Campus News


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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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


The Fifty Shades of Frostburg Alumni group will be holding their second annual 5K.  This race will benefit the Unfinished Business scholarship.  The Unfinished Business scholarship is a recently created scholarship seeking to support FSU students needing extra financial need to continue their Frostburg education. This year’s run will take


Hey, students! Give your résumé a boost with this exciting opportunity! Do you want to make a difference in the lives of local kids? Are you interested in giving your résumé an interesting edge? The P-20 Afterschool Connection Program is seeking volunteers to work with 6th-8th graders in the local

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Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 Jesse McCartney performed at Frostburg State University right before students enter finals week. The night kicked off with a Meet & Greet for ticket holders who purchased the separate ticket to get their photo taken with McCartney.  Ticket holders had the opportunity to have a professional


On Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017, defendant Megan Virginia Shaffer gave her plea of not guilty on all charges in the case of the death of Alexander Stevens, according to WCBC Radio. Shaffer is being charged with second degree murder, manslaughter, and assisting in suicide participation. Shaffer and her attorneys have requested

With all the holidays right around the corner, the big event around this time is Storybook Holiday. A day long event surrounded with Christmas cheer, students and volunteers dress as elves. There are toys, music, free food, and Santa even comes! A crowd favorite of the day is the parade

The Clatter sitting space.

Small businesses are the backbone of small towns. In a town the size of Frostburg, small businesses are an integral part of society and everyday life. Frostburg’s Main Street and surrounding streets hold many small businesses, one after another. These businesses include Lorenzo’s Frostburg Bakery, Clatter Coffee, Jamaica Junction, Main

National & International News

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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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At midnight on Jan. 18, 2018, Congress and the President failed to come to a consensus on a spending bill for the new fiscal year resulting in a shutdown of the federal government. In a shutdown, federal agencies close, thousands of government employees are out of work, and many nonessential


Last week, the United States Senate passed the largest tax reform plan of the last 30 years by a margin of 51 senators to 49. Democratic opposition was unanimous, while Sen. Bob Corker (Tn.) was the only Republican to vote against the bill. Through last minute changes and illegible handwritten

Protect net neutrality rally San Fransisco. (Courtesy of Credo Action)

Net Neutrality has become a hot topic recently, and anyone who’s browsed the internet within the last couple of weeks has probably seen at least a few news headlines about it. Not everyone may fully understand what Net Neutrality is, so given the circumstances, now would be a good time

President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I about his dealings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Adding to the guilty plea, Mr. Flynn has pledged to fully cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian

State Senator Roger Manno (D-Md.) speaks with FSU students in the Gira Center. (TBL/Noah DeMichele).

On Nov. 8, 2017, Frostburg State’s College Democrats hosted State Senator Roger Manno (D-Md.) on campus to talk about his life as a politician, his campaign for Congress, and to hold a brief question and answer session. Senator Manno currently represents Maryland’s 19th legislative district of Montgomery County in the