The rise of “Fake News” in the digital age

by Natalie Jones Staff Writer A journalist’s first obligation is to tell the truth, but with today’s widespread use of the term “fake news,” many are left wondering just how true their news source is. In today’s digital age, with millions active on social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, the spread of misinformation to hundreds, thousands or even millions is as … Continue reading The rise of “Fake News” in the digital age

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

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

UMD’s Writing Center offers writing assistance, tutoring opportunities

by Oyinkansola Awosika For Unwind Magazine Tutors at the Writing Center are continuing a nearly 40-year-long history of providing engaging and empathetic writing assistance for students. The Writing Center, which holds almost 5,000 tutoring sessions every semester, has existed since the 1970s, according to its Assistant Director Thomas Earles. The Writing Center helps not only students, but also its own tutors. Keely Hollyfield, a senior … Continue reading UMD’s Writing Center offers writing assistance, tutoring opportunities

College advice to landing your dream job

by Radiance Talley Staff Writer Approaching the application process for obtaining a job or internship can seem a little daunting if you haven’t done it before. Students from a variety of majors offer advice that can make the process of searching for positions and conducting cover letters, resumes and interviews, run much more smoothly. Searching for Positions Many students find out what positions are available … Continue reading College advice to landing your dream job

Tearing down gender roles big and small

by Alicia Barillari For Unwind Magazine Encountering and enduring stereotypes is common and globally prevalent in the 21st century. When you narrow it down to talking about males versus females, stereotypical gender roles impact our day-to-day lives. The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted a facilitated discussion called Tearing Down Gender Roles on April 5, speaking on topics such as sexual assault prevention and … Continue reading Tearing down gender roles big and small

Going Green: UMD’s latest sustainability efforts

by Dana Gray Staff Writer In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the University of Maryland’s Office of Sustainability hosted events all over campus, such as a farmers market and rain garden planting, to promote green living throughout the month. This university signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007, joining a network of universities across the country that agreed to … Continue reading Going Green: UMD’s latest sustainability efforts

EnTERPreneur offers campus resources to aspiring entrepreneurs

by Ambriah Underwood For Unwind Magazine EnTERPreneur, a club at the University of Maryland, invites students of all majors interested in entrepreneurship to amplify the quality and quantity of campus resources at their disposal. With its main focus being entrepreneurship, the student-led organization that began less than a year ago provides students with opportunities to attend events, gain real-world knowledge, listen to guest speakers and … Continue reading EnTERPreneur offers campus resources to aspiring entrepreneurs

Maryland Day 2018: Three events you don’t want to miss

by Natalie Harvey For Unwind Magazine Maryland Day is a tradition unique to our university that has been going on for the last 20 years. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fun, interactive, and educational events all over campus will be open to the public to explore what our university offers to its students, … Continue reading Maryland Day 2018: Three events you don’t want to miss

The Truth Behind the Asian Model Minority

by Maris Medina Co-Editor-in-Chief Charlotte Li did well in high school. When college applications rolled around, Li applied to a handful of schools. She was accepted into New York University, Rice University, Emory University and the University of Maryland on a full-ride scholarship. A friend’s reaction to her acceptances, however, caught her off guard. “[My friend said,] ‘I mean of course you’re gonna get in … Continue reading The Truth Behind the Asian Model Minority

MICA, UMD Campus Ministry discuss effectiveness of social media activism

by Alicia Barillari For Unwind Magazine Peacemaking on social media may seem like a foreign concept, especially in our current political climate, but the Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy group (MICA) along with the United Campus Ministry group hosted an event to talk about how social media can be used as a source of empowerment. On Thursday March 8, MICA and the United Campus Ministry … Continue reading MICA, UMD Campus Ministry discuss effectiveness of social media activism

UMD gaming clubs offer spaces for diverse game players, designers

by Ziyu Yang For Unwind Magazine Whether it be designing, playing or competing, campus gaming clubs offer enough variety to suit the tastes of any college gamer. Every Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m., about 25 people meet at the University of Maryland’s Computer Science Instructional Center to discuss game development. This university’s Game Developers Club is a place for anyone who is interested in … Continue reading UMD gaming clubs offer spaces for diverse game players, designers