The Observer

Md. Minimum wage increases beginning 2020

The Maryland General Assembly passed two new bills that aim to increase minimum wage and to allow public school districts to choose when to start school. The two bills were met with opposition from Gov. Larry Hogan, who vetoed both bills but were both overridden by the State House and Senate.

By Brandon Li, Senior Writer

May 9, 2019

When looking for a part time job, most will value salary over enjoyment and experience. However, with the new increase in minimum wage, that tradeoff may not exist anymore. The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) approved a bill March 20 that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over...

University of Maryland basketball dominates

Senior guard Dez Wells is has lead the University of Maryland men's baskeball team to a top 10 national rank.

By Nathan Gertler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

There is only one school in the entire nation whose men’s and women’s NCAA teams are both ranked in the top 10: Maryland. For the first time since 1997, both the men’s and women’s basketball at the University of Maryland are ranked in the top 10, and for the first time, in a long time, both...

Future UMD students react to Big 10 switch

By Lara Fu and Matt Raab

December 20, 2012

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all, the old proverb goes. For Terps fans come 2014, a bizarrely warped version of this wisdom will have to apply as the University of Maryland parts ways with traditional rivals Duke University, North Carolina State and Florida State of t...

Voters to decide on four hot-button issues

Voters to decide on four hot-button issues

By Emilie Plesset, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2012

For the past several months, Maryland residents have been bombarded with fliers, radio announcements, and television commercials begging the public to vote in favor of or against four referendums that will be on the Maryland ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. Any referendums passed will go into effect Ja...

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall

Maryland Renaissance Festival returns this fall

By Catherine Goohs, Archive Manager

October 1, 2012

Autumn not only brings colorful foliage, but also jousting, fortune telling, face painting and merriment, for the Maryland Renaissance Festival is back in town. This year marks the 36th anniversary of the Renaissance Festival.  Located in Crownsville MD, the festival is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. e...

Gay marriage bill passes in MD

By By Jane Zankman, News Production Editor

March 26, 2012

Governor Martin O’Malley signed a bill into law March 2 allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maryland. The law will go into effect in 2013, but is likely to be voted on as a referendum on the Maryland 2012 ballot. The bill passed in the House of Delegates with a 72-67 win and in the Senate with...

Maryland unsure whether to apply for No Child Left Behind waiver

By Sarah Reitzes News Editor and Sarah Reitzes News Editor

October 24, 2011

  President Barack Obama plans to grant waivers to states which will allow them to bypass certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act if they implement other education reforms.   Under the waivers, states will be able to opt out of a major part of the law that requires all ...

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