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

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

Stamp Student Union’s north entrance upgrade promises more accessibility, visibility  

By Dan Novak and Camila Velloso The north entrance to the Stamp Student Union will be renovated starting in the spring to improve handicap accessibility and energy efficiency, university officials said. The Maryland Board of Public Works advanced the $1.6 million project last month with “100 percent support from the board members,” according to Joseph Shapiro, the board’s communications director. Construction is set to begin … Continue reading Stamp Student Union’s north entrance upgrade promises more accessibility, visibility  

UMD celebrates Black History Month with this year’s theme: “Reclaiming Our Voices”

By Grace Dille To celebrate black culture and condemn racism on campus, University of Maryland is centering Black History Month around the theme “Reclaiming Our Voices” this February. “Black History Month is a time when we’re able to remember what we’ve been through, what we’ve overcome in this country, and just to celebrate blackness and all of its different forms,” said Rachel Akins, this university’s … Continue reading UMD celebrates Black History Month with this year’s theme: “Reclaiming Our Voices”

AISU at UMD wants you to know that you’re standing on Native American land

By Ally Tobler When you step foot onto University of Maryland’s campus,  you’re standing on the land of the Piscataway, a Native American tribe that inhabited the Chesapeake Bay region. On Feb. 14 in Stamp’s Grand Ballroom, 20 seniors in the American Indian Student Union (AISU) and in UMD’s graphic design program debuted their pop-up exhibit, titled The Nations of Resilience: Standing Up, Standing Proud … Continue reading AISU at UMD wants you to know that you’re standing on Native American land

Award-winning instructor leads workshop for aspiring portrait photographers

sBy Ashley Peccerelli With the guidance of award-winning photographer Michael Stewart, the Art & Learning Center at Stamp offered a four-hour portrait workshop Nov. 4 for students interested in photography. Stewart is nationally known for his unique photography, and his work spanning over several decades. His images have appeared in publications as diverse as The Washington Post, Guitar Player, Discovery Channel Online, Classic Motorcycle, Washington … Continue reading Award-winning instructor leads workshop for aspiring portrait photographers

Jean-Michel Cousteau speaks about environmental conservation at UMD

by Jillian Atelsek Jean-Michel Cousteau, a famous French explorer and environmentalist, has had a relationship with the ocean for over 70 years.  Cousteau’s father, Jacques Cousteau, was one of the most influential conservationists and oceanographers of the 20th century, most famous for his invention of the scuba suit. Jacques Cousteau died in 1997, but his son Jean-Michel has carried on, remaining an advocate for ocean preservation … Continue reading Jean-Michel Cousteau speaks about environmental conservation at UMD

Stamp Student Employment and Internship Fair sees substantial turnout

by Abby Wallisch The Stamp Student Union saw 260 students attend its first Student Employment and Internship Fair on Monday.  Students had the opportunity to talk to 18 different organizations ranging from the Memorial Chapel to TerpZone. Attendees were provided with a double-sided sheet of paper listing all of the organizations at the event, what positions were available, the location of their tables in the ballroom and … Continue reading Stamp Student Employment and Internship Fair sees substantial turnout

‘Midpoint 2017’ showcases student artwork in Stamp Gallery

By Jillian Atelsek The sculptures, collages and prints of three second-year Master of Fine Arts students went on display Wednesday evening in the gallery of the Stamp Student Union. Jessica van Brakle, Hugh Condrey Bryant and Beki Basch celebrated reaching the “midpoint” of their three-year master’s career at Maryland by creating pieces to be featured in Stamp’s exhibition, aptly named “Midpoint 2017.” The exhibition is … Continue reading ‘Midpoint 2017’ showcases student artwork in Stamp Gallery