Humans of UMD: “I really dislike the whole mindset of the town that I’m from…”

by Morgan Politzer For Unwind Magazine “Everything that I’ve done from my hometown in New Jersey I really dislike. And I really dislike the whole mindset of the town that I’m from. Coming here and starting new, I was really able to find different avenues of what I’m interested in and different things and finding out a lot about myself since coming to college.” Dylan … Continue reading Humans of UMD: “I really dislike the whole mindset of the town that I’m from…”

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…”

Humans of UMD: “My life felt like it was going downhill.”

by Morgan Politzer For Unwind Magazine “I’m a Varsity running here, and running has always been a big part of my life. There was one time I ran a race that didn’t particularly go the way that I wanted it to. I was supposed to qualify for States and I didn’t, and at the time, my life felt like it was going downhill, you know, … Continue reading Humans of UMD: “My life felt like it was going downhill.”

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

One step, two step: Ballroom at Maryland

by Charlotte Dulany For Unwind Magazine Ballroom at Maryland, also known as BAM, has been a sports club at the University of Maryland since 1994. At BAM, members learn different variations of ballroom dance, and the classes are composed of people of every major, ethnicity, gender and age. Classes are open to undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, faculty and alumni of this university. BAM teaches three styles … Continue reading One step, two step: Ballroom at Maryland

Humans of UMD: “I think more people should make their own music…”

by Tyler Ecker Unwind Photographer “I am a hobbyist music producer, I start with a particular idea that I like, and I keep refining my music until it’s something that I like and sounds the way that I want it to. I think more people should make their own music because it is the only auditory form of expression that allows the producer to create … Continue reading Humans of UMD: “I think more people should make their own music…”

Humans of UMD: “I decided to write a letter to my future self…”

by Tyler Ecker Unwind Photographer “One night when I couldn’t sleep because I was worrying about school again, I decided to write a letter to my future self. I plan to read this letter again when I graduate college, in hopes that by walking across that stage I will be reminded of how far I’ve come and how much farther I can go.” Jackie Camer, … Continue reading Humans of UMD: “I decided to write a letter to my future self…”

Krazi Burrito: a local business exploring new possibilities

by Manuela Lopez Restrepo For Unwind Magazine A new restaurant has joined the list of options along Route 1, and surprisingly to some students, it doesn’t serve pizza. You may have seen the line that wrapped around the block in early March on Free Burrito Day hosted by Krazi Burrito, the newest restaurant endeavor of College Park local Nomie Hamid. Located in a shared space … Continue reading Krazi Burrito: a local business exploring new possibilities

Humans Of UMD: “I’ve been dealing with depression since I was in seventh grade.”

by Tyler Ecker Unwind Photographer “I’ve been dealing with depression since I was in seventh grade. In high school, I started to self-harm. In my sophomore year of college, I started overdosing on pain pills. Now, I am a junior at the University of Maryland taking medication for my depression and have to go to group therapy weekly. I am currently six months clean from … Continue reading Humans Of UMD: “I’ve been dealing with depression since I was in seventh grade.”