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

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opposes GOP’s latest effort to repeal ACA

By Maria Trovato Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday released a statement calling for Congress to vote against the Graham-Cassidy bill. This bill is the latest attempt by the GOP to repeal and replace former President Barrack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA.) “Unfortunately, the Graham-Cassidy bill is not a solution that works for Maryland,” the Republican governor said. “It will cost our … Continue reading Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan opposes GOP’s latest effort to repeal ACA

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz enters Democratic race for governor of Maryland

By Duncan Woodward Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz declared his candidacy for the Maryland governorship Sept. 18, adding yet another name to the already crowded democratic ticket. Kamenetz, a Baltimore County native and longtime local politician, made this announcement to a crowd of supporters in downtown Towson. Many believe Kamenetz, with his lengthy political resume and track record, can be a viable opponent against Republican … Continue reading Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz enters Democratic race for governor of Maryland

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

New, deadly developments in Anne Arundel opioid crisis

By Alex Mann An elephant tranquilizer has started showing up in Anne Arundel County drug overdoses. Tests on two fatal overdoses in the county last month revealed the drug’s presence, which complicates the county’s severe opioid epidemic by further endangering addicts and first responders. Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid used in veterinary practices to sedate large mammals like elephants and rhinos, is approximately 10,000 times more … Continue reading New, deadly developments in Anne Arundel opioid crisis

Hyattsville seeks to educate residents on sanctuary city status

By Danielle Kiefer After Hyattsville, Maryland, officially declared itself the state’s second sanctuary city April 17, the next step for councilmembers will be to educate residents on exactly what it does and what it does not mean to be a sanctuary city. “Whenever I get a chance, I will remind people and educate people on what it means that we are a sanctuary city,” Hyattsville … Continue reading Hyattsville seeks to educate residents on sanctuary city status

Hyattsville’s sanctuary city status could have immediate impact on Latino community

By Joe Catapano An 8-2 vote established Hyattsville, Maryland, as the second sanctuary city in the state April 17 — a decision that could bring immediate changes to the Latino community and its participation in local activities. The legislation prohibits local police from inquiring  about a person’s immigration status, reporting a person’s status to federal authorities or using federal databases to determine whether a person … Continue reading Hyattsville’s sanctuary city status could have immediate impact on Latino community

Local officials call for regionwide sales tax to fund Metro

By Cam Hasbrouck The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments released a report April 26 calling for a new region wide sales tax to raise money for Metro maintenance and expansion, according to the Washington Post. The Metro, which is estimated to require at least $15.5 billion over the next 10 years, will face a $7.5 billion dollar shortfall in the next decade, per the Washington Post. In order to … Continue reading Local officials call for regionwide sales tax to fund Metro

UMD students among thousands of marchers at People’s Climate March

By Noah Fortson One week after the Science March drew thousands to the nation’s capital, marchers once again took to the streets Saturday to advocate for the preservation of U.S. laws, regulations and agreements pertaining to climate change. The 90 degree weather didn’t stop crowds from showing up for the Peoples Climate March — the latest rally voicing concerns over President Donald Trump’s policies on environmental … Continue reading UMD students among thousands of marchers at People’s Climate March

Donald Trump’s tax plan garners mixed response from UMD students

By James Mahoney President Donald Trump unveiled pieces of his tax plan Wednesday — a move long-awaited by both sides of the aisle in Congress and the American public. According to a one-page outline from the Trump administration, the tax reform will attempt to grow the economy, create jobs, simplify the country’s “burdensome” tax code and dramatically lower the business tax rate to one of … Continue reading Donald Trump’s tax plan garners mixed response from UMD students