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Povich Center Hosts Symposium to Discuss Changes in Sports Writing

by JUSTIN FITZGERALD

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism hosted its 10th annual symposium Nov. 10. The symposium has a different theme every year, usually centered around hot-button interests in sports both locally and nationally.

This year’s theme was Sportswriting Then & Now: With a Look at the Past & Future. The discussion featured six panelists – USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan, Washington Post sports writer Chelsea Janes, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins, former Washington Post columnists and “Pardon the Interruption” hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon and ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.

TV star Maury Povich and former Washington Post sports editor George Solomon moderated the discussion, which mainly discussed the changing climate of sports media. An open question-and-answer session concluded the event. Continue reading Povich Center Hosts Symposium to Discuss Changes in Sports Writing

UMD’s 2015 Homecoming Juke Joint, A Night to Remember (PICTURES AND VIDEO)

By Lauryn Froneberger and Mya Green

For the past few weeks, some University of Maryland students have complained about the lack of social engagement on campus.

However, organizers of the Juke Joint Performance Showcase sought to change their minds. Students from every year, major, city, country (and continent) filled the Adele H. Stamp Grand Ballroom to show their pride in the greater Black community and enjoy the performances from fellow Terps.

In case you missed Tuesday night’s Juke Joint, check it out in the video playlist and pictures below.

A Guide to the 2015 College Park Elections

by PABLO ROA

Over the last few months, political news at the national level has focused on the 2016 presidential election, which is still over a year away. But the 2016 election is not the only political contest on the horizon, as state and local governments around the nation will hold elections this month.

The City of College Park will hold mayoral and City Council elections Nov. 3. For the first time in over two decades, the mayor and all City Council positions will be contested in the election.

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Students Get ‘Krazi’ at Krazi Kebob’s Fifth Year Anniversary

by AMBER EBANKS

In College Park, there are many popular chain restaurants, including Chipotle, numerous pizza places and Ten Ren’s Tea Time Inc. However, on Route 1, one restaurant serves a fusion of Mexican, Indian and Pakistani food. At Krazi Kebob, Mughlai cuisine can be rolled into a Mexican quesadilla or burrito.

Naumaan Hamid opened Krazi Kebob in 2010. Hamid, who is originally from Long Island, New York, grew up working in his father Salaam Hamid’s Shaheen Restaurant in Catonsville, Maryland. Shaheen Restaurant is one of the oldest Indian-Pakistani establishments in the Baltimore area. Hamid also ran a Mexican restaurant before opening Krazi Kebob.

On Friday, Krazi Kebob celebrated its fifth year anniversary. Customers could purchase a $5 naan wrap or salad all-day, and the first five customers in the store at the top of every hour received a free meal.

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Backyard Sports Grill Patrons speak out against City Council comments

by TRISTAN MADDEN

In an ongoing controversy regarding the Backyard Sports Grill, patrons of the bar rejected accusations from the College Park City Council that the proprietors of the restaurant have created a “pornographic” or unsafe environment in their establishment.

Several council members cast the restaurant in a negative light during an Oct. 6 council work session that discussed the Backyard Sports Grill’s role in a Jul. 31 altercation.

“[the Backyard Sports Grill] described an operation that all kinds of people would be comfortable going to and having an enjoyable and a safe experience, and that’s not what we’re seeing,” said council member Stephanie Stullich.

Council member P.J. Brennan accused the bar owners of using promotion material featuring images of women that facilitated a “pornographic environment.”

But several patrons of the Backyard Sports Grill disagreed with the council’s assessment of the restaurant.

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Affordable Housing Project in College Park Faces Scrutiny From City Council

by LINDSEY FEINGOLD

A proposed affordable housing project for College Park has hit roadblocks for the second time after discussion at the Oct. 20 city council work session.

The Branchville Crossing Development would have 72 units available for renting on a 2.02-acre site on Branchville Road, according to public documents. This project was submitted by the Cruz Development Corporation and could house 300 people.

Courtesy of College Park City Council public documents
Courtesy of College Park City Council public documents

“Staff have looked at the information available and made a number of notes on issues that they have seen on the project,” said Terry Schum, Director of Planning.

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Life with Lo: Learn Makeup How-to’s

Life and Lo is back with another episode. This time, we’re talking makeup dos and don’ts. Lo sits down with junior biology major Tyla Young to learn all about an easy beauty regimen for the average college woman, a look that will have you looking your best without all the stress.

Ladies, get your pen and paper ready, because this is one you will not want to miss. Enjoy!

Check out this slideshow of the completed look.

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If you missed last week’s episode, check out our cooking special here.

 

Phi Beta Sigma Hosts Panel to Discuss Police Brutality

by KATIE BEMB

The Epsilon Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity hosted a police conduct panel at Adele H. Stamp Student Union to discuss police brutality and how to stay safe on campus Oct. 12.

Senior civil and environmental engineering major Kye Hodge, the fraternity president, contacted panelists as well as moderated the discussion, which also included audience questions and commentary.

Panelists included Magistrate Judge Charles Bernard Day, Major Kenneth Calvert and University of Maryland student activist and sociology major Colin Byrd.

Courtesy LinkedIn: Charles Bernard Day serves as a US Magistrate Judge. He is an alumnus of the University of Maryland and a former member of Phi Beta Sigma.
Courtesy of LinkedIn: Charles Bernard Day serves as a US Magistrate Judge. He is an alumnus of the University of Maryland and a former member of Phi Beta Sigma.
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Courtesy of LinkedIn: Major Kenneth Calvert serves as Assistant Chief of Police at University of Maryland Police Department.
Courtesy BMore news: Colin Byrd is a student activist at UMD.
Courtesy of BMore news: Colin Byrd is a student activist at UMD.

Day, Calvert and Byrd discussed citizens’ rights, laws about filming arrest, the act of taking phones into police custody for evidence and how officers handle recently heightened sensitivity towards police brutality given its now racially-charged reputation.

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College Park city council takes initiatives to make community more livable

by BREANA BACON

The city of College Park has been plagued with 259 crimes, mostly larceny and burglary, as of this August—over half of the number of crimes for the entire year of 2014.

In response to the crime in the area, the College Park city council has made efforts to make the community more livable for all residents of the city. The Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee was adopted in September of 2013 to replace the Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Work Group, originally formed in 2012. The committee was formed to “engage with various stakeholders, including the University of Maryland, city residents, UMD students, public safety officials, and rental property owners, to identify possible strategies to stabilize neighborhoods,” according to the group’s resolution.

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College Park City Council considers revoking the entertainment licence of the Backyard Sports Grill

by TRISTAN MADDEN

The College Park City Council decided to take steps to revoke the entertainment license of College Park’s Backyard Sports Grill when it met for a council work session on Oct. 6.

On July 31st, a fight allegedly broke out at the restaurant on Baltimore Avenue, leaving four people injured, according to council member Robert Day. The Backyard Sports Grill was hosting an event that night and did not hire an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer to supervise the event, which was a violation of its entertainment license.

The restaurant’s owners, Dana Lee and Kristi Lee, subsequently appeared before the College Park City Council on Sept. 15 and promised to make changes to their practices. But according to council member Robert Day, another fight broke out when the restaurant hosted another event on the weekend of Sept. 18.

During the council work session on Oct. 6, the council resolved to push for revocation of the restaurant’s entertainment license when the July 31 incident is brought before the Prince George’s County Board of License Commissioners Nov. 4.

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