UMD’s ‘Mighty Sound of Maryland’ marching band kneels for national anthem

By Max Marcilla Many football games across America have started with players, coaches and even owners kneeling — or linking arms — during the playing of the national anthem. That movement had never reached the football games at the University of Maryland, possibly because its football team stays in the locker room during the anthem. But before Maryland football’s 37-21 loss to Northwestern, that familiar … Continue reading UMD’s ‘Mighty Sound of Maryland’ marching band kneels for national anthem

Jewish schools show resilience following bomb threats

By Max Marcilla. Throughout the country, numerous Jewish schools received bomb threats in recent weeks — including 31 on Feb. 27 alone. Local schools such as the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School in Annapolis and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville received threats, forcing Jewish organizations to take action. The Jewish Community Center released a statement in March acknowledging that it “met with FBI … Continue reading Jewish schools show resilience following bomb threats

With possible referendum looming, a look back at Maryland’s marijuana laws

By Cam Hasbrouck and Max Marcilla In 2018, Maryland could let voters decide “whether to tax and regulate marijuana in the same manner as alcohol” by voting on two separate bills that together would legalize the drug in the state. The path to legalizing marijuana has been a long one for the state. If passed, Maryland would join the eight other U.S. states that have legalized the drug. … Continue reading With possible referendum looming, a look back at Maryland’s marijuana laws

A bill heads to the Maryland Senate that would penalize gun carriers on college campuses

House Bill 159, a bill that would bar any “person from carrying or possessing a firearm on the property of a public institution of higher education” will move on to the Maryland Senate after passing the Maryland House of Delegates. Currently, it is up to individual campuses in Maryland to determine what gun policies will apply to its property. The University of Maryland, College Park has a … Continue reading A bill heads to the Maryland Senate that would penalize gun carriers on college campuses