Three Seniors Share Their Plans for Post-Graduation Life

by Abby Wallisch For Unwind magazine 22 year-old Felix Barragan is an international business and spanish major and is ready to finally be out of school so he can work on creating videos and biking more. “These past years have been very stressful and I am just ready to enjoy life,” said Barragan. He has been working 30 hours a week throughout the school year … Continue reading Three Seniors Share Their Plans for Post-Graduation Life

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

CHAARG Unites Girls on Campus Through Health and Fitness

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer For some, coming to college means gaining the inevitable freshman 15. For others, like those involved with CHAARG, a health and fitness initiative for college-aged girls, college is a great time to explore your passion and “find your fit.” CHAARG, which stands for Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls, is an initiative to liberate girls from the elliptical … Continue reading CHAARG Unites Girls on Campus Through Health and Fitness

Chris Rehkamp Helps Student Entrepreneurs at UMD Through the Dingman Center

By Morgan Caplan For Unwind magazine Starting a business in the realm outside of college is a difficult task, and for the student entrepreneurs at the University of Maryland, creating a college start-up proves to parallel to real world experiences, according to Chris Rehkamp, Student Venture Programs Manager of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship. College businesses from the Dingman Center are emerging around UMD with … Continue reading Chris Rehkamp Helps Student Entrepreneurs at UMD Through the Dingman Center

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

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

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

Maryland Track Athlete Obichi Onwukwe Balances Sports and School

By Sarah Sopher For Unwind magazine Time management is an important skill for all college students, but it is paramount for athletes who have to balance work and play on a daily basis. Obichi Onwukwe, a sophomore on the University of Maryland track and field team, recalls her first year and her struggles adjusting to her new commitments. Obichi is a Banneker Key Scholar and … Continue reading Maryland Track Athlete Obichi Onwukwe Balances Sports and School

Maryland Business Owner Loses a Toe and Gains a Life Lesson

By Jasmine Boyd For Unwind magazine The owner of Lawn Enforcement LLC injured his foot tragically in Aug. 2015, which changed his perspective on the business of landscaping. The day of his accident started like every other day he worked. He awoke at 6 a.m. and started his first cut in the next hour outside of a daycare on Adams Street in Washington, D.C. “I was cutting in … Continue reading Maryland Business Owner Loses a Toe and Gains a Life Lesson

Tavi Gevinson: A girl of many colors

by Mikayla Baiocchi At 18, Tavi Gevinson has founded a magazine, earned spots on Forbes 30 Under 30 list and starred in everything from public service announcements to films – all because of her mature eloquence, keen sense of style and passion for all that she does. Gevinson founded her fashion blog Style Rookie in 2008, at age 11. The blog features lengthy posts of … Continue reading Tavi Gevinson: A girl of many colors

UMD criminology major climbs path toward combating terrorism

Her signature long blonde hair swishes behind her as she jumps up and down. Joanna Agin, 21, is easily excited. The junior criminology and criminal justice major is reliving her experience running a half marathon in Baltimore last October. “I wanted to accomplish the physical tasks and prove I could do it,” said the Lincroft, N.J., native. Agin “really wanted to be in law enforcement,” … Continue reading UMD criminology major climbs path toward combating terrorism