Stories worth telling

Finks

Stories worth telling: Student and her mother write book for children of military families By Jenny Hottle Staff writer Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com It all started with an observation by the 5-year-old daughter of a triple-amputee war veteran. Jennifer Fink, a junior behavioral and community health major, worked with the girl’s …

Maryland first in nation to pass marriage equality referendum

Maryland first in nation to pass marriage equality referendum By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Voters upheld same-sex marriage on the state’s ballot yesterday, making Maryland the first state to do so after 32 others turned it down and eight months after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed marriage equality into …

Advocates rally on campus for DREAM Act passage

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, October 26, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Jose Aguiluz, a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Silver Spring, advocates for the Maryland DREAM Act so he can see his younger brothers, Angel and Josue, become Terps —  an opportunity he never had. With the passage of the act, Angel could play clarinet …

A chimp on her shoulder

Jane Goodall speaks to about 600 on wildlife protection By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Monday, October 15, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com She came without a flashy PowerPoint presentation or musical accompaniment — only a stuffed toy monkey with a banana. But when the 78-year-old woman stepped onstage and greeted her audience in chimpanzee, the Dekelboum …

Putting politics aside, a matter of equality

About 200 rally for marriage equality By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Friday, October 12, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com For Kevin Hollander, the issue of same-sex marriage is more than a question on the November ballot and more personal than a fight for civil rights. The junior marketing and psychology major said he has known he …

LGBT groups take diff. stances on referendum

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Rain or shine, they’re out on the mall or in front of a dining hall, clipboard in hand, ready to promote voter awareness and discuss marriage equality. And with just 13 days until the voter registration deadline, several campus organizations, including Terps for …

Students can now register to vote using UID

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Registering to vote is now as simple as having a university ID and password. Students at this university are the first in the country to be able to register right on the campus through an in-house online voter registration system. Rather than having …

Terps Vote ramps up registration efforts

By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Thursday, September 27, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com Standing behind a table outside the South Campus Dining Hall on Tuesday evening, James Jalandoni smiled as he watched a cluster of students begin filling out their voter registration forms. Those students were just a few of the more than 150 who registered …

MaryPIRG, officials join campaign against fracking

Dangers outweigh economic benefits, group members say By Jenny Hottle, staff writer Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com One side of a statewide standoff between advancing business interests and preserving the environment made its way to McKeldin Mall this weekend as MaryPIRG kicked off its anti-fracking campaign. The university’s public interest lobbying group held …