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

March 30, 2015


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.

Students start Miles for Smiles 5K, fundraiser for Honduras dental care

The group created a GoFundMe account in February which raised $3,538 of its $4,000 goal to provide dental care to children in Honduras, said Laura Gonzalez, one of the organization’s founders.

Three sophomores lead Maryland women's basketball into Elite Eight

Tonight at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, though, the No. 1-seed Terps won’t have the program’s all-time leading scorer to carry them in an Elite Eight rematch with No. 2-seed Tennessee.

Maryland men's lacrosse blows past Michigan in Big Ten opener

Michigan coach John Paul was at a recruiting event a few years ago with Terrapins men’s lacrosse defensive coordinator Kevin Conry when rumors were begining to swirl about this university’s move from the ACC to the Big Ten.

Maryland softball drops both games of doubleheader against Ohio State

The Terrapins softball team closed its three-game series with Ohio State on Sunday by dropping both games of a doubleheader to finish the weekend 1-2. They were blown out 18-6 early in the day and collapsed in the afternoon cap, falling 9-5.

Offense slows as Maryland baseball splits doubleheader at Michigan

The Terrapins baseball team entered its series with Michigan this weekend 16th in the country with 184 runs scored. But in Saturday’s doubleheader against the Wolverines, the Terps put together their two poorest offensive efforts this season, scoring one and three runs, respectively.

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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