Maryland Men’s Basketball Player and Track Athlete Show off their Cooking Skills

By Rebecca Torchia Editor in Chief Multi-colored Christmas lights run along the top of each beige wall in the living room, stretching into the kitchen to disappear above dark-wooded cabinets. On the stove, two pots of water come to a boil. One will hold potatoes, the other will steam broccoli. A square pan heats up in preparation for chicken. This is the kitchen of Chef … Continue reading Maryland Men’s Basketball Player and Track Athlete Show off their Cooking Skills

Muslims who Fast for Ramadan in the United States Find it More Difficult

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

Buying in Bulk Stretches a College Food Budget with Healthy Options

By Candice Spector For Unwind magazine The college student budget is the most notorious of its kind for its sheer inability to sustain overworked, under-rested, ravenous, stress-eating students. Whether your source of funds is your minimum-wage job at a Chinese restaurant or from your parents, the college budget often seems to fall short of sufficient when it comes to our desire to eat fresh, healthy … Continue reading Buying in Bulk Stretches a College Food Budget with Healthy Options

Comprehensive Dos and Don’ts for Building a Healthy Salad

By Dena Gershkovich For Unwind magazine We all know that salad is nutritious. However, many do not know how to build the healthiest salad. With May being National Salad Month, right now is a great time to learn. Although salads are often flaunted as the signature health food, they can easily become just the opposite. First, I will orient you with some common salad mistakes … Continue reading Comprehensive Dos and Don’ts for Building a Healthy Salad

The Maryland Food Co-op: For the People

By Timmy Chong Sports Section Editor For over four decades, the student-run and self-sufficient Maryland Food Co-op has been serving the University of Maryland in the basement underneath the main dining plaza of the Stamp Student Union. The organization takes pride in being a worker-owned democratic collective. Each full-time staff member has an equal say in making business decisions such as adding food items, hiring … Continue reading The Maryland Food Co-op: For the People

Paleo Diet Doesn’t Mesh Well With College Life

By Dena Gershkovich For Unwind magazine No grains, dairy, or refined sugar. No legumes, processed foods, or white potatoes (yes, that includes french fries). To some college students, this may sound like a terrible nightmare. You may be wondering how anyone could possibly survive finals week without Starbucks cappuccinos, or live without ice cream from the Maryland Dairy, especially on those days when it’s really … Continue reading Paleo Diet Doesn’t Mesh Well With College Life

What Nutritional Benefits Hide in Thanksgiving Food?

By Emily Marks For Unwind magazine The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and suddenly everything is pumpkin spice flavored. That can only mean one thing; fall is finally here. There are two types of people around this time of year: those who are frantically shopping for the perfect Halloween costume, and those busy fantasizing about stuffing both their turkey and their face on … Continue reading What Nutritional Benefits Hide in Thanksgiving Food?

Vegan Lifestyle Increases Among College Students at UMD

By Alex Eng-Nguyen For Unwind magazine There has been a recent influx in the number of vegans within the United States, and surprisingly, many of those who choose to make the transition to veganism are millennials. Vegans are a minority within a minority. According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, 7.5 million, or 3.4 percent, of U.S. adults consider themselves vegetarian. Of that group, approximately 1.8 … Continue reading Vegan Lifestyle Increases Among College Students at UMD

Best Dining Plan Options for UMD’s Off-Campus Students

By Uyen Nguyen For Unwind magazine In previous years, an apartment dining plan that cost less and was more flexible than the standard meal plan was offered to students who lived in apartments or off-campus housing. This has all changed, however, with the beginning of the fall 2016 semester. Along with the Dining Services revamp, the apartment plan has been replaced with a five-day Anytime … Continue reading Best Dining Plan Options for UMD’s Off-Campus Students

UMD’s New Dining Program Controversy

By Bridget Divers For Unwind magazine A new year brings a new meal plan at the University of Maryland with all-you-can-eat buffets at the three dining halls-North Campus, South Campus and 251 North-on campus. The points are called Dining Dollars, and even though an unlimited dining plan sounds like a college student’s dream come true, the new plan has gotten some mixed reviews. Junior English and … Continue reading UMD’s New Dining Program Controversy

Turkey Day your way: Healthy alternatives to the traditional meal

By Kristine Auble After a long semester of dining hall foods, students finally leave the campus to enjoy a home-cooked meal during Thanksgiving break. Thanksgiving is a time for families to appreciate each other’s company while enjoying a table full of delicious food. Gyyoung Oh, a junior neurobiology and physiology major, said she loves Thanksgiving and looks forward to the foods that go with it. … Continue reading Turkey Day your way: Healthy alternatives to the traditional meal

New Route 1 restaurants attract students

By Taylor Swaak For university students looking for new, exciting places to eat off the campus, word of yet another pizza place and sports bar and grill may not seem particularly enticing. Yet two new additions to Route 1 are accumulating quite the buzz. Blaze Pizza – a chain from Pasadena, Calif., that replaced Lime Fresh Mexican Grill – just opened its 35th restaurant in … Continue reading New Route 1 restaurants attract students