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New Provost Debbie Ricker

New Provost announced

Dr. Debbie Ricker was recently named the next provost and vice president for academic affairs of Hood College to start on July 1. Ricker’s first goal is to learn as much as she can “about Hood College’s people, programs, and policies.” However, the plans she has upon her arrival to Hood is assure that the […]

Hood’s Wi-Fi may get updated over the summer

Hood College’s faculty has requested funding for an upgrade to the campus’s Wi-Fi services. This upgrade would update the several Wi-Fi connections offered on campus from 802.11n to 802.11ac. In addition to being compatible with more hardware, the update would offer a significant boost to connection speeds. Compared to the 30 megabytes-per-second speed of 802.11n, […]

Photo by Jeanne Robinson. Study abroad coordinator Kate Emory.

Study abroad coordinator says goodbye

Study abroad programs coordinator Kate Emory finished her final day April 4 after almost five years of work at Hood College. “It was exciting to work here,” Emory said. She left Hood for a position at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, her alma mater. When Emory arrived at Hood in July 2011, there were no study […]

Photo by Jeanne Robinson. Author Lori Shenher Skypes in to the classroom.

Author and former police officer talks to class

An honors seminar class conducted a webcam discussion with Canadian author Lori Shenher April 4. The students of Professor Teresa Bean’s HON 470: Investigating Serial Killers class interviewed Shenher via Skype about his book “That Lonely Section of Hell.” All the students read the book and wrote reviews beforehand. In “That Lonely Section of Hell: […]

Prices of the 3 meal plan options

New meal plan for 2016-2017

In a letter to students about financial changes for the upcoming year at Hood, it was revealed that there would be a new meal plan in place for next year. Last semester, after the Student Government Association met with Jen Scarborough from the dining hall about changes, the discussion turned to the subject of meal […]


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Equestrian Makes Hood History

On April 9th, 2016, the equestrian team competed at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone Finals. The team competed against institutions such as Duke University, Bridgewater College, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and Goucher College. Two Blazers competed for a spot at the 2016 IHSA National Championships. The IHSA provides competition to riders […]


Division III Week

For the week of April 4th to April 10th, SAAC/Spurs organization celebrated Division III Week. Division III week is a specific week where individuals connected with DIII observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and the student-athletes. Each DIII institution is encouraged to hold some sort of an outreach activity which must be from one […]

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Swimmers compete in Middle Atlantic Conference Championships

Pictured Senior Shannon McHale Over the weekend the Men’s and Women’s Swim teams traveled to York College to compete in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. The men’s team placed 6th place overall, meanwhile the women’s team finished in 5th place. Cameron Rogers and Chris Gardner won conference titles in their perspective events. Rogers won the […]


Coach Conor Prachar Named Head Coach for Women’s Soccer

Photo courtesy of Charlie Covell Over winter break, the Hood College athletic department had the pleasure of welcoming on Coach Conor Prachar who was named the head coach of the women’s soccer team for the 2016 fall season. The 2015 season was not a season to remember in the record books. The Lady Blazer’s finished […]


Women’s Basketball Preview

Photo by Charlie Covell The women’s basketball team will start off the season on November 7th vs. Goucher College. We have been given a little preview of what the women’s basketball team expects when taking the court after interviewing head coach, Jack Mehl. Coach Mehl believes that the Lady Blazers will be “very competitive this […]


Dining hall improvements

I think it would be fair to say that for most Hood students, the dining hall has never been our favorite place to eat. Disliking your dining services can sometime feel like a college rite of passage – you hear practically every college kid talk about how they don’t like their dining halls, and oftentimes […]

A word from the editor

There have been many rumors going around campus this week with the recent article that The Blue and Grey reported on about the class banners. We originally reported on this story before spring break, but the paper was only recently distributed just this past week. There might have been changes within that time since we […]

Heroin Addiction in Maryland

Theresa Sharp First and foremost, Maryland public officials – policy makers alike – must recognize that Maryland’s heroin crisis is in fact a public health crisis and not a legal matter. What the public needs to be informed on is not the number of drug distribution /possession arrests but the ever-growing/constant addiction to (specifically) Heroin. […]

Another Tradition Almost Bites the Dust

The war of May Madness has been won… but another fight has just started. Or rather, it had just started, until suddenly it hadn’t. Allow me to explain: if you haven’t yet heard, while we have successfully voted to keep May Madness as May Madness (good call fellow students), another one of our beloved traditions […]