Facebook Experiences Two Major Outages in a Week

By Angelie Roche  Around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 4 and 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, Facebook and all of its connected apps– including Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger– became inaccessible to users across the United States and the world. Monday’s outage lasted for five hours and Friday’s for nearly two, causing widespread panic asContinue reading “Facebook Experiences Two Major Outages in a Week”

Supreme Court Votes No on D.C. Voter Representation

By Jordan Williams On Monday, Oct. 4, the Supreme Court struck down a case that would have granted District of Columbia (D.C.) residents the right to vote for representatives in Congress. The case was called CASTANON v. United States, Dist. Court, Dist. of Columbia 2020. In this case, the plaintiffs argued that D.C. residents wereContinue reading “Supreme Court Votes No on D.C. Voter Representation”

The Legends of Southern Maryland

By Ellie Pratt  Southern Maryland is a place teeming with legends of ghosts, witches and all manner of strange things. Although they may seem silly at times, Julia King, a professor of Anthropology at St. Mary’s explained that: “Ghost stories help us work through some of the anxieties that we as a society have–sort ofContinue reading “The Legends of Southern Maryland”

Two Students Injured in Shooting at Virginia High School

By: Hannah Yale On Sep. 20, two students were shot at Heritage High School in Newport News, VA during an attack by a fellow student.  The Newport News Police Department confirmed that the individuals who were shot were a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. The male survivor was shot multiple times– once in hisContinue reading “Two Students Injured in Shooting at Virginia High School”

Vaccine Rates at SMCM vs Other Colleges

By: Ellie Pratt According to the COVID-19 dashboard on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland website, our current vaccination rate sits at 95% with three active cases as of Sept. 29. For the fall 2021 semester, all SMCM students are required to wear face masks while indoors and all students, employees, student guests and visitorsContinue reading “Vaccine Rates at SMCM vs Other Colleges”

Best Coffee Houses of St. Mary’s County

By: Lily Riesett There is nothing more quintessential to the college experience than an overpriced cup of liquid energy used to make it through the endless hours of studying. Luckily, St. Mary’s County is chock-full of coffee shops that are easily accessible to St. Mary’s College students. From establishments in Historic St. Mary’s City toContinue reading “Best Coffee Houses of St. Mary’s County”

Vaccine Rates at SMCM vs Other Colleges

By: Ellie Pratt According to the COVID-19 dashboard on the St. Mary’s College of Maryland website, our current vaccination rate sits at 95% with three active cases as of Sept. 29. For the fall 2021 semester, all SMCM students are required to wear face masks while indoors and all students, employees, student guests and visitorsContinue reading “Vaccine Rates at SMCM vs Other Colleges”

SMCHD Offering Booster Shot Pre-Registration

By: Angelie Roche The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) recently announced that it is offering pre-registration for COVID-19 booster shots when they become available to the general public. As of Sept. 9, immunocompromised persons and those over the age of 65 residing in assisted living communities may currently receive the shot. According to theContinue reading “SMCHD Offering Booster Shot Pre-Registration”