Students Share the Best Classes to Take at the University of Maryland

By Savannah Williams For Unwind magazine With registration season in the air, students are itching to get into the best classes. Unwind set out to find the cream of the crop, and here’s what students had to say about their most enjoyable courses. Mary Acevedo, a freshman neurophysiology major, was sitting in the sunshine listening to her iPod when she shared her favorite elective, MUSC210. … Continue reading Students Share the Best Classes to Take at the University of Maryland

College Students Settle for Unpaid Internships to Gain Experience

By Jessica Fischberg Sports Copy Editor Many college students attempt to obtain internships throughout the year in order to gain experience, skills and knowledge in their desired field even if the position is unpaid. Both paid and unpaid internships are beneficial because employers are looking for individuals with experience within a specific industry, said Clara Hollander, a junior communication major. She is currently an interning … Continue reading College Students Settle for Unpaid Internships to Gain Experience

Is Giving Back Selfish? The Emotional Benefits of Doing Good

By Toyin Akinwande Section Editor It’s that time of the year again, when–aside from spending time with family–advertisers aim to convince us to get in holiday spirit by buying gifts for our loved ones and donating to charities. Donation drives and exchanging gifts are a major part of the holiday season, but receiving physical gifts are not the only rewards during this time of the … Continue reading Is Giving Back Selfish? The Emotional Benefits of Doing Good

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Depression Differs in Men and Women

By Ally Tobler For Unwind magazine Depression cannot simply be defined as someone who is experiencing sadness, it has more facets than people often assume. In fact, depression is defined differently for men and women. Human beings often feel melancholy as a result of loss, failures or low self-esteem. This is considered normal. However, according to WedMD, “when feelings of intense sadness — including feeling … Continue reading Depression Differs in Men and Women

How to Get More Sleep During Finals Week

By Alyson Trager For Unwind magazine As finals are slowly creeping up, students are finding it consistently harder to get a good night sleep. The goal is to study endlessly, and then study some more. While it’s tempting to pull an all-nighter in McKeldin, sleep is actually the most important thing you can do to give yourself the well-deserved rest you need. It’s a no … Continue reading How to Get More Sleep During Finals Week

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5 Unique Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

By Eliseé Browchuk For Unwind magazine For most, winter break means going home and spending time with family. However, it’s not uncommon for students to discover that there’s not much to do at home. Younger siblings go back to school shortly after the new year. Parents work. Instead of sitting around at home for a month, try these tips to break out of your winter … Continue reading 5 Unique Ways to Spend Your Winter Break

Winter Weather Dries Out Skin; Students Fight Back

By Amanda Fusting For Unwind magazine Anyone who has braved a Maryland winter before knows these cold and bitter months can easily dry out skin. Baltimore native Michelle Cody, senior computer science major at the University of Maryland, has experienced the infamous Maryland winters all her life. Over time she learned how to accommodate her skin routine to the changes in temperature. “For lips and … Continue reading Winter Weather Dries Out Skin; Students Fight Back

Spending Time with Family Reveals Health Benefits for College Students

By Nicole Weinstein For Unwind magazine As the pressures of college life pulls us in a million different directions, it is hard to stay grounded and allow ourselves to breathe every once in awhile. In order to stay sane and maintain a positive, mental well-being, we must set aside space in our busy calendars for family time. Cornell University did a study–using actual college students–on … Continue reading Spending Time with Family Reveals Health Benefits for College Students

UMD Students Share Plans and Advice for NaNoWriMo 2016

By Natalie Jones For Unwind magazine November: the time for turkeys, giving thanks, and novel writing. Wait, what? That’s correct: November is National Novel Writing Month. Nicknamed NaNoWriMo, there’s a website and entire community dedicated to the idea of finishing a novel in a month. The website describes it as a “fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.” For many writers, just simply sitting down and … Continue reading UMD Students Share Plans and Advice for NaNoWriMo 2016

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Life Advice from UMD Professors

By Sarah Sopher For Unwind magazine Susan Moeller — Journalism professor “Take more risks. Try more things. Don’t be afraid of looking stupid. Don’t be afraid to fail. Even if you do get laughed at and even if you do fail, at least you tried. And you learned a lot.” Megan Fitzmaurice — Communication graduate assistant “Yes, your mental and physical health are important parts … Continue reading Life Advice from UMD Professors

Seeing with your ears: A beauty adventure

By Briana Provost Have you ever wanted to try something a little outside the box, just to see if people noticed? Have you ever wondered what your peers would say? A golf coach that I once knew always used to wear one earring or two different ones to see if people were paying attention. I have always been curious as to whether or not this … Continue reading Seeing with your ears: A beauty adventure