Sunday, November 11, 2012

Overview of the election results

This was definitely a close race between our president and Repubican candidate Mitt Romney. Let’s hear from Katie Ghiardi about those results.

Students rally for the DREAM Act

One of the big questions on Maryland’s ballot was the DREAM Act, Question 4. Reporter Aisha Mbowe takes us to the UMD rally held in support of the referendum.

Martin O'Malley leads UMD gay marriage rally

UMD hosted a rally in favor of Question 6, or the gay marriage bill. Brett Hall takes us there as Governor Martin O’Malley kicked off the meeting.

Students may not be so informed

There was so much talk around questions 4, 6, and 7 that, perhaps many students didn’t know about the other Maryland referendums. Taylor Cairns has the story.

Election results parties were a big part of student participation. Reporter Taylor Johnson takes us to the Black Student Union viewing party.

Have Mercy talks record deals and success

Ian Bell sits down with the indie-rock band, Have Mercy. They talk about the band's new record deal and road to success.

How did Daylight Savings affect students?

Daylight Savings turned our clocks back an hour on November 4. Jasmine Cruz tells us what this day exactly means and how it affected students.

A homage to Wairimu (Nemo) Thande

The death of Wairimu Thande shook UMD, and most importantly, the friends and family that were close to her. Reporter Kristy Nguyen pays homage to the beloved student.

UMD honors veterans a week early

Reporter Shannon Wong listens to the voices of veterans during events UMD hosted last week in honor of those who served.

Local Artist Spotlight of the Week: All Time Low

All Time Low is a alternative Punk Rock band from Towson, Maryland. The bands name comes from lyrics in the song "Head On Collision" by New Found Glory, one of the bands that inspired them to become artists. All Time Low has released multiple records since their formation in 2002, with the albums receiving lots of success nationwide and 3 singles reaching the billboard top 200. All Time Low has a homecoming show at Recher Theatre on November 24th. Here with their latest single "For Baltimore" is All Time Low.

South Campus construction

Everyone who has ever had to pass through South Campus lately has noticed the construction. Scott Jones investigates.

Trash piles establish best tailgating spot

Now that football season has ended where was the best tailgating spot? Let’s hear from Maggie Bartolomeo, I think she found the answer.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Night Update

11/7 UPDATE:

Barack Obama will resume his seat in the Oval Office for a 2nd term!

Watch his victory speech here


11:20 p.m. CNN projects Obama will be re-elected as President of the United States 

Brett Hall takes us to the UMD results watch!

Tweet us @WMUCNews with your thoughts, send us pictures of your election results reactions!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Reporter Coverage

Hurricane Sandy coverage by our reporters from around the state, and country.

Aria Brown, a NYC native, discusses the effects of Sandy with residents of the Big Apple.

Jasmine Cruz talks to students worrying about their beach homes and not relaxing during their days off school.

Jatara McGee remembers what it was like to be across the country and needing to return to the DMV and her home town of Pittsburgh.

Scott Jones talks to Wicomico Hall residents during the leak Sandy created in their building.

Aisha Mbowe remembers the fire alarms during the storm in Cumberland and Easton halls.

Brittany Linton talks to one out-of-state UMD student. She has never experienced a hurricane before.

Katie Ghiardi talks to students about the extra feeling of safety ad security at their parents' house.

Maggie Bartolomeo reports from her own home. Her dad fears only one impact from the storm.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SEE Addresses Craig Robinson's Performance

If you watched the Fall Comedy show with Craig Robinson, you know how much of a flop that show turned out to be. SEE has finally uploaded their apology to the University, and hopes that students will continue to be active with their voices to let SEE know how they feel about what they are doing. To read the apology, click HERE . To vote for upcoming SEE events, fill out their survey HERE


Monday, October 29, 2012

Check out the Official Hurricane sandy tab!

For all your Hurricane Sandy information, be sure to click the tab at the top of the page to see all of WMUC's coverage of Hurricane Sandy. Remember to stay safe!

Hurricane Sandy Updates


WMUC News 8 p.m. Update:

7:30 p.m. Update from AP:

Sandy damages pier in downtown Ocean City, Md. 
JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press Published 5:35 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2012

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Hurricane Sandy did significant damage to a fishing pier in the Maryland beach resort of Ocean City, with heavy surf pounding at the pilings and ripping away part of a longtime structure familiar to residents and visitors.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Monday that the pier was "half-gone" as a result of the storm.
The pier was for years frequented by fishermen in town but also attracted visitors who'd stray from the boardwalk to take advantage of the views and close ocean access.

