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…

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….


20,000 Leagues Above my Expectations

“Justice League” is the comic-bookest comic book movie I’ve ever seen. There are boomtubes and motherboxes and parademons, beautiful Jack Kirby nonsense. There’s Aquaman, chugging whiskey in slow motion while…

Photo by Kyle Parks.

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…