Column: I unplugged all my social media for three days, here is what happened

by Jermaine Rowley Center Section Editor Twitter, deleted. Instagram, deleted. Snapchat, Facebook, deleted. YouTube, deleted. To begin my three-day long social media unplug, I removed every platform I used from my phone. After removing the applications, I already began thinking about the upcoming weekend festivities I would not be able to post about as well as every single alternative activity I could do instead: watching … Continue reading Column: I unplugged all my social media for three days, here is what happened

“Presidential Poker” by Nick Budimirovich

“Well Barry,” spoke Walker sharply at his opponent, easing the tension at the table for just a moment. Through the cigar smoke haze the two men locked eyes. “What’ll it be?” continued Walker, expressionless all the while. The stare-down continued; they both knew what was at stake. Barry was the first to break, returning to his deliberation. Still nothing. This continued for some time, and … Continue reading “Presidential Poker” by Nick Budimirovich

Terps stay in touch with their creative side through campus clubs

by Zoe Rader Staff Writer Athletic champions, high-achieving academics and gifted creative minds at the University of Maryland run some of the most artistic clubs on campus. Between 10-page essays and lab reports, these Terps also carry hidden, creative talents that they unleash in the after-hours of busy school days. Jessica Yin, a sophomore criminology and criminal justice and neurobiology major, is co-president of ArtReach, … Continue reading Terps stay in touch with their creative side through campus clubs

The coolest summer job: volunteer at a music festival

by Nicole Noechel For Unwind Magazine As classes wind down and the scorching heat takes over for good, it’s almost time for every music lover’s favorite part of the year: festival season. If you don’t have the funds for $400 tickets and the overpriced food that comes with them, you may feel like you will never make it to see all your favorite artists perform … Continue reading The coolest summer job: volunteer at a music festival

“15 minutes of remarkability” by Nick Budimirovich

15 minutes of remarkability I woke with fire just outside my window. Smoke rising into the air, diffusing. The curious onlookers, a few taking video on their phones, The worry free-firefighters, The slightly anxious maintenance staff – The whole gang is here. Noticed – Center stage at last! The lonely shrub’s cry has worked, He’s been rewarded with a smothering Of water and earth. The … Continue reading “15 minutes of remarkability” by Nick Budimirovich

UMD’s buzz-worthy Beekeeping Club works to save the bees

by Sandra Zelaya For Unwind Magazine With organizations like Greenpeace and Cheerios launching national campaigns to help save the bees, it’s no secret these pollinators need to be protected. At the University of Maryland, there’s a club that is doing just that. The Beekeeping Club’s mission is to educate and introduce people to the art of beekeeping–and you can’t get any closer to bees than … Continue reading UMD’s buzz-worthy Beekeeping Club works to save the bees

The Farmers Market at Maryland brings green, healthy products to UMD campus

by Dena Gershkovich Staff Writer Several small tents pepper Tawes Plaza Garden. In the midst of the student rush, vendors stand beneath them, arranging their products. On sale: apples, with skins fading from red to green as seamlessly as tie-dye; a tunnel of herbs and flowers; handmade pendants, paintings and bracelets with colors bright as the day’s sky; homemade wine, lined up by bottle; chemical-free … Continue reading The Farmers Market at Maryland brings green, healthy products to UMD campus

Humans of UMD: “I was originally pre-med until last semester…”

by Morgan Politzer For Unwind Magazine “I was originally pre-med until last semester. This past summer, I went to Uganda for a mission service trip. We were constructing a secondary school in this rural village. One of the people there had an 8-month-old son who had a really runny eye, and they were asking me if I had any medical knowledge about what to do. … Continue reading Humans of UMD: “I was originally pre-med until last semester…”

How to make your lazy summer days productive

by Daniel Qiu For Unwind Magazine Summer vacation is quickly approaching and the question of how you are spending your three-month break is inevitable. Working? Traveling? Laying on a beach? Playing video games at home? While having a job or an internship is the ideal way for many students to spend their summer, there are other ways in which you can make your summer both … Continue reading How to make your lazy summer days productive