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How to stay safe while studying abroad

by KATIE BEMB

After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, France where at least 128 civilians were killed, some students may wonder about safety concerns while studying abroad.

According to their website, the Education Abroad office at the University of Maryland has set as its mission the empowerment of UMD students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to become mindful and engaged global citizens. With this in mind, executive director of Education Abroad Dr. Moira Rogers has shared with PulseFeedz her list of precautionary tips to follow while studying abroad: Continue reading How to stay safe while studying abroad

President Obama and Bill Nye Sit Down to Talk About Climate Change

by JULIE PODCZASKI

In his seventh State of the Union Address in January 2015, President Barack Obama made his strongest case yet for combating global warming. Shocking many Americans, Mr. Obama stated that 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century. Continue reading President Obama and Bill Nye Sit Down to Talk About Climate Change

Fall Is Here!

by JESSICA MARQUEZ

Fall is finally here! Here are 5 best things that Fall has to offer:

1. All pumpkin everything!

I mean think about it. It’s the season where you’ll see pictures of your friends all over social media at a pumpkin patch.

Courtesy of Oxford United Methodist Church oxfordumc.org/PumpkinPatch

Starbucks, along with many other coffee places, offer Pumpkin Spice lattes during the fall.

Courtesy of Purely Paperless purelypaperless.com

Bath & Body Works comes out with its pumpkin lotion and fragrances as well.

Courtesy of Bath & Body Works

2. Caramel Apples come out!

Boy, those caramel apples taste good. However, they don’t seem to come out much during the spring, summer, or winter. What you will mostly find during all these other seasons are “do-it” yourself kits.

Courtesy of kraftrecipes.com

3. Hoodie and Scarf season!

The good thing about a hoodie is that it doesn’t take much effort to get dressed in the morning while scarves offer a nice touch to any outfit.

Courtesy of Hommard – hommard.com/cashmere-scarf

4. Football season

Who hasn’t kept up with the Sunday or Monday Night Football? It’s a time where people gather around their TV and watch their favorite team win or lose.

Courtesy of raiders.com

5. The changes…

Lets not forget that fall brings a lot of change. Leafs on the trees change to orange, the temperature drops during the night and Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2.

Courtesy of fast-growing-trees.com/Maryland

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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Courtesy: CNN

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.

60 Students Receive $120,000 at Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala

by JESSICA MARQUEZ

The Montgomery County Executive Gala was held on Thursday September 18, 2014 at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. Guests received a pleasant surprise when Claudia Canales, Event Chair and proud Salvadorian-American, announced that they had surpassed its goal of 50 scholarships by 10.

Each scholarship recipient received $2,000. This scholarship was open to any Hispanic students who are enrolled in a higher education institution in Maryland.

Out of 60 students, 12 were from the University of Maryland, College Park. Continue reading 60 Students Receive $120,000 at Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala

VegFest 2014

Courtesy: VeganRVA

by JASMINE PELAEZ

I didn’t want to get up at all. It’s nine o’clock in the morning and if you’re up at that hour on a Saturday morning you must loathe sleep. I for one do not but I still fight through the feeling of fatigue namely because my best friend, Taylor, is urging me to get up and get ready. I quickly steady myself up and get over the temptation for sleeping in because we’re off to the D.C. VegFest!

The D.C. VegFest was held in the parking lot adjacent to Nationals Park on the most radiant Saturday. I’d never been to this festival but I was quickly convinced by Taylor and a couple of other fellow vegetarian friends saying that it would certainly be worth the mildly long Metro ride. And it was. Continue reading VegFest 2014