Ciara O’Brien

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Online classes extended to end of semester

On Tuesday afternoon, the McDaniel College Task Force emailed the McDaniel community declaring that all undergraduate and graduate instruction will move to an online learning format for the rest of…




Tornado damage on W. Main Street included many downed trees (Photo courtesy of Shane Robertson).

Tornado tears through downtown Westminster

On Feb. 7, the unexpected unfolded in downtown Westminster, leaving many in the community alarmed and even more, concerned. At around 8 a.m., skies darkened to an even deeper shade…


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From the archives: Snow days

A lot has changed at McDaniel over the years, but certain things will always remain the same: slipping down the steep steps that give the Hill its name. Here are…






Laura Knox, Kat Griffith, and Patch Tseng-Putterman joined the Wellness Center staff this semester. (Ciara O'Brien / McDaniel Free Press).

New counselors join the Wellness Center team

The Wellness Center welcomed three new interns, Patch Tseng-Putterman, Laura Knox, and Kat Griffith, to the Hill this academic year so that they could complete their advanced graduate internships as…









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The possibility of a smoke-free campus

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking causes about 480,000 deaths every year in the U.S. As scientists learn about the negative side effects of smoking,…