Reis “I want to see our conversations around equity and inclusion expand to include our faculty and staff, not just students,” said committee member Jazmin Pichardo at the end-of-semester “Embrace Race” reception held Tuesday in Stamp Student Union. Embrace Race is a “learning community for faculty and staff on campus around engaging conversations about race, racial justice, privilege and power,” said Pichardo, who … Continue reading Embrace Race holds end-of-semester open house, reflects on year