UMD students stand strong against hate, bigotry in McKeldin Mall protest
By Char Freedberg
Members of the Key of David Christian Center from Philadelphia were met with opposition when they came to demonstrate on McKeldin Mall on Tuesday, as students at this university quickly gathered in a show of defiance against bigotry and homophobia on this campus.
The Christian Center came to this ...
Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives
By Ambriah Underwood
For many students, showing up to Thursday's protest against Israel Fest at this university was one of the few ways they could convey pro-Palestine perspectives without repercussions.
Students for Justice in Palestine, an on-campus student organization advocating for Palestinian rights, hosted the ...
Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants
By Jack Wisniewski
Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon.
“When refugees are under attack, what do we do? Stand up; fight back,” chanted Sibay, the vice president of Students for ...
Letter to the editor (and Palestinian protestors)
Thank you for passionately displaying the effort and pride that you did. I am proud of the fact that students recognize their freedom to protest, and exercise that right when they feel necessary. While the effort was bold and strong-willed, the message was highly inaccurate.
First, we can start with the statement, “We’re ...
Israel Fest disrupted by students supporting Palestine
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
A group of about 22 people marched onto McKeldin Mall waving Palestinian flags and chanting against what they claimed are the crimes of the Jewish state during the Jewish Student Union’s Israel Fest event Tuesday. The group stayed for about a half hour and left after University police told ...