Two UMD students create “Love is Blind” spinoff for students

By Emily Riley Two University of Maryland students are bringing Netflix’s hit reality television show to close to home.  “Love is Blind,” the original show, pushed contestants to explore deeper relationships by placing them in separate pods. This gave them the chance to talk with each other and decide whether or not to continue the relationship, without ever seeing what the other person looked like. … Continue reading Two UMD students create “Love is Blind” spinoff for students

UMD cancels residence hall move-outs for foreseeable future, promises prorated credit and refunds

Emily Riley The University of Maryland announced Thursday that student fees such as parking, student facilities and room and board among others will be refunded on a prorated basis.  Students will be contacted directly about their specific refunds, according to the university’s statement. Refunds due to the impact of COVID-19 on the semester have been a concern for many students and families, especially since the … Continue reading UMD cancels residence hall move-outs for foreseeable future, promises prorated credit and refunds

UMD suspends study abroad programs in Italy for foreseeable future

By Emily Riley On Feb. 28, the University of Maryland announced that study abroad programs in Italy would be suspended in response to the Center for Disease Control’s report that the condition of the coronavirus in Italy rose to a Warning Level Three, advising that people avoid any nonessential travel to the country. As of March 3, the university also suspended all 2020 spring break … Continue reading UMD suspends study abroad programs in Italy for foreseeable future

MICA presents the Women of Color Artists Panel as part of Black History Month

by Julia Rosier The Office of Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy (MICA) hosted the Women of Color Artists Panel Wednesday night as part of their Black History Month program. The event gave women of color in the art world the opportunity to discuss the ways in which they enact change through their art.  The panel, which took place in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching … Continue reading MICA presents the Women of Color Artists Panel as part of Black History Month

A History of Black History Month: pride, prejudice and persisting racial tensions on campus

By James Cirrone Forty-three years ago, a student columnist named Otis Williams wrote a letter to the editor in the Black Explosion, the University of Maryland’s only black newspaper. It read: “Hello sisters and brothers! My name is Otis. I’m concerned about Black survival on campus. How about you?” As Black History Month 2020 comes to a close, students of color are still questioning how … Continue reading A History of Black History Month: pride, prejudice and persisting racial tensions on campus

Maybelline brings NYC-themed pop-up truck to College Park

By Maggie Attridge Maybelline hosted their first ever pop-up shop at the University of Maryland and brought New York City with them.  The cosmetics brand set up a New York City themed pop-up shop outside Terrapin Row on Oct. 7 and 8 to promote their newest products. The two days at the university are a part of its “On the Way” tour, which includes stops … Continue reading Maybelline brings NYC-themed pop-up truck to College Park

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

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

“A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history

By Vanessa Reis Students who gathered in South Campus Commons last Monday night to watch the screening of “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization” learned about the journey that led Costa Ricans to be some of the happiest people on the planet. It’s true: Costa Rica ranks No. 1 in the Happy Planet Index, a site that measures how well nations are doing … Continue reading “A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history