A surge in BA.2 variant cases prompts officials to reinstate mask mandates

The new BA.2 variant is forcing several colleges in the DMV and one major U.S. city to reinstate masking requirements. This leaves Americans wondering if it is safe to begin making the transition to what many hope would be more “normal” lives.

Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Climate change is theme of Environmental Film Festival

WASHINGTON – The 27th annual Environmental Film Festival, the world’s largest film festival of its kind and the longest-running in the United States is returning to the nation’s capital from March 14 to 24. Partnering with National Geographic, this year’s…

Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

As he stood outside the White House last November, Miguel A. Guzman listened with bated breath as President Barack Obama announced immigration policy changes that would protect an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow Guzman to legally stay in the U.S. with his wife and two young children.

Cuban Representatives Want U.S. to Answer Questions About Maryland’s Alan Gross

Representatives from the Cuban Interests Section said this week that until the Obama administration fully addresses Maryland resident Alan Gross’ intentions in Cuba, relations between the two countries will not improve.

D.C. College Students Build Solar Decathlon House for a Wounded Warrior

Students from American University, George Washington University and Catholic University have teamed up to build an eco-friendly, solar-powered house for an injured veteran to call home

Breast-feeding Allowed in Maryland University Classrooms

Breast-feeding policies at Maryland universities don’t really address the kind of problem that came up recently at American University, when a professor breast-fed her sick child during her initial class, prompting a national debate.

Take It Back: Students Bring ‘Right Stuff’ to Foreclosure Residents

Volunteers with Take Back Your Home notify homeowners and renters of their rights and cut through the confusing, intimidating information in foreclosure documents.