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March 1, 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 women's basketball tries for perfect Big Ten season at Northwestern

The Terrapins women’s basketball team is one win shy of perfection in its inaugural Big Ten season.

Maryland baseball splits first two games against Appalachian State

Last Sunday, the Terrapins baseball team overcame a five-run deficit in a 13-6 win against Arkansas.

POPPER: Evan Smoctryz solidifies new role in win over Michigan

It hasn’t been an ideal senior campaign for Evan Smotrycz.

Two freshmen power Maryland women's lacrosse to win at Hofstra

With less than eleven minutes remaining in the first half of the Terrapins women’s lacrosse team’s Saturday afternoon contest against Hofstra, attacker Megan Whittle broke into a sprint above the top of the circle around the Pride’s goal.

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

Prosper: The Legacy of Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy was my grandfather.

Well, not really. 

By the numbers: Dwayne Carter Jr. versus Cash Money Records

The day the dust finally settles on Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.’s lawsuit against Cash Money Records, true Americans will boot up their computers, open Spotify and queue up a playlist.

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. 


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