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Hoover Library. (Kyle Parks / McDaniel Free Press).

Library woes

It was midterms week once again, and my dread for the approaching week would be beyond justified. During midterms, my daily “trips” to the library could have been better described…


Shenzhen, located in southern China just outside of Hong Kong. It is one of China's most successful urban development projects and today one of its main economic centers. Image courtesy of Pixabay user Buihuy89.

Farms to financial districts: Xiong’an

In April 2017, China made a major announcement: the creation of the Xiong’an New Area, which has been promised to become an eco-friendly megacity covering 2,000 square kilometers. Though projected…


Photo by Kyle Parks.

The precarious liberal arts college

The liberal arts college, and McDaniel, will face sweeping changes in the coming years. McDaniel has done quite a bit of rebranding since I arrived three years ago. What I…


archives

From the Archives: Late Nineties Commentary

While our paper’s commentary section has a faint tendency to prompt anger and concern to this day, many particularly sassy, aggressive, and humorous commentary articles appeared in the Phoenix (the…


(Kyle Parks / McDaniel Free Press).

McDaniel Hall Undergoes Renovations

In recent years, McDaniel Hall, a 95-year-old structure, has accumulated a reputation for being a bit dated in comparison to other dormitories, but renovations undertaken over the summer seek to…