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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...

Grocery shopping 101: Amherst addition

Grocery shopping 101: Amherst addition

February 17, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

by Tanya Loss It’s seven p.m. and you just got back from a long day of classes at the University of Mass., Amherst. You decide to raid the fridge after the lengthy commute home. Problem is, the fridge is absolutely empty, or consists of only the basic staples including a loaf of bread, a jug of mi...

Follow up: Dating and relationships at UMass

Follow up: Dating and relationships at UMass

February 14, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

Last semester, we asked you to take our dating and relationship survey. Instead of just telling you what we found, we want to show you. Professor Brian McDermott's web design class of the UMass Journalism Department took the results and created a series of infographics from the data. They collected ...

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