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Dan & Rose: Amherst Sweets

Dan & Rose: Amherst Sweets

April 28, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by Elizabeth Geffre This time Dan and Rose check out the sweets in downtown Amherst. They go to the Glazed Doughnut Shop, Bart's Ice Cream, FroyoWorld, and Go Berry. Watch the video to see what they have to say about each place - and what kinds of sweets they tried along the way!     Elizabeth can be reached at @e...

Springtime beauty D.I.Ys

Springtime beauty D.I.Ys

Wendy Brown, Writer
April 21, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

There are plenty of easy recipes you can research to shake off that winter feel and have some fun doing it.

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Mind over matter: learning to meditate

Mind over matter: learning to meditate

April 21, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by James Lyons As the end of the school year approaches, stress levels are high. Balancing school work and a social life is at the heart of every student’s daily struggles. Luckily, we are hardwired with the ability to cope with stress, it just takes a little practice. Meditation and mindfulness...

A guide to Freshens smoothies

A guide to Freshens smoothies

April 21, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kerry O’Connor Freshens has made a name for itself with its wide variety of popular smoothies. Located in the Courtside Café at the UMass recreational center, their 18 smoothie options fall into four categories: Blended Fruit Classics, Low Calorie No Sugar Added, High Protein, and Rainforest E...

Looking good while working out

Looking good while working out

April 14, 2014
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

   

UMass BROga introduces men to yoga

UMass BROga introduces men to yoga

April 1, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by Dan Peltier Lying on a yoga mat in front of her BROga class at the UMass Recreation Center, group fit instructor and UMass junior Sarah Marotta inhales and exhales as sweat drips down both sides of her face. She pants like she’s just reached the summit of Mount Washington on a sweltering Jul...

Ballet beyond the physicality

Ballet beyond the physicality

March 31, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Profiles

by Elizabeth Geffre Her fingers are perfectly placed and her toes are pointed in a way that makes you wonder, if you just tried, could you do the same? She moves across the floor with a mesmerizing grace. After over twenty years of professional experience, it is no wonder Sueann Townsend, Direct...

The Death of Fast-Fashion

The Death of Fast-Fashion

March 4, 2014
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

By Dean Allsopp A new business model has revolutionized the fashion industry, changing everything from how consumers shop to how clothes are produced. This model, called “fast-fashion,” has made trendy clothing affordable, so much so that budding fashionistas “can hardly do any wrong,” sa...

6 Ways to look trendy in your mom’s old sweaters

6 Ways to look trendy in your mom’s old sweaters

March 3, 2014
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

By Kerry O’Connor Lets face it, winter is lingering and for those who have exhausted their same old sweater wardrobe over the past few months, it might be nice to change it up a bit. But before you go on your next hunt for “vintage” sweaters at Forever 21, check the back of your mom’s closet. ...

How to turn your dorm into a gym

How to turn your dorm into a gym

March 3, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

Song: Dark Horse Trap Remix by Jessie Santer With the unpredictable weather Mother Nature has been providing for us New Englanders, taking the walk across campus isn’t something most students look forward to. The gym becomes foreign to most hibernating students not looking to leave their...

New year, same you?

New year, same you?

February 17, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by Kate Ferrante   For some, this week will mark the sixth week of keeping up with a New Year's resolution. For most, this week is just like any other: filled with procrastination, lacking in exercise, and overeating what we promised ourselves we would avoid. This year my New Year’s resolution w...

Strangers at the gym

Strangers at the gym

February 17, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by Jessie Santer Come January 1, the gyms are over flowing with people eager to get started on one of societies most common New Year's resolutions: getting in shape. For UMass students, this means a dramatic increase of students at the Recreation Center during the first few weeks of classes, and now tho...

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