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On Feb. 2, 2018, Frostburg State first-year student Jerry Page, 19, was allegedly involved in an assault and robbery on the FSU campus near Cumberland Hall, according to public case records from the District Court of Maryland for Allegany County obtained by The Bottom Line.  The records show that Page was

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On Thursday, Feb. 8, the Frostburg State University (FSU) Student Government Association (SGA) held its first general body meeting of the spring 2018 semester.  The meeting was held in room 111 of the FSU Lane University Center, and included several updates about SGA initiatives and passage of student organization funding

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is facing pressure after his handling of former Staff Secretary Rob Porter’s domestic violence allegations. Kelly has been criticized by lawmakers and the press alike for his delayed action on the allegations. Porter has been accused of emotional and physical violence by his

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On Friday, February 2nd, the Children’s Literature Center hosted the 4th Annual Harry Potter Book Night in the Lewis J. Ort Library. This event found a number of Frostburg students volunteering to create a magical night for young children who are passionate about the stories of Harry Potter. Just like

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Have you ever looked at an animal that wouldn’t be the traditional definition of cute but you still think it’s one of the most adorable things in the world? That’s how I felt watching Okja. Okja is a heartwarming story about a young girl, Mija, who has been taking care

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Say It Loud: The revolution will be live Televised for the world to see Maybe then they will feel sweat That set upon my back. Casually you will see that we always make history, From the beginning of time until the end. I guess I’m really just spitting in rhyme


On Feb. 15 at 8:15 p.m., CES presented students, staff, and the public with “They Call Me Q,” in Lane University Center’s Alice Manicur Assembly Hall. The Bottom Line was in attendance to view the coming of age story of the Indian-American actress, Quarrat Kadwani. The ARMAH was decorated to


The victim of the stabbing.

Molly McLauren, 23, was stabbed to death by her estranged boyfriend Joshua Stimpson, 26, on June 27, 2017, in the parking lot of a gym in Chatham, Kent. The two had met one another on the dating app Tinder and were in a seven month relationship. McLauren ended the relationship


Welcome back to campus! My name is Nicole Leighty and I am your Editor-in-Chief of the campus newspaper, The Bottom Line. We are an independent news organization that publishes a print copy of the newspaper once a week, while also having a website platform that we can publish to at

Looking down Stoyer Street towards Bowery Street.  The road has yet to be plowed. (TBL/Nicole Leighty)

See apology below (originally posted to Facebook). On February 4, 2018 the city of Frostburg was slammed with a storm consisting of a frozen mix that ended up with several inches of snowfall. After witnessing several cars fishtailing, wheels spinning, and losing control, The Bottom Line called the City of