MICA Mondays: Eric Simelton

Eric Simelton is a senior at MICA studying animation. His art, inspired by his love for anime (such as shows like Dragon Ball Z), draws on his passion for high octane fights and motion graphics. Simelton is currently working on his portfolio for graduation, and is looking to work in the animation industry. MICA Mondays…

KahnJunction: Just What The Doctor Ordered

First, it came for the toilet paper. Suppliers were caught empty-handed with their pants down  before more could be rolled out. Then, it came for our jobs and, all of a sudden, like the partner who forgot that anniversary, people all over America found themselves living on the couch.  Now, in our final hours, COVID-19…

Bye Bye, Necktie

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before–what did the shirt say to the tie? “You’re antiquated and do not belong in a professional setting nearly as much as gatekeeping elitists think you do.” Classic.  On June 27, 2019, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang stood on stage in Miami, Florida, for the first Democratic debate…

University of Baltimore Law School professor tests positive for COVID-19.

The Baltimore Sun reported on Monday that Dr. John Bessler, a professor at the Angeles Law School at the University of Baltimore, has tested positive for COVID-19, the latest and most deadly strain of the coronavirus. This makes the first confirmed case within the University of Baltimore. “He is exhausted and sick but a very…

MICA Mondays: RJ Sterling

RJ Sterling is a graduate student at MICA studying comic book artistry. His art, inspired by his love for storytelling, draws on experiences from himself and social conflicts within minority groups. Sterling currently teaches aspiring comic artists and has his own LLC, Hilarious Comics. MICA Mondays is a project of the UB Post (University of…

Friday Groove: #CancelEverything

Last week, I wrote about the upcoming D.C. Jam, a one-day music festival planned for July 4. While no announcement has been made yet concerning the cancellation of the festival, this event may be in jeopardy of being postponed or cancelled, like so many other events that are swiftly being modified to meet the ongoing…

MICA Mondays: Dylan Jones

Dylan Jones is a senior at MICA studying painting. His art, inspired by his love for sports, draws on experiences from himself and other athletes to include perseverance, injury, defeat, and triumph. MICA Mondays is a project of the UB Post (University of Baltimore) showcasing the talent and work of students and alumni of the…

Friday Groove: Dave Grohl Announces D.C. Jam Festival for July 4

Earlier this week, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl announced plans for D.C. Jam, a new one-day music festival to be held at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on the Fourth of July. In 2017, Grohl revived Cal Jam, a short lived music festival from the mid-1970’s. The revival was a major success, and it had…

KahnJunction: Follow These Rules (Or Don’t) At Your Own Risk

There are an infinite number of rules you could place on yourself when it comes to fashion. However, Richard Nixon put it best when he said, “Rules are made to be broken.” Regardless of your thoughts on his presidency, if you apply his thoughts to fashion, he was right.  All that aside, here are some…

Physical Goods Still Rule

For a number of years, I worked at a record store, and for a number of years before that I had been a customer at said record store. Every time I went into the store, I noticed one of the managers there had a button on his name-tag that read “Physical Goods Still Rule”. Since…

‘Life and death crisis’ in Baltimore leads Hogan to push crime bills

By: Jeff Barnes ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — Calling it a “life and death crisis,” — particularly in Baltimore — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, announced Thursday he will redesignate his violent crime package as emergency legislation. The emergency designation would allow the legislation, a package of bills led by a measure to increase penalties for certain…

The Confessional: Down on Your Luck

The Confessional is the completely anonymous advice blog of the UB Post.  Dear Down On Your Luck, I’m calling you down on your luck because what you’re going through is only temporary. Let me be the first to  say everything you’re going through will get better… eventually because right now it’s going to suck a…

KahnJunction: Dressing In The Name

It was late Sunday night when I set out to write a piece on rugged fashion–a style defined by the emphasis of masculinity. This piece had no sacred cows with jabs at  hipsters, defamation at the state of Oregon, and a jibe at Courtney Love. It was work that I could stand by and work…

Green Day, Father of All…

Oakland-based Pop-punk trio Green Day released their thirteenth studio album, Father of All…, earlier this month. Green Day announced the album simultaneously with the announcement of their joint tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer late last year. The band’s last effort was 2016’s Revolution Radio, a solid album that brought rave reviews from fans…

Cardin and Van Hollen aim for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050

By: Anna Hovey, Capital News Service WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by no later than 2050 has been introduced by Maryland Democratic Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen. The United States produced 16% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions in 2016, according to the…

Bill looks to make single-occupant restrooms gender-neutral

By: Fatemeh Paryavi, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Many public buildings in Maryland would be required to make their single-occupant bathrooms gender neutral under legislation in the state’s General Assembly. The proposed law would require public facilities to change their pictorial or gender-exclusive signage for single-toilet bathrooms to gender neutral, according to the bill’s…

Maryland bill would ban plastic carryout bags from stores

By: Hugh Garbrick, Capital News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Plastic carryout bags would essentially be a thing of the past in Maryland if a bill in the General Assembly gathers enough lawmakers’ votes. The bill would ban plastic carryout bags at the “point of sale” next year in July, require stores to charge customers a…

KahnJunction: Sunday Shoes

A Shoe Guide for the Well Dressed Young Man There comes a time in every young man’s life when he must don formal shoewear for the first time. Sure, he has worn formal shoes before, but only after they had been thrown his direction after mom has gotten him something nice to wear for his…

Karla Shepherd Retires; UB Decides Against Hiring New Diversity Center Director

Karla Shepherd, previously director of the University of Baltimore Culture and Diversity Center for 18 years, bid farewell to the University of Baltimore this past December.  Months later, the university has decided to not fill her position.  “The Division of Student Success and Support Services requested to hire a new director,” said Bill Shnirel, executive…