 "You and your family, or your significant other, you'd walk out and you'd get to see the oceanfront — the coastal vista, the lights, the laughter and all that," said former Ocean City Mayor Jim Mathias, who is now a state senator. As a child, he said he and his family would camp out beneath the pier during visits to get shelter from the hot sun.

"Probably 99.99 percent, if not 100 percent of the people that have ever come to Ocean City, have made it to the pier," he said.

The pier, which extends from the southern end of the Boardwalk, is located in an area that had been under a mandatory evacuation order. It a bait and tackle shop on it. After that point, about 100 to 150 feet of the pier is gone.

"It's pretty sad. We've had hurricanes or tropical storms before. I always that it would withstand everything," said Tracy Lind, a front desk worker at the nearby Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites.

 The boardwalk itself, well-known for rides and games, was deserted Monday as rain fell and waves crashed on the beach. Shops that normally sell hot dogs and lemonade, T-shirts and souveniers were closed. An amusement park at the end of the boardwalk was locked.

The only thing moving was the Ferris wheel, which had been stripped of its cars and was slowly turning in the wind. Other rides were motionless, including one called the "Crazy Dance" and another called the "Hurricane." ___

WMUC News 2 p.m. Update:

Brett Hall bears the storm from La Plata Hall, University of Maryland

Sandy closes University of Maryland!

President Loh tweets Monday 5 p.m."
"The University of Maryland, College Park will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, due to Hurricane Sandy. Stay safe and look out for each other."

President Loh tweets Sunday 4:30 p.m.:
"University of Maryland, College Park will be closed tomorrow (Monday) due to Hurricane Sandy. Stay safe." @presidentloh

Register for campus alerts for up-to-date information and safety.
Check back here and with the University of Maryland for more information.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Presidential debate wrap-up

UMD a top entrepreneur school

Does UMD's school spirit measure up?

Midterms come and go, study habits form

New DC art exhibit draws fans

Rt. 1 Apparel's plan to expand

Homecoming week wrap-up

S.E.E. brings haunted house to Hornbake Plaza

DOTS' musical bus driver a hit

Understanding campus crime

Women's soccer practices teamwork on, off Terp field

Bed bugs uncovered

Clothesline Project raises domestic violence awareness

Juke Joint, "important social outlet"

Reporter Brittany Linton attended the Juke Joint hosted by the Nyumburu Cultural Center on Oct. 15.

The Homecoming Comedy Show

After the very successful 2011 Fall Comedy Show with Aziz Ansari, many students wondered if Craig Robinson could have the same success. Reporter and anchor Taylor Cairns has the story.

New Voter Registration System for Maryland

Reporter Katie Ghiardi gets the scoop of Maryland's new and exciting online method of voting.

Are Students Voting?

Reporter Scott Jones gets the scoop on how many Maryland students plan on voting in the upcoming election.

Local Artist Spotlight of the Week: Charlie Wilson

Here is Charlie Wilson's latest song "Esta Soledad/Creep". This is the song that was featured during the newscast today. To check out more songs by this Maryland freshman, go to his official SoundCloud page at:

Today's Show!

We are LIVE at 11 AM with this weeks news! Be sure to Tune in and click the "listen live" button at the top left of the screen! You can also Tweet us at @WMUCNews with any questions or comments about the show. Hope you join us this morning!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Massive storm headed for Delmarva

Photo: posted by MIX 107.3

"Frankenstorm" is headed for the WMUC area!The University of Maryland provist urged students earlier today to prepare for safety measures. Should we be stocking up on water and toilet paper... and halloween candy?

What are you doing to prepare for the spookiest storm of the year?
Tweet us @WMUCNews

WMUC News Oct. 28

Tune into WMUC News 88.1 FM College Park SUNDAY, 11AM

We'll discuss S.E.E.'s homecoming comedy (or lack there of) show and its latest Halloween event.
Also, find out what exactly is going with all these crimes on and around campus. 
And UMD's very own Rt. 1 Apparel is expanding their business; find out what school will be seeing the locally famous store!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Homecoming comedy show not so funny after all?

