Terp Weekly Edition – Final Show – Spring 2013

May 8, 2013 · Filed Under Uncategorized 

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Part I:

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Part II:

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New Gun Club Sparks Debate

By: Judy Nam

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Members of UMD’s Rifle and Pistol Club stick to their guns every other weekend to shoot the breeze at an off-campus range. (Photo courtesy of Igor Khrustalev)

Members of UMD’s Rifle and Pistol Club stick to their guns every other weekend to shoot the breeze at an off-campus range.
(Photo courtesy of Igor Khrustalev)

 
This semester, UMD locked and loaded a new student-organization – the Rifle and Pistol Club, but the Maryland General Assembly also passed one of the country’s strictest gun control bills in March. The new bill, called the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, is awaiting the Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature and bans more than 45 different kinds of weapons, limits ammo clips to 10 rounds and orders new background checks on gun buyers. Despite their opposition to the bill’s ability to lower gun violence, members of the Rifle and Pistol Club say gun control doesn’t make a difference in how they practice and introduce willing students to the world of shooting sports and responsible gun ownership.

Learn more about Md.’s gun laws

 
 

Mentoring Md.’s Convicts

By: Leslie Spacek

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Mentor and mentee at the Mentoring Academy in Baltimore, Md., 2013.

 
The most recent study of the Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 67.5 percent of prisoners released from prison were rearrested within 3 years. The Mentoring Academy is a program out of Baltimore that aims to assist ex-offenders reenter society successfully, and stay on the right path. Leslie Spacek reports.

Volunteer at the Mentoring Academy at The Living Classrooms Foundation, Inc. or tweet @LeslieSpacek @twe368

 
 

Md. Rolls the Dice

By: Gary Fiore

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Royal flush at Maryland Live! Casino

 
On April 1, Maryland Live! Casino introduced table games like roulette, blackjack, and craps to their regular playing services. As expected many students are eager to test their luck as soon as possible. But is this desire something new, or has been a problem lingering on the campus for a while. After talking with some fellow students, it’s clear that gambling on campus is now threatening to become a serious issue. In fact, some students are spending thousands of dollars a week on their gambling habits, and they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

Read it at The Baltimore Sun

 
 

New Health Risk: Balls

By: Tim Morgan

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Getting hit in the balls and by them can be hazardous.
(Photo Courtesy of Flickr via SteSeeger)

 
In a high school basketball game Kristina Bayton was given the okay to return to the court despite being knocked out earlier in the match. She was later assessed to have suffered a mild concussion and ordered to miss six weeks of basketball. Kristina highlights the need to properly educate coaches and parents on how to identify the signs and symptoms of concussion.

Read the risks at USA TODAY
and at NY Times

 

Student Battles Cancer

By: Josh Birch
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Credit: Kelsey Dimka, Relay For Life

University of Maryland Relay For Life co-directors Kelsey Dimka and David Engle.

Kelsey Dimka has battled more in the past few years than many will ever have to in their entire life. Despite her diagnosis with an aggressive form of bone cancer, Kelsey fought back and is now in remission. This past year, she became co-director of Relay For Life on campus. TWE Host, Josh Birch, has more.

Check out Kelsey’s and RelayUMD’s achievements here159 teams and 1614 participants have raised $142,759.72

Eclipse

By: Jasmine EgbireMolen

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Front page of The Eclipse

Careers on Campus

By: Naomi Tesfai

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College students have many different options when it comes to finding jobs during school.
At the University of Maryland, many students fill in the time that they are not in class with part time jobs. Whether it is on campus or not, students have successfully found local employers in order to make some extra cash or add to their resume.

Find a job Career Center.
Have tips about job hunting for other UMD students?  Please share with us! @twe368 #jobs 

DOTS Puts the Pedal to the Metal

By: Melissa Lagarde

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Bicycles at UMD’s bike store. (Photo courtesy to @elinor04)

The UMD Department of Transportation is offering students willing to give up their parking permit eligibility a brand new Fuji hybrid bike along with a helmet, lights and a U-lock. The goal of the program is to encourage the campus to go green.

 

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Rules for the Greeks 

By: Alexsis Davis

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National Pan Hellenic council organizations are having difficulty keeping eight or more active members on the University of Maryland’s campus. Without sufficient membership, these organizations are facing suspension from campus.
National Pan Hellenic council organizations are having difficulty keeping eight or more active members on the University of Maryland’s campus. Without sufficient membership, these organizations are facing suspension from campus.
 

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Penny

By: Alex Miller

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In recent years, the movement to get rid of the penny has been gathering steam. As cash and coin becomes less prevalent in everyday use, it begs the question: do we really need the penny?
 

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Farmers Market

By: Aline Barros

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The farmer’s market at University of Maryland is open for business. Check out the how you can get gluten free products every Wednesday outside the student union building.
 

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Stamp Friday Showcase

By: Hye Chung

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Band Pallid Playing Music during the Stamp Friday Showcase at the Baltimore Room.
The Stamp Friday Showcase is a weekly talent showcase which started 2008. It takes place every Friday from noon to one PM and features student performers and bands. But whether or not the Friday Showcase has become a must-see event is still unclear.

 

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Hip Hop Orchestra at Maryland Day

By: Brittany Sena

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A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.

A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.
 

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Hip Hop Orchestra at Maryland Day

By: Jeffrey Copeland

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A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.

Credit: Lacey Schwab, The East Carolinian
 

Despite a recovering national economy, around 85 percent of recent college graduates will move back home, according to the U.S. census Bureau.

 

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Israel Fest

By: Max Grossfeld

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A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.

April 29th, all of the Jewish organizations came together on campus to host a festival in celebration of Israel. They hoped it would give students of this University a higher sense of connection with the Jewish state. Max Grossfeld covered the event, and has the story.
 

The University of Maryland has one of the largest Jewish student populations in the country, meaning a strong connection to Israel, the Jewish homeland, is to be expected. President Loh just came to a new agreement with several universities in Israel which has strengthened the university’s ties academically. In addition, the Jewish student organizations on campus held their annually Israelfest on Monday, April 29, in order to strengthen ties culturally. Max Grossfeld covered that event.

 

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Pure Romance

By: Megan Gygax

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A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.

Many students on campus have second jobs, but not all have the courage to do what Natalie Gaudette does. She hosts women’s sex toy parties. Megan Gygax has the story.
 

Recent graduate, Natalie Gaudette is a consultant for Pure Romance, a branch of Mary Kay. She spends evenings hosting parties and selling everything from lip gloss to condoms to make some extra money. She also is promoting healthy sexual behavior on campus and takes pride in her “dirty” work.

 

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Mark Guerinot

By: Sacha Ginsberg

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A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.

Many students on campus have second jobs, but not all have the courage to do what Natalie Gaudette does. She hosts women’s sex toy parties. Megan Gygax has the story.
 

Mark Guerinot, senior Criminology major at the University of Maryland, works 40 hours per week for the Prince George’s County Police Department doing investigative and patrol work for the robbery suppression team. Guerinot starts work at 9 a.m., goes to classes mid-day, then goes back to work, often until 2 a.m. in the squad car. It isn’t the senior year he imagined of constant partying, but it is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of working for a government department, like the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

 

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WTF UMD

By: Teleathia Gardner

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A Orchestra blending the classical with Hip Hop. Students took time off for a picture outside of the concert hall after their performance.

What to Fix UMD is a Facebook page created by UMDs Student Government Association to allow students to submit their campus complaints.
 

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