By Kira Barrett For Unwind magazine As internships and vacations creep up, so do 30 days of holiday and spiritual cleansing. Ramadan lands at the beginning of summer this year, which has its benefits and drawbacks for Muslims who choose to fast. For those who do, it will mean refraining from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset. While this year the holiday doesn’t fall during … Continue reading Muslims who Fast for Ramadan in the United States Find it More Difficult
By Danielle Kiefer For Unwind magazine Cinco de Mayo is a day dedicated to commemorating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory in 1862, but on college campuses, its true meaning is often lost. Cinco de Mayo is held on May 5 in honor of the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated French forces under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. In the U.S., the … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo means more than Tacos and Tequila
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
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
By Rebecca Cohen For Unwind magazine For the first time in over 10 years, Sesame Street is introducing a new character to its Muppet family. Julia, the first ever autistic Muppet to be on air, will join the Sesame Street family this season, making a few guest appearances. She will become a more regular character in the next season. Julia’s character originated in Sesame Street’s … Continue reading Sesame Street Adds New Autistic Muppet to its Family
By Abigail Bentz For Unwind magazine With over half of the team coming from foreign countries, the team dynamic and hard work of Maryland women’s tennis led them to the best start in program history with an outstanding 11-3 record. The No. 38 Terps have come a long way since finishing 10-11 last spring. After one month of playing, the team was undefeated at 6-0, … Continue reading Maryland Women’s Tennis Trumps Opponents with Skill and Diversity
By Jermaine Rowley Staff Writer From start to finish, February is Black History Month, an entire month dedicated to highlighting notable African Americans and events throughout history. Those who live in Prince George’s County, and Washington D.C. don’t have to worry about traveling far to enjoy the festivities of the month because there are an abundant of events, programs, and places to attend right in … Continue reading Continue Celebrating Black History Month in Washington D.C.