Stand-up comedian Karen Chee comes to University of Maryland

By Lilly Sibel Karen Chee, a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn and writer for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” came to the University of Maryland on Friday March 6th.  Chee was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Asian American comics to watch” and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s as well as the Golden Globe Awards.  It was Chee’s … Continue reading Stand-up comedian Karen Chee comes to University of Maryland

UMD Swing Dance Club brings students to the dance floor

By Lilly Sibel A swing dance instructor welcomed students Thursday, Feb. 27 to the third week of the Swing Dance Club at the University of Maryland.  Charlie Wieprecht drives to the University of Maryland every week to instruct swing dancers in the Lindy Hop Swing Dance, which is a type of swing dance derived from 1920s Harlem. Students at the Swing Dance Club were eager … Continue reading UMD Swing Dance Club brings students to the dance floor

TOCSL hosts “Vibe and Flow” event to help students de-stress before exam week

by Anna Hovey The office of Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) hosted their “Vibe and Flow” event on Dec. 5th. Held in Stamp’s grand ballroom lounge, the event featured a variety of arts and crafts with soothing background music to set the mood. “Vibe and Flow” was designed to allow students to relax and unwind before the start of finals. Those in attendance could … Continue reading TOCSL hosts “Vibe and Flow” event to help students de-stress before exam week

Student Affairs indaba shares an affinity for fellowship

By Brenda Wintrode Over a dozen university staff members gathered in Stamp’s Jimenez Room last Tuesday to discuss their experiences and interest in starting fellowship groups known as affinity spaces on campus with colleagues of similar identities. The Division of Student Affairs Diversity Initiative (SADI) hosted “Indaba: Affinity Spaces and Collective Convening,” facilitated by Assistant Director of the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life Michael … Continue reading Student Affairs indaba shares an affinity for fellowship

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