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

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

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

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

AAPIHM celebrates multiracial students through “Mixrepresented” photo gallery

By Shruti Bhatt The Stamp Student Union showcased a photo gallery of several Asian American and Pacific Islander students to share their journeys of finding belonging as multiracial individuals. The gallery was sponsored by this university’s Multiracial Biracial Student Association and Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy as part of the university’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM). Haley Ihmels, a senior psychology major, … Continue reading AAPIHM celebrates multiracial students through “Mixrepresented” photo gallery

‘An Imagined Reality’: Former Wall Street executive speaks about power of achieving American Dream

By Charlotte Dulany Speaker, author, immigration rights advocate and former Wall Street executive Julissa Arce spoke about achieving the American dream as an immigrant at the Voices of Social Change in Hoff Theater Tuesday night. Arce said she achieved the alleged “American Dream” — success, wealth and status — after beginning her career in the United States as an undocumented immigrant who bought a fake … Continue reading ‘An Imagined Reality’: Former Wall Street executive speaks about power of achieving American Dream

Semesterly fair piques student interest in studying abroad

By Alexandra Marquez The University of Maryland Education Abroad office held its semesterly Study Abroad Fair in The Stamp Student Union Thursday. The event included representatives from the Education Abroad office and from each of the many of study abroad programs offered by the university. The Education Abroad office holds a fair in Stamp once at the beginning of each semester, said to Deborah McConnell, … Continue reading Semesterly fair piques student interest in studying abroad