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A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

A generation of young farmers grows at UMass

Danielle Aihini, Contributor
April 11
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Features, Food/Health, Student Life

While the average American farmer is 57 years old, a younger generation learns the trade in a wide variety of farming courses at UMass Amherst, a birthplace for young farmers in Massachusetts.

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Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Beauty dwells in an old place at the Montague Bookmill

Connor Spach, Contributor
April 4
Filed under Around the Valley, Showcase, Travel

Chairs are sun-faded and tattered from the many visitors who have worn them in. Students slump into comfortable worn cushions and gaze out the windows to procrastinate from studying.

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Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Massachusetts’s first drive-thru wedding chapel

Kyle Olsen, Contributor
March 30
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Travel

"I’ve married people of all faiths. I’ve married students. I’ll go to Cape Cod or Boston. I’ve even married people on motorcycles. I’ve made a lot of people happy, I’ve had a lot of people come up and thank me for marrying them and I love it."

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All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

All-girls’ youth team breaks sports stereotypes

Kaitlin Boyer, Writer
March 25
Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Sports, TV/Movies, WireTV

“It’s fun because usually hockey is considered as a boys sport and it’s cool that girls are doing it too,” 11-year-old skater Simone Robinson said.

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Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor
March 11
Filed under Around the Valley, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Multimedia, Travel, WireTV

“Ice cream should not be restricted to a certain season, if you love it, eat it!”

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Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

Springfield resident collects bottled water for Flint, MI

James Villalobos, Writer
March 7
Filed under Around the Valley, Broadcast News, Current Affairs, Multimedia, WireTV

Since Feb. 19, Crystal Copeland has collected bottled water for Flint, MI residents who have been affected by the ongoing water crisis. Copeland said that for many, bottled water donations are how they have survived. Hundreds of bottles of water now fill the old gymnasium at the Dunbar Community...

Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop in Springfield

Hillary Clinton’s campaign stop in Springfield

Stephanie Murray, Writer
March 2
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Politics

In case you missed it: Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to the Pioneer Valley on Monday, Feb. 29, drawing a crowd big enough to fill the Wood Museum of Springfield History to capacity.

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Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Black Sheep Deli: Mixing local food with local politics

Haley Bucelewicz, Contributor
March 1
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Politics, Travel

Black Sheep owner Nick Seamon does not mind offending some customers with his passionate political views.

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Hampshire College to host first annual hackathon

Hampshire College to host first annual hackathon

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor
February 25
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs

The 24-hour Hamp Hack puts a twist on traditional hackathons.

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‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ at Herrell’s benefits Whole Children

‘Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day’ at Herrell’s benefits Whole Children

Katie Bowler and Brilee Weaver
February 10
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

The shop opened at 9 a.m., offering a special breakfast-themed menu that included cider doughnut ice cream and fresh waffles.

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