Mark Boyle
Mark Boyle
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Mark Boyle is a graduate student specializing in Multiplatform Journalism at the University of Maryland. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a degree in communication and has experience covering health care, sports and politics.

January 18, 2017
10 times @realDonaldTrump tweeted about Maryland

Before Trump officially announced his presidential bid, he was already targeting Maryland (and Maryland politicians) through his headline-grabbing tweets.

April 11, 2017
Cherry Blossom Festival crowds talk gifts from Japan, other countries

People at the National Cherry Blossom Festival parade share their thoughts on the best gifts the United States has received from other countries. And what “gifts” they’d rather have sent back.

March 23, 2017
For Maryland Twitter users, the Lenten struggle is real

Maryland Twitter users voice the struggles with the 40-day self-sacrificial lead-up to Easter.

January 20, 2017
Get to know the 45th POTUS, Donald Trump, with these 19 GIFs

Get to know Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States.

January 24, 2017
Kids talk politics: Who should be president?

Find out how kids feel about their new president and who they think would be a fit for the job.

March 17, 2017
Kids talk: St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns and pots of gold

Kids at the Annapolis St. Patrick’s Day parade talk leprechauns – how to catch them and what to do with their gold.

February 14, 2017
Kids talk: Valentine’s Day

Kids give their thoughts on what makes for a good Valentine’s Day gift

Many Marylanders use mobile apps to find love and live to tweet about it

Mobile dating apps have become popular in today’s dating scene. Maryland Tinder users tweet about their experiences with the app.

April 13, 2017
Maryland lawmakers share their post-session plans

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — After three months of legislating, the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session ended Monday at midnight. The end of the session is formally known as “Sine Die,” which is Latin for “without day.” Basically, it means “no scheduled follow-up.”  And it’s a bit of a celebration. Annapolis-bound. #billsbillsbills #sinedie — Jheanelle Wilkins (@JheanelleW) April 10, […]

April 18, 2017
Marylanders file #taxday struggles and triumphs on Twitter

It’s #taxday! Marylanders tell of tax troubles and triumphs on Twitter.

March 7, 2017
Meet Maryland’s Superfoods: Cherries

Each week, CNS will introduce you to a new “superfood” that is grown, raised, produced and sold in Maryland. This week’s superfood: cherries.

February 28, 2017
Meet Maryland’s Superfoods: Eggs

Each week, CNS will introduce you to a new “superfood” that is grown, raised, produced and sold in Maryland.

March 28, 2017
Meet Maryland’s Superfoods: Elderberries

Each week, CNS will introduce you to a new “superfood” that is grown, raised, produced and sold in Maryland. This week’s superfood: Elderberries.

January 25, 2017
Meet the men of the Women’s March

Women’s rights, environmental concerns, safety for immigrants, and LGBT equality brought out large numbers of men, despite the event’s name.

February 14, 2017
Participants run for charity in their Valentine’s Day best

Participants at annual fundraiser in Washington, D.C. talk dating apps and Valentine’s Day plans.

March 31, 2017
Potter fans cast the next live-action Disney flick

In response to Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake starring Emma Watson, fans at D.C. PotterCon fancast which Potter alum they could see starring in a live-action Disney remake.

February 23, 2017
Remember when Phil predicted more winter?

Punxsutawney Phil’s streak of inaccurate predictions seems to continue as today’s 73 degree high in College Park leans more toward spring than winter.

April 27, 2017
Rounding up a herd of top animal stories

CNS takes a look at the spring semester’s most popular animal-related stories on, based on pageviews.

May 1, 2017
Spring semester 2017 highlights

CNS recaps’s most visited stories this spring semester.

March 1, 2017
Twitter reacts to trending #NewTrump hashtag

A day after President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, Twitter is still reacting to the speech using the hashtag #NewTrump.

March 10, 2017
You’re invited to turn your clocks forward!

We “spring forward” this weekend thanks to Daylight Saving Time. But not everyone in the U.S. participates. We dig deeper into this 99-year-old practice.