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The current Green Terror mascot. Photo by Kaylan Hutchison.

Green Terror gets a makeover

“Hot and sweaty, and not in a good way,” said Atticus Rice, describing his experience as one of the several students who make the awkward transformation into McDaniel’s Green Terror mascot…



Fallout shelter signs on multiple campus buildings remind us of past and present nuclear threats. Photo by Kyle Parks.

On the brink

The sun is shining, birds are chirping and students are walking to classes. Just another usual day at McDaniel. Then, in an instant, everything is disintegrated, leaving behind only rubble…


Photo by Brandon Vance.

Are students paying too much for housing?

Many students are struggling to afford school, but is there anything that can help? Paying for on-campus housing has become a burden, which is why, according to many students, an alternative…


Photo by Claire Cappuccilli.

National Hazing Prevention Week

On Monday, Sept. 18, all members of Greek life organizations wore red as a way to represent their unity against hazing. This signified the start of National Hazing Prevention Week,…



Laura DiCarlo, a Business Administration major, outside of McDaniel Lounge. Photo by Chris Anthony.

Green (Terror) Revolving Fund

“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children,” said Gina Piellusch, a member of the Green Revolving Fund committee, as she talked about…


Photo courtesy of Josh Ambrose.

Ambrose finds new home in CEO

A familiar face at McDaniel is now at a new location! Joshua Ambrose, also known as Prof. A., formerly the Director of the Writing Center (and Free Press faculty advisor)…


Aiyana Jones (left) and Sijui Bartrum (right). Photo by Claire Capuccilli.

The art of belly dance

McDaniel’s Belly Dance Club is greeted to the stage with applauding audience members. Dim lights and traditional music surround the stage as performers take their place. Sijui Kama Bartrum, now…



Dr. Semu helps a student. Photo by of Olivia Storer.

Dr. Semu gives back

Sociology professor Dr. Linda Semu, born in the small southeastern African country of Malawi, knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue a higher education. “I was influenced by…


Justin Arter, left, and Louis Schaab. Photo by Kaylan Hutchison.

A follow-up with McDaniel’s big idea

McDaniel’s annual Innovation Challenge is part of the Encompass Distinction Program, a concentration harnessing entrepreneurial skills before and after graduation. Last year’s winners, Justin Arter ’20 and Louis Schaab ’20,…




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…


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From the Archives: Late Nineties Commentary

While our paper’s commentary section has a faint tendency to prompt anger and concern to this day, many particularly sassy, aggressive, and humorous commentary articles appeared in the Phoenix (the…


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McDaniel Dictionary

You’ve done it: moved in, tackled your first classes. Though most of the heavy lifting is over, it can still be a challenge to navigate the first few weeks of…