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Beer Pressure

Beer Pressure

Shayla Costa, Contributor
April 15, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Voices

For some reason, not drinking means that I need a shot, so I am met with “Shayla, you want some?” and “You sure?” all throughout the night after countlessly saying that I am completely fine being sober.

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Life without Facebook

Life without Facebook

Stefan Geller, Contributor
April 11, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life, Technology, Voices

I don't know when exactly it dawned on me, but I suddenly realized that, outside of a select few, I did not care in the slightest what these 'friends' of mine were up to (and those that I did, I texted regularly).

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Going Ghost

Going Ghost

Ericka Rofino, Contributor
March 28, 2016
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

"Ghosting" is a new term for an old phenomenon – it's when one dater ends a relationship by disappearing, without any explanation.

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Ice cream in the ice cold

Ice cream in the ice cold

Julia Economou, Contributor
March 11, 2016
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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A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

A night in Seoul: How to drink soju

TK Hwang, Contributor
March 8, 2016
Filed under Features, Food/Health, Lifestyle, Travel

Soju translates to "burn liquor" and has been declared the largest-selling alcohol in the world, with sales of 71 million cases worldwide in 2014. So, why haven't you tried it?

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Coo-coo for coconuts

Coo-coo for coconuts

Alex Pigeon, Writer
March 2, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase

What does coconut oil do, you may ask? Well, the better question is, what doesn't it do?

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Why it’s time to cut ties with sugar

Why it’s time to cut ties with sugar

Ericka Rofino, Contributor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

For a little over two months now, I have been completely sugar free.

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What I learned when I said ‘yes’ to spin class

What I learned when I said ‘yes’ to spin class

Lauren Woods, Lifestyle Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

The second we started pedaling my butt went numb, but that was to be expected. What I wasn't expecting was how quickly I started sweating and gasping for air.

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Plug into the headphone zone

Plug into the headphone zone

Ellanjé Ferguson, Contributor
December 9, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Music

As students travel to and from classes, meetings and lunches, most, if not all, have one thing in common: some type of headphones or earbuds in, either the standard Apple brand that accompanies their iPhone or Dr. Dre Beats. They are the constant, routine accessory to students’ ears.

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Misconceptions of weightlifting for women

Misconceptions of weightlifting for women

Caitlin Cooke, Contributor
December 3, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle

Protein shakes and sweat rags line the floor, an unpleasant mixture of body odor and Axe radiates from the room, and men in nonexistent muscle tanks dapping each other up, hover over the weight racks. For many women at the gym, this scene just screams all kinds of no.

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Get back into shape with UMass group fitness

Get back into shape with UMass group fitness

Alex Pigeon, Writer
November 30, 2015
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

Here's the inside scoop the best group fitness classes at the Rec Center.

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