Non-partisan politics pervade new SGA event

The Maryland midterm election approaches, and leading the parade are several events hosted by UMBC under the umbrella of an Election Night Extravaganza. One new addition since last…

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GRIT-X talks inspire the UMBC community
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GRIT-X talks inspire the UMBC community

Although only in its third year, the GRIT-X talks are already becoming a Homecoming favorite among the UMBC community. Introduced in 2016 by Dr. Karl Steiner, the Vice…

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NAMI combats stigma during Mental Illness Awareness Week
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NAMI combats stigma during Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, Congress made the first full week of October “Mental Illness Awareness Week” to highlight the work done by the National Alliance on Mental Illness to de-stigmatize…

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Meet Chief, UMBC’s most celebrated service dog
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Meet Chief, UMBC’s most celebrated service dog

Do not be surprised if you see a golden retriever in your lecture hall this semester; he is not a student, but he is still an important member…

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At Commonvision, employees are anything but common

An animator works on an assignment. Commonvision is currently hiring office assistants and production assistants. Photo by Micael Kovich.

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At Commonvision, employees are anything but common

From the outside, Commonvision looks like a well-oiled machine that constantly produces high-quality graphics, prints and animations for a number of UMBC organizations. But what few see are…

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New and returning students’ advice for surviving freshman year
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New and returning students’ advice for surviving freshman year

Welcome Week and orientation make it easier for incoming students to connect with the diverse UMBC community prior to the start of classes, but about a month into…

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