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

March 30, 2015


Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat after alternative breaks

More than 150 students attended the Jewish student center’s third annual Global Justice Shabbat to celebrate students’ recent alternative break projects that tackled issues around urban poverty, education and sustainable development in the U.S. and abroad.

Fifteen campus organizations launch governing body for Greek groups

The Professional Fraternity Council acts independently of the Professional Fraternity Association, the national governing body of professional Greek groups.

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.

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.

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.

Maryland tennis fails to find energy in losses to Minnesota, Wisconsin

The Terps have lost four consecutive matches and fall to a .500 record for the first time since Feb.feb 21.

Duke women's basketball coach: UConn 'can’t be beat' in tournament

SPOKANE, Wash. — No one has threatened the Connecticut women’s basketball team in the NCAA tournament so far. In fact, the Huskies have won their first three games by an average of 47.7 points.

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

Welcome to College Park, Diamond Stone

The figurative ring that binds the Maryland men’s basketball team is about to get a Diamond.

Second day of BUKU touts diverse lineup of artists

Spanning from indie groups like Passion Pit to electronic mogul Bassnectar and hip-hop legend Ghostface Killah, the lineup had enough diversity to keep festival-goers on their toes, and feet, all day long.

Milky Chance bounces between mellow vibes and energetic reggae

While Rehbein and Dausch handle all of the instruments in studio for the live shows, they were joined on stage by a guitarist and a harmonica player.

The unbeliebability of Justin Bieber

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


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