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Straws made from material other than plastic, such as bamboo, are a new environmentally-friendly trend. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay user Anemone123).

McDaniel’s plastic habit

I love holding an iced latte from Caseys’ Corner while enjoying my day, relaxing and sitting under a tree that is standing still in the autumn air. Of course, for…


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The truth behind Twitter

Twitter is a social networking source, where users post and interact with public messages referred to as ‘tweets’. Users are able to post anything, as often as they want. Twitter…




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Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

McDaniel College’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Phi Mu sorority are partnering to fundraise for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through their “Cheesin’ For Children” event. On November 13, fraternity…






Members of Polish and Glam at the Aug. 29, 2018 Involvement Fair in the quad. (Photo courtesy of Polish and Glam).

Polish and Glam debuts on the Hill

Polish and Glam is finally getting started on campus. Polish and Glam is an upcoming organization that made its first appearance this semester. Although the organization has yet to have…







The average American uses up to 100 gallons of water each day. Photo courtesy of Pixabay user Semevent.

Just turn off the tap

Drip, drip, drop. It was a quiet Saturday morning. I had just walked into the McDaniel Hall bathroom when I heard this noise. I may not have been fully awake…


Photo by Kyle Parks.

Adjusting to college life

Looking back on my first year of college, I wish that I hadn’t heard that “it’s the best four years of your life” so many times. It made me feel…


Photo courtesy of Pixabay user Public_Domain_Photography.

The case against intervention in Syria

All regimes pursue power, regardless of the type of government system they have. Whether it is a democratic republic like the United States, oligarchical Russia, or theocratic Saudi Arabia, in…


Photo by Christian Garruppo.

It’s time to help yourself

Losing a family member because of a battle with depression is something that I will never get over. My family will forever be effected emotionally, financially, and mentally as a…