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Butter Late Than Never: No, I don’t like them apples

Butter Late Than Never: No, I don’t like them apples

Rachel Ayotte, Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

A cooking series for college students with toddler-level culinary skills

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Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Top Five: Ways to decompress from election stress

Julie Harrington, Contributor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Politics, Showcase, Student Life

While many want to book that plane ticket abroad and never look back, or weep over several pints of ice cream, there are lots of healthy ways to detoxify your life from the chaos this election has caused.

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Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Glass Half Full Podcast: Beginner’s guide to yoga

Avalon G. Lustick, Podcaster
November 7, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Multimedia, Podcasts, Showcase

Podcaster Avalon G. Lustick discusses different types of yoga, the history of yoga and cultural appropriation.

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Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Butter Late Than Never: Don’t chicken out

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor
October 21, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

The amount of cheese is up to your discretion, but let it be known that there is no such thing as too much cheese.

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UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

UMass apiary aims to save bees from extinction

Kylee Denesha, Contributor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Food/Health, Showcase

The honeybee population has decreased by 30 percent in the past year throughout the United States.

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Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Top Five: Stress relief classes at UMass Recreation Center

Julie Harrington, Contributor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Top Five

Roundhouse kick that exam right out of your mind and uppercut that drama straight out of your life.

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Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Potato Fest unearths a community of produce lovers

Morgan Hughes, Assistant Campus News Editor
October 4, 2016
Filed under Around the Valley, Campus, Food/Health, Showcase

Smiarowski Farms hosted the festival to meet local friends, families and farmers and talk about the significance and quality of Smiarowski spuds.

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Butter Late Than Never: Mint Chocolate Cake

Butter Late Than Never: Mint Chocolate Cake

Rachel Ayotte, Contributor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

A fun, easy recipe for mint chocolate cake that won’t break the bank.

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To drink or not to drink?

To drink or not to drink?

Julia Economou, Contributor
April 18, 2016
Filed under Broadcast News, Campus, Food/Health, Multimedia, Student Life, WireTV

In a study done in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, psychologists found that drinking alcohol actually helps in the brain's creative thinking process.

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A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

A coffee renaissance in Florence, Italy

Julie Shamgochian, Lifesyle Editor
April 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Profiles, Study Abroad, Travel

In Italy, it's normal to see locals standing at the wooden bar surface for a quick morning cappuccino, but what may seem untraditional is finding café-goers seated, enjoying a long coffee break.

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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, 2016
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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