Spring 2021

Musical Roots

Wye Oak recorded their first albums using student resources available on campus. Since their days in Fine Arts, the band has found international acclaim.

How To Paint a Mural

This UMBC senior took a drab wall outside OCA Mocha and transformed it, giving local coffee lovers a floral feast for the eyes.

Building a Better Baltimore—Together

As deputy director of communication for Baltimore’s Mayor Scott, Stefanie Mavronis ’12 channels her hometown pride to connect with the city in a equitable way.

Building Back Baltimore

As executive director of Baltimore Homecoming, Robbin Lee gives back to the city that shaped her college years and has come to be home base to her community.

An Interrupted Education, Completed

Bob Bolton ’70, funds a scholarship in honor of his mother Elinora Bolton, who returned to college after having 10 kids and earned her degree alongside him.

Access for All—Rising Together

Many Retrievers aspire to create a community that treats each member as a whole person deserving of respect, no matter their age or identity. These two Rising Stars are doing just that.

Q&A: View from the End of the Road

When the pandemic first hit, many of us found ourselves looking closely at what surrounded us and what confined us. For Brea Souders ’01, visual arts, however, the circumstances drove her to look outward through the screen of her upstate New York window, and to wonder deeply about the lives happening beyond her driveway.

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