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Campus Sodexo workers on the day of their unionization vote. Photo courtesy of Caroline Unger.

Could McDaniel student workers unionize?

Given the number of students working on campus, and recent unionization efforts by adjunct professors and workers in Englar Dining Hall, the question must be asked: can student workers on…


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…


Photo by Katie Clawson.

Dana Ferraris, teacher and entrepreneur

Dana Ferraris, professor at McDaniel College, spends his Sunday mornings running the Kismet Café, alongside his wife, Lana. Ferraris and his wife opened their café on March 2014. “Kismet” means…


Photo by Adrian Stanley.

Music with “Staying Power”

Guitars line the walls, pianos sit on the floor, and the sounds of brass and woodwind instruments can be heard emanating from the teaching rooms in the back. The welcoming…


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The success of many stems from one

Throughout the past few years, the business department has benefitted from a certain faculty member. There have been many professors that have contributed to the department’s success, but especially Kerry Duvall….





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…






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Dance Marathon comes to McDaniel College

McDaniel College has a new organization making its way to campus. Dance Marathon is a nationwide philanthropic event with the purpose of fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). This organization supports…


Photo courtesy of Robert Arroyo.

A man who could have lived

When I was seven I lost my father to colon cancer. My goal for telling his story is one, to establish my father as a real person and two, to…