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Campus Safety Sees Major Changes

As students returned from Winter Break, they were greeted to a number of changes to the Department of Campus Safety. The most notable of these was that the office, which…


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McPlaylist of the Month: February

After a fiery protest playlist last November, we return with a more subdued fare. Trump is president, and between protests, phone calls to congressional representatives, why not sit back for…


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The Sanctuary Campus Question

With the recent actions of President Donald Trump, a number of college students have become worried about the effects his policies and executive orders may have upon their institutions. While…





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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…



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McPlaylist of the Month: October

This playlist blends a mix of Top 40 hits with more independent artists, based around a theme of synth beats and EDM influences. Highlights include The Weeknd’s new single “Starboy,”…


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Anyone But Trump

I truly have nothing truly original to say about Donald Trump anymore. I could call him a misogynist, a xenophobe, or even say he’s the spawn of Satan, but people…


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McPlaylist of the Month: September

Looking for new music to listen to while you study, eat Glar, or just sit around your dorm doing nothing? We’ve got you covered. The Free Press is launching its…



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Editorial: A Tense Summer

This summer has proven much more newsworthy than many might have thought or, sadly, more than any would have hoped. Given the college schedule and the nature of our paper,…


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Adjunct Faculty Votes in Favor of Union

On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, it was announced that McDaniel’s adjunct faculty had voted 82 -36 in favor of unionization with SEIU Local 500. This vote ended a process that…



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Senior Profile: Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl

What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)? Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl. Majors: French and Political Science and International Studies What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel? Writing Center…



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Senior Profile: Shannon McClellan

What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)? Shannon McClellan. English major with minors in Writing and Spanish What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel? Writing Center…



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A Fractured Campus

McDaniel College has lost its way. Not because of its academics, nor its tuition, nor even some grand purported scheme against organized labor. No. McDaniel has lost its way by…