The story line in the SEC remains the same: Kentucky, and then everyone else. The Wildcats reloaded after last year’s 38-1 season and are once again national title contenders. Everyone is chasing John Calipari, but the gap may close in the next few years. Many teams in the conference have made a splash with their coaching hires, showing that they’re serious about taking college basketball to the next level. This is still a football conference, but SEC basketball is slowly on the rise. Here is my preview for this year, with last year’s record in parentheses.
Since Sean Miller took the Arizona head coaching job in 2009, the narrative of the Pac-12 season has been the same. Miller and the Wildcats have dominated the conference the past two seasons, and have had top 4 conference finishes four of the past five years. His teams have been a high point in what has been a disappointing stretch for the conference. Last season the Pac-12 sent just four teams to the NCAA Tournament, and its reputation as a premiere basketball conference continued to fall. The conference lacks depth, with its cellar dwellers being some of the worst in a Power Five Conference. This year teams are still looking to chase Arizona, but the Wildcats aren’t the obvious choice to three-peat. Here are my predictions for how the conference shakes out, with last year’s records in parentheses.
When you’re done, be sure to check out my ACC, Big East, and Big 12 previews. Continue reading Return of the Rock: Pac-12 Preview
Starting next year prospective students will have two applications to choose from when applying to the University of Maryland.
According to an article from the Washington Post, “the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success plans to unveil an online application that will be an alternative to the widely used Common Application.”
This new application will benefit low-income students and over 80 schools have already signed onto the platform, diverging University of Maryland from its previous path of being independent with their application.
This university is known for avoiding the Common Application, an online application system accepted by over 600 colleges and universities, instead having a completely separate procedure from all other schools. Continue reading UMD Revamping College Application Process Together With Over 80 Schools
Salisbury University hosted it’s annual Gullfest concert on Sunday, featuring headliners Jessie J., MKTO and Mac Miller.
Kicking off the concert was pop-musical duo MKTO, the artists featured vocals from Tony Oller and rapping from Malcolm Kelly. They sang a variety of songs from their debut album such as their major hits “Classic” and “American Dream,” they also sang new songs from their upcoming album.
“I really enjoyed listening to MKTO,” said junior, Brittany Daniels, “I didn’t really know too much of their music before the concert, but now I want to go download their entire album.”
Students at Salisbury University will embark on a journey to end bullying this week as the Student Government Association presents their annual Stop Hatin’ Week.
Stop Hatin’ Week is filled with events carefully planned by the SGA. These events celebrate and highlight the importance of campus diversity.
The first event was the “Love is Louder” campaign. Students were challenged to come to the Fireside Lounge and fill in the blanks that said, “Love is louder than _________” and “I stop hatin’ because _________.” They then had their photo taken with their written message.
The campaign was started by the Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood and alone. Individuals, communities, schools and organizations have embraced “Love is Louder” as a way to address issues like bullying, negative self-image, discrimination, loneliness and depression. Continue reading Salisbury University Kicks Off Stop Hatin’ Week
Almost every young adult in this country over the age of 18 knows the feeling of getting accepted into college. The email or package arrives and students nervously click/open it, while in that one moment not knowing their fate. But, after that one moment is over and the acceptance decision is read, ones life can change forever. Relatives are called, a Facebook post is created, and pure happiness surrounds the student. But imagine if they did not actually get accepted.
This is exactly what occurred for 800 students last Tuesday who applied to Carnegie Mellon’s prestigious graduate computer science program – tied for the no. 1 ranking between MIT, Stanford, and the University of California at Berkeley, according to U.S. News and World Report’s most recent rankings.
by BREANA BACON
The story turned scandal surrounding the allegations of a popular University of Virginia fraternity gang raping numbers of students over several years has spun the media into a frenzy. Between the apology printed by Rolling Stone magazine, the multiple articles written by the Washington Post and the countless other blogs and articles posted about this ordeal told from the view of UVa student we’ve come to know as Jackie, the issue of credibility and sensationalism has been emphasized, much to the chagrin of aspiring journalists like me, who only appreciate fiction in their novels.
When I first read Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article last month, I was compelled to read it twice. Not because I was in shock, but because something in the back of my mind told me that some elements in the article were ‘off,’ so to speak. The point of the article was well-taken, however, the manner in which it was brought about is disappointing.
UMBC’s Black Student Union has been pretty busy organizing student events such as a date auction, a cultural awareness seminar, a fundraiser and a potluck.
But none of those events will be as big as their annual Halloween party taking place tonight at Pulse Night Club in Baltimore.
We spoke to the organization’s President, Ben Chukwurah, to get the scoop on the Halloween eve festivities. Continue reading UMBC BSU Wants You To Be Scared of the Dark
Tired of paying school fees? Want to learn German?
Well, now you can kill two birds with one stone if you move to Germany, according to CBS News.
German universities used to cost $630 per semester but they’ve since changed policy and will now offer free tuition for all American and other international students.
Many universities in the country also offer international language programs which teach students German along with “discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.”
In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”