The Diamondback : The University of Maryland's Independent Student Newspaper

April 1, 2015


U.S. House and Senate budget plans could cut Pell Grant funding

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed similar budgets last week aimed at reducing the federal deficit, but critics say the plans would harm students by slashing Pell Grant funding.

Local officials debate, discuss future of Purple Line development

In a panel hosted Tuesday by the Student Government Association’s student sustainability committee, experts and stakeholders gathered to debate the light rail’s construction.

Insomnia Cookies to open College Park location off Route 1

The late-night bakery franchise Insomnia Cookies — which serves a variety of warm cookies in store or through delivery every day from noon to 3 a.m. — is set to open a location sandwiched between Pizza Kingdom and Marathon Deli.

UMPD respond to 32 incidents during spring break, up from last year

There was one burglary reported from spring break, and University Police spokeswoman Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said this is an improvement compared to past years.

NOTEBOOK: Michigan goalie gives Maryland men's lacrosse trouble

Though John Tillman played a myriad of positions on the lacrosse field at Corning West High School, Colgate and Cornell, he got his start playing between the posts. So he knows how to evaluate a good goalkeeper.

Maryland baseball hopes to steady pitching staff in midweek game

As the Terrapins baseball team nears the season’s midway point with an 18-7 record, its pitching staff has tainted an otherwise stellar start to the campaign, coach John Szefc said.

Maryland women's lacrosse remains grounded during hot start to season

After a 16-5 win over No. 4 Northwestern on Thursday night in Evanston, Illinois, coach Cathy Reese gave the Terrapins women’s lacrosse team a weekend of rest.

Late-game defense lifts Maryland women's basketball over Tennessee

SPOKANE, Wash. — Tennessee guard Ariel Massengale pulled down a defensive rebound and took the ball coast to coast for a layup Monday night to give the Lady Volunteers a 44-41 lead over the Terrapins women’s basketball team.

Mandatory service requirements

Valuing the benefits of mandatory volunteering

Seperating politics from ancestry

Sen. Steve King’s comments regarding Jews and politics are non-sense.

Using freedom of speech to empower

Freedom of speech doesn't need to be questioned, but racist ideologies should be.

Progress through cooperation

OUR VIEW: The university should take special notice of the unanimous passage of recent bill repealing “rain tax” in the state Senate

Blossom Kite Festival helps kick off National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington

Although the cherry blossoms in Washington are synonymous with sunshine, spring and color, the Blossom Kite Festival on Saturday felt a lot like the opposite.

Meghan Trainor is 'all about that' improper analysis of gender stereotypes

Sometimes a song is so catchy that you don’t even realize or stop to think about what the lyrics actually mean. This seems to be the case for many songs by the surprisingly controversial pop artist, Meghan Trainor.

Warriors, come out to play

This was my first time competing in a mud run, and we had decided to do the Warrior Dash.

Mumford & Sons has veered off its folksy track for a more electronic sound

Up until a few weeks ago, most people probably thought they could easily recognize a Mumford & Sons song.


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