Supreme Court’s Lack of Decision on Transgender Bathroom Rights Elicits Student Reactions

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer After the Supreme Court recently scrapped a major transgender rights case, the Supreme Court moved it to the lower courts, without reaching a decision. Previous to this case, the Trump administration withdrew federal protection for transgender students in public schools that allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding to their identity. Seventeen-year-old high school senior Gavin Grimm sought to use a … Continue reading Supreme Court’s Lack of Decision on Transgender Bathroom Rights Elicits Student Reactions

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

Companies Face Backlash for Ties to Trump Family

By Erin Garry For Unwind magazine Within the last month, the CEO of Uber stepped down from President Trump’s advisory council after his company went under severe public criticism and boycott. The hashtag #DeleteUber was trending a few weeks ago after users interpreted a message sent from Uber as an attempt to lure business during the taxi cab protest at Kennedy Airport in response to … Continue reading Companies Face Backlash for Ties to Trump Family

Women’s Health Faces More Regulations Than Men’s

By Mollie Higgins For Unwind magazine With the recent election, there has been great controversy over women’s reproductive health. This is often a hot topic in the media, but within the past few months, it has seen even more coverage in regards to the regulation of women’s healthcare. While men and women’s healthcare are both regulated, women’s healthcare is restricted in many more ways. The … Continue reading Women’s Health Faces More Regulations Than Men’s

Dating and Hook-ups Become Awkward in the Aftermath of the Election

By Helen Mamo For Unwind magazine The 2016 election has left many people on edge for various reasons, and as a result sparked a trend online. Following the election, many Facebook users found themselves “unfriended” by those who disagreed with their political views. First dates are all about making a good impression and trying to get to know someone, but how can politics get in … Continue reading Dating and Hook-ups Become Awkward in the Aftermath of the Election

The Link Between Body Image and Politics

By Samuel Antezana For Unwind magazine Capitol Hill is known as Washington’s center of politics and as such many aspiring change makers and innovators flock to make their way up the work ladder. A good resume always helps, but body image and presentation also contribute to the success of individuals on the Hill. According to a story in Men’s Health, image is one of the … Continue reading The Link Between Body Image and Politics

UMD Club Sports’ Governments Elect Dedicated Leaders

By Benjamin Weiner For Unwind magazine Students in executive positions on club sports teams at the University of Maryland say their love for the game makes all the extra commitment worth it. For the past three decades University of Maryland’s Maryland Sports Club program has offered students the chance to continue to play the sports for which they are passionate. However, playing a club sport … Continue reading UMD Club Sports’ Governments Elect Dedicated Leaders

SGA President Katherine Swanson Shares her Goals and Success

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer Sitting in her presidential position, leading the Student Government Association, senior Katherine Swanson resides at the head of the table. Swanson, a government and politics major, knew before starting at the University of Maryland that she wanted to make a difference during her years at college. Before running for president, Swanson was active in many organizations on campus that continued … Continue reading SGA President Katherine Swanson Shares her Goals and Success

Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Awaits his Fate

By Noah Fortson For Unwind magazine President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court has been a consistent topic of political debate for months. In March, the Senate Republicans declined to adjourn for a confirmation session, opting to wait and hope their party won the presidency. Democrats argued that constitutionally the responsibility of appointing a Supreme Court justice belonged to the sitting … Continue reading Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland Awaits his Fate

The History and Meaning Behind Red and Blue in Politics

By Katia Idiri For Unwind magazine With Election Day around the corner, it is nearly impossible for anyone watching the debates to not notice the prevalence of imagery and more specifically, the prominent colors of politics: blue and red. The questions are, what is the true significance behind these colors, how do they tie in with politics, and how can you incorporate them into your … Continue reading The History and Meaning Behind Red and Blue in Politics

Implications of Interning in DC during an Election: One Student’s NIH Experience

By Casey Noenickx For Unwind magazine Between lecture, lab, discussion, homework and exams it seems impossible to fit anything else into your academic schedule. But an internship adds real-life experience that students can’t find in school. The University of Maryland’s close proximity to D.C. makes the options for internships plentiful. For sophomore neurophysiology major Sara Salimi, a pre-pharmacy student, working at the National Institutes of … Continue reading Implications of Interning in DC during an Election: One Student’s NIH Experience

College-Age Students are Less Likely to Vote than Older Americans

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer Walking across campus, students will find Hillary Clinton rallies, “Make America Great Again” chalked on the sidewalk and tables of students encouraging others to register to vote. At a glance, college campuses look like a hub of politically active citizens, yet voters between the ages of 18-24 have consistently voted at lower rates than all other age groups in presidential … Continue reading College-Age Students are Less Likely to Vote than Older Americans