Ebola Patient in Texas Flew Through Dulles Airport

The Associated Press is reporting that the man currently in isolation due to contraction of the Ebola virus flew through Dulles Airport where he had a “lengthy airport layover” before arriving in Texas on September 20th.

The patient left Liberia on September 19th on a Brussels Airlines flight. He landed in Brussels and experienced a seven hour layover before catching a connector flight to Washington, D.C. via United Airlines.

His second layover at Dulles Airport lasted three hours before taking one last flight to Dallas, Texas.

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The CDC says that his lack of symptoms makes it unlikely that he infected anyone on his flight or in the airport whom he may have come into contact with.

After the patient started to feel ill, he decided to go to hospital last week but was released from the hospital even after he told caretakers that he had previously traveled to Liberia, according to CNN.

This is happening as reports have surfaced that there could possibly be another Ebola case in Honolulu, Hawaii.

NFL Week 4 Fantasy Winners and Losers


Note: All points that I list our according to my personal fantasy that I run through FoxSports.com. Points based on the type of league will vary. I will also be focusing on a few players, as well as not focusing on kickers or team defenses. My kicker is and always will be Blair Walsh

Week 4 in the NFL featured the usual blowouts and upsets that happen every week. Throw in an international game and the first possible coaching change of the season and the NFL looks to be in midseason form in spite of a rocky start. Continue reading


Phelps arrested for DUI



One of yesterday’s most trending topics was the arrest of USA Olympic swimmer, Michael Phelps, after driving under the influence early Tuesday morning in Baltimore, Maryland.

TMZ reported that Phelps was stopped at 1:40am after driving 85 mph in a 45 speed limit zone. Once given the sobriety test, officers noted that his BAC level was about twice the legal limit.


Yesterday afternoon, Phelps issued an apology for his actions.


Neither Phelps’ agent, Drew Johnson, or longtime coach, Bob Bowman refused to comment when questioned by reporters. The charge could have Phelps face up to a year in jail, but legal experts said that was very unlikely.

Opinion: Here are my quick two cents. Drunk driving is becoming all too familiar in this country. A girl who graduated with my class in college (Salisbury University) died recently, because a man was selfish enough to drunkenly get behind a vehicle. Everyone makes mistakes that they personally ultimately have to live with. However, this kind of mistake is the kind that could fatally affect someone else. I hope he learns from this, (despite it being his second DUI), and gets help for whatever would make him drive so intoxicated.

It would have been really heartbreaking if he physically hurt someone  who idolized him that night. Recently, athletes (ex: Ray Rice, Chris Davis) from the Baltimore area’s teams have not been setting a good example for youth in the community. It’s a responsibility that I feel some in the limelight don’t take seriously. Whether you like it or not, you’re being watched by the public. So unfortunately, your actions not only affect you, but it affects others to some degree as well.

A Soft-Spoken Songstress Takes UMD By Storm

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Although she’s often quiet and shorter than most, singer/dancer Ashley Lyles uses her musical performances to grab the attention of her audiences.

The 20-year-old performed at “Together for Jesus,” a collaborative event for Christian musicians, along with three other UMD Gospel Choir members on Monday.

Check out their performance of “Precious Jesus” below:

Lyles was also able to discuss the importance of music in her life, how gospel music kickstarted her singing career and her personal growth as a result of her outstanding performances.

BREAKING NEWS: Armed Robbery At Courtyards Apartments


BREAKING: According to The Diamondback, an armed robbery has been reported at The Courtyards Apartments near the University of Maryland.

The suspect had a handgun and fled on foot towards Metzerott Road. Residents are urged to keep all doors locked.

According to a resident on Twitter, there is not much police activity going on at the moment.

UPDATE – According to The Examiner’s Alan Henney:


2nd UPDATE (11:15 p.m.) – University of Maryland’s Police Department has just sent an email to students saying that the suspect is NOT in custody.

LAST UPDATE – University of Maryland Police Department has given the all clear sign at The Courtyards. It is now safe for residents to leave their premises.

UMD Health Center Takes Advantage of Tinder Craze

Courtesy: Sung-Min Kim
Courtesy: Sung-Min Kim

The University of Maryland’s Health Center has taken STD/STI awareness to the next level.

This advertisement, promoting consciousness about chlamydia, was spotted on the Enclave shuttle by The Diamondback and WMUC’s Sung-Min Kim.

The fictional app used in this ad is based on popular matchmaking app Tinder, which is commonly used by college students.

In the app, profile pictures of various guys/girls (depending on your preference) around your area are displayed. If you like what you see, you swipe right, hence why the ad says “Chlamydia always swipes to the right.”

Here is the rest of the text:

Chlamydia likes everyone, and it’s trending upward on campus. Unprotected oral, anal or vaginal sex can put Terps at risk. Reduce risk with condoms, routine testing & knowing your partners’ STI status. Depending on your behavior, a throat, rectal or urine screening may be necessary. 

Find out more about your risk and resources: health.umd.edu/chlamydia

Kudos to the Health Center. You’ve gotten my attention.

Scroll through our UMD section to find out what else is trending on campus.

Jordin Sparks And Jason Derulo Open Up About Their Split


Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are now opening up about what led to their shocking split.

Sparks made a guest appearance on this morning’s Today Show after she was asked how she was handling the split. Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo, MTV VMA's 2014

“I’m good, actually. The funny thing is I read this quote, ‘When something unexpected happens in your life or you think something bad happens, just say, plot twist! And move on.”

Sparks’ response confirmed her earlier sentiments last week, when she wrote a tweet that read:

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

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5 things Post-grads should do

Originally posted on straighttalkwithsolo:

So as most of my readers know, I recently just finished my undergraduate studies. College gave me four years of crazy, yet humbling, experiences that I’ll keep with me forever. Most importantly, what I obtained from college….was my degree! I worked hard, never slept, and contemplated just becoming a stripper instead for four straight years. Now, I’m in the same position that a lot of college graduates are in around this country. I have a degree, so what now?

This is the most discouraging part so far in my path to success. In concept, I understand that a college degree doesn’t guarantee me a job right away. But doesn’t it feel like it should? It can sometimes make us feel like those sleepless nights, ramen-struggle dinners, and over $20,000 in loans was all for nothing. Well let’s take a second to thank the Universe for two things: my ability to…

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Sabrina skillfully balances atop two glasses.

Knotty Bits Sideshow Take on Hoff Theatre


A lively crowd gathered in Hoff Theatre Friday night during Stamp’s annual All Niter event where, for forty-minutes, they cajoled as the Knotty Bits sideshow took center stage.

The vaudeville era of sideshow acts was lead by duo Gwyd the Unusual and his quirky partner, Sylver Fyre. Audience members were entertained throughout by their playful banter and double entendre joke deliveries.

Beginning the set of stunts was fellow cast member, Sabrina, balancing atop two upside-down glasses and flexing her body into full splits and heel-stretches. Continue reading

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