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

August 31, 2015


UMD dorms, housing get HD channels after Comcast contract extension

Residential Facilities struck a one-year contract extension with Comcast.

Stamp Student Union hosts free virtual reality demos at TerpZone

Andre Pimenta put on a pair of Oculus Rift goggles Monday and suddenly the sophomore was operating a tank, seeking out and shooting at enemy vehicles.

Big Ten SGA leaders meet in College Park to talk prioritizing mental health

"A lot of students face depression, anxiety and a lot of other mental health issues,” SGA President Patrick Ronk said.

Students with full resident dining plans can get free drink refills

Dining Services rolls out reusable cups.

Freshman forwards provide spark in Maryland men's soccer win

Coach Sasho Cirovski will lean on Eryk Williamson and fellow freshman Sebastian Elney to provide production up top that struggled to score last season.

Maryland field hockey faces off with former forward Katie Gerzabek

For the Terrapins field hockey team, Friday night marked the first opportunity to move past disappointment. After a seemingly charmed 2014 campaign ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Terps were eager to make a statement on the road at Temple.

Midfielder Sarah Fichtner fills in on defense for Maryland women's soccer

When Terrapins women’s soccer coach Jonathan Morgan heard defender Amanda Gerlitz wouldn’t be available to play in the team’s match against La Salle on Sunday because of personal reasons, Morgan asked midfielder Sarah Fichtner if she wanted to replace Gerlitz in the starting backline.

Maryland women's soccer squeaks past La Salle for third win of season

Defender Shannon Collins smacked a corner kick from the right side of the goal toward the box in the eighth minute of the Terrapins women’s soccer team’s match Sunday night against La Salle. The ball sailed to the near goalpost, bounced off goalkeeper Katie Getzinger’s leg and went into the net.

Presidential candidates should emulate Jimmy Carter

Humanitarian concerns should be at the forefront of the presidential race.

Presidential candidates should support open borders

Open borders will help solve the international migration crisis.

Iran nuclear deal

Two columnists evaluate the Iran nuclear deal

Rejecting a bad Iran deal

Given Iran's dangerous history, the recent Iran nuclear deal is taking a step in the wrong direction

The VMAs are about more than a moonman

It’s easy to rattle off a number of recent Grammy award winners, but considerably harder to do the same for any of the artists who have taken home a moonman statue at MTV’s Video Music Awards in the past few years. 

Choose your own adventure: Freshman Year
Trillectro festival previews hip-hop's biggest up-and-comers

The fourth annual Trillectro festival, held at Merriweather Post Pavilion this past Saturday, showcased an eclectic collection of rappers, DJs and producers, which festival promoters described as the “next big thing.” 

REVIEW: Pop's new anti-heroine 'means business' on 'BADLANDS'

Opening her debut album BADLANDS with the moody, atmospheric “Castle”, New Jersey-based singer Halsey sets the bar pretty high and shows she means business.


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