The Forest Online class sitting around a bonfire.

Tell Me a Story

And change the world

Gathering materials
To save the rain forest

Their first semester seminar may be winding down but excitement is building as the 12 students in “The Forest Online” class pack their backpacks for their Jan Term study trip to the Amazon rain forest.


Their mission is to tell the stories of this richly biodiverse but threatened ecosystem — compelling stories that can, and perhaps will, change the world. How they tell these stories is up to them. Their professors, Jason Scullion from Environmental Studies and Josh Ambrose from the Writing Center, are encouraging their students to be innovative and to look for new and different solutions or ways to move people to preserve the planet.

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McDaniel student shows her coloring book.

Staying in the lines

Are coloring books a meditation tool? Stress reliever? Or just a fad?

Adults are coloring
In record numbers

Three trend-savvy students in senior Psychology lecturer Paul Mazeroff’s “Coping with Stress” Jan Term class were curious about the popularity of adult coloring books and their apparent use as a stress-management technique.


Armed with a rainbow of pencils and crayons, record numbers of Americans are coloring in the lines and apparently savoring every minute. From print-your-own pages to elaborate mandala and paisley designs to framable posters and even pages of swear words, coloring books were among both Amazon and Barnes and Noble bestselling books this holiday season and continue to place in the top ten on current bestseller lists.

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Joanna Wattenberg



Joanna Wattenberg won five times over the three meets on the week and helped the Green Terror to a 2-1 week. READ MORE »

The greening of McDaniel 2015

The greening of McDaniel: 2015

19th century engraving of William Shakespeare.

Fresh Eyes on Shakespeare

Senior presents original ideas on the Bard’s work at national conference.

Shakespeare through The lens of history

Shakespeare — or even medieval and Renaissance studies for that matter — may not be Shannon McClellan’s scholarly focus but the senior English major’s paper on motherlessness in the Bard’s works was selected for presentation at the Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies in December.


McClellan, an Honors student from Boonsboro, Md., first wrote “‘Fie, daughter’: Motherlessness and Distress in ‘The Winter’s Tale’” for a Shakespeare class she took during her junior year. After looking through a historical rather than literary lens, she formed an opinion that ultimately offered a new way of interpreting Shakespeare.

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