President-elect Joe Biden declares victory in 2020 election

By Percy Langston President-elect Joe Biden delivered his acceptance speech on Saturday night in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, at a socially distanced drive-in event. 103 million Americans voted early or by mail, causing delays in the count due to verification and signature checking needed for mail-in ballots. The swing state of Pennsylvania, which wentContinue reading “President-elect Joe Biden declares victory in 2020 election”

Maryland-Michigan State game called off after Terps announce more positive COVID-19 cases

By Joshua Casazza The Maryland football team will miss their second consecutive game of the season as their matchup with the Michigan State Spartans has been canceled. The Terps were forced to call off last weekend’s game against the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes after Maryland identified eight positive cases of COVID-19. The university announced onContinue reading “Maryland-Michigan State game called off after Terps announce more positive COVID-19 cases”

Terps upset Nittany Lions 35-19

By Joshua Casazza With two wins in a row, the Maryland Terrapins are off to a hot start three games into the 2020 season. After a crushing 43-3 loss to Northwestern, the Terps upset Minnesota to get back to 1-1.  The Terps then traveled to Penn State and walked out of Beaver Stadium with aContinue reading “Terps upset Nittany Lions 35-19”

Maryland football grapples with COVID-19 complications

By Joshua Casazza The Big Ten Conference returned Oct. 24 after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The conference presidents decided to cancel the fall football season with hopes to play in the spring. They then reversed their decision and announced Big Ten football’s return in mid-October.  Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren spoke onContinue reading “Maryland football grapples with COVID-19 complications”

UMD students losing faith in school’s COVID-19 response

By Hojung Ryu Student faith in the University of Maryland’s COVID-19 response is declining as the number of positive cases increases each week.  The university’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 50 new cases for the week of Nov. 8, with a 1.2% of positivity rate for UMD-administered tests. While the university has been following state guidelines andContinue reading “UMD students losing faith in school’s COVID-19 response”

Denton Hall residents under quarantine regulations until Oct. 2

By Rylan Bassett Denton Hall was placed under stricter quarantine regulations on Sept. 18, after the dorm reported 23 positive COVID-19 cases, and is expected to normalize on Oct. 2, according to a university statement. The positive individuals were moved to isolation housing, and nine students marked as close contacts were moved to quarantine. DentonContinue reading “Denton Hall residents under quarantine regulations until Oct. 2”

UMD Democrats, Republicans working together in upcoming election

By Joel Lev-Toev The UMD College Democrats, whose president is Bryce Kowalczyk, is exactly how you would expect. Kowalczyk is pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-black lives matter, pro-action on climate change, pro-increasing immigration quotas and dissatisfied with President Donald Trump and Governor Larry Hogan. The UMD college Republicans, whose president is Jill Scott, is largely theContinue reading “UMD Democrats, Republicans working together in upcoming election”

UMD tenants want out of their housing leases ASAP

By Percy Langston “President Pines, we don’t want to wait anymore,” said Hannah Aalemansour, senior French and Biology major. “We’ve got classes to deal with, our futures to plan. We need you to help us succeed.” A group of concerned UMD tenants held a car caravan on campus Friday afternoon. The caravan left lot 4bContinue reading “UMD tenants want out of their housing leases ASAP”

UMD faculty express concerns over student well-being as campus reopens

By Ian Zhao The University of Maryland began in-person classes last Monday. As the number of both verified and unverified COVID-19 cases are rising on campus, some faculty members are gradually adapting to the challenges presented by virtual learning. Others, who are teaching in-person and hybrid classes, are taking new protective measures to ensure theContinue reading “UMD faculty express concerns over student well-being as campus reopens”

McKeldin Library sports “Terrapin Strong” mask for university health campaign

By Nicolle Schorchit Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. The University of Maryland has come up with more creative ways to encourage students to wear their masks. The Testudo statue on McKeldin Mall isn’t the only fixture on campus to sport a “Terrapin Strong” mask. The McKeldin Library now bears a giant mask as well. Continue reading “McKeldin Library sports “Terrapin Strong” mask for university health campaign”