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Political conversations on The Hill 

With America’s political climate being tense, McDaniel College students have found political topics becoming more common in conversations with their peers. Students have had different experiences when discussing politics on…



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Book review: “Cemetery Boys”

Aiden Thomas’s debut novel, “Cemetery Boys,” follows 16-year-old Yadriel, a transgender Latinx guy trying to prove to his traditional family that he’s ready and able to take on the role…




The performance was conducted on the pop-up stage (Syd Hinnant / McDaniel Free Press).

McDaniel Theatre performs “Spoon River Anthology”

On Sept. 25th and 26th, McDaniel College Theatre performed “Spoon River Anthology” live on the hill near the gazebo. This performance of Spoon River Anthology features a musical adaptation by Charles Aidman and was based on Edgar Lee Masters’ collection of free-form poems.   The play…





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President Casey announces his retirement

On Sept. 24, President Roger Casey announced that he will be retiring as the ninth president of McDaniel College in June 2021. Casey noted that many factors play into this…



Students spend their leisure time in areas designed for social distancing. (Rachel Allen/McDaniel Free Press)

Adjusting to college life with COVID-19

McDaniel students are in full swing of the Fall Semester. Students’ time on campus has allowed them to discover and adjust to college life with COVID-19. McDaniel has taken a…


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…