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

October 6, 2015



The University of Maryland's efforts to promote gender diversity among its faculty and students have met with some successes, but challenges remain for underrepresented groups.

Open house for contentious College Park election draws little interest

The upcoming College Park elections might be the most competitive in decades, but only six College Park residents showed up for a candidate open house Monday night. 

MaryPIRG kick-off meeting breaks record, outlines group agenda

The organization discussed its fall semester campaigns to make textbooks more affordable, educate students about food waste and limit money’s influence in politics.

SGA committee aims to revive fossil fuel divestment conversation

The SGA’s sustainability committee passed a resolution requesting that the University System of Maryland stop investing in fossil fuels.

Maryland defense can't bail out anemic offense in Michigan loss

Terps defense might have its hands full against No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday.

Maryland men's soccer earns win over Villanova in nonconference matchup

Terps capture second win in three games.

Terps field hockey veterans propel coach Missy Meharg to 500th win

“You have a little bit of pressure when you’re a senior because you want to be a leader.” — Forward Welma Luus. 


After 28 years, Maryland field hockey's Missy Meharg becomes the youngest Division I coach to reach 500 wins.

It's time for a political reality check about our fiscal future

Presidential candidates' budget proposals not rooted in reality upon analysis

Kim Davis has become a brand, selling political ideas to the masses

Kim Davis shows us again how we make the wrong people famous

Students should be aware of their free legal resources

The Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office provides free representation for students facing university charges

Donald Trump has a terrible tax plan

Trump's latest proposals are short on detail and unrealistic

REVIEW: California rapper Kyle brings the super duper vibes with 'Smyle'

Full of fun, upbeat music layered over the southern Cali artist’s brilliant lyrics, this collection of songs is deserving of your attention. 

PLAYLIST: Push Play Monday featuring New Edition and Lil Dicky

Get your week stared with some MNEK, Sigala and Willow, too. 

Family Weekend offers something for everyone

This weekend is even more extraordinary than most.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ is two Earth hours well spent

Presumably, no one was more upset about Monday’s water-on-Mars announcement than the producers of The Martian


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