Terp Weekly Edition- April 07, 2013

April 6, 2013 · Filed Under Uncategorized 

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Smoking Ban on Campus

 By: Brittany Sena

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Cigarette butts like these will no longer be dispersed around the UMD campus. The smoking ban will not only promote the health of students and faculty, but will also clean up campus.
A smoking ban will be in affect on all UMD Campuses starting July 1, 2013. As of now, the university doesn’t have the resources to carry out this ban to the full extent, so the campus community will rely on students and faculty to remind others of the smoking policy. This is all in an effort to promote the health of both smokers and non smokers.
To read the full Diamondback article: 
No designated smoking areas in U. Senate-approved ban

 

Flu Epidemic

By: Judy Nam

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The Assistant Director for Health Promotions at the University of Maryland’s Health Center, Hope McPhatter, spoke with TWE’s Judy Nam about this year’s flu season. According to the Center for Disease Control, the virus is one of the most deadly in recent history and continues to reach epidemic levels this month after dozens of deaths nationwide. McPhatter says university health officials are making a concerted push to get students vaccinated and are working around the clock to aid the growing number of students who are already infected.

Hope McPhatter, the assistant director for Health Promotions at UMD’s Health Center works around the clock to educate students on how to prevent getting the flu during this spring semester. McPhatter says spring is the peak time when the flu virus is most prevalent, which also makes this season one of the busiest for staff members at the university’s Health Center because students, faculty and staff are all eager to come in and learn how to prevent infection. She says getting the flu vaccine is the best possible way to avoid the virus. But if you unfortunately do get the flu, then you can always call the Health Center’s Urgent Care line and they will help you take the next step by telling you whether or not you should seek treatment at the clinic or just wait it out by resting in bed.

For more information, check out the Flu Vaccine Clinic

 

Pirating Music and Movies

By: Melissa Lagarde

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Copyright Alert

Those who chose to illegally download music and movies may soon face tighter regulation from Internet Service Providers.  The Copyright Alert System, a new program that took effect last month, is designed to educate internet consumers about ways to properly access and share copyrighted conten.

 

Internet Privacy and Social Media

By. Jasmine Egbiremolen

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We’re surrounded by social media daily

Maryland became the first state to ban employers, both private and governmental, from asking current or prospective employees for their passwords, a law that also prohibits employees from downloading employers’ confidential information to their personal websites.

 

Diversity in Sports Journalism

By. Leslie Spacek

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Photo Courtesy Of HHR Media Group. Kevin Blackistone, Faculty, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, columnist, panelist for ESPN’s “Around the Horn”

Kevin Blackistone moderated conference, Diversity in the Sports Media: What Happened? at the Shirley Povich  Center For Sports Journalism A panel of professionals met to discuss the need for diversity in the sports media.

 

Gun Control

By. Alexsis Davis

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The goal of the rifle and pistol club, however, is to convey the positive side of gun use. a side not often displayed, he says, in the media.

The feelings lawmakers and citizens have toward gun control vary depending on factors such as political party, socioeconomic status and personal relationship with firearms. The University of Maryland’s rifle and pistol club believes that feelings can be skewed due to the media.

For more information on gun safety please visit www.msrpa.org/. 

Dining Halls Early Hours

By. Sacha Ginsberg

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After students have repeatedly requested for the University of Maryland dining halls to open earlier on the weekends, Dining Services have responded with a two semester pilot program.

The North and South Campus Diners will now open at 10 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Cold continental breakfast items such as bagels, muffins, donuts, fruit, yogurt, and cereal will be served to the hungry students who wake up early.

 

UMD YouTuber

By. Naomi Tesfai

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Kayla Taitz, a UMD junior uploads covers of her favorite songs on YouTube.

Kayla Taitz is a UMD junior with a passion for singing. The 20-year-old has a youtube page where she posts covers of some of her favorite songs. With more than 5,000 subscribers her fans can’t get enough of her creative mashups.

 

 

 

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