Campus News

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Johana “J” Gourdin explained that this literary arts magazine has been around for a long time, but it has always been archived in the

(Photo courtesy of Michala  Garrison)

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

The medallions awarded to each participant of the institute upon completion. (The Frostburg State University Alumni Association)

On March 3 and 4, the Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership was held for the 19th year in a row. This program recognizes the top student leaders on campus, and it works to enhance their skills for their organizations. This year the institute kicked off with an etiquette dinner

On Tuesday Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., co-sponsors of the J. Glenn Beall Institute for Public Affairs, the FSU Office of Civic Engagement, and the Student Government Association (SGA) held the first town hall meeting of the spring 2017 semester. The town hall meeting was held in effort to try


FSU student and Student Government Association President Nick DeMichele provided graphic designs for the Advisory Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (ACBH) 10th Anniversary Gala on Feb. 25. While at the event in Washington, D.C., DeMichele met former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. DeMichele’s work with ACBH comes

Leighty stops for a photo to show off her 2017 Disney Princess Half Marathon medal. (TBL/Nicole Leighty)

On Feb. 26, at 2:30 a.m., Bobcat Nicole Leighty boarded her shuttle to be taken from her resort to the start line. It wouldn’t be until almost 6:30 that her corral for the Disney Princess Half Marathon race was released to begin the course. Leighty started with the half marathon

President Nowaczyk addresses the crowd at the FSU legislative reception in Annapolis.  (TBL/James Kirk)

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Frostburg State University (FSU) Alumni Association hosted a legislative reception “celebrating the accomplishments and future vision of Frostburg State University,” according to the program’s flyer.  The reception was held in Annapolis at the Miller Senate Office Building, home to the Maryland State Senate.  During the

National & International News

Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, and will become the 45th U.S. President (flickr/Gage Skidmore).

With several states still uncalled, Donald Trump surpassed the 270 Electoral College vote total required to defeat Hillary Clinton and win the American Presidency in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 9, 2016. At the time of publication, it appears likely, however, that Clinton will finish ahead of Trump


If you could tell the world your story, what would you say? Everyone has a unique story bottled-up inside just waiting to be shared. Dear World is an organization dedicated to sharing people’s stories through body-written messages. The organization appeared at Frostburg State University on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the


In a bold move on May 6, Harvard University President Drew Faust announced sanctions against individuals in single-sex organizations on campus, including fraternities, sororities, and final clubs, none of which are officially recognized by the institution. The sanctions forbid members from acquiring leadership positions in recognized student groups and from

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At this point in the circus that we’ve collectively agreed to refer to as our primary election cycle, it would appear that the presidential nominees of both parties have been all but decided. Hillary Clinton, barring extraordinary circumstances and a rapid outbreak of the Bern, seems to have clinched the

Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) command the polls after March 1, Super Tuesday. Appropriately, if unofficially, called “Super Tuesday”, twelve states and one territory held their presidential nominating contests. States include Virginia, Texas, Georgia, and Vermont, as well as Democrats in American Samoa. Trump claims seven victories, and


Apple is resisting a court order from the United States government to provide encrypted cell phone data from the San Bernardino shooters. “Compromising the security of our personal information can ultimately put our personal safety at risk,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in a statement.  “That is why encryption has