The 2021 Diamondback in pictures

Every day, The Diamondback Photo Office does its best to visually document our community. It means covering all the news – the scariest, most inspiring and, at times, ridiculous.

Throughout the spring semester, students continued to struggle with distance learning. On February 20, the University of Maryland announced that all classes would be moved online for a week to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Students were invited to escrow in place.

April saw the national rollout of the vaccine, when all Marylanders over 16 became eligible and the University Health Center offered vaccine appointments to members of the University community. The start of spring brought a silver lining as the graduates, with two guests each, scattered across the grass at Maryland Stadium.

Corn early winter was not so lucky. Even after a semester of in-person classes and a bustling campus, the omicron variant has jumped.

2021 has had its share of protests. After eight people were gunned down at three spas in Atlanta, students and community members came to the McKeldin Mall to remember and honor those who were killed. In front of the new town hall, local leaders and residents protested the county council’s last minute changes to a redistribution map it would radically change the way College Park is portrayed.

At walking bitch, hundreds of students lambasted the university’s handling of sexual assault on campus. Guilford Woods’ question sparked a heat that led to a pause in his development, and the Board of Regents of the Maryland University System recommended a minimum wage of $ 15 for workers represented by unions across the system after a campaign by workers’ rights organizations at this university.

A year at College Park wouldn’t be complete without construction. College Park underground station firm temporarily, the Jones-Hill House has been unveiled after years of construction, renovations started on the joint store and College Park Town Hall celebrated its grand opening.

The year has seen great transformations in athletics at the University of Maryland. Maryland volleyball defeated No.2 in Wisconsin, the biggest victory in the history of the program. The Terps continued to have their best season since 2010.

On February 14, Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese got his 500th victory, making her the all-time leader of the program. Free, which would become Associated Press National Coach of the Year and the first woman inducted into the Washington Metro Basketball Hall of Fame, also led the Terps to their fifth Big Ten tournament title.

Field hockey head coach Missy Meharg also broke records, clinching his 600th victory October 17. Maryland Field Hockey November 23 reached the Final Four after missing the NCAA tournament last year.

In April, a few fans returned to the stands more than a year after sports were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the fall, the theaters were at full capacity.

Soon after, the Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon signed a three-year contract extension. But the deal only lasted eight months, when Turgeon suddenly resigned coaching following consecutive losses, leaving assistant coach Danny Manning to take the reins.

We’ve also seen a record-breaking football schedule this season.. Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa set the single-season passing yardage record and sent the Terps to a game of bowls for the first time since 2016.

This year, I have browsed over 14,000 photos taken by our photographers. Below are my top picks for each month of the year. These photos represent not only the major current events that have affected the wider College Park community, but also the best of our visual work.

I am proud to present my third, last and hopefully best edition to date of The year of the Diamondback in pictures.

Julia Nikhinson, photo editor

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