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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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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The Victory Theatre: A palace of a playhouse

The Victory Theatre: A palace of a playhouse

Patrick Hoff, Contributor
December 15, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley

The Holyoke theater gets a new look.

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Northampton opens first medical marijuana dispensary in Western Mass.

Northampton opens first medical marijuana dispensary in Western Mass.

Isaac Burke and Katelyn Dube
December 8, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley

In the midst of a national shift in opinions concerning marijuana use, Northampton has opened Western Massachusetts’ first medical marijuana dispensary called New England Treatment Access (NETA), bringing attention to the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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Herrell’s Ice Cream: Home of the “smoosh-ins”

Herrell’s Ice Cream: Home of the “smoosh-ins”

Katie Bowler, Campus Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Multimedia, Travel

Since Steve Herrell first founded the flagship store in Northampton, Mass. in 1980, there has always been a crowd of people waiting to taste the shop’s handmade ice cream. The store is known for its award-winning hot fudge, unique flavors, and “smoosh-ins,” chunks of cookies and candies mixed in.

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STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

STUDENTx speakers promote self-acceptance

Brilee Weaver, Managing Editor
November 19, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Current Affairs, Student Life

Dasco's performance examines the public education system which she says interferes students' personal growth.

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A college town’s last bookstore

A college town’s last bookstore

Kristin LaFratta, Writer
November 18, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Travel

Amherst Books is the bibliophile's haven, providing an escape for a leisurely read or spontaneous book purchase. For others, it is a place to go to take photos of books they later buy on Amazon.

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Community blooms at the Bridge of Flowers

Community blooms at the Bridge of Flowers

Erica Garnett, Travel Editor
November 12, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Travel

People flock to the famous landmark to paint, revisit memories, relax, photograph, propose to spouses, and, of course, smell the flowers.

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Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Cushman Market: Where creativity and breakfast are served all day

Frank Dutan, Contributor
November 3, 2015
Filed under Around the Valley, Features, Profiles, Travel

The North Amherst market and café offers residents a taste of New York's famous "beatnik" neighborhood, the East Village. The neighborhood, home to a community of lower-class immigrants and the birthplace of contemporary artists Andy Warhol and Jean Basquiat, was a haven for artists, musicians, and working class people in the 1980's.

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