Options to Manage Stress on Campus

by Tori Bergel College years are often considered the best days of one’s life, but to many, they can also be some of the most stressful. But the University of Maryland has no shortage of programs aimed at alleviating the stressors felt by students. The university’s health center is one facility where students can turn to in order to relax, as it provides resources to … Continue reading Options to Manage Stress on Campus

Matcha Craze Takes College Park by Storm

Students weigh in on which is the better option: matcha or coffee. By Brianna Johnston From lattes and hot teas to soft serve ice cream and cookies, matcha’s versatile nature has attracted customers to substitute other caffeinated products with this trendy one.   Matcha gained popularity several years ago due to trends seen across social media. As a caffeinated beverage, some have chosen to replace their … Continue reading Matcha Craze Takes College Park by Storm

Coronavirus Takes Public Health World by Storm

by Dan Qiu Over the past month, the public health world has been taken by storm as the coronavirus epidemic has developed and spread. Expected to be the newest epidemic, the coronavirus has managed to spread beyond its boundaries into France, various cities around the United States, and more. Following reports of cluster pneumonia cases in the Wuhan Province of China, Chinese health authorities linked … Continue reading Coronavirus Takes Public Health World by Storm

Just how impossible is Impossible Meat?

Photo from the Impossible Foods Inc. website by Nicole Noechel At the beginning of this school year, Qdoba opened up in Stamp Student Union, bringing with it Mexican fast-food with a new vegan option for students who don’t like meat — Impossible Meat. Impossible Foods markets its product as the environmentally safer and healthier alternative to actual meat options on the market. They claim their … Continue reading Just how impossible is Impossible Meat?

Safety While Running in College Park

Photograph by Kelsey Mannix – Trail around Lake Artemesia in College Park, MD by Kelsey Mannix With daylight savings time ending on Sunday, Nov. 3, the sun will be rising later and setting earlier, so runners should be cautious if they need to go out in low-light hours. According to a 2019 Runner’s World national survey, 84% of women reported feeling unsafe after being harassed … Continue reading Safety While Running in College Park

18 to 21: Does it Really Work?

by Daniel Qiu On April 3rd, the Maryland Legislature passed a bill that raises the minimum age of tobacco consumption from 18 to 21. While the news sparked significant discontent among Maryland residents, politicians who endorsed the bill all claimed that the law would be beneficial and promote healthier behaviors. “There’s this thought that somehow vaping is safe, but nothing is further from the truth,” … Continue reading 18 to 21: Does it Really Work?

Battle of Bowls

by Breece Parsons As the temperature begins to rise and we hang up our cozy jackets, the craving of a smoothie bowl starts to set in. In what feels like the blink of an eye, College Park went from having no fruit bowl places to having two. Only five months after Frutta Bowls opened under the University View, Playa Bowls went into business on Route … Continue reading Battle of Bowls

Exercising Both Body and Mind: A Look Into UMD’s Calisthenics Club

by Jonathan Tercasio Photo by Jonathan Tercasio On a typical day at La Plata Beach, the University of Maryland’s Calisthenics Club begins its practices with a routine sensical to anyone who knows anything about body movement–stretching. But during this process, members of the club are not simply loosening their muscles. The sound of laughter and chatter permeates the small, tight-knit circle of trainees. Such tranquility, … Continue reading Exercising Both Body and Mind: A Look Into UMD’s Calisthenics Club

Meditation Apps that Can Relieve Your Stress

by Shruti Kumar For some college students, the accumulation of deadlines and extracurricular meetings can add an unnecessary amount of stress. This can make it difficult to enjoy what are supposedly the “best years of your life.” According to a Harvard Medical School article, a simple lifestyle solution to alleviate stress is mindful meditation. In this technologically advanced age, incorporating meditation into daily life is … Continue reading Meditation Apps that Can Relieve Your Stress

Recwell Motivates Students to Get Active with a Plethora of Options

By Hannah Fields Photo by Hannah Fields I was stressed. My classes, homework and extracurriculars were all weighing heavy on my shoulders and mind, and frankly, I was ready to go to sleep. Instead of laying on my bed, I chose to lay on a yoga mat for 55 minutes by attending the yoga beginner class at Ritchie Coliseum. Yoga is one of the 13 … Continue reading Recwell Motivates Students to Get Active with a Plethora of Options

Mental Health Therapy and the Prospect for Advancement

By Lindsay Garbacik Photo by Daniel Longest According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in four adults between the ages of 18 and 24 has a diagnosable mental illness and more than 25% of college students have been treated by a professional for a mental health condition in the past year. Between 2009 and 2015, the number of students seeking treatment at … Continue reading Mental Health Therapy and the Prospect for Advancement

The Best Snack Choices for a Busy Schedule

By The Unwind Staff Photo by Joy London If there’s one thing that college students do a lot, it’s snacking. Everyone needs a little something extra to keep them going between classes or during a long night of studying, but the snacks you choose usually aren’t great for your body and can leave you lethargic after the sugar crash hits. That’s why it’s important to … Continue reading The Best Snack Choices for a Busy Schedule