Clear as mud —  the university administration’s communication
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Clear as mud — the university administration’s communication

If last semester taught us anything, it is that we are almost never getting the full picture regarding campus-wide processes, policies, procedures and practices from the UMBC administration.…

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Weekend late night is a step in the right direction
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Weekend late night is a step in the right direction

Since time immemorial UMBC students have lamented the atmosphere on campus during the weekend. The list of complaints ranges from a dearth of options for dining to the…

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Against an expectation of civility
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Against an expectation of civility

Civility in political discourse has been touted by many pundits as the solution to the stratification of politics in modern American society, with the idea being that violence…

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How to survive finals season

Sophomore English major Tiera Day tries to study for her upcoming week at the Retriever Learning Center on Sunday night.

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How to survive finals season

It is officially finals season, that special time of year when the air is heavy with anxiety and the students retreat into caffeine-fueled study sessions. As we all…

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UMBC makes students forge their own educational journey
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UMBC makes students forge their own educational journey

Many bright-eyed high school seniors spend months preparing for the next phase of their lives, and for many that next phase is college. Hundreds of these students come…

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Making the most of winter break
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Making the most of winter break

After the intense storm that is finals week has passed and the semester comes to a close, it can be tempting to spend the entire winter break sleeping…

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