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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…


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From the archives: January on the Hill

While January is typically a quiet month on campus, the College’s newspaper staff has often been on scene to report the new year’s first stories. Here are some January front-page articles students…



The storefront to the 15 E. Main St. comics shop. (Atticus Rice / McDaniel Free Press).

From Gotham to Westminster

TheWhether it is Superman, Spiderman, or Batman, a lot of people’s favorite superheroes started off as comic books before they became successful box-office movies. Even though this is good trivial…




Dr. Nicholas Kahn stands in front of a chalkboard shortly after his Labor Economics lecture. (Ryan Hess / McDaniel Free Press).

Nicholas Kahn: Economically eclectic

As an undergraduate at the College of Charleston, Nicholas Kahn, Ph.D., started down the path of economics. As a graduate at American University, Kahn remained fixated on his passion for…



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Meet the candidates for SGA president

For the first time since the spring of 2016, SGA is holding elections in which undergraduate students may cast their votes. Two candidates have filed with SGA, and the winner…


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…