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Senior Editor: Ciara O’Brien

(photo courtesy of Carmela Vecchio) To Ciara O’Brien, it was never about the achievement of gaining a leadership position; it was about doing what she loved and having a positive…







Who is the Class of 2025?

This semester, McDaniel welcomed nearly 600 first-year and transfer students to The Hill. Orientation ran from Aug. 19-22, and consisted of traditional orientation activities, including “ringing in” the Old Main…



Getting to know Rosa Rivera-Hainaj

When Rosa Rivera-Hainaj, PhD, started exploring new job options earlier this year, something about McDaniel really stood out to her.  “I had McDaniel’s posting printed on my desk for a…






Free Press for free students

Today, Feb. 26, marks Student Press Freedom Day. This year’s celebration focuses on journalism against the odds, “in acknowledgment of the phenomenal news coverage student journalists produced despite being faced…




20 percent by 2020: Where are we now?

In the fall of 2014, President Roger Casey and Beth Gerl, vice president of student affairs and dean of students at the time, signed the Real Food Challenge during the…


President Casey announces his retirement

On Sept. 24, President Roger Casey announced that he will be retiring as the ninth president of McDaniel College in June 2021. Casey noted that many factors play into this…