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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…


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Revisiting the Bunker

McDaniel College turns 150 this year. This campus has a long history; a lot can happen in 150 years. But some parts of McDaniel’s history are seldom spoken of—such as the…




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…