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An overflowing trash can located outside Rouzer Hall (Shannon Musolf / McDaniel Free Press).

The Plastic Pandemic

Amidst a time of uncertainty and fear due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, environmental awareness has taken a back seat. While focusing on our human contact, possible symptoms, and social…


The writer's dad in his turnout coat on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  He was working that day in the city with FDNY. (Photo Courtesy of Peter Cornell)

Fighting the fires of 9/11

Two weeks ago, Friday Sept. 11th marked the nineteenth anniversary of the horrible terrorist attacks on the United States of America. I sat down with Bernie Cornell, a retired member of…



Amanda Blankenship with her dog Chewy, a GRREAT rescue (photo courtesy of Thomas Chenowth Jr)

Golden Retrievers are GRREAT

Throughout the country, there are many non-profit organizations to be a part of. Notable ones such as NPR, American Red Cross, and the Human Rights Watch, all strive for one…


A portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by artist Daniel Calderon, Latex on Canvas (Photo courtesy of Flickr/ user Todd)

A tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Last week, we mourned the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was known to many as a champion of women’s rights, and she delivered progressive votes on…



(Photo courtesy of Robyn Allers).

Getting to know Robyn Allers

One of the things that becomes abundantly clear when talking to Robyn Allers is her humility. Allers is a person whose status and work does not displace her love for…


From left, Molly Sherman, Mischka Johnson, Clamencia (researcher at the Las Piedras Amazon Center), Rachael Fox, and Alyssa Swartz take a break from conducting community interviews on a Jan term trip in Peru (Photo courtesy of Chandra Reiff).

In celebration of the Jan term

McDaniel College offers students experiential learning opportunities around the world. The courses are curated by professors and are proposed to be manageable expedition learning courses that give way for profound…



Pretty Boy Reservoir is a date location. (Molly Sherman / McDaniel Free Press).

Westminster date ideas

At first glance, it can seem tough to find something to do in Westminster, but there are plenty of great ideas for the taking. If you are looking for some…


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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…




The Yellow Door is located at 133 E Main St. in Westminster. (Laurel Pogue / McDaniel Free Press).

Where in Westminster: The Yellow Door

Down on Main Street, a yellow door distinctively stands out, and inside is a unique local business. Taylor Stetson, the owner of The Yellow Door, has been selling comic books…


Jose Pac interned at the hospital in 2019. (Mitchell Clokey / McDaniel Free Press).

Project Guatemala

Over the summer of 2019, student Jose Pac participated in a medical internship with his home town’s hospital, the Hospital Regional de Occidente Guatemala. The program consisted of over 50 medical…


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…


The fraternity brothers and NextOneUp students. (Photo courtesy of Shel Simon).

Alpha Phi Alpha works with NextOneUp

On Sunday, Oct. 20, McDaniel’s Phi Iota Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., traveled down to Baltimore to speak with Shel Simon and his NextOneUp students about the importance of completing…