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March 29, 2015


UMPD, Prince George's County Police respond to off-campus armed robbery

Police are investigating an off-campus armed robbery that took place at a residence off Knox Road early this morning, according to a UMD safety alert.

UMD students march in protest on Fraternity Row in light of racist, sexist email

The demonstration was part of the Occupy Stamp/Occupy Frat Row event held in protest of a recently-surfaced January 2014 email sent by a former Kappa Sigma member, which included racist and sexist language as well as the phrase “f--- consent.”

UMD researcher finds insecticides not cause of honeybee population decline

The study, which took place over three years, was published in PLOS ONE on March 18 and analyzes the effects of imidacloprid, the most commonly used insecticide, on honeybee colonies’ health.

University Police, state officials try to decrease traffic-related fatalities

While this state’s traffic-related fatalities has reached its lowest point since 1948, Prince George’s County is still struggling after recording the greatest number of fatalities out of all counties this year.

Maryland men's lacrosse blows past Michigan in Big Ten opener

The Terrapins men’s lacrosse team defeated Michigan, 13-4, behind a dominant third-quarter run and solid showings from faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa and the defense at Byrd Stadium in its first Big Ten game.

Maryland softball drops both games of doubleheader against Ohio State

The Terrapins softball team closed its three-game series with Ohio State on Sunday by dropping both games of a doubleheader to finish the weekend 1-2. They were blown out 18-6 early in the day and collapsed in the afternoon cap, falling 9-5.

Offense slows as Maryland baseball splits doubleheader at Michigan

The Terrapins baseball team entered its series with Michigan this weekend 16th in the country with 184 runs scored. But in Saturday’s doubleheader against the Wolverines, the Terps put together their two poorest offensive efforts this season, scoring one and three runs, respectively.

Wisconsin earns close win over Maryland tennis in College Park

The Terrapin tennis team lost its third consecutive match Saturday when it fell to Wisconsin, 4-3, in College Park.

Reevaluating drunken driving laws

Putting this state's safety first

What is political accountability anyway?

Our important role in keeping politicians honest

Hillary Clinton using her private email, not illegal but very suspicious

We need more than Clinton’s word that nothing illegal transpired

Marking sex offense investigations on transcripts is unwanted information

A proposed bill that marks alleged sex offenders forces employers to consider information they should not have

Love, live and play School Idol Festival

I might be a broke college student whose life is in shambles, but at least I have nine cute girls to come home to — kind of.

Art Attack 2015: not the best, not the worst

If you’ve somehow been living under a rock and didn’t hear who’s coming to College Park in May, it’s Jessie J, The Chainsmokers and Logic.

RECAP: 'The Americans,' "Divestment" and "Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?"

If there’s a unifying thread in these two recent The Americans episodes, it’s that of interrogations, intense one-on-one conversations in which one party wields the authority, but the other holds the secrets.

The most important college lesson: how to be broke

I think a lot of students can relate to being the stereotypical “broke college kid.” I’m no different. Now that I’m a senior and about to graduate, I almost see it as a right of passage. I know there are students out there who have parents who’ve worked hard and saved their whole lives to send them to school and give them spending money ­— kudos to them. But I think there’s something truly special in being broke as shit through college. You aren’t truly a broke college kid until you:


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