Expecting a bus that never comes

By Bryan Gallion For Unwind magazine Navigating a 1,250-acre campus like the University of Maryland’s can be difficult at times, but having a shuttle system can make a big school feel a lot smaller, or at least more accessible. DOTS’ Shuttle-UM allows students and visitors to travel to various destinations in a quick and efficient manner. However, the Department of Transportation Services made several updates … Continue reading Expecting a bus that never comes

Maryland Professor Eyes Festival Berth with Feature Film

By Adam Barry Each year film festivals like Sundance collect the various productions from big studios all the way down to independent features, and this year one University of Maryland professor hopes his homegrown movie will get some recognition. Adam Nixon, a lecturer in Maryland’s Communications department, spent the last four years working on Aspirin for the Masses, a “romantic comedy with no romantic spirit,” … Continue reading Maryland Professor Eyes Festival Berth with Feature Film

Terps top ice hockey team fighting for playoff spot

By Adam Barry While the University of Maryland does not sponsor ice hockey as part of its Big Ten varsity teams, students still take to the rink as members of one of the school’s club teams. Maryland fields teams in Division-2 and Division-3 of the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Hockey Association, part of the larger American Collegiate Hockey Association for non-varsity ice hockey. A rough year for … Continue reading Terps top ice hockey team fighting for playoff spot

Edsall on Penn State: “Let the rivalry begin now”

By Ryan Connors Can a rivalry really be made out of one game?  Head coach Randy Edsall certainly thinks so. “Let the rivalry begin now. Let it begin. There should be a trophy for this game. It’s a bordering state. Let’s have some fun. Let’s really make it competitive,” Edsall said after Maryland’s 20-19 win against Penn State on November 1. This rivalry talk comes … Continue reading Edsall on Penn State: “Let the rivalry begin now”

Tavi Gevinson: A girl of many colors

by Mikayla Baiocchi At 18, Tavi Gevinson has founded a magazine, earned spots on Forbes 30 Under 30 list and starred in everything from public service announcements to films – all because of her mature eloquence, keen sense of style and passion for all that she does. Gevinson founded her fashion blog Style Rookie in 2008, at age 11. The blog features lengthy posts of … Continue reading Tavi Gevinson: A girl of many colors

The Board and Brew: Taking a chance on a new type of place

By Alessia Grunberger As students at the University of Maryland, Brian McClimens and Ben Epstein recalled spending many nights with their friends playing board games on the sixth floor of Ellicott Hall. The pair loved to play board games so much that the alumni and former housemates of more than five years decided to open a café called the Board and Brew. While conceptualizing this … Continue reading The Board and Brew: Taking a chance on a new type of place

Hidden treasure unearthed on Berwyn Road

By Alessia Grunberger Tucked away on a quiet street on Berwyn Road, Fishnet, an award-winning seafood restaurant, creates a charming and peaceful ambiance where customers could enjoy fresh fish sandwiches, vegan falafels and other Mediterranean-style dishes. With his fresh food and unique flavors, Istanbul native and Fishnet owner Ferhat Yalci hopes customers will get a sense of Turkey’s “fish and bread,” a street food that … Continue reading Hidden treasure unearthed on Berwyn Road

Food Recovery Network suspended

By Alessia Grunberger When Ben Simon was an undergraduate, he and his friends noticed a problem at their dining halls: The staff was throwing away large amounts of leftover food. In 2011, Simon and his friends created Food Recovery Network, a non-profit that recovers wasted food and repurposes it to feed the hungry. Since the program launched, more than 200,000 pounds of food have been … Continue reading Food Recovery Network suspended

New clothing store moves into College Park

By Alessia Grunberger   Every childhood memory Latoya Brown had would include the sound of her mother’s sewing machine and the sight of clients congregating in her house in Jamaica, waiting for their fittings or pickups. Brown’s mother, a seamstress who worked at home, had a room where all her fabrics and sewing supplies were stocked. In there, all the magic happened. “I grew up … Continue reading New clothing store moves into College Park

University students embrace feminism through Beyoncé

By Meghan Moriarty With over 617,213 copies sold in just three days of being released,Beyoncé’s latest album is extremely bold and different from anything she has ever released before. The album is sexual and very descriptive. In some songs she talks about sex explicitly. In others she talks about how it is unfair that women are thought of as objects. “I think being a feminist … Continue reading University students embrace feminism through Beyoncé

Comedy groups: the most fun you can have on campus

By Katie Takacs Walking through the First Look Fair, any student can see there are tons of options when it comes to joining groups at the University of Maryland, but four groups in particular stand out as the funniest: Erasable Inc., Sketchup, The Bureau, and Off the Wall. These four groups are the premiere comedy groups on campus, providing their humor and hilarity to the … Continue reading Comedy groups: the most fun you can have on campus

Unwind’s summer TV preview: Game of Thrones

By Mackenzie Cutruzzula HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones”kicked off Sunday, April 6. In all, 6.6 million viewers tuned in for the highly anticipated “Two Swords” premiere episode. The television hit is adapted from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. Sydney Keough,a sophomore mechanical engineering major,has been pleased with the adaptations so far. “They’re pretty darn close to the books … Continue reading Unwind’s summer TV preview: Game of Thrones