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Bringing music to life

Jake Fine, president of the Live Music Club, plans to start his year off with a bang. The club’s first-ever concert is planned for Dec. 1, right here on campus,…


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From the archives: 1970s headlines

Headlines are, of course, the first text our readers see when they pick up a copy of the newspaper. Writers at the Gold Bug, Western Maryland College’s name for its student-run newspaper…


Air conditioning is often reserved for spaces like practice rooms for musicians in Levine Hall (above) or offices. (Emma Carter / McDaniel Free Press).

Air conditioning: A want or need?

As a new school year begins, students are presented with both old and new problems. One issue that never seems to go away is the heat, and at McDaniel College, one…


Desiray Sweeney. (Photo courtesy of Desiray Sweeney).

From Transfer to Terror

This new school year, there are a lot of familiar faces on campus and new students, too, including a significant portion that are transfers from other four-year and community colleges. This…


Jose Pac. (Photo courtesy of McDaniel Athletics).

Jose Pac’s escape

All he ever wanted was to fit in. It’s hard to believe that Jose Pac, an international student from Guatemala and swimmer for the Green Terror, was once struggling to…


Cultivated's storefront. (Mikayla Whitehead / McDaniel Free Press).

Cultivated: A business and a dream

When walking up to Cultivated’s storefront, customers are greeted by a welcome sign and plants. Once inside, they can instantly tell what the store is all about because of the…



(Emma Carter / McDaniel Free Press).

Behind the ‘Tartan’ branding

As students walk around campus this semester, it is easy for them to see that McDaniel College made some changes in ways to showcase school pride. From changing the look…


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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,…


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McDictionary

ANW: Albert Norman Ward Hall, an upperclassman residence hall next to the gym. Big Baker: Baker Memorial Chapel, the church that is in front of the fountain. Blackboard: An “online classroom” website where…




Photo by Kyle Parks.

Life of a Resident Assistant

Cooper Hostetler has the job in college no one ever really thinks of as a dream job. Why would someone want to look after a bunch of freshman in a…


Francis Aubee (center). Photo courtesy of Francis Aubee.

Continuing Africa’s Legacy: Francis Aubee

People might be surprised to know who Francis Aubee really is. The McDaniel student has been described as charismatic, intelligent, cultured, well-mannered, hilarious, business-minded, and more. Aubee is an international student from…




Aiyana Jones (left) and Sijui Bartrum (right). Photo by Claire Capuccilli.

Hips don’t lie

Sijui Kama Bartrum took up dancing at a young age – but as she got older, others told her it was time to give up her hobby. Instead, she found…


Emanuel Mandel in the Decker Center Forum. Photo by Gunnar Ward.

Living history: A tale of the Holocaust

Holocaust survivor Emanuel (Manny) Mandel stood in front of a crowd of McDaniel students and Carroll County residents, sharing his story of survival in one of history’s darkest periods. Despite…