Articles by Emma Carter



Girls at the Boys & Girls Club's SMART Girls program write about what makes them happy. Photo by Katie Ogorzalek.

SMART girls: Finding positivity

Inspiration can be found even in the youngest of us. Last month, I went to the Boys & Girls Club and talked to a group of several middle-school girls aged 10 to…


Emanuel Mandel in the Decker Center Forum. Photo by Gunnar Ward.

Living history: A tale of the Holocaust

Holocaust survivor Emanuel (Manny) Mandel stood in front of a crowd of McDaniel students and Carroll County residents, sharing his story of survival in one of history’s darkest periods. Despite…



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IT requires new password changes

Last fall, the McDaniel College IT Department implemented a new requirement concerning password complexity and expiration dates, with all students, faculty, and staff being required to change their passwords in…


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McDaniel praises ‘Black Panther’

Last week, Marvel Studios released its latest and highly-anticipated film “Black Panther.” The superhero film drew widespread attention and gave the studio its biggest opening week at the box office thanks to…




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….


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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…