By Christina Denatale For Unwind Magazine As the fall semester comes to a close, students at the University of Maryland prepare to leave campus for winter break. The university’s five week break gives students plenty of time for a myriad of activities. From alternative break service trips to travelling with family, students at UMD know how to keep busy during such a long break. The … Continue reading How University of Maryland Students are Making the Most of the Long Winter break
By Megan Sayles For Unwind Magazine Every Wednesday, the UMD Stand-up Comedy Club encourages students to attend shows at MilkBoy ArtHouse and TerpZone for a chance to participate in open mic nights or to share a laugh with friends. The shows take place at 8 p.m., and all are welcome. Jenny Mandl and John Hedrick are the club’s founders and started the open mic stand-up … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of College Park’s Comedy Club
By Breece Parsons For Unwind Magazine Spending over $20 every two weeks to get your nails done quickly becomes expensive for students living on a college budget. Route 1 is lined with a variety of restaurants and bubble tea places, along with a number of nail salons. Revo Nail and Spa and Kevin Nails are two popular nail salons among students at the University of … Continue reading A Student’s Guide to College Park’s Nails
By Samantha Subin For Unwind Magazine Elana Sichel was a high school senior when she taught her 6-year-old brother to read. Now, she’s a sophomore at the University of Maryland studying elementary education. “I’ve always had a passion for children and working with kids,” said Sichel, who has spent multiple summers as a camp counselor. “So I had a realization that I should do something … Continue reading Teach for America
By Nicole Noechel For Unwind Magazine With finals season just around the corner, students in every major are trading in parties and midday naps for late night study sessions and strenuous final projects. Looking for a way to lighten the workload, some students turn to caffeine pills, library lockdowns or group study sessions. However, there is a growing epidemic of young adults who choose to … Continue reading ADHD medications: helpful or hurtful for the unprescribed?
In the wake of a tragedy, how do students show their support? By Samantha Hawkins For Unwind Magazine What started as a rally to unite the student body ended up erupting in counter-protests and creating a new divide over how to move forward in the wake of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death. #JusticeforJordan, a rally organized by the SGA, was originally intended to advocate … Continue reading IMPERFECT ATTENDANCE
By Kaitlyn Francis For Unwind Magazine Friends, community service and connections. All aspects that pull people in to trying out greek life, a significant part of many people’s college experience. 17% of students are a part of greek life at the University of Maryland and there are 56 chapters acknowledged on campus. With so much hype about sororities and fraternities on social media and in … Continue reading Going Greek: Is it worth it?
By Oyinkansola Awosika For Unwind Magazine Despite numerous voter registration and participation campaigns on social media and college campuses, only 31 percent of youth voters turned out for the 2018 midterm election. At the University of Maryland, nonpartisan group TerpsVote Coalition showed its dedication to promoting civic engagement among students by helping students register to vote at various stations around campus, providing free absentee ballot … Continue reading Student Voters and Non-voters Share Midterm Election Experiences
by Jermaine Rowley A recently opened Prince George’s County’s medical cannabis dispensary makes the industry one step closer to a more diverse industry. “We’re bringing cannabis to the front…to the public, to end the negative stigma,” said Hope Wiseman, a Prince George’s County native. Wiseman said she wanted the name of her medical cannabis dispensary to be inviting to the public and less clinical. … Continue reading Prince George’s County native hopes for a more diverse medical cannabis industry
By Annie Archer For Unwind Magazine She wants to be remembered as one of the best there ever was. But most importantly, she wants to leave a legacy. O-Slice is an up and coming rap artist. She is a Nigeria native, who was raised in Prince George’s County and graduated from The University of Maryland in the spring of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in … Continue reading O-Slice: Up and Coming in the DMV
By Gabrielle Hernandez For Unwind Magazine Food insecurity, meaning going without enough food to eat, is a daily issue that impacts 20 percent of campus, according to a 2015 survey conducted by the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The Campus Pantry, located on the ground floor of the Health Center, was established in 2014 to help combat the issue of food insecurity on … Continue reading Behind the Scenes at The Campus Pantry
By Gabrielle Hernandez For Unwind Magazine University of Maryland students may now have a harder time finding places to shop for clothing near campus. Rugged Wearhouse, a staple of the College Park Shopping Center since 1998, closed its doors on Oct. 27. Elementary education student Tienne Mohs is concerned for College Park residents who relied on Rugged Wearhouse for low-priced clothing. “College Park and the … Continue reading Rugged Wearhouse shuts its doors after 20 years