Data Stories

Students in the Data Lab develop innovative data-driven web applications, interactive graphics and in-depth web projects. They serve as lead producers for CNS’ destination website and help test innovative new ideas to advance the practice of journalism.

Emma Hayes’ successful career leads to her USWNT head coach appointment

On Nov. 14, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Chelsea’s Emma Hayes as the replacement for Vlatko Andonovski as the U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) head coach. She will take over at the conclusion of this season. During her time as Chelsea head coach, after joining them during the 2012 Women’s Super League (WSL) season, she became one of the most decorated coaches in the history of soccer.

Maryland women’s basketball fueled by assist-to-turnover ratio

When Maryland women’s basketball hosted Niagara on Nov. 30 at the Xfinity Center, it ended with 30 assists, 17 turnovers and a 1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio; that many assists played a key role in its 70-point win. Maryland head coach Brenda Frese was elated about the Terps’ performance and said, “It’s a great step in the right direction with our chemistry.” 

Taylor Swift is successfully ‘shaking off’ her old record label with her new re-records

This past summer, Taylor Swift released a re-recording of that album, entitled Speak Now (Taylor’s Version). The decision to re-record her albums is an attempt to have ownership over her songs and devalue her original work following the announcement in 2019 that the original masters rights to her songs were sold when Big Machine Label Group, which includes Swift’s old record label, Big Machine Records, was bought by Scooter Braun’s company Ithaca Holdings for around $300 million.

New MCAP results show signs of recovery from pandemic learning loss in English and math while science declines

The Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) tests for grades 3 to 8. The results show that student proficiency in English Language Arts has surpassed the level it was at before the pandemic. Math scores have improved, but have yet to fully rebound from the pandemic, while science scores have declined, according to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Black and Hispanic faculty underrepresented in Maryland public universities

Black and Hispanic communities are underrepresented among university faculty at Maryland’s six largest in-person public universities, according to the 2021 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Baltimore City produces the most Division I women’s basketball players in Maryland

Baltimore City was home to 22 of Maryland’s 133 Division I women’s basketball players last season, the most of any city or town in Maryland, according to the Sports Roster Data Project at the University of Maryland.

Challenged books in Carroll County largely written by women, feature LGBTQIA+ characters

CNS collected data about the authors and content of the 56 books being challenged from author websites, publisher websites, book synopsis and other online sources.

Antisemitic incidents reported in the U.S. hit record high according to ADL data

The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Hillel building was vandalized on Sept. 21 and the person who went into the building knocked over furniture and shouted antisemitic obscenities, according to a statement released by Penn Hillel. The incident occurred just a…

Maryland’s push to phase out gas-powered car sales by 2035

Maryland has seen an increase in electric vehicles every year, with 81,000 registered electric vehicles in the state as of August 30, 2023. However, counties across Maryland are struggling to develop the charging infrastructure the growth requires.

Foliage hot spots to hit this fall

With fall officially in season and the summer heat seemingly behind us, there is no better time to start planning trips to see the changing leaves.