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Marsha P. Johnson was a primary figure in gaining rights for the LGBTQ community. Photo courtesy of Pixabay user naeimasgary.

Marsha P. Johnson’s Fight for Equality

On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled that the ban against same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. Many people recognize this has a major civil rights act…


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McPlaylist of the Month: February

After a fiery protest playlist last November, we return with a more subdued fare. Trump is president, and between protests, phone calls to congressional representatives, why not sit back for…


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From the Archives: Greek Life in the Past

Dec. 4, 1930 “Classes, Clubs, and Societies: Phi Alpha Mu.” In years past, the student newspaper would devote a section of the newspaper called “Classes, Clubs, and Societies” in which…


McDaniel College Greek organizations pose for a photo outside Hoover Library during Greek Week 2016. Photo courtesy McDaniel College Office of Student Engagement.

Decline in Greek Life as Recruitment Begins

With informal Interfraternity Council recruitment underway and formal Panhellenic sorority recruitment beginning, many Greek organizations share similar sentiments about their chapter numbers. Reportedly, over 50 percent of all McDaniel Greek…





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Where in Westminster: Planet Fitness

Working out has become a norm for many McDaniel student. Merritt Fitness Center is usually filled with students looking to improve their physical health or relieve any kind of stress…


Photo courtesy of Nyambi Shannon.

Nyambi Shannon: Aiding the McDaniel Experience

Oftentimes, students don’t acknowledge the mechanics behind on-campus living. Students may not understand why living on campus is generally a comfortable experience where issues are usually resolved quickly, and quietly. One…


Campus Safety Officer Jim Brady. Photo by Mackenzie Farley.

Jim Brady, Campus Safety

McDaniel students are aware that they have a Campus Safety team looking after them. But most students don’t know who they are.  Jim Brady is one of our officers—he has…


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The Lone Star Barbecue

Located on Main Street in our very own Westminster, MD is the inexpensive, delicious, dine-in or take-out Lone Star Barbeque restaurant. It started in New Windsor, MD and is now behind…


Rita Webster. Photo by Lexi Corral.

Rita Webster: The Face of Englar Dining Hall

Rita Webster, Englar Dining Hall’s general manager, has several responsibilities behind the scenes that no one truly knows about. From preparing events to receiving feedback from students, to monitoring Glar throughout…




Completed in 1918, the façade of the Longwell Armory resembles a medieval fortress. Photo by Kyle Parks.

Where in Westminster: Longwell Armory

A mysterious castle-like structure sits at 11 Longwell Ave. in Westminster. Visitors will find what appears to be a medieval fortress bearing the seal of the State of Maryland at…


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The Merchant on Locust Lane

After negotiating a highly competitive deal on the hit television series “Shark Tank,” Total Merchant Resources has opened up an office in Westminster. Total Merchant Resources (TMR for short) is…


Photo courtesy of Lauren Trainor.

McDaniel’s Top Ink Choice

Tattoos have become socially normalized, appearing on everyone from our toughest football players to our actors on stage at school musicals and plays. Many McDaniel students sport them, and they…


Professor Nigel Burdett. Photo by JP O'Connor.

Nigel Burdett: Renaissance Man

Professor Nigel Burdett has only taught at McDaniel College for two years, but his real-world stories and experiences are already leaving a lasting impression on business students. Burdett worked the…


McDaniel cadet Kyle Saffer and University of Kentucky cadet Alex Guren in Gabon during a CULP trip. Photo by Kyle Shaffer.

ROTC at McDaniel

Since 1919, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has been changing lives at McDaniel College. The program is proudly one of the oldest ROTC battalions in the nation,…