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

Unwind Compares Four Summer Storage Options in College Park

By Timmy Chong Sports Section Editor While the University of Maryland doesn’t offer storage for students who can’t take home their belongings during summer break, there are a variety of options in the surrounding area available to students who live on and off campus. We’ve gathered four of the most popular storage companies in the College Park area to help you choose the right fit … Continue reading Unwind Compares Four Summer Storage Options in College Park

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

Check out these Unique Destinations for Summer Break

By Jermaine Rowley For Unwind magazine After you’ve finished taking your finals, you have the entire summer ahead of you. Summer vacation has been the one thing on your mind all semester. However, you want something different this year — a place unique and fresh. The same ol’ trip to Ocean City or Miami is tiring at this point. Lucky for you, here are four … Continue reading Check out these Unique Destinations for Summer Break

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 Choose Fast Fashion for Convenience, Despite Environmental Impact

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer Fast fashion, mass-produced clothing that attracts consumers as a result of their affordability, gratifies the human’s constant need for new things. Yet with daily shipments to stores, supply chains of production, clothing construction and eventual disposal of the clothing, the fashion industry takes a toll on the environment.  Stores such as Zara, Forever 21 and H&M all contribute to the … Continue reading Students Choose Fast Fashion for Convenience, Despite Environmental Impact

The Health Center Ensures Students are Covered for Treatment

By Casey Noenickx For Unwind magazine For the variety of ailments college students experience, the University of Maryland Health Center provides services to help remedy nearly any condition. Not only is its flexibility extremely useful, but the Health Center’s cost-effective health care makes it truly successful. All undergraduate students enrolled in six or more credits must have health insurance and are required to provide proof … Continue reading The Health Center Ensures Students are Covered for Treatment

Cyber Monday Savings Favored Technology and Clothing

By Jermaine Rowley For Unwind magazine It’s holiday season again! With this time of year comes endless deals that are held both online and in stores. The most important days to find sales are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, no matter what year it is. These days offer discounts on any product your heart desires, from electronics to clothing to household necessities. Black Friday is … Continue reading Cyber Monday Savings Favored Technology and Clothing

The Business of Frats: How a UMD Fraternity Budgets for a Party

By Casey Noenickx For Unwind magazine A handle of Zelko sits on the floor of the fraternity, surrounded by sweaty students dancing and rotating the bottle while taking pulls of vodka. A fraternity’s very own bartender stands in the corner mixing drinks and offering Natural Light to their guests. It’s a familiar scene to many, yet few guests question how the alcohol got there. There is … Continue reading The Business of Frats: How a UMD Fraternity Budgets for a Party

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

Maidana falls to Money

By Kevin LaFrancis Floyd “Money” Mayweather defended his welterweight unification title by unanimous decision to remain undefeated, besting Marcos Maidana Sept. 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The match, however, was not without controversy. In the eighth round, Maidana allegedly bit through the tape of Mayweather’s gloves to his fingers on his left hand. Mayweather did not throw a punch with his left until the end … Continue reading Maidana falls to Money