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

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

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

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