Assistant News Director Taylor Cairns attended the Homecoming Comedy Show hosted by the Student Entertainment Events. He said there was little comedy from Craig Robsinson and a lot of confusion from students.

Email us at with your thoughts about the comedy, or lack there of.

Tune in later for Taylor's play-by-play of the show and students' reactions!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Scooters take over campus

Taylor Johnson finds out why scooters are so popular and what the state of Maryland is doing to regulate them.

Local band attempts local success

Ian Bell talks with The Lives to Come about their attempts to become a household name.

Journalism school makes major change to annual conference

Brett Hall asks the journalism dean why the school changed the location of their annual conference.

Student by day, hip hop teacher by night

Jasmine Cruz profiles one young woman who uses her fire and passion to teach hip hop dance classes in between studying. WMUC News.

Baltimore's latest effort to help the homeless

Anastasia Champ reports from Baltimore about the latest project to help fight poverty. WMUC News.

Organic foods: a campus trend?

Maggie Bartolomeo uncovers the availability and trend of organic foods on campus. WMUC News.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Local Artist Spotlight of the Week: Somewhat Superhero

Somewhat Superhero is a band out of Rockville, Md that comprise of 4 band members. They are a well accredited punk-rock band that has played in such venues as 9:30 Club and Recher Theatre. Check out their facebook page at  to find out more about them as well as listen to more music.

Torrey Smith- Katie Ghardi

Reporter Katie Ghardi tells the tragic tale of Torrey Smith's brother, and what Smith did to honor him.

The Effects of Excercising- Scott Jones

Reporter Scott Jones lets University of Maryland students know about some of the most unknown effects from Exercising.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Oct. 14 Show

Listen to WMUC 88.1 FM College Park

SUNDAYS, 11 a.m.

Our next show is Oct. 14

We'll highlight the scooter trend on campus and what the new law means. Listen for a profile of a girl who is a UMD student by day and a hip hop dance teacher by night!
Also, find out why DOTS is cutting multiple bus routes and how the campus reacted to Torrey Smith and the passing of his brother right before a big game.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gangnam Style flash mob takes over McKeldin Mall

Anastasia Champ was at the scene of the Gangnam Style flash mob as it took over McKeldin Mall
Sept. 30, 2012

UMD Farmer's Market stays fresh and local

Nicole Gutierrez profiles the UMD Farmer's Market
Sept. 30, 2012

Students take part in the Color Run

Jatara McGee attended the UMD Color Run, a race in paint for the kids
Sept. 30, 2012

The new way to wrap the diner wraps

Katie Ghiardi finds out why the wraps are wrapped differently and what students think about it
Sept. 30, 2012

Middle East protests send messages back to US

Scott Jones talks to UMD faculty and students about what the Middle East protests mean
Sept. 30, 2012

What's Romney saying now?

Taylor Cairns discusses what Romney is saying now
Sept. 30, 2012

Late-night fire alarm wakes up Cumberland Hall

Brittany Linton was at the scene of the latest fire alarm to wake-up Cumberland Hall
Sept. 30, 2012

Summer anime convention attracts students

Kai Dumbach attended Otakon, an anime convention in July, and talks to fans from UMD and even a former Power Ranger
Sept. 30, 2012

Greek life adds new sorority

Jasmine Cruz introduces the new sorority added to UMD Greek Life, Alpha Xi Delta
Sept. 30, 2012

Local church supports LGBT community

Ian Bell talks to a local Catholic church about their efforts to support the LGBT community
Sept. 30, 2012

Loh's Dream receives mixed feelings on campus

Brett Hall talks about President Loh's email about the Dream Act and what it means for the campus.
Sept. 30, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Local Artist Spotlight: My Strange Days

                                                                   My Strange Days

Wish to become the local artist spotlight? Email your band's information and 1 or 2 songs!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Welcome to WMUC News, Fall 2012!!

First Info Meeting

When: Monday, September 17. 5pm
Where: WMUC Station- 2nd Fllor, South Campus Dining Hall. Across from Diamondback newsroom.
Why: Become a reporter for WMUC News and find out what it means to be on a radio news team. Semester schedule will be explained as well as the elements needed to report and contribute to the show.

First Story Assignment

Will be made that Thursday, September 20 by email. These stories will be due the next Friday, September 28 by 5pm.

Weekly Meetings

Will begin Thursday, September 27 at 3:30pm when the second story assignment is made (the day before the first story is due). On this day we will begin the permanent, weekly schedule.

