Student Entrepreneur at the University of Maryland Starts Successful Nail Business

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer Being a full-time college student with a heavy workload and countless hours of classes is time-consuming on its own. Senior mechanical engineering major and entrepreneur Sari Dorn not only works at a business on campus in addition to her school work, but she created and runs it too. Dorn’s inspiration in creating Nails by Sari, a concierge nail service on … Continue reading Student Entrepreneur at the University of Maryland Starts Successful Nail Business

Lacrosse Star Megan Whittle Shares the Mayhem of Student Athletes

By Abigail Bentz For Unwind magazine The women’s lacrosse program at the University of Maryland has finished in the national semifinal or championship every year since 2009. Such consistent success adds pressure to current players as they prepare for the 2017 spring season. Junior Megan Whittle from Glenwood, Maryland will be starting for the Terps again this spring. Her sophomore season, Whittle earned 2016 Big … Continue reading Lacrosse Star Megan Whittle Shares the Mayhem of Student Athletes

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

Working in a Haunted Corn Maze is a Scream

By Sarah Fielder Staff Writer Wearing clown makeup and screaming in people’s faces are not normally a part of most job descriptions. Brittany Taylor is a junior neurology and physiology major at the University of Maryland. She started working at Field of Screams as an actor her sophomore year of high school. “I had been going for fun with my family, and my mom suggested … Continue reading Working in a Haunted Corn Maze is a Scream

The debate behind marijuana decriminalization

By Matt Schnabel A bong sat on the coffee table in Mark’s off-campus apartment, surrounded by red plastic cups, condiment bottles and ashes. It’s a scene typical of the junior accounting major’s common room, said Aaron, one of Mark’s roommates. Both students’ last names were withheld because they discussed drug use and drug sales. “I haven’t been around to clean it up,” said Aaron, who … Continue reading The debate behind marijuana decriminalization

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