New look!

This is insignificant, but for the first time since TerpSecret’s inception (almost three years ago), I updated the layout. Whether you’re a TerpSecret regular or a first-time visitor, let me know what you think!




Stay strong, Terps.

University of Maryland community,

The news of a murder-suicide in our home away from home between our own peers really shocked us all this morning; at least, I know it shocked me. Today is the day to come together as a student body to support those affected by this tragedy. Keep the victims and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

President Wallace Loh released a statement this morning, which included the following:

“During times of loss, community and support are essential components for understanding and healing.  I ask that the entire University of Maryland family come together during this time of grief.  On campus, our places of worship and the Counseling Center are open for those who need support and comfort.  Ours is a university of great resolve.  Together, we will emerge from our collective sadness.”

The Help Center opened early today at 12:30 p.m. and will remain open until 2 a.m. Tomorrow, the office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

UMD Help Center Contact: 301-314-4357

Don’t hesitate to seek help and support if you need it — whether it be from the university or simply from your friends and family; and as always, I’m here if you need me.

With the tenacity that this university has, I know we can get through this.

Stay strong, Terps.

Love, Sarah.

Let the games begin!

Hey everyone!

As we’re all gearing up for a new semester, don’t forget to keep spreading the word about TerpSecret! Incoming freshman to graduating seniors–there are a lot of people who still don’t know about the TerpSecret community!

Keep the secrets coming and enjoy the last few days of summer!

❤ Sarah

Um. How cool is this…

So I just discovered the WordPress added the feature where I can see where in the world people are viewing TerpSecret from.

I never expected it to leave Maryland’s campus, let alone the United States!

Here’s some cropped screen shots from my computer. TS has reached 37 countries around the world! This is so awesome!

(Click on it, it’s a gallery. They’ll get bigger.)


Hey everyone,

My friend Krista Stucchio is participating in Terpthon 2012, and it would be SO great if you would give her your support.

What is Terpthon?

Terp Thon is a student organization at the University of Maryland that raises money and awareness for Children’s National Medical Center, in association with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’s, Dance Marathon program. With more than 150 students actively involved, and more than 1,000 students serving as fundraisers for the organization, it is one of the largest student organizations at the University of Maryland. Our year of fundraising culminates into a 12 hour dance marathon in the spring semester where we celebrate the year with a big dance party! Kids that have been treated at the hospital attend the event.

The Cause:

Did you know…
Children’s National Medical Center is a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of 170 hospitals with two simple goals:

  • Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospital services
  • Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children

That means your gift to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will help make miracles happen for Maryland and Washington D.C. children who courageously face health challenges greater than most of us can imagine.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps by:

  • Paying for expenses not covered by insurance – things like medicines, therapy, hearing aids, wheelchairs, travel to stay with hospitalized children, formula and diapers.
  • Providing support services like scholarships to special summer camps for kids and help for parents grieving the loss of a child.
  • Helping hospitals and other health care facilities purchase important equipment they could not otherwise afford, like emergency pediatric resuscitation carts, infant car seats for safety, specialized hearing equipment, or playroom toys.

Terpthon is a WONDERFUL cause. Click here to read up on Terpthon, to watch the promo video (which made my cry, by the way), and to donate to support Krista for this amazing event. Every penny of your donation will stay in the Washington, D.C. area, and will help kids at our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital; the Children’s National Medical Center. Any contribution will help, and all donations are tax deductible.

I made a contribution and I hope you all will too.

I believe in miracles <3.