See you on September 17 in the station!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Crotche Terps- Taylor Cairns

Reporter Taylor Cairns tells the story of one university staff member who has a unique way of providing Terrapin pride.

Occupy Movement- Rachel Walther

Reporter Rachel Walther covers a lecture about the recent fad of the Occupy Movement.

Israel Festival- Victoria Alferie

Reporter Victoria Alferie reports on an interesting festival held on Mckelden Mall last week.

Metro Fares Increasing- Anastasia Champ

Reporter Anastasia Champ explores the recent decision to increase the fare for the metro.

Post Maryland Day- Mohammed Chariff

Mohammed Chariff wraps the exciting 12th annual Maryland day.

Art Attack- Calle Morrison

Calle Morrison reports on the always popular music event Art Attack.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Victoria- Jesse Tyler Ferguson

One WMUC reporter gets the inside scoop on a very special guest who came to the University of Maryland.

Gymkana- Samantha Guthridge

Reporter Samantha Guthridge explores the most popular gymnastics team on campus, and their success outside of the University.

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Walk for Change- Rachel Walther

Reporter Rachel Walther explains a peculiar approach to boycotting date rape and sexual assault.

UMD Senate's Opinion on SGA- Chris Wallace

Reporter Christopher Wallace gets the opinion of UMD's senate on the recent SGA elections.

Relay For Life- Christian Dougherty

Reporter Christian Dougherty describes his experiences with Relay For Life.

Summer Jobs- Anastasia Champ

Reporter Anastasia Champ gets an inside look on what students are doing to find summer jobs.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pride Alliance

Reporter Anastasia Champ reports  on Pride Month and how students on campus are celebrating it.

"Do Good"- Mohammed Chariff

Reporter Mohammed Chariff tells an interesting story about how some students are trying to get the campus to change for the better.

Getting Ready for Maryland Day- Renuka Tripu

Reporter Renuka Tripu reports on how the campus is preparing for their most festive day of the year!

Liz Lane- Kevin Bacon Visits UMD

Right before the Do Good Challenge started, one University of Maryland Philanthropy class got a very special visitor. News Director Liz Lane has the story.

"Generics"- Anastasia Champ

Reporter Anastasia Champ covers the Acapella group "Generics" and why Maryland students keep coming back to their concerts.

Cala Morrison- 4/20

Reporter Cala Morrison gets the student opinions on the unique day of April 20th and it's many meanings. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Doomsday Budget- Taylor Cairns

Reporter Taylor Cairns gets an inside look on what is happening with the recent tuition increases and how people are trying to fight it. 

Mychal Parker Transfers- Taylor Cairns

Reporter Taylor Cairns gets the campus' opinion on Mychal Parker, the Forward of the Men's Basketball team, and his recent declaration of transferring.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

M-Powering Maryland- Mohammed Chariff

WMUC gets an inside look on the recent merge between two different medical colleges in Maryland.

The Florida Shooting- Calla Morrison

Reporter Calla Morrison delves into what University of Maryland is doing about the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Relay For Life- Christian Dougherty

WMUC Reports on this weekends big event of Relay for Life.
If you wish to sign up for the University of Maryland Relay For Life, follow this link:

The College Park Chapter of NAACP- Christian Wallace

Reporter Christian Wallace explains to us what the NAACP chapter of College Park is doing to get ready for the next election.

Israeli Bootcamp- Sahara Saasta

Reporter Sahara Saasta covers an event where an Israeli military officer gives some kids a taste of what it's like to be in the army.

Savage U- Anastasia Champ

This story is a follow up on the recently priemered MTV show called "Savage U". A show about a sex education columnist named Dan Savage who goes from campus to campus talking about kids problems. If you want to see the first episode, where Savage visits University of Maryland, follow this link:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This weeks Local Artist Spotlight (Exclusive Content!)

This weeks local artist spotlight is a duo between a great singer and guitarist named Patrick Donovan and one of his best friends who has the stage name E-Hos. Together they collaborate to create a type of music that is a mixture of rap and soft rock. They both go to Saint Joesph University in Philidelphia.

 If you liked the songs that were played on the radio, be sure to use this exclusive link to get a free download of their full EP!

The 04/15/12 show

Be sure to check out this website to find all of our stories and connected links!

Saturday, April 14, 2012