KahnJunction: Billie Eilish and Her Timeless Style

Some styles are captivating yet alien capturing an unusual spirit of, simply put, oddity. The beloved Billie Eilish possesses one of these styles.   At 18, Eilish has rested comfortably at the top of most charts since her first release in 2016, an achievement known to few performers, even those who are more seasoned.   At the…

Why the Grammys Are Completely Irrelevant

The Grammys are irrelevant.  They tell people what they should listen to, all the while most of the music they celebrate has a basic beat with recycled melodies and lyrics. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed some Grammy winning albums, including 2019’s This Land by Gary Clark Jr, which won best contemporary blues album…

Senate acquits Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

By Bryan Gallion, Anna Hovey, and Charlotte Parker Dulany, Capital News Service WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will remain in office after Wednesday’s final vote in his Senate impeachment trial resulted in acquittals on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, bringing the four-month impeachment process to a close.  A two-thirds majority of senators…

Mfume wins Democratic primary to succeed Cummings; Klacik gets GOP nod

By Nicole Weinstein, Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – Baltimore area voters Tuesday picked former Rep. Kweisi Mfume as the Democratic nominee and Kimberly Klacik as the Republican nominee to vie for the unfinished term of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died unexpectedly on Oct. 17. With 93 percent of the Democratic vote…

RIP Kobe: A Farewell from a Fan

A true legend and a true competitor, Kobe Bryant was among the most prolific superstars in the sport of basketball.  A week ago, fans from around the world struggled to process that the 41 year old legend and his 13 year old daughter, Gianna, had been taken away from this world in a tragic helicopter…

Anthem: The Graphic Novel Will Be Generation Z’s Gateway Drug to Liberty

The Atlas Society has quickly become one of the fastest growing pro-liberty organizations in the country through collaborations with libertarian student grousps such as Students for Liberty and, at times, the occasionally un-libertarian Turning Point USA.  Without fail, students approach the brightly decorated table featuring stickers, pens, and pamphlets from The Atlas Society with their…

We Just Elected a Baby as President?

Alexander Rhett has not only become self aware, but also has just been elected President of the United States. Brace yourselves because FOTUS, the latest novel by author Kevin Kunudrum takes readers on a fascinating ride just in time for the 2020 election cycle. Almost instantly upon reading, we realize that little Alex is a…

UB Ethics Bowl Wins Regionals; Heads to Atlanta in Spring 2020

UB Ethics Bowl team members will be packing their bags for Atlanta soon as they placed first in the regional ethics bowl contest in Jacksonville, Florida last month. On November 9, 2019, students Jayla Rae Foster, J.C. Lloyd, Hugh Norko (who is also Baltimore editor for the UB Post), and Daniel Gellasch led the team…

Town Mountain Comes to Baltimore

Town Mountain Comes to Baltimore  Bluegrass outfit Town Mountain found themselves guests of the Charm City region at The Soundry in nearby Columbia last month. On the evening of November 1, locals at The Soundry beamed with excitement as the Asheville-based quintet approached the stage. From the very beginning, the show was high – energy,…

My Fashion Makeover and Why Other Men Need One Too

Let’s be frank. Too many men lack a strong fashion sense and suffer floating through, “fashion purgatory”, a place where style rests between slightly wrinkled graphic tees and “okay”-smelling jeans. For years, this was home for me.Not much thought was given to my appearance and it showed. Like many men, I had come to believe…

Key SGA Members Boycott Friendsgiving, Cites Internal Conflicts

On Wednesday evening, crowds gathered along the second floor of the Student Center trying to grab a plate from the Friendsgiving dinner.  Meanwhile, in the SGA office on the fourth floor, key members of the SGA such as Amadou Bah, chief of staff; Zainab Ali, treasurer; Brianna King, secretary; and senators April King and Carmen…

SGA Friendsgiving Draws Large Crowd

Friendsgiving, an event hosted by the Student Government Association to benefit the Campus Pantry, has been one of the most popular events at the university with attendance always exceeding 100 people, a rarity for many organizations on campus.  This year was no exception.Hungry students, faculty, and staff crowded the second floor waiting for the menu…

UB Hopes BPD Can Cure Financial Woes

UB students, this past September, learned that the university had agreed to a deal with the Baltimore Police Department to the tune of more than six million dollars over a five-year period.  The deal was not without controversy. Supporters hailed the deal as a solution to the more than 6 million dollar (6.5 million to…

Light City – Baltimore’s Annual Celebration

Nicknamed “Charm City”, Baltimore is home to the Inner Harbor, rich history, thriving arts scenes, and some of the nation’s best festivals attracting both lifelong Baltimoreans, tourists, and everyone in between. Light City, the country’s first large-scale festival of art, music, and innovation is in its fourth year in Baltimore and continues to earn praise…

UB Honors Veterans Day

University of Baltimore students, faculty, alumni, and community members gathered in the Gordon Plaza to commemorate Veterans Day on Monday afternoon with a brief flag raising ceremony.  “We are extremely proud of veterans in general, and UB students who happen to be veterans.”, said President Kurt Schmoke speaking to the UB Post. “We are pleased…

UB Online Degree Ranks 5th in Maryland

University of Baltimore has catered to non-traditional students by offering primarily evening and distance learning courses ever since the founding of the university in 1925. Technological advancements have allowed for this legacy to continue with cheap, high quality online degrees.  These efforts have been recognized as the University of Baltimore is the 5th best online…

Joker: Vigilante or Villain?

Joker (2019), directed by Todd Phillips, brings to life the origin story of one of the most iconic super villains in the DC universe.  Set in early 1980’s Gotham City, the film explores the life of Arthur Fleck, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, who struggles to find his place in a fractured society. Arthur takes work…