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Girls at the Boys & Girls Club's SMART Girls program write about what makes them happy. Photo by Katie Ogorzalek.

SMART girls: Finding positivity

Inspiration can be found even in the youngest of us. Last month, I went to the Boys & Girls Club and talked to a group of several middle-school girls aged 10 to…



The Black Panther cast at San Diego International Comic Con 2016. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore.

McDaniel praises ‘Black Panther’

Last week, Marvel Studios released its latest and highly-anticipated film “Black Panther.” The superhero film drew widespread attention and gave the studio its biggest opening week at the box office thanks to…


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It’s recruitment season!

This week is recruitment week for Greek life at McDaniel, and women are getting ready for rounds. Sororities are decorating their club rooms, getting outfits ready, and working hard to…



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Dance Marathon comes to McDaniel College

McDaniel College has a new organization making its way to campus. Dance Marathon is a nationwide philanthropic event with the purpose of fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). This organization supports…


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A man who could have lived

When I was seven I lost my father to colon cancer. My goal for telling his story is one, to establish my father as a real person and two, to…


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Anxiety through one person’s eyes

My journey with anxiety, like many others, started at a young age. I remember hearing stories from my parents that I now laugh at, about the doctors telling them they’ve…


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The new Olympic sports

The winter Olympics are fast approaching, and nowhere can this be felt more than in Korea. Anticipation runs in the air as PyeongChang holds the first Winter Games since 1998’s…




Kayla Malone and Eryn Rich of Zeta Phi Beta. Photo courtesy of Kayla Malone.

A new era of Greek life philanthropy

Most of the time, when people hear of Greek life on college campuses, they immediately have negative connotations. However, students and Greek participants at McDaniel College are starting to change…


McDaniel College Greek organizations pose for a photo outside Hoover Library during Greek Week 2016. Photo courtesy McDaniel College Office of Student Engagement.

Greek Life at McDaniel: Overview

Getting involved in Greek Life is a great way to meet friends and get involved on campus. There are several different social and service fraternities and sororities, so if you…


A hawk chick outside Whiteford Hall. Photo by Matthew Ogorzalek.

Hawk’s Nest on McDaniel Campus

McDaniel is not only home to the Green Terror, but also home to five hawks—three of them chicks. Freshman Hannah Smith lives in Whiteford Hall, and recently discovered three eggs…



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McPlaylist of the Month: March

This playlist aims to expose McDaniel to the music genre that is grime, just as its popularity in both Britain and the United States is hitting its high point. It…


McDaniel cadet Kyle Saffer and University of Kentucky cadet Alex Guren in Gabon during a CULP trip. Photo by Kyle Shaffer.

ROTC at McDaniel

Since 1919, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program has been changing lives at McDaniel College. The program is proudly one of the oldest ROTC battalions in the nation,…


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McPlaylist of the Month: November

A few weeks ago many Americans, including myself, made the mistake of underestimating Donald Trump and his supporters. We were too blinded by our privilege to realize that the heart…


It's okay to take a day off. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Fotochoice Photography.

Taking “Personal Days” is Okay

Have you ever felt so overloaded with school work, clubs, meetings, and social activities that you wish you could just hide and watch Netflix all day? Admit it—yes, you have….