By Angelie Roche Beginning this month, SMCM’s Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access and Accountability office partnered with the St. Mary’s County Art Council to run a community photography program for underrepresented youth– that is, first-generation college students, Pell Grant recipients, ethnic minorities, and students with disabilities. The program, called Through The Lens, aims to provide mentorshipContinue reading “SMCM Runs “Through the Lens” Photography Program￼”
By: Hannah Yale On Sept. 5, SGA posted a video to their Instagram story with the caption “First exec meeting of the year!” All of the executive members shown in the video are unmasked. The video sparked some concern and confusion among the student body on the mask policies and expectations for clubs and studentContinue reading “SGA Unmasked”
By: Angelie Roche Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Bon Appetit — the company that supplies food and dining services for St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) — has been experiencing a staffing shortage. While last year’s restricted dining regulations allowed them to condense their operations, the company is now attempting to provide full service amid the “returnContinue reading “Bon Appetit Hiring Student Workers”
By: Jennifer Jenkins On Sept. 11, Historic St Mary’s City (HSMC) celebrated Indigenous Heritage Day. The celebration happens every year, rain or shine. This year’s event featured demonstrations related to archaeology, hide tanning, pottery, wooden canoes and flint knapping. These are traditional crafts that are represented accurately and appropriately. It is important to have bothContinue reading “Historic St. Mary’s Celebrates Indigenous Heritage Day”
By: Maggie Warnick The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Title IX website states that college mandatory reporters are “Faculty, staff, coaches, Public Safety, Resident Assistants (RAs), Residence Hall Coordinators (RHCs), etc.” This definition makes it a bit ambiguous as to who is a mandatory reporter under Title IX, especially for student leaders. Mandatory reporters areContinue reading “Title IX and Mandatory Reporter Inconsistencies Among Student Leaders”
On Aug. 19, 2021, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) sent out a message to students announcing its initiation of a new land acknowledgement and pledge in remembrance of the Indigenous and enslaved peoples who were crucial to the history of the college’s land.
By: Angelie Roche It has now been a year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and many college students have been itching to “get back to normal.” Others cannot even define what “normal” is, having spent their senior year of high school and/or freshman year of college entirely on Zoom. In light ofContinue reading “SMCM Reopens to a New “Normal””
The Wellness Center has announced that from this semester onward, the 24/7 Wellness Center Helpline will no longer be in use. Instead, the SGA has invested in an emerging app called My SSP, which is available for free on the Apple Store and Google Play Store.