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Politics, fishing, and people

Herb Smith’s life passions inspire students and peers By Juliann Guiffre, Features Co-Editor Writing a book on Maryland politics and government, working as a consultant for the Democracy Group, teaching…


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Eating healthy possible at Glar

By Julia Heck Christine Brechbill, a health conscious freshman at McDaniel, swipes her card at Glar, chats with Lucille and heads for the salad bar. Although she misses her mom’s…


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The man behind 8,500 e-mail accounts

From server problems to privacy issues, Chris Palsgrove makes the McDaniel network work By Ashleigh Smith The McDaniel College community constitutes 8,500 e-mail accounts between the students, faculty and staff….




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Return of the fedora

Almost two decades after the Last Crusade, Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, Jr. is back in action. By Juliann Guiffre, Features Co-Editor It’s been more than 18 years since Harrison Ford…


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Van Hart’s search to understand Hungary

By Laura Hutton, Budapest Correspondent “It was a much bigger love than my first husband,” said Linda Van Hart, visiting professor from the Westminster campus of her jewelry making. Spending…



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One semester down

Freshmen revisit their beginning at McDaniel at the start of their second semester By Ashleigh Smith We all remember what it was like to be a freshman. Getting lost on…




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From bananas to bowling- it’s Jan Term

McDaniel students participate in unique coursework at home and abroad By David Robertson, Chief Photographer “Did someone say England?” Students returned to McDaniel for the spring semester reeling from their…


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Living the high life at forty feet

English professor Dr. Reanna Ursin takes trapeze lessons in Baltimore By Ryan Hickey She stands forty feet above the ground on a platform, clasping a horizontal bar that will be…


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Hidden Pearl

One-of-a-kind store is Westminster’s hidden treasure By Anna Moffet When was the last time you took a stroll down Main Street or visited some of the local shops? If you’re…


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McDaniel welcoming to deaf community

By Rachel Hooper Deaf students at McDaniel face some extra challenges, but differences do not set them apart from the life of a typical college student. Undergraduates at McDaniel are…



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It’s not always the thought that counts

By Bethany Grov? Many people have had that moment of panic after opening a holiday gift of clothing, after which all they can say is “Gee, thanks.” Ultimately, they end…


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The best gifts are free . . .

. . . or at least personalized By Roxanne Fleischer A Snicker’s Mobile is a shoe box sized cart on K’nex wheels that can be pulled towards the owner with…


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Peer mentor is ‘Horror’-fying

Sandler brings ‘enthusiasm and intellect’ to mentorship in Dr. Kachur’s First-Year Seminar Horror Fiction and Film By Kim Williams Jenny Sandler is a peer mentor who claims she enjoys her…