From the archives: Top 10 headlines from the past 10 years

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The past decade has been an exciting one on the Hill. Here are some of the top front-page news headlines that were trending at the time.

Feb. 12, 2010: “New President selected in unanimous vote”

President Roger Casey was elected the ninth president of McDaniel College in early 2010 and replaced president-at-the-time Joan Develin Coley in July. Casey was excited to learn “who the students are, where they are coming from, and how to make McDaniel a better college.”

Nov. 14, 2011: “Weekend Blitz Trips offer a way for students to get off campus”

The start of the 2011-2012 school year brought on the Office of Student Engagement’s “Weekend Blitz Program,” offering undergraduate students various off-campus activities to participate in at significantly reduced prices.

Jan. 26, 2012: Baltimore Ravens relocate, no longer part of McDaniel family”            

After hosting the Baltimore Ravens during training camp for the past 15 years, McDaniel said farewell to the black and purple due to “insufficient practice facilities, limited space for team meetings, and issues with not being able to have two-a-days due to the new collecting bargaining agreement (CBA).”

Feb. 14, 2013: “First-year dorms to become coed”

The incoming class of 2017 was the first to experience Whiteford and Rouzer Halls as coeducational, whereas they were historically separated by gender. The switch was made to “help freshmen adjust to college and interact more easily with students of differing backgrounds as well as forge lifelong friendships.”

Nov. 19, 2013: “Blackout Hits Campus”

In 2013, McDaniel dorms and buildings experienced a four-day power blackout, leaving students in the dark and cold. The power outage, known as the McBlackout, was caused by the loss of coolant oil in a transformer and caused classes to be canceled.

Dec. 11, 2014: “Department of ASL Studies and Deaf Education Considers ASL Major”

As the second largest language program on campus, McDaniel College made it a major in 2014.

Oct. 29, 2016: “Homecoming Spirit Brings Second Football Win”

After a 22-game losing streak, McDaniel won a historical Homecoming football game to the shock of students and alumni alike in 2016. Senior linebacker Claude Richardson said, “It was a great game defensively and offensively, we probably played one of the most competitive games.” The final score was 14-7.

Oct. 20, 2017: “Green Terror Gets a Makeover”

Leaving behind the decrepit, wolf-like costume of the past Green Terror mascot, a rebranded one came just in time for McDaniel’s sesquicentennial year celebrations. Designs ranged from “a friendly teddy bear to something resembling an insect,” until students and alumni voted on the current Green Terror that everyone loves today.

Dec. 12, 2018: “AVI Foodsystems, Inc. announced as College’s new dining services provider”

After leaving Sodexo, the College selected AVI Foodsystems as their new dining service provider from a pool of six candidates.

Feb. 27, 2019: “Board votes to suspend art history, religious studies, French, German, and music majors” 

The Board of Trustees voted to unanimously suspend five majors, three minors, and the master’s in deaf education in order to make way for new ones, stirring up controversy on campus.