Articles by Marya Kuratova





Jennifer Wuamett presented the Nov. 13 SmartTALK in the McDaniel Forum. (Eric Chung / McDaniel Free Press).

Jennifer Wuamett visits campus for SmartTALK

On Nov. 13, Jennifer Wuamett returned to McDaniel as the featured guest in the latest SmartTALK. Wuamett graduated with highest honors from Western Maryland College in 1987 with a degree…






Jose Pac interned at the hospital in 2019. (Mitchell Clokey / McDaniel Free Press).

Project Guatemala

Over the summer of 2019, student Jose Pac participated in a medical internship with his home town’s hospital, the Hospital Regional de Occidente Guatemala. The program consisted of over 50 medical…



(Photo courtesy of Pixabay user Wokandapix).

A community within a community

When one thinks about the LGBTQ community, people identifying as gay or lesbian are likely the first to come to mind. Many people don’t shed light on the “T” part…


Laura Knox, Kat Griffith, and Patch Tseng-Putterman joined the Wellness Center staff this semester. (Ciara O'Brien / McDaniel Free Press).

New counselors join the Wellness Center team

The Wellness Center welcomed three new interns, Patch Tseng-Putterman, Laura Knox, and Kat Griffith, to the Hill this academic year so that they could complete their advanced graduate internships as…



The Department of Campus Safety office is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, behind the Gardens Apartments. (Marya Kuratova / McDaniel Free Press).

Campus Safety issues timely warning notification

On Nov. 13, Campus Safety emailed faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students to issue a timely warning notification regarding an incident from earlier that morning. According to the email,…





The fraternity brothers and NextOneUp students. (Photo courtesy of Shel Simon).

Alpha Phi Alpha works with NextOneUp

On Sunday, Oct. 20, McDaniel’s Phi Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., traveled down to Baltimore to speak with Shel Simon and his NextOneUp students about the importance of completing…


Music notes. (Christina Baker / McDaniel Free Press).

Music education matters

One of my earliest school memories takes place in kindergarten. The whole class had gathered together and headed out to music class. We were all given wooden sticks and we…