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The closing ceremony consisted of the sand from the mandala being released into Sand Spring Run as the final process of the celebration. (TBL/Nicole Leighty)

The mandala sand painting was finally completed by the Tibetan monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery on Thursday, March 9, at noon when the Mandala Closing Ceremony began in the J. Lewis Ort Library on Frostburg State University’s campus. The lamas began the mandala creation on Sunday, March 5, and they

On March 4, 2017 Frostburg State University’s network security system (firewall) suffered a denial-of-service (DOS) attack. A DOS attack is simply overflowing the system with useless internet traffic to effectively shut down the campus internet, both inbound and outbound traffic. The Bottom Line was able to sit down with Chief

The Bittersweet Arts Magazine is in the works to be published at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. This year’s theme is modern punk. Editor-in-chief Johana “J” Gourdin explained that this literary arts magazine has been around for a long time, but it has always been archived in the

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On March 2, 2017, the Sustainability Awareness Society (SAS) attended a lobbying day in Annapolis, Md. to support the ban of fracking in Maryland. As of right now the state has a moratorium on the practice, which means fracking is temporarily banned in the state, pending research and more time

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Over the past week at Frostburg, students, professors, administration, and the community have been given the chance to experience Tibetan monks living on campus. Over the course of the past five days, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, the monks’ spiritual leader, and the monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery have hosted


The 2017 Oscars award show premiered on ABC Sunday, Feb. 26, and it drew relatively poor ratings compared to previous years. That’s unfortunate because other award shows such as the S.A.G Awards, Golden Globes, and the Grammy’s have had increases in their ratings this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter,


Hidden Figures takes place in 1961, when America was aiming to win the space race. During this time, computers were not objects, but people, and these individuals were the people helping lead America to the moon landing. Everyone has heard of Buzz Aldreien and Neil Armstrong, but very few have



The opening weeks of the Donald J. Trump presidential administration have proved to be rocky, at best, for the real estate mogul. After a Nov. election victory speech in which Trump proclaimed he would be the President for “all Americans,” the Washington outsider pivoted moments after being sworn in to

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The following story was written by Bottom Line sports writer Kevin Parrish Jr., and it originally appeared on the website NBA Lead. Do you remember Dwight Howard? He was, without a doubt, known as the NBA’s most dominate big man back in 2012. Howard was involved in a mega-three team deal


If there is anything we can agree on as a global community, it is that this is the era of major technological advancements. We may not have flying cars yet, but mankind is making strives towards technology that was thought impossible even as little as five years ago, Today’s society is