Articles by Emma Carter

A scene from the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Pixabay user yrolle.

Paradise in January: Bahamas Jan Term

The semester is almost over, and soon, students will be packing up and heading home for winter break. But not everyone—16 McDaniel students will be packing their swimsuits and sunscreen…


Dawn Pritchard, owner of Silver Linings Lavender. Photo by Gunnar Ward.

Westminster’s field of purple flowers

Before even walking through the doors of Silver Linings Lavender, customers are welcomed by the scents — and sense — of being surrounded by lavender in a field of vibrant purple flowers….


The College is currently in search of a new dining services provider. (Kyle Parks / McDaniel Free Press)

20 percent by 2020: Three years in

In the fall of 2014, during the lunchtime rush at Englar Dining Hall, President Roger Casey and Beth Gerl, the vice president of student affairs and dean of students, signed…


Dr. Watley. Photo by Tiffany Afoakwa.

Dr. Erin Watley: Fitting into McDaniel

“If you don’t see something being done, then you’ll think that you can’t accomplish it. If you don’t see a young black professor that’s a doctor, then you may think…



Steve Moore. Photo by Kaylan Hutchison.

Steve Moore: In it for the long run

Across from the collection of sports snacks, beyond the racks of leggings and t-shirts, and next to the display of running shoes under street signs for “Performance Drive” and “Stability…


FCA’s logo on the Hill at McDaniel’s homecoming football game. Photo courtesy of Kyle Savick.

Uniting two passions: Faith and sport

Over sixty years ago, Don McClanen founded the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The organization’s vision statement, “Unite your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ,”…



The current Green Terror mascot. Photo by Kaylan Hutchison.

Green Terror gets a makeover

“Hot and sweaty, and not in a good way,” said Atticus Rice, describing his experience as one of the several students who make the awkward transformation into McDaniel’s Green Terror mascot…



Fallout shelter signs on multiple campus buildings remind us of past and present nuclear threats. Photo by Kyle Parks.

On the brink

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and students are walking to classes. Just another usual day at McDaniel. Then, in an instant, everything is disintegrated, leaving behind only rubble…


Photo by Brandon Vance.

Are students paying too much for housing?

Many students are struggling to afford school, but is there anything that can help? Paying for on-campus housing has become a burden, which is why, according to many students, an alternative…


Laura DiCarlo, a Business Administration major, outside of McDaniel Lounge. Photo by Chris Anthony.

Green (Terror) Revolving Fund

“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children,” said Gina Piellusch, a member of the Green Revolving Fund committee, as she talked about…



Dr. Semu helps a student. Photo by of Olivia Storer.

Dr. Semu gives back

Sociology professor Dr. Linda Semu, born in the small southeastern African country of Malawi, knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a higher education. “I was influenced by…


Justin Arter, left, and Louis Schaab. Photo by Kaylan Hutchison.

A follow-up with McDaniel’s big idea

McDaniel’s annual Innovation Challenge is part of the Encompass Distinction Program, a concentration harnessing entrepreneurial skills before and after graduation. Last year’s winners, Justin Arter ’20 and Louis Schaab ’20,…



(Image via Pixabay).

McDaniel Dictionary

You’ve done it: moved in, tackled your first classes. Though most of the heavy lifting is over, it can still be a challenge to navigate the first few weeks of…


A hawk chick outside Whiteford Hall. Photo by Matthew Ogorzalek.

Hawk’s Nest on McDaniel Campus

McDaniel is not only home to the Green Terror, but also home to five hawks—three of them chicks. Freshman Hannah Smith lives in Whiteford Hall, and recently discovered three eggs…