When Justen Garrity returned to Aberdeen, Md., after five years serving the U.S. Army abroad, he was unable to find any work. He soon began his own compost company to help the environment and other veterans like himself.
Imagine if cleaning out the chicken coop was on your list of daily chores. Growing up, this was 89-year-old Edie Barber’s reality, and now her old Glenn Dale, Md., farm is being used in new ways to help bring the community back to nature.
Bozie the elephant arrived at Washington’s National Zoo in May to rejoin a herd after her companion in Baton Rouge passed away. But will she continue to show off her unique talent for guests? Filmed, written and produced for NBC Nightly News.
Connie Carter’s mission is to educate the community about animal welfare and encourage adoption from local shelters in Bowie, Md. Final project for JOUR352: Online Journalism at the University of Maryland, featuring an originally reported story and multimedia elements on a stand-alone website.
Student Entertainment Events (SEE) hosted Puppy Palooza, an event at the University of Maryland to help students relax before finals weeks. As seen on the Diamondback Online.
22 student groups organized a rally on the University of Maryland’s campus in support of the Maryland DREAM Act, also known as Question 4. If passed on Nov. 6, the DREAM Act will allow the children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition at universities if they meet certain requirements. As seen on the Diamondback Online.
Terp Thon, a student organization at the University of Maryland, kicked off its fundraising at the Color for the Kids Race. All of the proceeds will go to the Children’s National Medical Center in DC. As seen on the Diamondback Online.