World Press Freedom Day Serves as a Reminder of Our Reporters’ Privileges and Others’ Lack Thereof

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer With violence and repression as the backdrop for press freedom in today’s world, World Press Freedom Day comes at a time where independent news media are restricted from seeking the truth and reporting it. This day, which the UN General Assembly proclaimed in 1993, followed a Recommendation adopted at the 26th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 1991. This was … Continue reading World Press Freedom Day Serves as a Reminder of Our Reporters’ Privileges and Others’ Lack Thereof

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

Camaraderie and Competitive Spirit Fuel the University of Maryland’s Rugby Team

By Noah Johnson For Unwind magazine The spring rugby season may have just gotten underway, but for players at the University of Maryland it’s already in full swing. Despite only being offered as a club sport at this university, both the men’s and women’s rugby teams have drawn a passionate group of student-athletes who are just as devoted to the team as they are to … Continue reading Camaraderie and Competitive Spirit Fuel the University of Maryland’s Rugby Team

Women Face Discrimination and Fight to End It

By Jess Feldman Staff Writer Gender discrimination is an issue that people deal with on a regular basis around the world, in America and even here on campus. In politics, the topic of gender discrimination has come up a lot recently due to the current presidential election. Republican nominee Donald Trump has been called out consistently for his commentary regarding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and … Continue reading Women Face Discrimination and Fight to End It

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Life Advice from UMD Professors

By Sarah Sopher For Unwind magazine Susan Moeller — Journalism professor “Take more risks. Try more things. Don’t be afraid of looking stupid. Don’t be afraid to fail. Even if you do get laughed at and even if you do fail, at least you tried. And you learned a lot.” Megan Fitzmaurice — Communication graduate assistant “Yes, your mental and physical health are important parts … Continue reading Life Advice from UMD Professors

Pros and Cons of Random Roommates at UMD

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer The roommate selection process is easily the most nerve-wracking process for new and current students at the University of Maryland. Finding “the perfect roommate” can mean different things for students. Whether he or she is clean, outgoing or studious, the ideal roommate is necessary to survive your college years. “I chose random because I was afraid if I picked a … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Random Roommates at UMD

College Park Construction Creates a New Campus

By Nicole Kirkner For Unwind magazine As students returned to the University of Maryland this fall, they were met with the hammering and whirring of workers and bulldozers while discovering new buildings, restaurants and renovations in College Park — and with more construction projected for this year, these changes are just the beginning. Under the Greater College Park initiative President Wallace Loh launched last year, this … Continue reading College Park Construction Creates a New Campus

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

Comedy groups: the most fun you can have on campus

By Katie Takacs Walking through the First Look Fair, any student can see there are tons of options when it comes to joining groups at the University of Maryland, but four groups in particular stand out as the funniest: Erasable Inc., Sketchup, The Bureau, and Off the Wall. These four groups are the premiere comedy groups on campus, providing their humor and hilarity to the … Continue reading Comedy groups: the most fun you can have on campus

Students rank best guilty pleasures

By Mel DeCandia This university has its fair share of “Breaking Bad,” “House of Cards” and “Girls”fans. These TV shows are undeniable hits, winning praise from critics and the considerable masses alike; they have earned several Emmy and Golden Globe awards and nominations among them. But not all entertainment garners widespread approval.So every once in awhile, that rare alone time comes around, and true television … Continue reading Students rank best guilty pleasures

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