Bhakti Yoga Club Seeks to Help Students Destress and Stay Positive

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer In the pursuit of eliminating the anxiety and turmoil of the external world from their daily lives, the members of the University of Maryland Bhakti Yoga Club (BYC) meet weekly “to end the hectic week and start the weekend filled with love and happiness,” according to the BYC Facebook page. Padma Malini Smith and her husband Deva Prastha Smith took … Continue reading Bhakti Yoga Club Seeks to Help Students Destress and Stay Positive

Students Share the Best Classes to Take at the University of Maryland

By Savannah Williams For Unwind magazine With registration season in the air, students are itching to get into the best classes. Unwind set out to find the cream of the crop, and here’s what students had to say about their most enjoyable courses. Mary Acevedo, a freshman neurophysiology major, was sitting in the sunshine listening to her iPod when she shared her favorite elective, MUSC210. … Continue reading Students Share the Best Classes to Take at the University of Maryland

Maryland Men’s Basketball Season Wrap-Up and Future Predictions

By Lamar Johnson For Unwind magazine The Terrapins exceeded expectations thanks to two driving forces: Melo Trimble, of course, and the trio of stellar freshman starters. Melo Trimble was Maryland basketball for the past three seasons. After he hit his final shot at Xfinity he proudly declared, “This is my state.” Two postseason losses later, the Terps would end the season 24-9, tied for second … Continue reading Maryland Men’s Basketball Season Wrap-Up and Future Predictions

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

Athletic Facilities at UMD Strive for Sustainability

By Cody Branchaw For Unwind magazine As the University of Maryland continues to commit more of its resources to sustainability and green initiatives, the athletic department is also working to do its part. While the push toward more eco-friendly athletic facilities has seen progress, there is still a ways to go. The university created the Climate Action Plan in 2009, which outlined a 40-year strategy … Continue reading Athletic Facilities at UMD Strive for Sustainability

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

Campus Melanin at UMD Supports Black and Brown People in Higher Education

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer While reflecting back on the past year, junior neurobiology and physiology major Rae-Ann Steele appreciates how much Campus Melanin has impacted her life since she founded it with Damien Pinkett, a recent UMD graduate, last March. According to Steele, Campus Melanin is a platform for black and brown people in higher education throughout the world. Its mission is to show … Continue reading Campus Melanin at UMD Supports Black and Brown People in Higher Education

Yoga Benefits Students at the University of Maryland Physically and Mentally

By Kerrigan Stern Editor in Chief For the anxious group of participants, aspiring instructors, current trainers and many more, yoga at the University of Maryland is both an enjoyable and restorative pastime. This university is home to several yoga studios, and these studios are held in student gyms or are privately owned. With all of these locations, students have had the opportunity to become more … Continue reading Yoga Benefits Students at the University of Maryland Physically and Mentally

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

Pushing Protests: University of Maryland’s History of Activism

By Rebecca Cohen For Unwind magazine November 12, 1991 Over 2,000 students and staff members joined forces along Route 1 in 1991 to protest budget cuts the University of Maryland had implemented. This activist movement began with 11 English teachers who picketed the administration building for an hour, according to Baltimore Sun article, “2,000 rally to protest cuts at UM: 12 arrested; highway blocked for … Continue reading Pushing Protests: University of Maryland’s History of Activism

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