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

March 30, 2015


Faux Paz a cappella group wins semifinals, advances for national title

Michael Brisentine, the musical director of Faux Paz, had trouble finding words to describe how he felt after his a cappella group placed first in the annual regional competition Saturday.

Panel addresses challenges, support for those converting to Islam

About 50 students gathered in the Charles Carroll room of Stamp Student Union on Friday for “Beyond My Story,” a panel discussion about converting to Islam held by the Muslim Students Association.

Students, residents attend largest College Park Good Neighbor Day yet

This university, the city of College Park and the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission collaborated to host the day of service, which took place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m on Saturday.

Univ. of Md. campus represents more than a dozen biggest trees in county

This university began keeping track of its 19 “champion trees” five years ago, said Karen Petroff, assistant director of arboretum and horticultural services.

Megan Whittle gives lift in Maryland women's lacrosse win over Wildcats

With the Terrapins women’s lacrosse team clinging to a 3-2 lead late in the first half of its game at No. 4 Northwestern on Thursday night, attacker Megan Whittle broke into a sprint from the right side of the Wildcats’ zone.

Lexie Brown's off night doesn't slow Maryland women's basketball

SPOKANE, Wash. — Before the start of the NCAA tournament, Terrapins women’s basketball assistant coach Shay Robinson sat behind the desk in his office and recalled memories of preteen Lexie Brown, an emotional player. He commented on her improved maturity as a sophomore with the Terps, but he alluded to times when her younger mannerisms shine through.

Maryland softball falters with runners on, lose two of three to Ohio State

The struggles with runners on base cost the Terps two losses in Sunday’s doubleheader and overshadowed a stunning comeback on Friday.

Maryland baseball struggles to score over weekend against Michigan

In the top of the third inning of Sunday’s game against Michigan, the Terrapins baseball team began digging itself out of an early five-run hole.

Empower aspiring students

OUR VIEW: A recent bipartisan state bill would improve chances for economically disadvantaged students to obtain an education. 

Protecting freedom of speech

Just because it's offensive doesn't mean it's illegal

Remove racist relics from the campus

Buildings and awards at this university should not remind us of Harry Byrd’s segregationist efforts

Reevaluating drunken driving laws

Putting this state's safety first

The unbeliebability of Justin Bieber

If there’s one celebrity who needs no introduction, it’s Justin Bieber.

'Wake Up!' at The Clarice told the story of awakening a movement

Streamers and posters lined white cinder-block walls. A steady stream of people crowded into a narrow, dimly lit hallway. Bass thumped and lights flashed from the doorway ahead.

'St. Elmo's Fire,' which features shots of Fraternity Row, turns 30

If you look at the 1985 edition of The Terrapin yearbook, you’ll notice that even after 30 years, some aspects of life at this university never change.

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.


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