MISSION

To satirize the language of UMD students, college students everywhere and the world at large in order to prompt a more self-aware society. We wanna make ya giggle (or groan, gasp, roll your eyes, gag…), but also make a point. Our goal is not to mislead people by making anyone think our stories are real—but if people do think they’re real, it’s just a lil’ cherry and cream on top. You like cream… don’t you?

The Rival at UMD’s Content Categories

Along with the self-explanatory sections, we have:

  • “Millennials Only!” – A satirical response to The Odyssey, University Primetime, and all of the college millennial bullshit news you skim on social media.
  • “click here ya dingus” – A place for our more experimental content. We understand it’s not for everyone, but neither is anal.
The Rival at the University of Maryland, College Park is entirely satirical and is not intended for readers under 18 years of age.

OUR TEAM

THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT HAPPEN

 

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BECOME A WRITER or A STRATEGIST

Just shoot an email to umd@readtherival.com with your name, email, number, year in school, and why you’re interested.

ABOUT THE

The Rival was created in 2014 as a response to filtered and outdated traditional campus publications. In just a year The Rival grew to a staff of 50 students, received nearly half a million page views, and placed fourth in the largest collegiate business plan competition in the country. Now, The Rival is revolutionizing student news and entertainment by connecting colleges and student voices across schools like never before. Formerly DC-based, the Rival’s multi-campus expansion now allows students all over the country to speak freely about their student experiences and college culture, explore creative styles, and share ideas in a whole new way.