Students Share Opinions on What Makes a Healthy Sex Life

By Abby Wallisch For Unwind magazine Students at University of Maryland listed elements like mutual respect, mental and physical healthiness as well as communication as fundamental parts of a healthy sex life. However, the most common response in regards to the definition of a healthy sex life was that there was no one answer. Alisa Zacharia, junior economics and English major, is an active member … Continue reading Students Share Opinions on What Makes a Healthy Sex Life

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

Over-Religiosity: When Religious Beliefs and Social Issues Clash

By Rebecca Cohen For Unwind magazine The University of Maryland houses a wide range of students from varying backgrounds and a multitude of religions. The campus, in turn, offers resources for those who honor different faiths, from programs at Hillel to services at Memorial Chapel. On top of that, online student involvement website OrgSync states that there are 57 student organizations for different religious groups. … Continue reading Over-Religiosity: When Religious Beliefs and Social Issues Clash

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

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

Activists on Campus: Jonathan Allen and Terps for Israel

By Jessica Feldman Sports Copy Editor Before coming to the University of Maryland, Jonathan Allen knew he wanted to get involved with an organization that had a passion share his passion for pro-Israel activism and in just three semesters, he has found that in Terps for Israel. Terps for Israel is an advocacy group that is committed to advocating for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship on campus … Continue reading Activists on Campus: Jonathan Allen and Terps for Israel

7 Off-Campus Housing Options for Fall 2017

Analeigh Hughes For Unwind magazine The start of the spring semester means it’s time for students to start thinking about housing for the next school year. As University of Maryland students, we are lucky to have a multitude of housing options both on and off campus. In fact, there are so many different off-campus options spread out over College Park that many students don’t know … Continue reading 7 Off-Campus Housing Options for Fall 2017

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

College Tips and Life-Hacks

By Laura Spitalniak For Unwind magazine Every year, new students flood the University of Maryland for the first time, and with even more students returning, the fountain of advice just keeps giving. Learn from other UMD students how to make campus life just a tad bit easier without putting all your faith in Testudo. Marilyn Kiriyanthan, a sophomore business major, remembered move-in day as a freshman … Continue reading College Tips and Life-Hacks

University students embrace feminism through Beyoncé

By Meghan Moriarty With over 617,213 copies sold in just three days of being released,Beyoncé’s latest album is extremely bold and different from anything she has ever released before. The album is sexual and very descriptive. In some songs she talks about sex explicitly. In others she talks about how it is unfair that women are thought of as objects. “I think being a feminist … Continue reading University students embrace feminism through Beyoncé

Hip Hop Orchestra brings in students

By Rachel DeSantis Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Mozart? Hip-hop and classical music definitely don’t mix … right? Well, actually, wrong. And this university’s Hip-Hop Orchestra is ready to prove it to you. At first glance, its Sunday afternoon rehearsal looks like nothing more than a bunch of best friends hanging out. The gang can’t go two seconds without teasing one another, whether it’s about an … Continue reading Hip Hop Orchestra brings in students