The Best Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in the DMV

By Ally Tobler Health Copy Editor We should celebrate our mothers everyday. But since this proves to be difficult, especially being away from home as college students, we should certainly turn our attention to Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day. If you are planning to spend quality time with your mother on Mother’s Day this year, there are a number of activities to do together in … Continue reading The Best Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in the DMV

FAFSA Fails to Meet Students’ Needs at UMD

By Rachel Kalusin Arts & Entertainment Section Editor Many assume that college students’ family members are paying for their tuition and rent expenses, but that is often not the case. There are a variety of ways students pay their tuition, including through scholarships, grants and loans. According to the Federal Student Aid website, the amount of financial aid one will receive depends on family income, … Continue reading FAFSA Fails to Meet Students’ Needs at UMD

Multicultural Greek Life Thrives at the University of Maryland

By Alex Eng-Nguyen For Unwind magazine If you attend the University of Maryland, it won’t be hard to recognize that Greek life is a prominent part of campus life. Students are drawn to Greek life for its welcoming message of unity, and with dozens of chapters at this university, they can easily find their niche, as seen with many of the students associated with multicultural … Continue reading Multicultural Greek Life Thrives at the University of Maryland

Students Strive to Bring Awareness to Jewish American Heritage Month

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer With over 6,500 Jewish students attending the University of Maryland, according to the Maryland Hillel website, it would make sense for many students to be familiar with Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) occurring in May. However, most students do not participate or recognize the month. Some feel that more could be done. In April 2006, President George W. Bush declared … Continue reading Students Strive to Bring Awareness to Jewish American Heritage Month

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

University of Maryland Students Compete in National Concrete Canoe Competition

By Noah Johnson For Unwind magazine Wood, aluminum, plastic and fiberglass: all are materials one might expect a canoe to be made out of. But concrete? Never. That is, unless you were to speak to a member of the University of Maryland’s concrete canoe team. The National Concrete Canoe Competition is a contest hosted by the American Society of Engineers in which teams from universities … Continue reading University of Maryland Students Compete in National Concrete Canoe Competition

Maryland’s Memorial Chapel Hosts Open House Just in Time for Spring Weddings

By Katrina Schmidt For Unwind magazine From choosing a dress to picking a DJ and ordering a cake, a wedding is one of the most complicated — but exciting — life events to plan. With the average cost for a District of Columbia-area wedding hovering around $40,000, according to The Knot, keeping costs reasonable while still having your dream wedding may be easier said than … Continue reading Maryland’s Memorial Chapel Hosts Open House Just in Time for Spring Weddings

Student-Led Protests Spring Up at the University of Maryland

By Alex Eng-Nguyen For Unwind magazine Student-led protests have marked the start of the spring semester at the University of Maryland. From the Black Lives Matter movement to, in light of the recent executive order put forth by President Trump, immigration and the travel ban, student leaders have been quick to take a stand for these issues by organizing on-campus protests. Sophomore environmental science and … Continue reading Student-Led Protests Spring Up at the University of Maryland

Greek Recruitment Varies by Gender, with Pros and Cons for Each Side

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer Recruitment season is officially over, meaning girls can forget autopilot conversations about where they live on campus and why they want to be in a sorority; guys can say goodbye to nightly parties and rush “events.” Recruitment for guys and girls varies in almost every aspect. While girls plan their outfits for weeks and visit 16 houses, guys get informal invitations … Continue reading Greek Recruitment Varies by Gender, with Pros and Cons for Each Side

Maryland Baseball Celebrates the Holidays with Competition and Cheer

By Joe Ilardi For Unwind magazine With 2017 looming, the holiday season is upon us here at the University of Maryland, and while certain teams must keep competing through the winter recess, others get to kick back with some eggnog. We all know our beloved athletes work their shells all year round, but how do they find ways to celebrate the holiday season? On my … Continue reading Maryland Baseball Celebrates the Holidays with Competition and Cheer

Students form Catholic Relief Services Branch in Response to Refugee Crises

By Karla Casique For Unwind magazine In response to the refugee crisis and urgency in defying climate change, Catholic students at the University of Maryland have created a branch of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) on campus. The humanitarian aid organization is based on the Catholic social teaching: seven principles centered around the dignity of the human person and their cultural, physical, economic, social, political, spiritual … Continue reading Students form Catholic Relief Services Branch in Response to Refugee Crises

The 5 Best Group Date Ideas for the Holiday Season

by Analeigh Hughes For Unwind magazine The colder weather and upcoming holiday season bring to mind images of couples cuddling by the fire, gazing at Christmas lights and holding each other up at the ice rink. But you don’t need a significant other to get you through the holiday season. Forget the romance and grab your friends to spend a girls’ (or guys’) night out … Continue reading The 5 Best Group Date Ideas for the Holiday Season