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Englar Dining Hall. (Kyle Parks / The McDaniel Free Press).

McDaniel Dining Part One: Cost and Variety

Despite criticisms, Sodexo does offer a variety of food options on campus. However, these options, along with following trends, contribute to swelling costs. Rita Webster, general manager McDaniel Dining Services, says,…



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McDaniel Announces New $100,000 Scholarship

Today, McDaniel announced the Educator’s Legacy Scholarship, a new scholarship for children of K-12 educators applying for Fall 2016 admission. The scholarship is $100,000 spread over four years. The applicants’…


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Putting the ‘Art’ In Liberal Arts

We go to school on a beautiful campus. The buildings and landscaping are pleasant to look at, and they’re complemented by elegant installations, like the new fountain in front of…


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Texting: Toxic or Tactical?

When you walk into a classroom before class, how often do you see people on their cellphones instead of talking to the other people in the room? We live in…




Campus Sodexo workers on the day of their unionization vote. Photo courtesy of Caroline Unger.

Sodexo Workers Vote in Favor of Union

As many members of the McDaniel community have heard, there have been efforts among Sodexo workers on campus to join a workers union. These efforts culminated in the Nov. 5…



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What We Can Learn From Mizzou and Yale

Stories of protests on college campuses have been making national headlines. These stories are still unfolding and new info is coming out every day. Claims of racism have plagued the…


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Is She for Real?

Beautiful people have unblemished, glowing, smooth, even-textured skin and perfectly proportioned, sculpted body parts, right? Yes, they do, thanks to the digital miracles performed by photo editing programs. Our daily…



McDaniel's Green Life club maintains two compost bins by the garden on campus.

Composting in Carroll County

In today’s world, recycling and composting are no longer novel ideas. For decades now, counties, cities, towns, and municipalities have had programs in place to filter out one or both…


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Social Media and the 2016 Election

The 2016 Presidential Election is less than a year away and the Grand Old Party (GOP) and Democratic debates are getting Americans familiar with each candidate. There has been a shift…


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Dr. Mona Becker: A Little Bit of Everything

Dr. Mona Becker of the Environmental Studies Department has an unusual connection to the Westminster community: she is currently a sitting councilwoman on the Westminster City Council after being elected…