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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

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

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How to plan your first Friendsgiving

How to plan your first Friendsgiving

Kate Ferrante, Amherst Wire TV Producer
November 18
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

Think of it as a Thanksgiving pregame.

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Why social media is ruining dating

Why social media is ruining dating

Alex Pigeon, Writer
November 6
Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Relationships

What kills the happy, carefree vibe of a single girl more than a Facebook timeline chock-full of sappy couples' posts about their love for each other? Nothing.

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Getting through the friend ‘breakup’

Getting through the friend ‘breakup’

Alex Pigeon, Writer
October 8
Filed under Lifestyle

You were there with ice cream and tissues when she suffered through her first broken heart. You held her hair back at 3 a.m. when she'd had a little too much fun. You chose her as your first passenger when you finally got your license. She's your best friend — always has been, always will be.

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