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

February 27, 2015


Big Ten to continue seeking information on 'year of readiness'

A proposal, titled “A Year of Readiness,” has been circulating around Big Ten member institutions and stresses the potential academic benefits of a mandatory redshirt season for men’s basketball and football players.

Senate bill could increase fines, expand definition for hazing

A new bill would raise the fine for those convicted of hazing from $500 to $5,000 and expand the definition of hazing to include any incidents where there is a risk of serious injury.

Dining Services pushes for more local products to hit campus shop shelves

Between the potato chips and candy aisle in the South Campus Commons Shop, Mark Stephenson’s all-natural peanut butter might seem out of place. But that hasn’t stopped him from trying to make his Clinger’s Naturals nut butter feel at home in the store.

RHA approves department budget, student fees for fiscal year

The RHA approved the fiscal year 2016 budgets and mandatory student fees for the Department of Resident Life and Residential Facilities, Dining Services and DOTS on Tuesday.

Maryland's Senior Day marks latest step for Dez Wells in winding career

A little more than a week ago, a group of reporters crowded around Terrapins men’s basketball guard Dez Wells to ask the senior about his emotions entering the final home stand of his whirlwind college career.

Maryland women's lacrosse readies for contest at Hofstra

When senior Kelly McPartland steps onto the field with the Terrapins women’s lacrosse team in James M. Shuart Stadium at Hofstra on Saturday afternoon, she’ll get a chance to play in her home state for the only time this season.

POPPER: Dez Wells' unwavering confidence a tribute to tough journey

Over the past six years, Dez Wells’ life has been plagued by loss.

Maryland tennis hopes to replicate others teams' Big Ten success

Terrapins tennis coach Daria Panova is aware of the success other teams at this university have experienced in their first Big Ten seasons.

Political correctness detracts from the aims of social justice

By teasing us with standards we can't meet, political correctness makes greater equality appear inaccessible

Overwhelmed by political correctness

Political correctness is stifling society

Political correctness

Four columnists and a cartoonist discuss political correctness

Keep the criticism coming

Critical discussion and debate is essential to improve society

Staging a new era

What will happen to all of the organizations displaced by the planned Cole Field house rennovations

Wild Tales is a hilarious, dark take on the vicious side of human nature

In almost all of the six unconnected stories that make up Argentinean writer-director Damián Svifrón’s film Wild Tales, the camera slowly zooms to a character’s face and we can see the rage swirl inside it — the frustration with all the little constraints humanity agreed to when it decided to settle down and make a society. 

Raising their voices

Silver disco balls gleamed from the ceiling as student after student took to a small stage at the front of the South Campus Dining Hall. 

Kanye West drops "All Day," ushers in Yeezy Season

It looks like Yeezy season is in full swing. Get used to it, folks — it’s going to last a while.


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