The University of Maryland Continues its Tree Campus USA Tradition Another Year

By Noah Johnson For Unwind magazine The University of Maryland’s devotion to sustaining healthy trees on campus has once again been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation, who named the university a 2016 Tree Campus USA, said Richard Jones, University of Maryland’s campus arborist. “The University Of Maryland, like many large landowning entities, has a responsibility to preserve and enhance its environment,” Jones said. Horticulture, … Continue reading The University of Maryland Continues its Tree Campus USA Tradition Another Year

Earth Day Events in the DMV Area Encouraged Participation from Students and Citizens

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer On April 22, students at the University of Maryland demonstrated support for environmental protection on worldwide Earth Day. This environmental movement started at a time where leaded gas was all the rage, and people accepted air pollution as the smell of the modern age. Today, the trend remains consistent and ever more urgent for the fight for a clean environment … Continue reading Earth Day Events in the DMV Area Encouraged Participation from Students and Citizens

Owning a Pet in College Costs Valuable Money and Time

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer Heading off to college brings a lot of responsibility for students; you’re responsible for your own schoolwork, getting up on time for class and even doing your own laundry. However, some students take on additional responsibility if they choose to care for a pet on campus. Students decide to own pets on campus for a variety of reasons, whether for … Continue reading Owning a Pet in College Costs Valuable Money and Time

Students Give Back Through Organizations On-Campus

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer ‘Tis the season when the giving spirit is high. While stuck at school during the last weeks of finals, students may be hard-pressed to find time to give back to those around them. But with more than 200 service organizations on campus, students have many opportunities to get involved and make an impact on the communities of the University of … Continue reading Students Give Back Through Organizations On-Campus

Bike Safety Increases in Importance on and Around Campus

By Alyson Kay For Unwind magazine College Park city officials are pushing to make the city more bicycle-friendly. In addition to widening the city’s bike lanes, they’ve launched a bikeshare program that allows people to rent bicycles, both traditional and disability-friendly, for short periods of time. But as the city becomes more accessible to bicycle riders and more of them share the road with motorists, … Continue reading Bike Safety Increases in Importance on and Around Campus

College Park Construction Creates a New Campus

By Nicole Kirkner For Unwind magazine As students returned to the University of Maryland this fall, they were met with the hammering and whirring of workers and bulldozers while discovering new buildings, restaurants and renovations in College Park — and with more construction projected for this year, these changes are just the beginning. Under the Greater College Park initiative President Wallace Loh launched last year, this … Continue reading College Park Construction Creates a New Campus

The debate behind marijuana decriminalization

By Matt Schnabel A bong sat on the coffee table in Mark’s off-campus apartment, surrounded by red plastic cups, condiment bottles and ashes. It’s a scene typical of the junior accounting major’s common room, said Aaron, one of Mark’s roommates. Both students’ last names were withheld because they discussed drug use and drug sales. “I haven’t been around to clean it up,” said Aaron, who … Continue reading The debate behind marijuana decriminalization