German Plane Deliberately Crashed in French Alps

by LINDSEY FEINGOLD

On Tuesday, March 24, a plane en route from Barcelona, Spain to Dusseldorf, Germany, crashed in the French Alps. There were 144 passengers on the plane and six crew-members, according to CNN. No one survived.

Passengers included citizens from 18 countries, 72 of whom were from Germany and 35 who were from Spain. There were two opera singers on board, 16 students and two teachers on a class trip, a mother and daughter from Virginia, a Columbian architect, as well as many others. Continue reading German Plane Deliberately Crashed in French Alps

ABC Family Brings Back the Hilarious Hidden Camera Show, Freak Out

by BIBI AJAYI

It’s back! ABC Family premiered the unscripted prank show Freak Out during 13 Nights of Halloween. Now, the series is back with a vengeance. The show debuts bigger scares and even bigger reactions.

In each episode, an unsuspecting person or ‘mark’ is faced with their worst fears. You’re probably wondering who would set someone up to face their fears, but the culprits are usually the ones they love the most — their friends and family. Every prank is specifically catered to turn a normal everyday situation into someone’s worst nightmare. Freak Out captures each scenario, starting from the planning of the prank, until the mark discovers their worst nightmare is nothing more than a joke. Trust me, their reactions are priceless!

What sets Freak Out apart from other prank shows, like TruTv’s Impractical Jokers, is the fear factor that Freak Out brings to television. Not only are unsuspecting marks put in funny and embarrassing situations, but they are also scared out of their minds. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a spooky twist?

Catch Freak Out at 8:30/7:30c Wednesdays on ABC Family!

UMD Students gather for #OccupyFratRow Movement

by BREANA BACON & LAURYN FRONEBERGER

Just four months after UMD students assembled in Stamp Student Union to voice their demands to demilitarize the College Park Police Department, many returned Friday afternoon to protest on Frat Row in response to the racist and sexist email sent by a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

The protest kicked off with various demands from representatives of several student organizations. Many protesters at the event believe there wasn’t enough disciplinary action served to the individual and group involved in the email which included the now infamous line, ‘f**k consent.’ Members of The Vagina Monologues performed a skit in response to that line and sexual assault.

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Member from The Vagina Monologues performs part of a skit embracing sexuality and condemning sexual assault. (Jasmine Pelaez/Pulsefeedz)

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Maryland Terrapins women’s basketball team beats Princeton in the midst of threats

by LIAM BEATUS

Just two days after Barack Obama attended Princeton’s victory over Green Bay, the Tigers squared off against the Terps at College Park on Monday evening. The Princeton Tigers were the last undefeated team in women’s college hoops and ranked an 8 seed in this year’s tournament. Maryland, the number one seed in the Spokane bracket, hosted the first two rounds of their bracket. Following a victory against New Mexico St., Maryland’s next challenge was the undefeated Tigers. Continue reading Maryland Terrapins women’s basketball team beats Princeton in the midst of threats

Scandal Review: Put A Ring On It

by BREANA BACON

Hello Gladiator friends!

I have returned from my brief hiatus, and I regret to inform you that it was caused by a terrible, non-Shonda induced illness and non-TGIT related responsibilities. I wish that I was away on Scandal business but some dreams don’t come true. Le sigh.  Anywho, I’m cured and back better than ever with more hi-jinks and straight foolishness created by our beloved Shonda Rhimes.

I didn’t get a chance to tweet Shonda this week, but next week, it’s on. You have been fairly warned.

Let’s get into it!

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Shaping UMD’s Future Through Community Sessions

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Attendees of the first Community Visions session talk to one another about what Maryland can do to improve. (Photos by: Jasmine Pelaez)

by NAOMI HARRIS

In the Stamp Atrium, full of students, faculty and staff, the first session in addressing a strategic plan to improve UMD as a campus came to life.

Last February, President Loh announced the formation of a Flagship 2020 Commission to answer challenges of higher education. On Wednesday, members of the campus community joined together and stepped in to help this process. The plans these members will create aim to provide more appealing and competitive university by the year 2020. Continue reading Shaping UMD’s Future Through Community Sessions

How UMD Stayed Prepared For the Flu Epidemic

by AMBER EBANKS

In response to the Avian Flu Virus, officials at the University of Maryland implemented several resources on campus for students. The virus has the potential to spread very quickly and could “significantly interrupt normal university functions,” according to a pamphlet published by the university in February.

In case of a flu epidemic, the university planned to maintain a reduced level of campus operations meaning that the school would be run through remote or online interaction. This includes online classes and on-campus wages being delivered through direct deposit. Once university officials believe the Avian Flu has been controlled on campus the university would begin its recovery process. Continue reading How UMD Stayed Prepared For the Flu Epidemic

American Crime Recap: Episode Three

by BIBI AJAYI

Just when you think you know where a story is taking you American Crime has a way of twisting that story and taking it to place you never imagined! “Episode Three” of American Crime re-explores the theme of family dynamics as familiar and distant relatives confront the main characters.

“Episode Three” opens in the Gutierrez household with a morning show playing in the background, a sad attempt to fill the uncomfortable silence. Alonzo calls out for Jenny but is greeted with the same silence. Perhaps Jenny is still upset over the way her father handled Tony’s case. Alonzo leaves the house and is ambushed by reporters. We aren’t sure how Alonzo reacts to the reporters, but we later learn that he gives them an interview. Alonzo has a few choice words for Matt’s suspected killer, “He’s illegal. Those are the ones. Always make the rest of us look bad.” Like most of the characters in Modesto, Alonzo has no remorse for telling what he believes is his truth. Continue reading American Crime Recap: Episode Three

Vh1 Premieres the Walk of Shame Shuttle

by LAURYN FRONEBERGER

Just when you thought reality shows on VH1 could not get any crazier, a new series called Walk of Shame Shuttle debuted Wednesday night. The idea behind the show was introduced by former University of Michigan student, Kellyann Wargo.

Courtesy: Twitter
Courtesy: Twitter

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