John Lewis’s “Good Trouble” lecture encourages UMD to act against injustice

By Maria Trovato. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Andrew Aydin, political figures and co-authors of the graphic novel trilogy, March, gave a lecture Oct. 12 entitled “Good Trouble,” to a group of about 400 people in the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel.  Their speeches stressed the importance of youth organization, protest, and participation in democracy. As the former chairman of the Southern Nonviolent Coordinating … Continue reading John Lewis’s “Good Trouble” lecture encourages UMD to act against injustice

UMD’s Student Government Association hosts town hall on election reform

By Jaqueline Zegler. On October 2, the University of Maryland’s Student Government Association held an open town hall meeting in order to gain some feedback from students on SGA election reform. Christian Knapp, Chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, opened the meeting with a few statistics on past elections and a brief overview of the SGA election laws.  In 2016, the only 6 … Continue reading UMD’s Student Government Association hosts town hall on election reform

College Park Elections: Meet the candidates running to represent UMD’s districts

By Alexandra Marquez The College Park City Council elections will be held on Nov. 7 and each council member’s seat is up for election. The official list of candidates will be posted on Oct. 4, but so far, 22 community members have announced their candidacy. Mayoral roundup The University of Maryland, College Park, is split between two of the city’s districts: District 2 and District 4. … Continue reading College Park Elections: Meet the candidates running to represent UMD’s districts

The University of Maryland, Baltimore, cancels classes on medical marijuana

By Jacqueline Zegler The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy announced last week that it will be canceling classes on the growth of medical marijuana.  The school cited concerns about what actions the Trump Administration will take regarding the Schedule I drug after receiving advice from the Maryland Attorney General’s office. In a statement to the Baltimore Sun, spokesperson for the University of Maryland at Baltimore … Continue reading The University of Maryland, Baltimore, cancels classes on medical marijuana

Newly elected RHA board excited for future of UMD resident life

By Suzi Marsh The University of Maryland’s Residence Hall Association’s May 23 executive board election has its new electees talking about their progressive goals for next semester and years to come. The incoming executive board and Senate were both announced at RHA’s last meeting of the semester. They include: Cana Curtis, freshman criminal justice and math major, will take the role of student groups and … Continue reading Newly elected RHA board excited for future of UMD resident life

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

Hogan unveils student debt and tuition relief plan

By Alex Mann On Jan. 10 Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced an initiative to relieve student debt and invest in projects at various colleges and universities around the state. “Having a college education is more important now than ever before,” Gov. Hogan said in a press release, “but the harsh reality many face today is that earning a college degree often goes hand-in-hand with accumulating … Continue reading Hogan unveils student debt and tuition relief plan