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Kayla Malone and Eryn Rich of Zeta Phi Beta. Photo courtesy of Kayla Malone.

A new era of Greek life philanthropy

Most of the time, when people hear of Greek life on college campuses, they immediately have negative connotations. However, students and Greek participants at McDaniel College are starting to change…


McDaniel College Greek organizations pose for a photo outside Hoover Library during Greek Week 2016. Photo courtesy McDaniel College Office of Student Engagement.

Greek Life at McDaniel: Overview

Getting involved in Greek Life is a great way to meet friends and get involved on campus. There are several different social and service fraternities and sororities, so if you…


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…


Baltimore is one of the major weekend destinations for students. Photo courtesy of Pixabay user  Bruce Emmerling.

What Students Do Off Campus

McDaniel offers a wide range of on-campus activities for students to take part in. These include clubs, student government positions, Greek life, and arts and culture shows/exhibits. Although there are…



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McPlaylist of the Month: March

This playlist aims to expose McDaniel to the music genre that is grime, just as its popularity in both Britain and the United States is hitting its high point. It…


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McPlaylist of the Month: February

After a fiery protest playlist last November, we return with a more subdued fare. Trump is president, and between protests, phone calls to congressional representatives, why not sit back for…


McDaniel cadet Kyle Saffer and University of Kentucky cadet Alex Guren in Gabon during a CULP trip. Photo by Kyle Shaffer.

ROTC at McDaniel

Since 1919, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has been changing lives at McDaniel College. The program is proudly one of the oldest ROTC battalions in the nation,…


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McPlaylist of the Month: November

A few weeks ago many Americans, including myself, made the mistake of underestimating Donald Trump and his supporters. We were too blinded by our privilege to realize that the heart…


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Taking “Personal Days” is Okay

Have you ever felt so overloaded with school work, clubs, meetings, and social activities that you wish you could just hide and watch Netflix all day? Admit it—yes, you have….


Fruit—one of the healthy eating options found on campus. Photo courtesy of Pixabay user elizadean.

The Freshman 15

Everyone comes to college having heard of the “freshman 15,” the 15 pounds that new students may or may not gain during their first year away at college. Whether it…


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Ting: Faster than Fast

The Internet is used for the majority of tasks we perform in our technology-based society. We use it for our research, our restaurant reviews, and our news. Without the Internet,…


At Cinco de Mayo. From left: Fidel Alberto, Louis Hernandez, Manny Goyo, Edgardo Mejia, and Raul Alberto. Photo by James O'Connor.

McDaniel and the Restaurants of Westminster

Restaurants in the Westminster area truly benefit from the McDaniel Community. Homecoming, Spring Fling, and multiple athletic events draw large numbers of people to the Westminster area, and after these…


The Rock Salt Grille. Photo by Jullienne Kay.

What’s New Downtown: The RockSalt Grille

Harry’s is out and the RockSalt Grille is in. This oyster bar is officially moving into Westminster, becoming  an unusual—but exciting—addition to town. The RockSalt Grille sign above the door boasts the…




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McPlaylist of the Month: October

This playlist blends a mix of Top 40 hits with more independent artists, based around a theme of synth beats and EDM influences. Highlights include The Weeknd’s new single “Starboy,”…



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60 Seconds: Current TV Binges

When not working on assignments, students like to relax while watching some shows. Students were asked what their current “binge” show is: Chris Spahn, sophomore, undecided Current binge: Steven Universe…