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Benjamin Steinhurst, Ph.D., demonstrates a crocheting method in his Crocheted Hyperbolic Geometry Jan term course. (Emma Carter / McDaniel Free Press)

Hooked on hyperbolic geometry

“How tall are your stitches?” and “are there any colors people would like me to get more of?” are not questions you typically hear a professor ask in a college…


The Inner Harbor is one of several fun destinations near campus. (Amara Foster / McDaniel Free Press).

11 hangouts within an hour of campus

If you are not from or familiar with this area, you could be confused about what fun can be had off-campus. Break outside of Westminster and explore what the surrounding area has to…


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McDaniel celebrates National Coming Out Day

McDaniel College, despite its small student population, is a diverse campus. Students from many different backgrounds consider McDaniel home every school year. Celebrating these differences is very important at the…




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Bringing music to life

Jake Fine, president of the Live Music Club, plans to start his year off with a bang. The club’s first-ever concert is planned for Dec. 1, right here on campus,…



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From the archives: 1970s headlines

Headlines are, of course, the first text our readers see when they pick up a copy of the newspaper. Writers at the Gold Bug, Western Maryland College’s name for its student-run newspaper…


Air conditioning is often reserved for spaces like practice rooms for musicians in Levine Hall (above) or offices. (Emma Carter / McDaniel Free Press).

Air conditioning: A want or need?

As a new school year begins, students are presented with both old and new problems. One issue that never seems to go away is the heat, and at McDaniel College, one…


Desiray Sweeney. (Photo courtesy of Desiray Sweeney).

From Transfer to Terror

This new school year, there are a lot of familiar faces on campus and new students, too, including a significant portion that are transfers from other four-year and community colleges. This…


Jose Pac. (Photo courtesy of McDaniel Athletics).

Jose Pac’s escape

All he ever wanted was to fit in. It’s hard to believe that Jose Pac, an international student from Guatemala and swimmer for the Green Terror, was once struggling to…


Cultivated's storefront. (Mikayla Whitehead / McDaniel Free Press).

Cultivated: A business and a dream

When walking up to Cultivated’s storefront, customers are greeted by a welcome sign and plants. Once inside, they can instantly tell what the store is all about because of the…