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

“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

Halal Mexican cuisine, Krazi Burrito, brings variety to Route 1

By: Grace Dille Krazi Burrito, a restaurant that blends Mexican food with halal cooking, opened along Route 1 on Feb. 12, offering one more late-night option to students. The fast-casual restaurant shares the same building as Krazi Kebob on Route 1, both of which are owned by College Park business owner Nomie Hamid. Krazi Burrito took the place of Bread N Greens, a restaurant Hamid … Continue reading Halal Mexican cuisine, Krazi Burrito, brings variety to Route 1

Amongst financial struggles, Friends of the Co-op is looking for a revival

By Ally Tobler The Maryland Food Collective can be identified by its authentic chalk-covered walls, mishmash of couches and chairs, and abundance of vegan food options. It’s a cozy little area. And when the Friends of the Co-op (FOTC) club met for the first time in several years, on Feb. 7, Sarah Eppley announced plans for filling the space with more.   “Since we’re struggling financially…I … Continue reading Amongst financial struggles, Friends of the Co-op is looking for a revival

Celtic Grace Dance Troupe performs

Students learn about different cultures through food and dance at Global Fest

Students tried a selection of food and watched performances from various cultural groups Wednesday night at Global Fest, hosted by the University of Maryland South Hill Area Council in Annapolis Hall. Small groups of students mingled in and out of the fest as they sampled the selection of dishes, which consisted of foods such as samosas, plantains and sticky rice with mango. Attendees were also treated … Continue reading Students learn about different cultures through food and dance at Global Fest